Lithgow is no John Cleese

john-cleese.jpgjohn-lithgow.jpgTony Award-winning actor John Lithgow is busy these nights in a one-man show, Stories by Heart, at the Mark Taper Forum. This morning he was at the A&I Photographic Services counter in Hollywood when the clerk mistook him — out loud — for the actor John Cleese. Apparently the whole room (which had been trying to stay discreetly silent about his presence) howled in disbelief. That's OK, Lithgow reassured the chagrined clerk: "I get that all the time."

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