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19th Aug '17 12:47:12 PM thatother1dude
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* Slim Pickens, who famously played the B-52 bomber commander and pilot in ''Film/DrStrangelove'', was not told that the movie was a comedy during filming, and played his part straight.
** And he's still hilarious, because Slim Pickens is ''just that funny.''
** The movie also provides a slight variant for Creator/GeorgeCScott: he was told to [[LargeHam ham it up]] for a "practice take" before the real takes. Guess which takes wound up in the actual movie. Scott was not happy, and vowed never to work with Creator/StanleyKubrick again.

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* ''Film/DrStrangelove'':
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Slim Pickens, who famously played the B-52 bomber commander and pilot in ''Film/DrStrangelove'', pilot, was not told that the movie was a comedy during filming, and played his part straight.
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straight. And he's still hilarious, because Slim Pickens is ''just that funny.''
** The movie also provides a A slight variant for with Creator/GeorgeCScott: he was told to [[LargeHam ham it up]] for a "practice take" before the real takes. Guess which takes wound up in the actual movie. Scott was not happy, and vowed never to work with Creator/StanleyKubrick again.
13th Aug '17 12:42:34 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/VeraDrake'' only Imelda Staunton knew ahead of time what the real plot of the film was. It wasn't until the actors playing the police knocked on the door of the rehearsal house that the rest of the cast found out [[spoiler: Vera was performing illegal backstreet abortions]].

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* In ''Film/VeraDrake'' only Imelda Staunton Creator/ImeldaStaunton knew ahead of time what the real plot of the film was. It wasn't until the actors playing the police knocked on the door of the rehearsal house that the rest of the cast found out [[spoiler: Vera was performing illegal backstreet abortions]].
24th Jul '17 4:48:28 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Creator/VicMignogna has told fans that he did this on purpose while filming so his reactions as Edward are genuine; for example, his shock at [[spoiler:arriving in our world]] in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version's]] penultimate episode. He did it again in ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* According to several members of the English cast of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the director ran the both this way for most of the series. More specific stories would be very interesting.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Creator/VicMignogna has told fans that he did this kept himself in the dark about the show's plot on purpose while filming so his reactions as Edward are genuine; for example, his shock at [[spoiler:arriving in our world]] in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version's]] penultimate episode. He did it again in ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* According to several members of the English cast of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the director ran the both booth this way for most of the series. More specific stories would be very interesting.
23rd Jul '17 4:29:49 PM DemoDemon
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* Sigourney Weaver did this to herself during the filming of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. She reportedly steered clear of the props used to depict the Alien Queen during the filming, in order not to desensitize herself to it so she could show proper fear when she would meet it in the movie.
8th Jul '17 1:42:24 AM FurryKef
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* In ''Film/TheBoysInCompanyC'', DrillSergeantNasty Sgt. Loyce (played by Creator/RLeeErmey) inspects the possessions of new recruits. Loyce asks one of them, "What's that in your pocket? Lipstick?". The recruit pulled out what turned out to be a switchblade and flipped it open. Ermey, not expecting this, immediately cowered and screamed, "JESUS! PUT THE GODDAMN THING ON THE TABLE!"
8th Jul '17 1:08:05 AM FurryKef
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* In ''Film/TheBoysInCompanyC'', DrillSergeantNasty Sgt. Loyce (played by Creator/RLeeErmey) inspects the possessions of new recruits. Loyce asks one of them, "What's that in your pocket? Lipstick?". The recruit pulled out what turned out to be a switchblade and flipped it open. Ermey, not expecting this, immediately cowered and screamed, "JESUS! PUT THE GODDAMN THING ON THE TABLE!"
15th Jun '17 1:12:37 PM TinMan
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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' thrives on this one. Notably, [[spoiler:Sarah Clarke]] was not told that [[spoiler:Nina]] would be the Season One mole until about episode 12.

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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' thrives on this one. Notably, [[spoiler:Sarah Clarke]] was not told that [[spoiler:Nina]] would be the Season One mole until about episode 12. Likewise, in Season 5, Gregory Itzin didn't know his character was the BigBad until the episode in which it was revealed. [[spoiler:Said character happened to be the President of the United States.]]
8th May '17 7:11:06 PM VoxAquila
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* In ''{{Theatre/Doubt}}'', the only people who know whether Father Flynn is guilty of the molestation charges that form the crux of the plot are the actors who played him in the original stage and film versions, since they were told so by author John Patrick Shanley himself.

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* In ''{{Theatre/Doubt}}'', the only people who know whether Father Flynn is guilty of the molestation charges that form the crux of the plot are the actors who played him in the original stage and film versions, since they were told so by author John Patrick Shanley himself. At least [[Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman one of the actors]] took the secret to his grave.
20th Mar '17 5:06:28 PM eroock
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Amanda Abbington has said she was unaware of Mary's back-story before receiving the script for episode ''[[Recap/SherlockS03E03HisLastVow His Last Vow]]''. Had she known ahead of time, she would have played the role differently in her previous episodes.
29th Dec '16 10:38:45 AM AireDaleDogz
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* While recording for the ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' episode "Yang Xiao Long vs. Tifa Lockhart", neither Yang's voice actress nor Tifa's knew who was going to win the fight. They only saw the result when the episode aired.
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