Will Sasso doesn’t look anything like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Or Steven Seagal. He does kinda look like James Gandolfini. But his impressions of all three actors are equally good. Why?
I think Sasso’s style of impressions hit the sweet spot between plausibility and surprise. His Arnold regularly lets loose with a sort of Tyrolean gurgle that sounds like a noise Arnold would make – even though I’m pretty sure’s never uttered that sound. And his lumbering Steven Seagal takes his characteristic stiffness and squinting to its logical conclusion.
These moves are not real, but they’re believable, and it’s a delightful surprise when Sasso pulls it off: you know they aren’t real, but they should be.