Loud and clear
It’s not the first time that Samuel L Jackson is being mistaken for Laurence Fishburne. But the Kill Bill actor lost it recently when a KTLA reporter questioned him about a commercial that he was never a part of. He even mocked the anchor saying, “You’re as crazy as the people on Twitter! We may all be black and famous, but we don’t all look alike.” In fact, while promoting Captain America: Winter Soldier, the star wore a T shirt that said, ‘I’m not Laurence Fishburne.’
This one’s not about a face. When the movie, The Drop, was announced, writer Howard Linskey got a lot of calls. The film, starring actors like Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy, resembled a novel Linskey had written—a hard hitting crime thriller set in New Castle, also called The Drop. But friends just assumed the movie had been named after the novel. “My story is called The Drop and the film is called The Drop, but they are different. I would love James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy to portray my characters, but sadly it’s someone else who has written the movie,” he said.
Do you think Keira Knightley and Anne Hathaway look alike? We dont’t. However, while Knightley was on her way to the Toronto Film Festival last year, she was addressed as Anne by a fan at the airport. “Actually I think I have to apologise to Hathaway because the woman thought I was being really rude as Anne Hathaway, not giving her a picture as Anne Hathaway, but I was really only saying, ‘ I promise I wasn’t Anne Hathaway—which I am not’,” Knightley said in a recent interview.
While one is British, the other is American. One portrayed the much-loved character, Harry Potter, and the other played the role of Frodo, the Hobbit. The only common factor between the two actors is that neither of them is tall. On a visit to Japan a few months ago , Daniel Radcliffe came across a fan who handed him a picture of Elijah Wood to sign. “I couldn’t say it in Japanese, so I wrote, ‘I’m not Elijah Wood but thanks anyway, Daniel Radcliffe. If I was a bit more puerile I would have written, The Lord Of The Rings is rubbish’.” Now Radcliffe need not take things so far!
Michael Cera became popular with his role, George Michael, in Arrested Development. After that, he hopped on to the movie wagon. Besides his role in the apocalyptic film, This Is The End, alongside James Franco, he was also a part of popular comedies like Juno, Superbad and Scott Pilgrim vs The World. One would think someone with a decent resume like this would be well known among fans. But the Canadian actor is often mistaken for Jesse Eisenberg. “People will tell me they loved me in The Social Network and I will tell them I’m not Jesse. I was in a convenience store one time buying something, and the guy just ahead of me was paying for something and he looked at me and goes, ‘Jesse Eisenberg?’ I went, ‘No.’ Then he goes, ‘Michael Cera?’ I was pretty impressed he got it on the second try.”