Fan mistakes Mark Wahlberg for Matt Damon, Wahlberg says, 'Close enough'
We've all been there: One actor, for whatever reason, makes us think of another actor, and the next thing we know they're hopelessly confused.
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And arguably, Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon are closer than some -- both in their late 30s, both from the Boston area, both good-looking and buff. Both have movies either in or about to hit theaters: Wahlberg's "2 Guns" was tops at the box office last week, and "Elysium" premieres today. (Also, the two co-starred in "The Departed" in 2006.)
And both have a very good sense of humor. Recently, Wahlberg got to show his off with a fan, who screamed "Matt Damon!" at him, then managed to get a photo of herself with her arms wrapped around his waist. She then texted the photo to a friend, who shot back a screen cap of Matt Damon.
"Close enough," wrote Wahlberg.
The fan, reported by Gawker as Angelique Dormevil, eventually wrote on Wahlberg's page, "Sorry for the mistake. My mom and I saw him and I yelled out Matt Damon. I knew all his movies but I confused the two awesome actors."