Samuel L Jackson rips into reporter after he confuses him with Laurence Fishburne

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Last month during the Grammy Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show accidentally mistook Pink's husband, Carey Hart for Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.

While the famous singer laughed off the mistake and tweeted "Hahaha OMG @TheEllenShow oops," KTLA entertainment report Sam Rubin didn’t get off that lucky when he confused Samuel L. Jackson who he was interviewing, with Laurence Fishburne.

Jackson was being interviewed live to promote the upcoming “RoboCop” remake — but it looked like Rubin had all his wires crossed confusing him with “The Matrix” and the former CSI star.

The 65-year old black actor ripped into the reporter after he was asked if he got a reaction to his Super Bowl commercial, instead he was referring to Fishburne’s KIA’s Matrix/ Morpheus themed ad.

Jackson replied, "What Super Bowl commercial? You're as crazy as the people on Twitter. I'm not Laurence Fishburne!"

Rubin scrambled desperately trying to apologize for his error, but Jackson wasn’t letting the reporter off the hook, as he continued his diatribe.

"We don't all look alike!

We may be all black and famous, but we don't all look alike! You're the entertainment reporter for this station, and you don't know the difference between me and Laurence Fishburne?"

“There must be a very short line for your job.”

Jackson was relentless as he added, "I'm the other guy, 'what's in your wallet,' I'm that guy”, referring to his fronting Capital One's Quicksilver credit card campaign. “He's the car commercial black guy, Morgan Freeman is the other credit card black guy. You only hear his voice though, so you probably won't confuse him with Laurence Fishburne."

Rubin twenty minutes later returned on air to apologize, calling his "shelacking well-deserved" given such "a very amateur mistake" and insisting that he does, in fact, know who Samuel L. Jackson is.

VIDEO Samuel L. Jackson rips into KTLA reporter after he confuses him with Laurence Fishburne

“First and foremost, I do know who Samuel L. Jackson is,” Rubin said in contrition. “I pride myself on the fact that, unlike a lot of people who do this kind of work, more often than not, I really do know what I’m talking about but I didn’t 30 minutes ago.

And I’m really embarrassed about it, and I very much apologize to Samuel L. Jackson and anyone else who was offended by what was a very amateur mistake.”

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