For months after "Pulp Fiction" came out in 1994, actor Laurence Fishburne says he raked in compliments for his work in it. One problem, though: Fishburne isn't in "Pulp Fiction." Samuel L. Jackson is.
The actors look nothing alike, one is 11 years older, and their first big movie roles are separated by more than a decade. But they still get confused with each other.
Things came to a head last week when a Los Angeles entertainment reporter, interviewing Jackson for the remake of "Robocop," seemed to think he was interviewing Fishburne. In response, a perturbed-but-hilarious Jackson shouted, "I'm not Laurence Fishburne. We don't all look alike. We may be all black and famous but we don't all look alike."
Jackson's diatribe was epic, and, to help you avoid the same mistake, if you ever interview either actor, here's a user's guide to Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne.