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Sort the Stars: Jeff Bridges and Jeff Daniels

Do you know how I know these two guys are worth sorting? Mr. Sally J was getting tripped up as I was quizzing him. Unlike DeNiro and Pacino, or Ice T and Ice Cube, the Jeffs caused Mr. Sally J to stumble a bit. This is a sure sign that these are stars that need […]

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Sorting the Stars: DeNiro and Pacino

This week I’m sorting a set of modern-day icons, and Mr. Sally J is shaking his head. I mean, how can I not know the difference between Al Pacino and Rober DeNiro? 

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Sorting the Stars: Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg

Today’s Sorting the Stars is a tale that started back in the early ’70s in Boston. It involves the tale of two handsome young men, one born into an upper middle class family, the other into a tough neighborhood. One was in a boy band, the other grew up besties with another young actor. Today […]

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Sorting the Stars: Kiefer Sutherland and Val Kilmer

This week’s edition of Sorting the Stars comes courtesy of my recent discovery of 24 on Netflix. In 1989, I knew Kiefer and Val like any Generation Xer should. But it’s been more than 20 years, and I no longer read Tiger Beat. So these two get muddled like everyone else. As I was watching […]

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Sorting the Stars: Barry Bostwick and Bruce Davison

Welcome to another week of sorting two actors I don’t have straight in my head. Today I’m focusing on Barry Bostwick and Bruce Davison. Better known as Brad Majors from Rocky Horror Picture Show and George Henderson from the TV series Harry and the Hendersons. 

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Sorting the Stars: Paul Newman and Steve McQueen

This week I’m going to focus on two the coolest men in Hollywood- Paul Newman and Steve McQueen. Before Paul started making Newman’s Own salad dressing and Sheryl Crow sang about the Bandito in “Steve McQueen,” these two icons were two of the best known faces in Hollywood.

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Sorting the Stars: Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley

This week I had a request to sort Ms. Portman and Ms. Knightley. I was pretty sure I knew Queen Amidala from Elizabeth Swan, but I’ve learned it never hurts to double check the IMDB. Turns out, I was right about Star Wars v. the Pirates franchise, but I learned a few things, too. 

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Sorting the Stars: Dylan McDermot and Dermot Mulroney

So here’s the thing: there is no shortage of men who fit Hollywood’s “tall, dark, and handsome” stereotype. I just never realized how many men fit that bill in my own head, all currently pushing 50, until I started sorting out who I thought were Dylan McDermot and Dermot Mulroney. Turns out, dear readers, I […]

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Sorting the Stars: Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman

You know what’s more confusing than actors who bear a physical resemblance? Actors who have that going for them AND extremely similar names. Today, I’m sorting Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman at Selena’s request, but as I started skimming IMDB, I’m not entirely sure I knew they were two separate people. 

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Sorting the Stars: Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff

Today I’m taking on stars who hit their stride as kids. They hit their stride as child stars at a time when I was not watching family films or television shows, so I never learned who they were. I’m fixing that today. 

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Sorting the Stars: Isla, Amy & Jayma

Welcome back to another edition where I show my lack of pop culture.

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Sorting the Stars: Meryl Streep and Glenn Close

It’s that time again, Persephoneers! I’m sorting two leading ladies, baby boomers who have aged gracefully in the public eye. They both play strong leads and they have both won numerous accolades. Maybe that’s why it usually takes me a minute if I tune into a movie to determine if it’s Meryl or Glenn.

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Sorting the Stars: Hopkins, Hoskins and Keitel

Last week, I sorted rappers turned actors. This week, I’m going with older men who are somewhat iconic, and yet, at the same time, interchangeable in my mind. Two of them were also mention by a reader in the comments last week, so I’m glad I’m not along. I KNOW Anthony Hopkins was Hannibal Lecter. […]