Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Misidentifying Celebrities

SamuelL.JacksonandLaurenceFishburne



Do you know anyone that is absolutely TERRIBLE at identifying famous people?  

My boss called a few minutes ago from the airport.  His plane was about to take off and he called to tell me that someone famous was on his flight.  He said she was brunette, about 30 and pregnant.  He knew she was famous but he just had no idea who she was.  UH, hello?!?!?  What am I supposed to do with that information?!?!?!? (Note: occasionally a celebrity comes to our gallery to look at art -- including this guy -- and my boss never knows who they are.  LOL!  I guess that is why I am here!)

The boyfriend is AWFUL at identifying celebrities.  We were watching the Academy Awards show on Sunday, and the camera panned to Jennifer Garner.  The boyfriend looked at her and said, "The Notebook!"  UM, Jennifer Garner WAS NOT IN The Notebook! Rachel McAdams was in The Notebook!  It made me wonder if every brunette looks alike to him, and if he'd even be able to pick ME out of a line-up of chicks with brown hair!  Yeesh.

A little while later the boyfriend was talking about the movie 12 Years a Slave.  He mentioned that Tom Cruise was in the movie.  WTF?!?!??!  I knew that wasn't true even though I hadn't seen the movie!  Brad Pitt was the good-looking white dude in the movie, NOT Tom Cruise.  

The boyfriend's oldest son clearly takes after his father, in that he thinks every blonde male actor is Matt Damon.  ?!

My co-worker and I were recapping our thoughts on the Academy Awards show when she asked me what I thought about Barbra Streisand's performance.  LOL!  It wasn't Barbra Streisand, it was Bette Midler!

I could go on and on.  Maybe it is best that everyone cannot correctly identify celebrities.  After all, my "skill" of being able to CORRECTLY identify celebrities hasn't really gotten me far in life!   I guess we each decide what is worth memorizing, be it celebrity-related matters or something that actually matters. 


8 comments:

Felicia said...

YES!! This is my dad!!!! It drives me CRAZY!!!! He once told me Carrot Top was in the movie Memphis Belle!!!! I was like, ARE YOU ON DRUGS????

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

LOL i do this all the time. i just mistook aidan quinn for the guy in scandal (tony goldwyn). then i googled them and they sort of look alike?

-kathy | Vodka and Soda

Tiffany Kadani said...

SHUT UP! Patrick Stewart came in to your gallery? DYING! I love him so.

jen said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAH! This is hysterical. My husband does this ALL THE TIME. I'm constantly on Google alert to prove him wrong. He swears EVERY actress was part of Sex In The City.

shoemarnster said...

i have an "opposite" situation. i am pretty good at identifying celebrities, HOWEVER, my fiance is the absolute BEST at this. not only can he identify pretty much every actor/actress i've ever heard of (or not), he can also name their character in any movie they were in. it is also his obsession to find celebrity dopplegangers in any situation - especially the airport or a restaurant. he's darn good at it and i'm constantly amazed. he pretty much rocks.

Kristine said...

Sadly I am a little too adept at identifying celebrities and knowing who they are dating etc. I am not proud of this. My sweetie has a really amazing talent with voice recognition. He can't recognize a celebrity's face but if he hears a commercial he immediately knows who the celebrity is. It's really uncanny.

Trissta said...

I can be good at identifying them, I just tend not to care enough to do so...

Much Love,
Trissta

Lorena said...

Haha, i can usually identify them but do not brag about it as i fear it will make me look too interested in Hollywood...