I think there are situations where anyone can become a CKIA, but these days they are quickly remedied by either a laptop or a smart phone. Case in point: on the whole I think my brother knows about more actors than me, but he is relegated to his "era" and has not kept up with more current movies or television. He has these moments where we are discussing a film he identifies an actor incorrectly - think Bill Paxton instead of Bill Pullman or something - and he. is. absolutely. convinced. that. he. is. right. He basically talks in this reality-defining/defying tone that says he thinks I'm being the crazy one. Argh!
I just tell him to come back and talk to me after he's looked it up...
I think he is a little defensive about being corrected because he has a learning disability and was told he was stupid growing up.
When I correct him, I'm not saying he is stupid, just that he is mis-remembering or perhaps confusing so-and-so with whats-his-name which is understandable since they look similar or were in similar movies. Sometimes the mix-up is so crazy I can only look at him like
because I'm pretty sure whichever actor he named wasn't even alive when Movie was made. All I can say is, thank deity for Internet Movie Database.
Also, I know that just about everyone does this because my exBF did one and she's half the age of my brother and way more into film: she saw X-Men: First Class
and was convinced that the navy commander on the battleship was none other than Jack Nicholson. She went on and on about how awesome it was that he would agree to cameo in the movie. I found it hard to believe since he has a reputation for possessing quite the ego, but said nothing and watched it myself. Well, the navy captain was
an older, craggy faced gentleman somewhat known for roles as various military personnel - Michael Ironside (I remember him as a commander in "Starship Troopers). When he appeared on screen my friend leaned over in the theater and whispered "There! See?"
I waiting until after the movie, then showed her the imdb page on my phone. She was so disappointed it wasn't Jack...