Samuel L Jackson mistaken for Lawrence Fishburne

A few years ago I re-watched Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. And Samuel L. Jackson’s turn as Ordell Robbie is absolutely masterful. He is Shakespearean in his layers and villainy.

That interviewer is lucky the conversation got back on track at all. :slight_smile:

He’s never been diagnosed with anything and he seems to navigate normal life pretty well. So we’ve settled for just teasing him a lot about his alternate universe where Harrison Ford was in Jurassic Park.


That was the brainfart equivalent of Superstorm Sandy.

My sister recently reminded me that it was Dennis Haysbert who played Pedro Cerrano in “Major League”. He was great in that film. “Is very bad to drink Jobu’s rum. Is VERY bad.”

Still better than this mistake:

@maggiek - My husband spent all of “Desolation of Smaug” convinced that Orlando Bloom was playing both Legolas and Bard.

Yeah, this is going a bit overboard. Confusing faces and/or names doesn’t mean he’s racist, at least not in the conventional sense.

I am very good at recognizing faces, but tieing a name to a face — mission impossible. My friends and family often have to play the guessing game as I describe the person that I am referring to.

You’re right. BoingBoing may be lots of things but journalism it certainly isn’t. Thanks, for the reality check!

"Hey man, I don't wanna rain on your parade but we're not gonna last seventeen fucken hours!!"
I'll never, ever get those two mixed up because Paxton's character in Aliens is right up there on my top ten list.

There’s more than one black guy doing commercials. I’m the ‘What’s in your wallet’ black guy. He’s the car black guy.

I pity the fool who makes that mistake.


No thank you, to either

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Jackson didn’t know he was in a superbowl ad, and immediately assumed racism.

Or maybe it’s part of the long running joke that they are mistaken for each other. I know that Samuel has talked about it repeatedly in the past and claimed to have signed autographs for Lawrence Fishburne when people got confused.

What I now want to know why you assumed that Samuel assumed racism.

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That is the Family Guy episode where Brian goes to L.A. and becomes a porn director

No, you’re thinking of Sean “Puffy” Combs, I know he died because I keep hearing people asking the question “Diddy died?”


The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

You…you don’t like Spaceballs?

I haz a sad.


I would pay money to see Idris Elba in an Armani gown. I’d even pay extra to help him get out of it afterward.


OMG - THANK YOU. I swear. I am sure I googled a few search terms today that might get me fired.

That is an awesome universe indeed!

It’s statistically more likely that Hollywood’s just awful.

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