Two Michael Shannon’s for the Price of One

By Richard Horgan Comment

Ask not what your doppelganger can do for you. Ask what you can do for your doppelganger!

On The Tonight Show, actor Michael Shannon had fun with Jimmy Fallon revisiting an Oct. 4 L.A. Times profile that, in print, ran a photo of another actor named Michael Shannon. There’s a prominent correction online, but still, kind of funny if you didn’t catch this the first time around.

The other, considerably older Michael Shannon has often plied his trade on a theater stage. Per a write-up at the time of JFK on JFK, he made his Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free, opposite Gloria Swanson. In IMDb parlance, these two are known as, respectively, Michael Shannon (V) and Michael Shannon (I).