We all have trouble remembering our own histories as we get older, and it turns out Hollywood luminaries are no different.
Stars: They're just like us.
Jack Black has been around the Hollywood block a while. After all, High Fidelity, the film that made him a star, was almost 20 years ago. And with 154 acting credits on IMDb, it's probably a bit of a challenge to keep them all straight.
Which is probably why, during a recent red carpet interview, Black just full-on face-planted when asked to recall one of his biggest film roles ever.
Jack Black forgot he was in a holiday movie for a second there https://t.co/b6KdWR1hXY— Variety (@Variety)1575953655.0
While chatting with a Variety reporter at the premiere of the new movie Jumanji: The Next Level in which he stars, Black was asked which Yuletide movie was his favorite.
He picked Elf—which is a great choice beloved by many!
Except like... Jack Black was in one of many people's perennial holiday favorites. So one would expect he'd name that one, right?
The reporter was as surprised as the rest of us at Black's choice, hailing his "humility" in not naming his own movie. To which Black responded blankly:
"Do I have a holiday movie?"
Um, yes Jack! Yes you very much do! But Black struggled to recall:
"Which one is mine?"
Oh, IDK, Jack, just the enormously beloved 2006 Christmas classic The Holiday directed by legendary romcom helmer Nancy Meyers and starring not only you, but also Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law.
No big deal.
It finally dawned on Black and he took the gaffe with the kind of "yeah that's what I meant" aplomb only he could muster:
"Oh , 'The Holiday', obviously, 'The Holiday'. Nancy Meyers. Genius!"
And with that, he took off down the red carpet with vim and vigor. The most skilled of recoveries.
On Twitter, folks were delighted by the ultimate Hollywood brain lapse.
@Variety he is too good for us— Kayla (@Kayla)1576011317.0
@PrettyThingsxox @Variety The way he stops and stares at the camera 😂 https://t.co/eeIV3CIBxV— Lauren Thompson (@Lauren Thompson)1576085536.0
Hello, I LOVE this 😂😂 https://t.co/Q5KHOnAnoZ— elsy (@elsy)1576080649.0
@Variety Love this guy. So eccentric. I would pay money to watch him and Jeff Goldblum just have a conversation.— TheWaldbauer (@TheWaldbauer)1576078649.0
@Variety I love him so much - wholesome, rad always.— kiki (@kiki)1576008670.0
@Variety When the teacher asks me a question I definitely don’t know the answer too https://t.co/hvaS3b3eZ5— Jackie (@Jackie)1576082531.0
Though some couldn't help but wonder if Black's memory lapse was due to a certain... recreational activity...
@Variety Stoned AF! HAHA— California Matthew (@California Matthew)1576077579.0
@CarlaSnuggs To be fair, I think he's a bit stoned here. 😄— Jenét (@Jenét)1576085317.0
And while Jack Black may not remember The Holiday, plenty of others certainly do--and very fondly.
@Variety I have to watch The Holiday every year around Christmas. Just watched it yesterday.— K Dot (@K Dot)1576078951.0
@Variety I watch The Holiday every year at Christmas time... and The Family Stone and This Christmas.. ❤️🎄🥰— PennyW (@PennyW)1575955649.0
Anyway, if he hadn't been already, this should cement Jack Black in the pantheon of Hollywood luminaries: so legendary he forgets his own movies.