I guess I'd buy that. Dark Knight Returns would have been out around that time too. It also has a dystopian vibe.
We aren’t weird for thinking it was Ellen Page, so it’s okay. I thought so too. She bore a striking resemblance to her. When I found out she wasn’t, I audibly said something like, “ah yeah that’s bullshit lol.”
This one is the most blatant one here, I feel. Characters like Snake eventually transitioned character-wise from their inspiration, but York is just straight up a slightly hammier Coop. IIRC, in early versions of the game, York even looked just like Coop,but they changed it (as well as the Sheriff's look).