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 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Alden Ehrenreich and Ansel Elgort:

I first became aware of Elgort in "Baby Driver;" he wore a Han Solo-like shirt/vest in it and swaggered charmingly. A few months later, "Solo" comes out and I said to myself, "Ah, perfect! He was kind of Han-like in Baby Driver."
Just this past week, I checked out Coppola's "Tetro" which I haven't seen since it was first released ten years ago. I look up Ehrenreich's filmography and discover that it was HE who played "Solo." And, of yeah, he was the likable cowboy in "Hail Caesar." But haven't I seen ANSEL ELGORT in other things besides Baby Driver? No, but, ah, he's the one starring in the upcoming "The Goldfinch" and "West Side Story," not Alden.... At this point, I threw my hands up in the air in surrender. I suppose at some point down the road I'll get these two sorted out.

At least it's possible to see how their "A.E." names could get confused. More inexplicably is my decade-long hesitation at discerning the separate filmographies of Michelle Williams and Carey Mulligan. I always have to take a couple of seconds: "The Great Gatsby. That was, uhm, a Mulligan. Shutter Island....uh, oh yeah, that was Williams.

Please, someone, tell me I'm not the only one who every now and then gets their brains tangled around with two actors.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney--it's like they're different versions of the same person...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGqSn5Cnw74

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Alden Ehrenreich and Ansel Elgort:

I first became aware of Elgort in "Baby Driver;" he wore a Han Solo-like shirt/vest in it and swaggered charmingly. A few months later, "Solo" comes out and I said to myself, "Ah, perfect! He was kind of Han-like in Baby Driver."
Just this past week, I checked out Coppola's "Tetro" which I haven't seen since it was first released ten years ago. I look up Ehrenreich's filmography and discover that it was HE who played "Solo." And, of yeah, he was the likable cowboy in "Hail Caesar." But haven't I seen ANSEL ELGORT in other things besides Baby Driver? No, but, ah, he's the one starring in the upcoming "The Goldfinch" and "West Side Story," not Alden.... At this point, I threw my hands up in the air in surrender. I suppose at some point down the road I'll get these two sorted out.

At least it's possible to see how their "A.E." names could get confused. More inexplicably is my decade-long hesitation at discerning the separate filmographies of Michelle Williams and Carey Mulligan. I always have to take a couple of seconds: "The Great Gatsby. That was, uhm, a Mulligan. Shutter Island....uh, oh yeah, that was Williams.

Please, someone, tell me I'm not the only one who every now and then gets their brains tangled around with two actors.


Yes to this. They have names like someone dropped a Scrabble board, swept up the letters and that's how they were named as babies.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Sam Shepherd and Sam Elliot.

I don't know why; they don't look or sound much alike or anything. It's just when I hear either of their names, I have to think, "wait, which one of those two is that again?"

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I always mix up Jo Van Fleet and Lee Van Cleef. wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

I always mix up Jo Van Fleet and Lee Van Cleef. wink

Me too. Which one played the mother in East of Eden?

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Zeljko Ivanek and Michael Kelly.

Many's the times when I've mistaken one of these men for the other.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

They aren't both actors, but when I hear one of them, I'm always reminded of the other because of their voices. Plus they share a name, sort of. I found an apt video to illustrate.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney--it's like they're different versions of the same person...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGqSn5Cnw74


My whole life!
Same name even.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney--it's like they're different versions of the same person...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGqSn5Cnw74


My whole life!

Michael Madsen and Tom Sizemore.
Same person.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Sam Shepherd and Sam Elliot.

I don't know why; they don't look or sound much alike or anything. It's just when I hear either of their names, I have to think, "wait, which one of those two is that again?"


Weird.
I JUST WATCHED AN INTERVIEW with SS on dvd!

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sean Bean and Aaron Eckhart

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Gary Nolte and Nick Busey

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Sean Bean and Aaron Eckhart

???
One has an ENGLISH accent!

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley.
Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton.
Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling.

I largely ignore contemporary films, so that might explain my confusion.

That and my early onset dimentia.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sean Bean and Aaron Eckhart

???
One has an ENGLISH accent!



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Robert Forster and the guy in SUPER 8 and the new GODZILLA film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   chromaparadise   (Member)

Circa 1977, Richard Dreyfuss and Bob Balaban (with beards!)

Bear with me hereā€”back in 1977 at the beginning of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, when Laughlin (the Translator/Cartographer) comes forward through the Mexican dust storm, I thought it was Richard Dreyfuss. Beginning of the movie, star of the film, looking like he did in Jaws, made sense, right? For a time, I thought he was doing a double role, like Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove. By the time we get to Devils Tower, I realized it wasn't so. Oh, well, I was 12!

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I also thought Dreyfuss was playing the Balaban role when I was a kid.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I thought Hayley Atwell was Kate Beckinsdale for the entire THE FIRST AVENGER!

 
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