The Lucy actor visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday to discuss his new movie Dolphin Tale 2 and share his case of mistaken identity.
Freeman, 77, told the host he was recently at an airport wearing a hat and glasses when he was approached by a "fan."
"The guy comes over and says 'I know you're trying to be incognito, but I recognize you,' " Freeman said. "And I said 'Oh, really?' "
"And he said, 'Yeah, Samuel L. Jackson,' " Freeman said as chuckles erupted from the in-studio audience.
This isn't the first time Jackson has been confused with another actor. A reporter recently mixed up the Pulp Fiction star with fellow actor Laurence Fishburne – and received a scolding from Jackson in return.
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