Originally Posted by Llama_Shepherd
Who would you say is the most famous person alive today? Barack Obama? Justin Bieber? They probably both have look-a-likes, now, do you imagine that when people see these look-a-likes they think "Wow, you look like [insert]" or "Wow, why do you pretend to be a regular person"?
The same thought process would be applied to Clark Kent, he happens to look like Superman.
While that's true, Superman is on a whole new level of fame (or infamy). He's humanity's first contact -- and nearly our last. He isn't only the answer to "are we alone in the universe", he's a 42, he's the answer. From the Vatican to China, everyone would want a piece of him. Everyone wants to either befriend or safeguard against him.