Sometimes it's difficult to tell people apart. But that shouldn't hinder anyone's ability to write about what they please. When in doubt go with what your gut tells you, seek professional opinions only when necessary. Here are two fun examples of mistaken identity occurring in relation to Japanese film.
Close Enough (Nth Degrees of Separation)
In all fairness Asian Crush handles the streaming rights for mainly contemporary films (for instance: posting about Lee Byung-hun being in Red 2 and then showing a picture of Song Kang-ho would have been quite shameful). They also admitted the mistake on Facebook. And Tatsuya Nakadai deserves a star just as much as Mifune does.
Spot the Mistake Click bait Edition
On a list claiming to know the ten films by Kenji Mizoguchi you need to watch, there is surprisingly an image of Mikio Naruse instead. Thankfully all films listed were actually made by Mizoguchi. In all fairness this one was posted back in July of 2014 and international guidelines give a five year grace period for corrections be made. And maybe the picture meant Naruse needed to catch up on his Mizoguchi.
What's worse is that image of Naruse is now one of the top images when searching for Mizoguchi on Google.
If anyone knows of any more please write in the comments section below even if they come from Cinema Adrift. I believe the Oscars once had a mix-up during an In Memoriam segment but couldn't find the video. In the mean time, remember that face recognition is fun.