#sportingfilmstars: Rafa Benitez, Phil Mickelson & Harry Redknapp

Lance Armstrong (left) Voldemort
Lance Armstrong's view prompted our #sportingfilmstars debate

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has likened himself to a famous film character but which sports stars do the BBC Sport audience believe resemble Rocky Balboa, Gene Hackman and Hugh Grant?

Armstrong believes that because of his tarnished sporting image and, like Voldemort in JK Rowling's bestselling series, people were scared to talk about him.

So leaving aside the scandal, we asked you the BBC sport audience to use the hashtag #sportingfilmstars to highlight people from the sporting world who look like someone on screen.

You responded to BBC Sportsday in droves and picked out some classic film lookalikes

From Real Madrid to a French Cafe...

Rafa Benitez and Rene from 'Allo 'Allo
'Allo 'Allo ran from 1982 to 1992 with Rene as the central character

Brazilian and Hollywood royalty...

Luiz Felipe Scolari and Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman has two Oscars while Luiz Felipe Scolari has won a World Cup as manager of Brazil

The French prince of Bel-Air...

Lassana Diarra and Joseph Marcell
Lassana Diarra has played for seven clubs while Joseph Marcell played Geoffrey in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The eye of Diego...

Diego Milito and Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa took around £100m at box office while Diego Milito joined Inter Milan in 2009 for about £20m

Heroes star and British Hero

Jessica Ennis-Hill and Hayden Panettiere
We were not convinced but some of our audience said Jessica Ennis-Hill looked like American actress Hayden Panettiere

Four weddings and a Lefty...

Hugh Grant and Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson has played himself in television show Entourage and golf movie Tin Cup

Cockney geezers...

Harry Redknapp and Brick Top from Snatch
Alan Ford played 'Brick Top' in snatch in 2000 while Harry Redknapp was managing West Ham

Catch me if you can...

Nico Rosberg and Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio was a tough-to-catch villain in his 2002 hit Catch me If You Can while Nico Rosberg is tough to catch in a Formula 1 car

Wire on the wing...

Ashley Young and Mario Stanfield from the wire
Mario Stanfield is played by Jamie Hector in hit US TV show The Wire