History ActorAllusion / LiveActionFilms

7th Feb '17 10:04:18 AM erforce
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* ''Film/HappyGilmore'' managed the impressive feat of getting in at least three with Carl Weathers, who plays Happy's golfing mentor Chubbs, all during the course of a single scene. First, Happy, (who sneers at golf in the early sections of the film) asks Chubbs why a big guy like him isn't playing a "real" sport like football. (Weathers was once a pro football player.) Chubbs claims his mother wouldn't let him play any dangerous sports, and after thinking it over for a few seconds, Happy remarks might be for the best. (Weathers played Apollo Creed from the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' movies, [[CasualtyInTheRing who died in the ring]] during the 4th film). Lastly, Chubbs is missing a hand, and Weathers' character from ''Film/{{Predator}}'' had his arm cut off and sent flying into the air shortly before he died.

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* ''Film/HappyGilmore'' managed the impressive feat of getting in at least three with Carl Weathers, who plays Happy's golfing mentor Chubbs, all during the course of a single scene. First, Happy, (who sneers at golf in the early sections of the film) asks Chubbs why a big guy like him isn't playing a "real" sport like football. (Weathers was once a pro football player.) Chubbs claims his mother wouldn't let him play any dangerous sports, and after thinking it over for a few seconds, Happy remarks might be for the best. (Weathers played Apollo Creed from the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' movies, [[CasualtyInTheRing who died in the ring]] during the 4th film). Lastly, Chubbs is missing a hand, and Weathers' character from ''Film/{{Predator}}'' had his arm cut off and sent flying into the air shortly before he died.
30th Dec '16 10:14:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheRundown'': At the beginning of the movie, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] is destroying the football players in the night club. One of them receives a Rock Bottom, his [[ShoutOut finisher]] in Wrestling/{{WWE}}.

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* ''Film/TheRundown'': At the beginning of the movie, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] Wrestling/TheRock is destroying the football players in the night club. One of them receives a Rock Bottom, his [[ShoutOut finisher]] in Wrestling/{{WWE}}.



* At one point in ''Film/PainAndGain'' Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.

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* At one point in ''Film/PainAndGain'' Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) Wrestling/DwayneJohnson) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.
23rd Dec '16 11:23:41 AM DarcyFoster
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* During Hawk-Eye's [[Main/TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "reason you suck" speech]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', he calls Tony "the futurist" - the name of an album Robert Downey Jr released in 2004.
15th Dec '16 12:14:06 AM Doug86
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* The Norwegian war movie ''Film/NineLives1957'', directed by Arne Skouen, has a married couple helping the hero in a critical phase - played by actors Alf Malland and Henny Moan. At some point in the movie, the two have to fight their way through a blizzard, with the wife (Moan) almost collapsing in the snow. Five years after ''Nine Lives'' producer Arne Skouen made ''Film/ColdTracks'', once again with Malland and Moan in central roles, and once again, Moan collapses during a blizzard (in ''Cold Tracks'', she does it ''twice''). This movie also retold events from WorldWarII.

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* The Norwegian war movie ''Film/NineLives1957'', directed by Arne Skouen, has a married couple helping the hero in a critical phase - played by actors Alf Malland and Henny Moan. At some point in the movie, the two have to fight their way through a blizzard, with the wife (Moan) almost collapsing in the snow. Five years after ''Nine Lives'' producer Arne Skouen made ''Film/ColdTracks'', once again with Malland and Moan in central roles, and once again, Moan collapses during a blizzard (in ''Cold Tracks'', she does it ''twice''). This movie also retold events from WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* ''Hell is for Heroes'' is for the most part a gritty WorldWarII action film... except for a brief sequence in which comedian Bob Newhart, at the time best known for his one-sided telephone conversation comedy routines, appears as a G.I. After the Americans discover a German bug in their camp, Newhart's character is forced to improvise a one-sided telephone conversation making it seem like the Americans are in a better position than they actually are.

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* ''Hell is for Heroes'' is for the most part a gritty WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII action film... except for a brief sequence in which comedian Bob Newhart, at the time best known for his one-sided telephone conversation comedy routines, appears as a G.I. After the Americans discover a German bug in their camp, Newhart's character is forced to improvise a one-sided telephone conversation making it seem like the Americans are in a better position than they actually are.
27th Nov '16 4:14:01 PM eroock
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* In ''Sex and the Single Girl'' (1964), Tony Curtis's character has to wear a woman's robe, because his clothes are wet. He says he looks like "Jack Lemmon did, in [[SomeLikeItHot that movie]], where he dressed up like a girl." Later, he's several times said to be looking like Lemmon.

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* In ''Sex and the Single Girl'' (1964), Tony Curtis's Creator/TonyCurtis' character has to wear a woman's robe, because his clothes are wet. He says he looks like "Jack Lemmon did, in [[SomeLikeItHot that movie]], where he dressed up like a girl." Later, he's several times said to be looking like Lemmon.
2nd Nov '16 8:56:23 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':



*** The trucker in the movie is played by George Buza, who voiced Beast in [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} the 90s cartoon]].
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': For the FBI agent who interrogates Mystique, it should have been a cakewalk compared to [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter.]]

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*** The trucker in the movie is played by George Buza, who voiced Beast in [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} [[WesternAnimation/XMen the 90s '90s cartoon]].
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': For the FBI agent who interrogates Mystique, it should have been a cakewalk compared to [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter.]]Lecter]].



** ''Film/TheWolverine'': In TheStinger, [[spoiler:Magneto warns of "dark forces approaching," which is from ''Lord of the Rings''.]]

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** ''Film/TheWolverine'': In TheStinger, [[spoiler:Magneto warns of "dark forces approaching," which is from ''Lord of the Rings''.]]''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'']].



*** Bolivar Trask has a portrait in his office where he is holding an ArtificialLimb to give to a wheelchair-bound young girl, thus showing his love for [[Series/GameOfThrones cripples, bastards and broken things.]] He also gets [[spoiler: convicted of treason in this story, though at least in this tale he actually committed it.]]

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*** Bolivar Trask has a portrait in his office where he is holding an ArtificialLimb to give to a wheelchair-bound young girl, thus showing his love for [[Series/GameOfThrones cripples, bastards and broken things.]] things]]. He also gets [[spoiler: convicted [[spoiler:convicted of treason in this story, though although at least in this tale he actually committed it.]]it]].



*** Lampshaded by Creator/JamesMcAvoy when talking about his character's '70s clothing in [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/02/25/james-mcavoy-xavier-hates-magneto-in-days-of-future-past this interview]].

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*** Lampshaded by Creator/JamesMcAvoy when talking about his character's '70s clothing in [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/02/25/james-mcavoy-xavier-hates-magneto-in-days-of-future-past this interview]].interview.]]


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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** Creator/JamesMcAvoy had portrayed an {{Adorkable}}, idealistic intellectual with a feathered mullet who is smitten by a beautiful woman in ''Film/StarterForTen'', which mostly took place at a school in 1985. This [[http://intowhiteness.tumblr.com/post/135049863812/i-see-no-lies Tumblr post]] even pokes fun at the strong resemblance between Professor X and Brian Jackson.
*** Charles' opening narration about powers, including prophecy, and being worshipped as a god because of them (with a desert scene, no less) alludes to [=McAvoy=]'s role as Leto Atreides II in ''Series/ChildrenOfDune''. Moreover, Xavier and Jean Grey have a very close surrogate father-daughter relationship because of their telepathy, which mirrors the emotionally intimate sibling bond between Leto and his twin sister Ghanima, who are both pre-born, and therefore are plagued by the "voices" of their genetic ancestors. Like Professor X, Leto is also kidnapped, [[spoiler:forcibly placed on a slab, and undergoes an agonizing mental assault]] which causes him to nearly [[spoiler:lose his identity]]. Both characters survive and become tougher because of it.
*** Mystique has now become an inspiration to mutants around the world for rebelling against authority, much in the same way that [[Film/TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen]] has.
16th Oct '16 2:17:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a way in ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'' - VinDiesel's character, Kaulder, is based on a character created by the actor for a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game.

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* In a way in ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'' - VinDiesel's Creator/VinDiesel's character, Kaulder, is based on a character created by the actor for a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game.
14th Oct '16 11:16:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lynda Carter's line in the movie ''Film/SkyHigh'', "I'm not Wonder Woman, you know." Lynda Carter played Franchise/WonderWoman in the [[Series/WonderWoman TV series]].

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* Lynda Carter's line in the movie ''Film/SkyHigh'', ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', "I'm not Wonder Woman, you know." Lynda Carter played Franchise/WonderWoman in the [[Series/WonderWoman TV series]].
4th Sep '16 11:28:21 PM erforce
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* ''ThePinkPanther Strikes Again'' features Dreyfus mocking the Phantom of the Opera, [[OminousPipeOrgan playing a huge pipe organ]] in a similar matter. In truth, Herbert Lom played both roles -- he was the Phantom in the [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1962 Hammer Films version from 1962]].

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* ''ThePinkPanther Strikes Again'' ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'' features Dreyfus mocking the Phantom of the Opera, [[OminousPipeOrgan playing a huge pipe organ]] in a similar matter. In truth, Herbert Lom played both roles -- he was the Phantom in the [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1962 Hammer Films version from 1962]].



* In the opening scene of ''Film/TheFiendishPlotOfDrFuManchu'', Creator/PeterSellers-as-Fu notes "Your face is familiar" to the servant bringing him (but ultimately spilling) his Elixir Vitae. This references the actors' roles in ThePinkPanther films -- Sellers was Inspector Clouseau while Burt Kwouk, the servant in question, played his sidekick Cato.

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* In the opening scene of ''Film/TheFiendishPlotOfDrFuManchu'', Creator/PeterSellers-as-Fu notes "Your face is familiar" to the servant bringing him (but ultimately spilling) his Elixir Vitae. This references the actors' roles in ThePinkPanther ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' films -- Sellers was Inspector Clouseau while Burt Kwouk, the servant in question, played his sidekick Cato.
2nd Sep '16 9:43:08 PM libertydude
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* During the restaurant scene in ''Film/MajorLeague'', Vaughn (played by Creator/CharlieSheen) comments that the tie he's wearing makes him "feel like a banker". This was two years after Sheen had starred in ''Film/WallStreet'', where he played a stockbroker.
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