Scott Hardie | March 19, 2016
Wait a minute... Ellen Barkin and Ellen Burstyn are two different people?

I've seen Burstyn pop up lately in Interstellar and House of Cards, and I kept thinking it's great that she's still getting roles, since she was such a sex symbol in the 80s in steamy movies like Sea of Love and those kinds of actresses don't have much of a shelf life in Hollywood. Now that I've looked it up, I feel silly.

But it's happened before: Like other people I've seen online, I couldn't tell the difference between Dermot Mulrooney and Dylan McDermott for years. And I know that a lot of people mix up Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman.

Are there stars who you've gotten mixed up?

Aaron Shurtleff | March 21, 2016
I was just thinking today that I always seem to hear something on the radio by Liz Phair, and think it's by Heather Nova, probably because of the song "Supernova".

Erik Bates | March 21, 2016
Not so much a swap, but every time I see Gary Oldman, I cannot remember his name.

Samir Mehta | March 21, 2016
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Scott Hardie | December 30, 2016
All this time, I thought TJ Miller was the breakout star of Workaholics. It turns out it's some guy named Blake Anderson. Even when Anderson guest-starred in Arrested Development and Parks and Recreation, I thought he was TJ Miller. I can't be the only person who gets those guys confused.

Steve West | December 31, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence and Renee Zellweger look identical to me at times. My daughter says I'm crazy - that there's no resemblance. I think she's the crazy one.

Scott Hardie | January 1, 2017
Their ages, and how much longer Zellweger has been acting, make them easy to tell apart to me, but I certainly see the resemblance now that you mention it.

Samir Mehta | January 1, 2017
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Erik Bates | January 1, 2017
Wait, Homer Simpson wasn't modeled after Richard Nixon?

Scott Hardie | January 1, 2017
Nixon did make an uncredited guest appearance on The Simpsons.

Samir Mehta | January 3, 2017
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Scott Hardie | October 9, 2018
Christina Hendricks and Jessica Chastain.

Samir Mehta | October 10, 2018
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Scott Hardie | October 12, 2018
Bryce Dallas Howard was seared into my mind as a distinct individual when I watched the DVD extras for The Village and discovered her unbearably pretentious and self-interested video diaries.


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