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27th Aug '16 4:04:46 PM H2SO4
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* On ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' the Russo family is said to be Mexican-Italian. The only one of the children to be of Mexican-Italian ethnicity is Music/SelenaGomez. In reality the Russos were written to be an Irish family, but were changed to Mexican-Italian to accommodate Gomez's casting.

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* On ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' the Russo family is said to be Mexican-Italian. The only one of the children to be of Mexican-Italian ethnicity is Music/SelenaGomez. In reality the Russos were written to be an Irish family, but were changed to Mexican-Italian to accommodate Gomez's casting. Of course, Jerry, the father, is of Italian descent, just like his actor David DeLuise.
15th Aug '16 2:34:16 AM KYCubbie
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* Another famous example is that of Wrestling/PaulBearer, most famous as manager of Wrestling/TheUndertaker. In real life, Bill Moody was a funeral director who owned and ran a funeral home until his death in 2013.
8th Aug '16 6:05:45 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': Creator/MelanieLaurent really is a French Jew. Her grandfather had survived deportation to a concentration camp in WorldWarTwo. She was pleased with being the "face of Jewish vengeance" and felt he would be happy about it as well.

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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': Creator/MelanieLaurent really is a French Jew. Her grandfather had survived deportation to a concentration camp in WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. She was pleased with being the "face of Jewish vengeance" and felt he would be happy about it as well.
24th Jul '16 7:35:37 PM Fireblood
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* Creator/WillemDafoe is an American with a Dutch surname, just like his character in ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' Peter van Houten .

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* Creator/WillemDafoe is an American with a Dutch surname, just like his character in ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' Peter van Houten . Houten.
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': Creator/MelanieLaurent really is a French Jew. Her grandfather had survived deportation to a concentration camp in WorldWarTwo. She was pleased with being the "face of Jewish vengeance" and felt he would be happy about it as well.
7th Jul '16 12:49:24 AM aishwarya
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* In ''Theatre/TheBrowningVersion'' and its famous 1951 film adaptation, protagonist Andrew Crocker-Harris is a classics (i.e. Greek and Latin) master in a respected public school. Sir Creator/MichaelRedgrave, who portrays Crocker-Harris, was also a schoolmaster in a prestigious public school in RealLife before he became an actor. However, he taught modern languages (English, French and German) and was more of a CoolTeacher rather than Crocker-Harris's SternTeacher.
11th Jun '16 5:31:23 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', the Silver King, Adolf K. Weismann, who is German, is voiced by Creator/TetsuyaKakihara, who grew up in Germany and speaks fluent German. Averted in that, as of the first two seasons and Missing Kings, he hasn't spoken German in the show... but at least one more animation project has been greenlit, so it could (and should) happen. (He hasn't had the most screentime, since [[spoiler: he's spent the series thus far body-swapped with Creator/DaisukeNamikawa 's character]], but [[spoiler: he's back in his original body]] as of the end of Return of Kings).
6th Jun '16 11:33:17 AM Doug86
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* In ''Series/McHalesNavy'', Creator/ErnestBorgnine wore a hat badge that always seemed smaller than any of his costars'. This is because everyone else was using badges that came from the central costuming department and that were then-current (1960s) US Navy issue that were inaccurately large for the UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo period. Borgnine's badge was his own personal property, kept by him from his active-duty days in the Navy, which began before Pearl Harbor--and he had already been discharged and reenlisted because of the attack, much like [=McHale=].

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* In ''Series/McHalesNavy'', Creator/ErnestBorgnine wore a hat badge that always seemed smaller than any of his costars'. This is because everyone else was using badges that came from the central costuming department and that were then-current (1960s) US Navy issue that were inaccurately large for the UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII period. Borgnine's badge was his own personal property, kept by him from his active-duty days in the Navy, which began before Pearl Harbor--and he had already been discharged and reenlisted because of the attack, much like [=McHale=].
25th May '16 3:01:05 PM Anddrix
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* Creator/WilliamDafoe is an American with a Dutch surname, just like his character in ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' Peter van Houten .

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* Creator/WilliamDafoe Creator/WillemDafoe is an American with a Dutch surname, just like his character in ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' Peter van Houten .
25th May '16 2:59:16 PM Anddrix
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* Creator/WilliamDafoe is an American with a Dutch surname, just like his character in ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' Peter van Houten .
18th May '16 3:43:37 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/ExMachina'', Caleb says that his parents were teachers. Creator/DomnhallGleeson's [[Creator/BrendanGleeson father]] was a teacher before he was an actor.

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* In ''Film/ExMachina'', Caleb says that his parents were teachers. Creator/DomnhallGleeson's Creator/DomhnallGleeson's [[Creator/BrendanGleeson father]] was a teacher before he was an actor.
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