After viewing the latest MCU installment, I was talking to my husband about the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. For the life of me, I couldn’t remember the name of the actress who was cast in that role. I kept wanting to say Alicia Vikander, but I knew it was that other actress who looks like her. Finally, I had to look it up… Brie Larson. I always confuse those two. The have similar looks and became award-nominatingly famous around the same time.
Aside from Alicia Vikander and Brie Larson, I used to do it with young Natalie Portman and young Keira Knightley. They look increasingly dissimilar as time goes by, but when they were young… well, they could be each other’s double.
I seem to think that Anna Kendrick and Jessica Chastain are the same person. Whenever I see one advertised in a new movie, I think “she’s in everything.” They kind of look similar, but not that close. Their personalities must seem similar enough to me that I get them confused.
From Mr. Hill’s IMDB entry: “Part of the reason he was cast in the westerns was because he looked just like another actor who made hit westerns, Franco Nero. When Nero was not available to do a western, Italian producers cast Hill. Hill then went on to make a name for himself as a western star.”
The second I saw the thread title, I drawled "Ah thot yooo were Dayyyle!"
I’m nodding my head at so many of these pairings. I have trouble with “couples” that might not look alike, but that I first encountered at the same time. I saw my first DeNiro and Pacino movies the same weekend (remember those carefree 70s?), and for years I’d have to stop and go “DeNiro… he’s the one in that… no, that’s Hoffm-- no, Pacino!”