Actors You Confuse With Other Actors

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  1. James Built from Lego

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    For example a fairly common one, which I am definitely guilty of, is Leslie Nielson and Steve Martin. I've never gone so far as to confuse them in conversation, but in my head I often get the two iconic white-haired comedy actors mixed up. Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton are notorious for being thought one is the other as well.

    Perhaps it's just me, but if I'm not paying too much attention I'll occasionally confuse Liam Neeson and Jeff Bridges.

    What are some other common actor mix ups, or perhaps ones that are just unique to you?
     
  2. gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    I dont think I really confuse actors with each others, but I sometimes have a hard time with certain names like Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney or actors with three names.
     
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    I have gotten Sigourney Weaver and Susan Sarandon mixed up (don't know why).
     
  4. TheGuy Dwelling under the Batcave

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    Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon.
     
  5. PSYLENTGuardian El Pollos Hermano

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    This happened to me before, too.
     
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    There are two British actors, Richard Roxburgh and Sean Pertwee, who I think look exactly alike.
     
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    I thought Renee Zellweger was Naomi Watts when I saw this box.

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  8. MMMMM...Pancakes Cena Wins LOL

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    Nina Dobrev and Emmanuelle Chriqui
     
  9. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Richard Gere & David Duchovoney
    Sean Faris & Tom Cruise
    Jimmy Falon & Ewan McGregor (these look alike more than the rest)
    I remembered Steve Martin the star of Naked Gun
    Then I saw it again
     
  10. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Richard Roxburgh is Australian not British.

    They do look a bit similar.
     
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    For some reason, I kept thinking Michael Ironside was the killer in Seven until rewatching lately.

    James Brolin could be Christian Bale's father and Sting has to be related to Malcolm McDowell!
     
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  12. BlueLightning Caballero de la Luz

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    I always mix up Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson, also Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. There I said it!
     
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    I was sitting back like a smartarse reading this thread, and thinking 'I have never done that before, I hope these guys never have to give a description to the police and cause a fugitive type situation for a Harrison Ford lookalike', and then I read this post and realised I did something similar, but much much dafter.

    Back when he was first appearing on uk tv, Ali G appeared on a late night comedy show called the 11oclock show, now, i had caught a couple of eps and thought he was really funny, but had missed most of it, so when the next series came on I was looking forward to seeing him again, as he was the funniest bit on the show, imagine my surprise when I saw him again and realised he wasn't a black guy.
     
  14. James Built from Lego

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    That was a great list. I can't see the Vincent D'Onofrio and Mark Ruffalo similarities myself, but the rest are definitely confusable.

    Speaking of Harrison Ford, I'll cop to having confused him with Richard Gere before.
     
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    I always used to confuse Elias Koteas with Christopher Meloni, though as they've gotten older, they look less and less alike (Meloni has aged a lot better).
     
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    Aaron Eckhart and Thomas Jane

    Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg
     
  17. kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    Elias Koteas and Stanley Tucci as well.
     
  18. Xeno That's America's ass!

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    Rose McGowan & Rose Byrne: It's not just the same first name, but they look alike too (at least to me)

    Ian Holm & Denholm Elliot: they never looked that much alike but I mistook them for each other anyway
     
  19. gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Pee Wee Herman and "The Rock."
     
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    :funny:
     
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    Superman fans might know who I'm talking about here but I always thought the actor playing the young Clark Kent in 1978's Superman The Movie (Jeff East) was actor Lance Guest from Halloween II and The Last Starfighter.
     
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    I showed a picture of Christopher Walken to my friend once and he said "Robert DeNiro!"

    Let it be known that I have since not allowed him to live down this fail.
     
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    Neil Patrick Harris and Christopher Masterson
     
  24. kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    I used to confuse Jack Lemon with Alan Arkin.
     
  25. James Built from Lego

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    Ha! :D

    Random note: Both actors appear in Reno 911: Miami, though not together.
     

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