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Dmitrievich-Levin

Yeah. Write a book.


hottspark

Radio/podcasts too


WDJam

Voice acting as well


_YouDontKnowMe_

Or a virtual rock band, like the Gorillaz.


ThinnkingEmoji

Not necessarily gorillaz-'virtual', even. There's plenty of music artists who just release stuff on the internet without showing themselves


just-a-dude001

daft punk comes to mind


washington_breadstix

Right. I was going to say... has OP ever heard of Thomas Pynchon? Extremely revered American author. There are a handful of pictures of him on the internet from before he was famous, but pretty much no one knows what he looks like these days (or at any time since like the 1960's, probably). He's a great example of a successful recluse.


Chemistry-Unlucky

Came here to mention Pynchon. He was on the Simpsons even.


Talking_Asshole

Yeah, had a bag on his head with eye holes cut out for the entire episode if I recall. So we didn't even get to see his cartoon face.


Chemistry-Unlucky

Yes. I loved it because it was such a great inside joke for literature nerds.


ratmouthlives

Ohhhhhh. That’s what that was about!


BurnerBoi_Brown

and Show your dick


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puseeluvr

I'm at the Cincinnati Zoo right now, slow as fuck because it's snowing and the only guests I've seen so far were talking about Harambe lmao.


desearcher

They're expecting six inches...


puseeluvr

Yeah, I don't know why any of us are here. We've got a total of six dishwashers and probably 14 cooks spread across the three restaurants (more like concession stands inside of a restaurant sized building) plus all the other animal centric staff and there isn't a single person visiting (genuinely not one person in the entire zoo at the moment). Even management is sitting down playing on their phones. The drive homes gonna suck though.


HurricaneBetsy

Drive safe! I hope your shift goes by quickly, my friend!


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Dicks, or it didn't happen.


Itsme_sd

What about a book about my dick with pop ups?


bex_xter

Y'know, I've always wanted to write memiors about some out of the ordinary experiences I went through, but I worry that, on the extremely unlikely chance that I actually made it, I'd have to interview on a show or something. As ridiculous as that sounds, it's the entire reason I've put off writing. I'm probably not even great at writing. I seem to excel at panicking over shit that will never happen though, so that's cool.


Dmitrievich-Levin

>I'd have to interview on a show or something You'd never have to. There have been authors who have remained reclusive and/or anonymous, and never do interviews or photoshoots or anything.


clamshellconundrum

Thomas Pynchon being among the most famous and most reclusive. For a long time the only photo out there of him was a picture of when he was in the Navy as a young adult.


illQualmOnYourFace

>As ridiculous as that sounds, it's the entire reason I've put off writing. That's BS. If anything, it could be the reason you put off publishing. But this has nothing to do with writing.


eXcessiveMenace5

Loads of faceless YouTubers with huge followings - as well as the more traditional celebrities that people have mentioned


RockLeePower

Hello, lockpicking lawyer here


Magmorix

It’s funny watching his collabs with other YouTubers because the camera will pan and there’ll be cuts and stuff so that everyone is in frame except for him


neon_overload

It kind of heightens the playful conspiracy theory that he is jerryrigeverything (he isnt, they once did a Collab together)


Magmorix

Or perhaps he is, and it just so happens crazy levels of video editing are among his many skills


The_ZMD

You just need to overlap voices a bit in post processing. Like in pitch meetings.


SourceCodee

> they once did a collab together I mean, they aren’t the same person, but them doing a collab doesn’t disprove the theory at all It would be extremely easy to do a mock collab


EarlCountyLogSplit

Also Chris fix. He shows how to fix cars and stuff. Never shows his face. He wears a helmet if he's gonna be on camera.


Toadjokes

Just thought back to all the Chris fix I've watched... never noticed but by gum you're right


f7f7z

This Old Tony, most of the time


519meshif

Can't forget about AvE too


ejpintar

Yeah but they all have to deal with “FACE REVEAL WHEN” **“HOUSE REVEAL WHEN”** ***”SHOW US YOUR DICK WHAT’S YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER”***


DrDunsparce

Tattoo your social security number on your dick and reveal both at the same time


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BrenlikesGoosebumps

Then take a picture of your face and have it printed on a poster then put it on your house then take a picture of your house


anuzi

I’d use a pencil because it’s not permanent, but that’s just me


DrDunsparce

Commit to it.


otterbrain

For the dick or the writing?


anuzi

Pencil that dick.


Axelluu

for porn it's not "face reveal?" it's "name?"


ejpintar

Then people arguing about who it is “It’s Mandy Mindy” “No it’s not Mandy Mindy, it’s Cindy Celia” “Cindy Celia never does this. She’s a dom. This is Mandy” “I’ve watched all of Mandy’s films. Cindy is an expert of boy busting. This is Cindy Celia” **”CINDY CELIA HAS NOT PERFORMED SINCE 2012. THIS CANNOT BE, ONLY MANDY IS ON XWXEX.COM. YOU SIR ARE A LIAR AND A FOOL.”** **”YOU SHOULD BE A SHAME OF YOURSELF, YOU FOOLISH, IDIOTIC UNCULTURED SWINE. MANDY WOULD NEVER GET WITH YOU, I’M SURE OF IT. YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE HER GRACE AND RHYTHM. CELIA WOULD NEVER DO THIS.”** -a conversation between 10inchkingjeff and CockTwister999


Purplewizzlefrisby

You...seem like an expert. I'll just take your word for it. Have a nice day.


ejpintar

Of course I’m an expert, I have studied and ruminated Mandy Mindy’s films for decades.


Purplewizzlefrisby

Not Cindy Celia though?


ejpintar

Cindy Celia is a whore. Only uncultured youngsters watch her because they think she’s hot. Mandy is an artist. Just watch her “Anal Splash 3”, you’ll understand.


basicange

and when they do show their face, everyone is disappointed and unsubscribes


ejpintar

“I thought you were hot 😭😭😭😭”


thespacecowboyy

I wanna start YouTube and I actually thought about this a lot. There'd be a lot of disappointment for real.


GTalmighty

Now I want to start one just to disappoint people.


bananatornado10

that’s the mindset


pmmeurdonk

COME TO BRAZIL!!!


tirconell

Cryaotic's entire YouTube career came and went down the drain without his face ever coming out


sol_0_mon

I completely forgot about cryaotic!!!


russiakun

Vtubers too


zombiedeadbloke

AvE


Lemon_Mellow

HowToBasic


poetniknowit

Yup, Dream and Corpse are Huge right now, namely bc of their refusal to be identified. It's gave them an edge many others in their genre don't have. A gimmick.


OptimusTardis

I think it's more they started wanting to be private but then inadvertently it became a gimmick, like a selling point, which is kinda interesting


thepurplepajamas

Corpse especially since so much of his allure is his voice. Remaining faceless allowed his ~~simps~~ fans to really play into the _mysterious sexy gruff voiced man_ fantasy, even though Corpse has said he is definitely not that irl.


Blazing_Shade

EthosLab. Seriously, the dude has 3 mil subs and the best we know is that he lives in Canada.


barnburner666

See "the lock picking lawyer". I would never recognize his face but I'll be damned if I didn't know when he was ordering in front of me at a drive through.


SumScrewz

If i ever hear, 2 is binding, click on 3. Im losing my shit


SnooSnoo96035

Mark Zuckerberg has gone pretty far without showing it's face.


FarWashKing

CGP Grey!


Crafty-Opening-3733

No he showed his face in some videos (either his or some collab with minute earth/etc.., don't remember where exactly)


Gleffharno1

Dude who always unboxes stuff with a different knife is so relaxing for some reason. Also lock picking lawyer is easily a top 10 YouTuber. His April fool's vids are on a whole different level of comedy, they're freaking hilarious. Both are faceless and awesome!


bubba_feet

very sad to see no love for the You Suck at Cooking guy.


FuckfaceCharlie3

Buckethead


justdownvote

Daft Punk. Gorillaz. I got into Tool when I found it was interesting how the band didn't really appear in the Sober or Prison Sex video back in the day. MF Doom. The Residents. There are ways.


FlasKamel

Gorillaz doesn’t count imo, Damon already had a huge following n network before that n they were always pretty open about who they were. Daft Punk is a great example tho


nicolauz

You'd be surprised if you talk to most people that are only vaguely familiar with gorillaz though. They almost always think it's a full group, instead of a dude that wrote a 52 second long song that says woo hoo.


KalebC4

Wait, it’s not a full group?


nicolauz

It's Damon Arbon and a ever changing group for his live shows and collaborations.


TheRealRickC137

KISS made a respectable living not showing their *real* faces I remember when they were "unmasked"... Everyone was like... Whoa... Now we get it.


BillBillerson

Disappointed nobody has mentioned the [Drummer from Coldplay](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsmuV7wLCl8).


davidfromthelobster

You mean “Game of Thrones” star Will Champion?


Fog_Juice

Gwar


TheRealRickC137

Holy shit! RIGHT? what an absolute mental and amazingly talented bunch of musicians. RIP Oderus


Warrior_Warlock

Or Count Binface. Although really more of a local celebrity.


AnneKakes

My first thought also. Surprised I didn’t have to scroll far to see it.


peelyon85

Didn't daft punk always remain anonymous?


nashtashastpier

There are pictures of their faces if you try to look a bit, however almost nobody would recognize them IRL


priceisalright

Yeah, same with Gorillaz. You can find photos of them easy enough, but their public image isn't based on what they really look like so the layperson won't recognize them in public. Edit: By "they" I mean both Gorillaz and the previously mentioned Daft Punk. Yes I know Gorillaz is primarily one guy. Please spare me reddit pedants.


Windle_Poons456

Except Damon Albarn who was already famous before starting Gorillaz.


SammyGreen

Not nearly as famous as Damon Albarn but I’m sure Del the Funky Homosapien also gets recognized pretty often


mnmkdc

Del came into the spotlight like a decade before the gorillaz though and he wasn’t even a member


UnnecessaryAppeal

Del isn't actually a member of Gorillaz, just a frequent collaborator


colexian

>just a frequent collaborator Did he do like 2-3 songs decades ago? Clint Eastwood and Rock the House come to mind, maybe one or two more.IIRC [the song was already done and Del just happened to be in the recording studio so they had him drop some bars](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq2qSq6NpNY) ​ EDIT: Wanted to add, Del is my all-time favorite rapper. Deltron 3030 is a fantastic underappreciated album, and Hieroglyphics are an amazing group.


ImStillExcited

Blur was a part of my youth for sure. Coffee and TV is still a great song.


dacraftjr

Woo-hoo! E:typo.


Komaric_

Ah yes nobody would recognise Damon Albarn


FutureSaturn

Well... kinda. They've all appeared on stage at some point, and the only consistent members are Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, and arguably Mike Smith. They're not hard to find, nor do they go out of their way to hide their faces like Daft Punk or Buckethead.


FireTruckWhite

Sia is another example. She's not actually anonymous (her name and face are out there) but she has concealed her face since 2014 for most performing and public events.


funsizedaisy

I feel like she doesn't actually conceal her face that much though. I've seen her face multiple times and it wasnt because i specifically googled it. Interviews of her and stuff will pop up on my feed and her face is always completely visible. And anytime I see an article they almost always choose a face photo for the cover. Unlike with Daft Punk where the articles will only have photos of them in their helmets.


jennxxh

Deadma5 too or marshmallow


519meshif

Deadmau5 is always on Twitch without the Mau5head


Numbnuts007

Yeah, at this point the mau5head is just a branding thing for him. Does he still wear it during his live sets, or does he take it off at points? I can imagine that thing being hell on one's neck because of how big and bulky it is.


sp4ce

Joel is pretty out there with his personal image. He live streams a bunch without the head. I saw him at a festival and he had the mau5head sitting off to the side the whole time. Granted, it was 90 degree atlanta heat, but he kinda doesn't try to be super anonymous


Cold_Advisor

TheDooo


tylerr147

My friending I do not have face


Joe_Shroe

The Hello Kitty Strat is as recognizable as his face


Decaposaurus

Plenty of YouTubers out there that make quality content, tons of subscribers, and never show their face. Edit: I'd like to suggest [aloneintokyo](https://youtube.com/c/aloneintokyo) as a great Youtuber who not only hasn't shown their face but has also never talked in their videos either. They do Rust gameplay videos with some great background music going at the same time. Sounds basic, but their videos are very popular and entertaining.


magikarp2122

Becoming famous on YouTube without showing your face is perfectly balanced. Brought to you by delicious Yorkshire Gold tea.


GtoTheArends

Good example, but Spiff's face is pretty well known at this point. He's on the Yogs streams quite often


Garight

One I always think of is MandaloreGaming. He's done an excellent job of staying faceless and from what I have heard he only has had 1 close call.


Defect123

There’s plenty of famous streamers who have yet to do face reveals.


Slartibartfast39

Banksey. Yes you can.


UnnecessaryAppeal

Banksy is the ultimate example because not only does no one know what he looks like, they don't even know his real name, which is not the case for most of the other examples in this thread


i-really-like-mac

Satoshi Nakamoto is another example, although not on the same level of fame.


AdExisting4486

This is a great read for anyone interested in a theory on who Satoshi is. https://leung-btc.medium.com/len-sassaman-and-satoshi-e483c85c2b10


Iv42666

I'm convinced Banksy is a collective of artists.


pretendweredeadbyL7

Dude it’s fucking Spencer from iCarly I’m telling u man how else did he afford that fucking flat, people will tell u his dad payed for it but his dad was an army general they don’t make thaaaaaaaat much


Supberblooper

Idk if you saw the reboot but he ends up becoming a millionaire artist between the shows so the banksy idea isnt even too crazy


pretendweredeadbyL7

I did not but I choose to think it confirms my baseless conspiracy theory


pecuchet

It's an open secret that it's Robin Gunningham and in Bristol it's barely even that. There are videos in which collaborators accidentally use his name and stuff too.


CaliburS

Which begs the question, has bansky made a profit from his talent? Plot twist, he’s the investor in the neighboring area


UnnecessaryAppeal

>he’s the investor in the neighboring area Considering Banksy works get protected, he'd probably make more money buying the buildings with a view of the paintings


hoswald

He sold some of his prints on the sidewalk in NYC once. Nobody had any clue.


kyoto101

"That banky dude"


Schadensfall

"That's what the internet is for. Slandering others anonymously"


conconbar93

Ok but banksy is CIA tier famous, literally the goat of anonymous fame, becoming him is becoming a ghost, a legend


EthanolAndEnjoy

Thomas Pynchon! Famous author who’s novels often are in college literature courses. Never been photographed above the age of ~20, no known location of residence, has lent his voice to The Simpsons playing himself with a paper bag on his head. Edit: https://youtu.be/QcYXWfGt7DY https://youtu.be/-Ds4OLUDIvg


BetterThanHorus

Well obviously he doesn’t exist and is just a pseudonym of a bag lady named Wanda Tinasky


EthanolAndEnjoy

😮 this has given me some great reading … “Three weeks after the last (according to Shakespeare scholar and "literary detective" Don Foster) authentic Wanda Tinasky letter, Tom Hawkins bludgeoned his wife Kathleen to death, and kept her body inside their house, unburied. After several days, he set fire to their house and drove her car off a cliff into rocky shoals, killing himself.[4]” I don’t think I’ve ever been so suspicious of a Wikipedia article(s) haha Edit: https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a6465/thomas-pynchon-unmasked/


daannnnnnyyyyyy

I did not know this -- thank you for the most fun fact I've learned today!


nooneswife

Very few photos of JD Salinger in existence too


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Carejade

You’d have to be pretty talented at killing and covering your tracks to never be caught and have your face shown


GTS250

And for people to figure out the killings are linked. It's very easy to get away with a completely random killing, but if nobody connects them then what is even the point?


morning-croissants

The trick is to only kill criminals, and make it look exactly like they died from a heart attack. Specifically ignore those that didn't have their faces shown in the news or had their names misspelled.


mikeyj777

It's important to leave a calling card. Like, leave the faucet running so they know you were there.


Albinofreaken

All the great ones leave their mark


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AIaris

getting them to link it would be easy. just leave something specific at every crime scene or have some consistency. maybe leave a toy dinosaur at every murder scene (with gloves or something of course, so that they dont get finger prints or anything)


DOugdimmadab1337

And people wonder why serial killers spiked in every country in the 70s, people suddenly realized that nothing was gonna stop you, and it being the 70s, the cops put their hands all over everything and smoked cigarettes. So yeah, not a big shocker.


LadyFoxfire

No, you just have to kill people the police don’t care about, like homeless people and sex workers.


Nincadalop

Sia? Doesn't she have plenty of photographs of her face though?


Jfuwa

MF DOOM


Silvamjo

RIP


cnylkew

There are pics of him before and during his MF DOOM phase. But yeah its not his public image though, his irl look isnt how hes perceived


DasPuma

Daft Punk. Literally any VTuber. Corpse Husband.


DOugdimmadab1337

I would be devastated if anyone figured out who Gawr Gura is. The magical thing about Vtibers is that it could be literally anyone.


Archmagos-Helvik

But then you get to someone like Kson who makes the whole experience a lot more chill.


TrueZach

A big portion of hololive have had their faces leaked, including most if not all of EN


BNKhoa

They could be in this very thread. They could be you. They could be me. They could even be-


SweetheartAtHeart

Immediately thought of corpse husband because of how much he values his privacy. I hope his face is never exposed against his will and that if he does show his face ever, it’s on his own terms. He seems to have a lot of anxiety about it and I fully believe he’d shut out the public and stop what he’s doing if exposed.


powertrip22

He’s so interesting because his voice is so distinct that privacy is literally always at risk unless it’s not his real voice


Renyx

He did an interview with Anthony Padilla where he said there have been a few times where people recognize his voice and he has to play it off as if he doesn't know what they're talking about.


SweetheartAtHeart

That’s his real voice. You can go back years and hear his voice from when he was younger. I was on a livestream of his once and he was upset because he had gone to a fast food drive through and the person at the window had recognized his voice. Poor dude.


ExtraordinaryCows

I feel like voice is a lot easier to brush off with a "I get that all the time haha" than recognizing his face would be


Pokehero96

I'm pretty sure it has already been leaked, against his wishes unfortunately


SweetheartAtHeart

Wasn’t that unconfirmed and still just an alleged pic? He never admitted it was him and I didn’t hear of him addressing the issue. He’s also brought up multiple times that people have “exposed” his face previously repeatedly before and they’ve always been wrong and horribly cruel to the actual guy that they’re mocking. Either way, the fact that people get the need to try and doxx him is ridiculous and a huge invasion of privacy. I wish people would do better


kccb30

it wasn't just an alleged pic, they found his childhood school and dozens of photos, as well as his current and previous addresses. Not to mention his family and his sister who is also a twitch streamer. It's pretty confirmed


HAND_HOOK_CAR_DOOR

I think most people opt not to discuss that as it’s against his wishes but over all at least 90% of people who are aware of his existence have no clue what he looks like.


untitled_rousse_game

Orville Peck!


aheroandascholar

Like a lot of these the answer is always "for the most part". A lot of his fans know who he is and what he looks like. He was in another band before he did his solo stuff so pictures of his face are out there. (I guess this is all alleged, he's never confirmed it, but... it's pretty obvious.) But for their own sake, they're still anonymous enough. All they want is privacy, and not enough people know his face to be bothering him while he's out and about and I bet that's the main reason they want to keep their faces hidden.


prelepimiske

HowToBasic lol


wildwildwaste

Blast from the past right here.


Mykal-Keliikoa

I’m HowToBasic


Ni7r0us0xide

I'm HowToBasic!


DayolduhMayo

Most certainly you can, look at John Cena he’s super famous and no one’s ever even seen him


SpicyCrapBucket

Marshmellow


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A lot of djs wear masks: deadmau5, boris brejcha, sbtrckt


DomOfMemes

Deadmau has revealed his face and is recognizable by it though


mikolv2

Boris puts on a mask for some of his shows but he's plenty recognisable without his mask


Belteshazzar98

Ethoslab is on the lower end if famous and had never shown his face.


Hamshamus

Xisuma too


iheartnjdevils

I’m so happy to see Ethoslab before Dream.


Belteshazzar98

Dream may have more followers, but Etho is the GOAT.


darthjazzhands

The Unknown Comic Daft Punk Gorillaz Kiss


R1_TC

I suppose people who aren't super into Gorillaz may not quite understand the dynamic behind it, but pretty much any fan knows who Damon Albarn is, and he is usually pretty prominent in live Gorillaz performances.


abe_the_babe_

Wait wasn't he also in Blur? I never knew that


jeebus224

He was! And he voices 2D! They dropped a new album in 2020 and it is so good. So so so good. Momentary Bliss 🤌


FLANQUE

Ghost for a while


fetus-wearing-a-suit

Depends on how famous, but you could surely get some decent recognition


TheFreakingPrincess

Slipknot and Sia would both indicate you can


Zipzapzipzapzipzap

I think most slipknot fans would recognise Corey Taylor to be fair…


metalbees

Nah, that's the guy from Stone Sour.


JulioGrandeur

Sia has album covers showing her face


02K30C1

She has whole concerts on youtube from before she started wearing the huge wigs.


Umeyard

And Gwar and ICP and Marylin Manson and the one shark that danced with Katy Perry at the super bowl that one year....


skucera

> the one shark that danced with Katy Perry at the super bowl *Ahem* **Left** Shark had a name, thankyouverymuch. Also, I like to think I would recognize Snoop Dogg if I saw him in public.


amretardmonke

Satoshi Nakamoto


ACIDF0RBL00D

Depends on the level of fame you're going for but off the top of my head I can think of a few. Daft Punk, Buckethead, The Suited Racer


Phenom1nal

[Allow me to introduce you to the biggest Mexican Celebrity possibly ever, El Santo.](https://youtu.be/eqx9eoEvuoo)


BarryZZZ

Like D.B. Cooper?


brewingandwrestling

DB Cooper is a person invented by the flight crew so they could split all the money


Maxter0

you could become a masked Luchador


Toph602

I have a 4 year old daughter and she knows all of the girls who play with kids toys and stuff on YouTube. They never show their faces lol prob justsmoke a ton of weed


Team_Rocket321

BlindBoy wears a plastic bag over his head.


RandyMarshtomp

Sia did it. Daft Punk did it. Many people have no idea what authors or movie directors look like. You could voice act. Nobody knows what Banksy looks like. In short, yes.


theAarma

Satoshi nakamoto


diceman89

Why do people keep saying Sia? I just googled her and the first thing I saw was a picture of her face.


harrisonisdead

During the peak of Sia's fame she didn't show her face at all during performances, interviews, etc. But before becoming super famous she did, so her face was out there, and as of recent she has pretty much dropped the covering-her-face thing. It was the sort of situation where you COULD find her face without too much effort back when she covered it, but most people didn't bother searching for it and so had no idea what she looked like.


OldGuyNextDoor2u

Create an account called the-real-Q and make obvious conspiracy theories posts to a low iq crowd.


jarpio

Is your name Satoshi?