Elijah Wood finds it ''amusing'' when he's mistaken for Daniel Radcliffe.

The 35-year-old actor - who has similar facial appearances to the 'Harry Potter' star - has admitted people often mix him up with the English hunk, 27, but he no longer gets frustrated with the confusion and finds himself having a little chuckle to himself.

Speaking to the Telegraph newspaper, he said: ''It's really common. I ran into somebody the other day and they said, 'I loved you in 'Swiss Army Man' (which stars Daniel). I was like, 'Oh, there we go again!' I actually find it really amusing.''

But it's not just Elijah who is often left red faced by the error as the 'Sin City' star has heard that Daniel - who shot to fame at the tender age of 11 - also has to deal with it.

He added after a brief pause: ''Apparently the same happens to him with me.''

Much like Daniel, Elijah shot to fame as a child when he starred in the 1990 TV series 'Child in the Night' as Luke - a role that landed him a nomination for the Young Artist Award - but he believes he managed to stay grounded thanks to his family.

He explained: ''I was lucky in the sense that I started work very young but had a solid family base provided by my mother. She instilled a strong sense of perspective and humility in me from a very early age.''

But his friend Brad Renfro - who also shot to fame as a child - wasn't so lucky and passed away at the age of 25 from an accidental heroin overdose.

Elijah said: ''That kind of excess has never interested me. I find it boring. But I don't envy people who are suddenly thrust into fame, because there are no tools to understand how to deal with that.''