Samuel L. Jackson has moved to silence confusion over his identity by promoting his latest movie wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan "I'm not Laurence Fishburne". The Pulp Fiction star became embroiled in an on-air argument with a U.S. TV news reporter last month (Feb14) when the anchorman accidentally confused him with The Matrix star Fishburne.
Jackson raged at the hapless reporter, "I'm not Laurence Fishburne. We don't all look alike. We're all black and famous but we don't all look alike!... You're the entertainment reporter for this station and you don't know the difference between me and Laurence Fishburne? There must be a very short line for your job."
Jackson is currently touring the globe promoting his latest superhero blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and he has been wearing a specially-made T-shirt for his press interviews to remind reporters who he is.
The star shared snaps of himself wearing the shirt on his Twitter.com page and he wore it during a number of interviews with British publications, including a TV interview which aired on U.K. morning show Lorraine on Tuesday (26Mar14), and at a press junket in London.
The actress has been hit with a slew of bad reviews for her part in an adaptation of the Moliere classic, which marked her debut on the West End stage and is currently playing at the Comedy Theatre.
But the poor reviews haven't stopped Knightley from being named in the Best Supporting Actress category by jurors of the prestigious Olivier Awards, the highest honours in British theatre.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star will compete against Hayley Atwell (A View From The Bridge), Michelle Dockery (Burnt By The Sun), Alexandra Gilbreath (Twelfth Night), Rachael Stirling (The Priory) and Ruth Wilson (A Streetcar Named Desire).
Meanwhile Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz was shortlisted for a Best Actress prize for her performance as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, and will go up against Gillian Anderson (A Doll's House), Imelda Staunton (Entertaining Mr Sloane), Lorraine Burroughs (The Mountaintop) and Juliet Stevenson (Duet For One).
Jude Law's turn in Hamlet faces competition from James Earl Jones in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, James McAvoy for Three Days Of Rain, Mark Rylance (Jerusalem), Ken Stott (A View From The Bridge) and Samuel West (Enron).
In the musical categories, former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm is up for a Best Actress statue for her role in Blood Brothers, while Rowan Atkinson's stint as Fagin in Oliver! has scored him a Best Actor nod.
The winners will be named in a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on 21 March (10).