History ActorAllusion / LiveActionFilms

22nd Feb '18 3:21:16 PM ZSF
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** In the first film, there's a scene in which Brad Pitt's character is teaching pokers to a group of real-life actors, including Topher Grace. Danny (George Clooney) joins in, and says something to Grace about how hard it must be to cross over from TV to film (to which Grace replies, "Not for me!"). This is obviously supposed to be a reference to Grace's crossover from ''Series/That70sShow'' to feature films, but it also serves as a more subtle nod to Clooney's own start on ''Series/{{ER}}'' and subsequent Hollywood success.

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** In the first film, there's a scene in which Brad Pitt's character is teaching pokers poker to a group of real-life actors, including Topher Grace. Danny (George Clooney) joins in, and says something to Grace about how hard it must be to cross over from TV to film (to which Grace replies, "Not for me!"). This is obviously supposed to be a reference to Grace's crossover from ''Series/That70sShow'' to feature films, but it also serves as a more subtle nod to Clooney's own start on ''Series/{{ER}}'' and subsequent Hollywood success.
14th Feb '18 2:09:44 AM Cryoclaste
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** Also, Bill tells The Bride the legend of Pai Mei before he sends her to train with him. The story is a word-for-word recounting of the backstory of David Carradine's character from the ''Kung Fu'' TV series.

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** Also, Bill tells The Bride the legend of Pai Mei before he sends her to train with him. The story is a word-for-word recounting of the backstory of David Carradine's character from the ''Kung Fu'' ''Series/KungFu'' TV series.



* ''Film/{{Cannonball}}'': Look how Cannonball Buckman beats up the thug disguised as a motorcycle cop. [[KungFu Where have we seen David Carradine fight like this before?]]

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* ''Film/{{Cannonball}}'': Look how Cannonball Buckman beats up the thug disguised as a motorcycle cop. [[KungFu [[Series/KungFu Where have we seen David Carradine fight like this before?]]
9th Feb '18 4:24:35 PM ZSF
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** In the first film, there's a scene in which Brad Pitt's character is teaching pokers to a group of real-life actors, including Topher Grace. Danny (George Clooney) joins in, and says something to Grace about how hard it must be to cross over from TV to film (to which Grace replies, "Not for me!"). This is obviously supposed to be a reference to Grace's crossover from ''Television/That70sShow'' to feature films, but it also serves as a more subtle nod to Clooney's own start on ''Television/{{ER}}'' and subsequent Hollywood success.

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** In the first film, there's a scene in which Brad Pitt's character is teaching pokers to a group of real-life actors, including Topher Grace. Danny (George Clooney) joins in, and says something to Grace about how hard it must be to cross over from TV to film (to which Grace replies, "Not for me!"). This is obviously supposed to be a reference to Grace's crossover from ''Television/That70sShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' to feature films, but it also serves as a more subtle nod to Clooney's own start on ''Television/{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' and subsequent Hollywood success.
9th Feb '18 4:22:31 PM ZSF
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** In the first film, there's a scene in which Brad Pitt's character is teaching pokers to a group of real-life actors, including Topher Grace. Danny (George Clooney) joins in, and says something to Grace about how hard it must be to cross over from TV to film (to which Grace replies, "Not for me!"). This is obviously supposed to be a reference to Grace's crossover from ''Television/That70sShow'' to feature films, but it also serves as a more subtle nod to Clooney's own start on ''Television/{{ER}}'' and subsequent Hollywood success.
4th Feb '18 12:49:01 AM jormis29
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* In the 1995 horror film ''Mosquito'', the character played by Gunnar Hansen finds a chainsaw and notes that he hasn't used one in 20 years, an obvious nod to [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Hansen's most famous role]].

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* In the 1995 horror film ''Mosquito'', ''Film/{{Mosquito}}'', the character played by Gunnar Hansen finds a chainsaw and notes that he hasn't used one in 20 years, an obvious nod to [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Hansen's most famous role]].
1st Feb '18 6:17:47 PM nombretomado
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* Beulah Bondi played Ma Bailey in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. This was the fourth time she played Creator/JimmyStewart's mother on screen. Previously she played his mom in ''Vivacious Lady'', ''Of Human Hearts'', and ''MrSmithGoesToWashington''.

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* Beulah Bondi played Ma Bailey in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. This was the fourth time she played Creator/JimmyStewart's mother on screen. Previously she played his mom in ''Vivacious Lady'', ''Of Human Hearts'', and ''MrSmithGoesToWashington''.''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington''.
30th Jan '18 8:38:06 PM Gravidef
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* A rather odd example in ''Film/JerseyBoys'', which is to be expected as it's [[BasedOnATrueStory the story of how the Four Seasons came together]]. A young Joe Pesci is instrumental in introducing songwriter Bob Gaudio to the group. When Pesci eagerly turns up Gaudio's doorstep to tell him that he's arranged a meeting between him and the "Variety Trio" (the group consisting of the other three future Seasons), Gaudio, thinking it's a joke, says "very funny." A confused Pesci replies "Funny ''how?''" That question, and its delivery, are identical to the ''real'' Pesci's [[MemeticMutation infinitely quotable]] monologue from ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''.

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* A rather odd example in ''Film/JerseyBoys'', the film version of ''Theatre/JerseyBoys'', which is to be expected as it's [[BasedOnATrueStory the story of how the Four Seasons came together]]. A young Joe Pesci is instrumental in introducing songwriter Bob Gaudio to the group. When Pesci eagerly turns up Gaudio's doorstep to tell him that he's arranged a meeting between him and the "Variety Trio" (the group consisting of the other three future Seasons), Gaudio, thinking it's a joke, says "very funny." A confused Pesci replies "Funny ''how?''" That question, and its delivery, are identical to the ''real'' Pesci's [[MemeticMutation infinitely quotable]] monologue from ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''.
30th Jan '18 8:34:52 PM Gravidef
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* A rather odd example in ''Film/JerseyBoys'', which is to be expected as it's [[BasedOnATrueStory the story of how the Four Seasons came together]]. A young Joe Pesci is instrumental in introducing songwriter Bob Gaudio to the group. When Pesci eagerly turns up Gaudio's doorstep to tell him that he's arranged a meeting between him and the "Variety Trio" (the group consisting of the other three future Seasons), Gaudio, thinking it's a joke, says "very funny." A confused Pesci replies "Funny ''how?''" That question, and its delivery, are identical to the ''real'' Pesci's [[MemeticMutation infinitely quotable]] monologue from ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''.
27th Jan '18 1:36:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheFreshman'' is all about this trope. Creator/MarlonBrando plays a powerful, shadowy, charismatic crime boss whose resemblance to [[Film/TheGodfather Don Vito Corleone]] is remarked on by all the other characters. MatthewBroderick's character tells Marlon Brando's, "You know, you look an awful lot like Film/TheGodfather." The problem was that Marlon Brando tripled his body mass between movies, so he didn't really look that much like he did in ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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* ''Film/TheFreshman'' is all about this trope. Creator/MarlonBrando plays a powerful, shadowy, charismatic crime boss whose resemblance to [[Film/TheGodfather Don Vito Corleone]] is remarked on by all the other characters. MatthewBroderick's Creator/MatthewBroderick's character tells Marlon Brando's, "You know, you look an awful lot like Film/TheGodfather." The problem was that Marlon Brando tripled his body mass between movies, so he didn't really look that much like he did in ''Film/TheGodfather''.
24th Jan '18 3:08:53 PM costanton11
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** The film features a particularly tangled ActorAllusion. Creator/CharlieSheen, as Topper Harley, rides a boat through a swamp and in voice-over makes an entry in his journal, reciting dialogue that is almost identical to one of his monologues from ''Film/{{Platoon}}''. But he's distracted by another voice-over -- he looks up to see MartinSheen, his real-life father, heading towards him in another boat while re-enacting one of his monologues from ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. To cap it off, the two notice each other, stand up, and as the boats speed past, give each other a thumb's-up and reference yet another movie, in which ''both'' Sheens appeared: "I loved you in ''Film/WallStreet''!"

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** The film features a particularly tangled ActorAllusion. Creator/CharlieSheen, as Topper Harley, rides a boat through a swamp and in voice-over makes an entry in his journal, reciting dialogue that is almost identical to one of his monologues from ''Film/{{Platoon}}''. But he's distracted by another voice-over -- he looks up to see MartinSheen, Creator/MartinSheen, his real-life father, heading towards him in another boat while re-enacting one of his monologues from ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. To cap it off, the two notice each other, stand up, and as the boats speed past, give each other a thumb's-up and reference yet another movie, in which ''both'' Sheens appeared: "I loved you in ''Film/WallStreet''!"
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