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Kevin Spacey mistaken for Phil Collins

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Spacey: Against all odds -somebody thought he was Phil Collins

Kevin Spacey has recalled how he was once mistaken for Phil Collins and how he played along and even signed an autograph for his confused admirer.

Taking part in a Q&A with readers in The Guardian newspaper, Spacey said, "I was in a piano bar. Some guy was absolutely convinced that I was that musician . . . what's his name? The guy in Genesis? Phil Collins! To the point that I even out on a British accent and signed a napkin as him."

Spacey, who is currently playing American lawyer Clarence Darrow in London's Old Vic, also talked about his "top three all-time favourite Kevins".

"The ones I'm constantly mistaken for. I was in a bar in Boston with these policemen - it was one year on from the marathon bombing," he said.

"This girl sidled up and said, `Oh my god, it's you . . . Kevin Bacon!" And all of us went, `Aaaarrrrgh.' How brilliant is that? I get Kevin Bacon, I get Kevin Costner."

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