Sewell 'Hates Joaquin Phoenix Mistake'

British actor RUFUS SEWELL hates being mistaken for JOAQUIN PHOENIX - because movie fans compare him with Phoenix in his "fat phase". Sewell has admitted he often disappoints autograph hunters when they realise he's not the WALK THE LINE star. But THE LEGEND OF ZORRO actor isn't amused by the mistake - and denies it's flattering. He says, "Well, not really - to be like a less successful version of someone else. And only in GLADIATOR, when he got deliberately fat."


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While maybe there is a slight resemblance, Joaquin Phoenix has it all over him, especially in sex appeal. I think this is just a way for him to get some much needes publicity and attention in the media. I should think he would be flattered rather than offended by the comparison.
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I would be highly offended as well! Sewell looks NOTHING like Phoenix and they do not play similar roles in movies. I can't fathom how someone would not notice they both do not speak a like either. Also Sewell isn't a nobody actor, he purposely avoids the serious limelight unless he really needs to be in it (i.e. he wanted to be in "the holiday" because his ex wanted him to be in it and they never acted together).
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I should think it would feel great for a nobody to be compared to one of the greatest (Joaquin Phoenix, I mean), handsomest, nicest, most talented actors there is today. Look at all the publicity you just got...
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Sewell wishes he was Joaquin Phoenix. Who the hell is Sewell??
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So what? Sewell thinks he better looking? I don't think so. I think Joquin is PERFECT just the way he is and would never utter such an unflattering comment about anybody because he's got class. Sewell is a conceited ass.
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You think Joaquin Phoenix is of lesser talent than yourself? Are you kidding? Who are you anyway. I have never even heard of you. Joaquin Phoenix has many awards including a Golden Globe and TWO nominations for an Oscar. What have you ever accomplished? Sounds like jealousy and sour grapes to me.
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