Well, he may have the ramp neurosis, but he does not seem to possess the fictional character fixation or the mental actor database:
MV: R! While I was waiting for a prescription today, I skimmed a Vanity Fair article about the new Indiana Jones movie. Karen Allen is in it! He looks at me blankly. Marion Ravenwood! The only worthy Jones love object returns! R. feigns mild interest. And Shia LaBeouf is in it, who was in "Transformers."
R: Which part?
MV: The...teenager. (Please note I have not seen "Transformers," but he accepted this explanation). No one will confirm this, but the rumors are that he plays Indy and Marion's son! And they're fighting the Soviets, and it takes place in 1962, and Cate Blanchett plays an evil Soviet woman. R. smiles at me and disappears into the bathroom. I go into the dining room and sit down with my coffee.
R: calling from the kitchen What's the artifact?