Mistaken identity: Bill Pullman vs. Bill Paxton

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  1. Danny Tse

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    The Paxton, Pullman mistake is a long running joke....I just didn't realize it happened in real life as well. [​IMG]
     
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    Man, I used to screw up Brian Dennehy and Charles Durning. I remember an old Letterman joke about that and I felt vindicated for not being the only one at the time.
     
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    People mix the two up all the time. Both have mentioned the problem in interviews and on talk shows. Then there's the whole Keith David/David Keith connundrum. [​IMG]
     
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    It even happens with couples. Meg Ryan used to tell a story about being in some gas station/quick mart in the midwest while on vacation with then-husband Dennis Quaid. She could hear a woman and man in the next aisle whispering back and forth: "That's them", "No it isn't". "Well I'm going to go over and ask them", "Don't you dare" So Meg is surreptiously fixing her hair by her reflection in the freezer case and trying to think of something gracious to say when the couple comes over when she hears the woman say, "I'm telling you, that's Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell!"

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    Conan always mentions the Dillon McDermot/Dermot Mullroney fiasco. Dunno if they look alike, but their names sound the same. [​IMG]
     
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    Thought I was reading The Onion, that was pretty funny!
    I get Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas confused, but I'm not tracking their movements. [​IMG]
     
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    And then there's John/John/William Hurt/Heard/Hurt
     
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    I loved Martin Mull on WKRP... no wait...

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    About Dateline Hollywood

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    I finally realized the joke was on me [​IMG]
     
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    There's an actor named John Bolger (sometimes credited as John Michael Bolger) who appeared in a first season episode of NYPD Blue that I mistook for Christopher Meloni the first time I saw him. (Meloni himself did a 5 episode arc in the show's 4th season, which confused a few people. [​IMG])

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    Joe
     
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    I was telling my coworker about this thread when she mentioned....

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome

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    Bill Pullman

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