C’Mon Now: Black Celebrities That White Folks Mistake For One Another (But They DON’T Look Alike…)

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Samuel Jackson and Laurence Fishburne

As insane as the thought that Samuel Jackson and Laurence Fishburne look alike might be, many folks seem to confuse these two for one another. So much so, that Samuel Jackson jokes about it to this day:

“People shout at me “Hey, loved that The Matrix, man!” Yeah – me too. I was actually on a plane last year and this guy sat down next to me. Finally he said something to me, and we started talking about Pulp Fiction. He couldn’t remember the actor’s name, so I tried to help and said “I think it might have been Samuel Jackson.” He jumped in “No, no, it’s the other guy, that Fishburne guy”. We rode the whole flight having that conversation and then, right at the end, he looked hard at me and said, “You sure look familiar, you’re sure you’re not Laurence Fishburne?” I said “No, and I definitely am not in Pulp Fiction either’.”

Hmmm, blame it on the gap, maybe? Either way, I don’t see it (especially since Fishburne is much shorter than Samuel Jackson, and Samuel Jackson is…well, Samuel Jackson).

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