I give up. Which is which?

As a young’un, I couldn’t tell Burt Reynolds from Tom Selleck. To me, they both fell into that broad category called “older dudes with mustaches” and were therefore interchangeable.

I had the same problem with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, neither of whom I’d ever actually seen in a movie. They both had dark hair and played gangsters, so they must be the same person.

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Inexplicably, I also confused the themes from Last of the Mohicans and Wuthering Heights¬†. (I mean the film scores, not literary themes in the novels.) THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. NOT BY A MILE. Still, every time I thought about Wuthering Heights (which is fabulous), I’d start humming the Mohicans theme. When you’re confused, you’re confused.

When an old roommate mentioned she couldn’t tell butter and margarine apart, I thought she was a complete fool. But then, I once made a friend a sandwich with Miracle Whip and described it as mayo—what, there’s a difference?— and she was so disgusted she nearly choked. Who’s the fool now, Jaunty?

 

What people/places/things do you mix up? 

 

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  1. I have the same issue with Al and Bob over there. I used to watch Magnum PI and some Bert Reynolds movies so I know the difference there.

    When I was younger I’d confuse Crispin Glover (in his more conventional roles) and Matthew Modine.

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  2. I laugh so hard when I read your writings! I just love the way you say things! I just love you! <3

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  3. Javier Bardem and Jeffrey Dean Morgan! They are clones.

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  4. Oh man! Robert De Niro was super handsome and Al Pacino has giant alien eyes. They’re so different.

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  5. Wait-if that is a picture of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino then which one it De Niro, and who is the guy I thought was Al Pacino who is not either of the guys in this picture?

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  6. I get Leonardo Di Caprio, Mark Wahlberg, and Matt Damon mixed up ALL the time. When I watch movies that star more than one of them I’m hopelessly confused the entire time.

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