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Neeson often mistaken for Fiennes

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Apr 06, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

The actors have been friends for years and starred in 2010's Clash of the Titans together, as well as this year's (12) sequel Wrath of the Titans, and even fans have problems telling the two apart.

Neeson reveals, "I get mistaken for my pal Ralph Fiennes. I've been congratulated for my Hamlet on Broadway 14 years ago. And he gets mistaken for me sometimes. We'd pass as brothers, you know.

"Once, my wife (late actress Natasha Richardson) and I were walking through the Plaza Athenee, this beautiful hotel in Paris, and this elderly couple got up and said, 'Excuse me, my husband and I are visiting from America'.

"The lady grabbed one of these beautiful tea service menus and said, 'Would you mind signing this for us?' I said, 'It would be my absolute pleasure'. And as I'm about to sign it, she said, 'We absolutely adored The English Patient'.

"So I signed it 'With love, Ralph Fiennes'. I could not burst their bubble."

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