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28th Apr '16 7:30:09 AM SomeoneElse17
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** Clarke is no stranger to this. Has reprised his voice of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' villain Cell in the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi Budokai Tenkaichi'' series under the pseudonym "Dartanian Nickelback".

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** Clarke is no stranger to this. Has reprised his voice of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' villain Cell in the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai Budokai]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi Budokai Tenkaichi'' Tenkaichi]]'' series of games under the pseudonym "Dartanian Nickelback".
28th Apr '16 7:29:37 AM SomeoneElse17
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** Clarke is no stranger to this. Has reprised his voice of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' villain Cell in the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi Budokai Tenkaichi'' series under the pseudonym "Dartanian Nickelback".
22nd Apr '16 10:02:35 PM Zeke
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* D. G. Chichester still had five issues left in his ''{{Daredevil}}'' contract when he found out he was going to be fired. He wrote those issues, #338-342, under the byline Alan Smithee in protest. (A few years later, he returned under his own name to write #380, the last issue before the Marvel Knights relaunch.)
22nd Apr '16 6:05:47 PM jameygamer
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* As noted in the trope description above, the practice of using "Alan Smithee" ended with ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn''. The film itself was a LampshadeHanging on the very concept of using "Alan Smithee" as a pseudonym: the titular in-movie director who wants his name out of the film really ''is'' named Alan Smithee. Veteran director Arthur Hiller (of ''Film/LoveStory'' and many, many other films) was unhappy with the film's script and end result, and requested that his name be removed from the final product (and, sure enough, [[CueIrony he got credited as Alan Smithee]]. No, ''really''). This is what led to the Director's Guild discontinuing the practice. Hiller, on the other hand, [[CreatorKiller wouldn't direct another project for more than a decade]] due to ''Burn Hollywood Burn'''s universal savaging and extremely low box office gross. It was also Strike Number Three for writer Joe Eszterhas after ''Showgirls'' and ''Jade'' in 1995; this film sent him from being the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood to the C-list of writers. Finally, it was one of several busts that convinced [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company,]] who released this through their Hollywood Pictures label, to shut that brand down for a while. As far as legacy goes, this is one of the films on Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list, getting a zero star rating from him]], and has six GoldenRaspberryAwards, one of which is for Worst Picture of 1998.

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* As noted in the trope description above, the practice of using "Alan Smithee" ended with ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn''. The film itself was a LampshadeHanging on the very concept of using "Alan Smithee" as a pseudonym: the titular in-movie director who wants his name out of the film really ''is'' named Alan Smithee. Veteran director Arthur Hiller (of ''Film/LoveStory'' and many, many other films) was unhappy with the film's script and end result, and requested that his name be removed from the final product (and, sure enough, [[CueIrony he got credited as Alan Smithee]]. No, ''really''). This is what led to the Director's Guild discontinuing the practice. Hiller, on the other hand, [[CreatorKiller wouldn't direct another project for more than a decade]] due to ''Burn Hollywood Burn'''s universal savaging and extremely low box office gross. It was also Strike Number Three for writer Joe Eszterhas after ''Showgirls'' and ''Jade'' in 1995; this film sent him from being the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood to the C-list of writers. Finally, it was one of several busts that convinced [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company,]] who released this through their Hollywood Pictures label, to shut that brand down for a while. As far as legacy goes, this is one of the films on Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list, getting a zero star rating from him]], and has six GoldenRaspberryAwards, [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Golden Raspberry Awards]], one of which is for Worst Picture of 1998.
22nd Apr '16 6:05:03 PM jameygamer
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* As noted in the trope description above, the practice of using "Alan Smithee" ended with ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn''. The film itself was a LampshadeHanging on the very concept of using "Alan Smithee" as a pseudonym: the titular in-movie director who wants his name out of the film really ''is'' named Alan Smithee. Veteran director Arthur Hiller (of ''Film/LoveStory'' and many, many other films) was unhappy with the film's script and end result, and requested that his name be removed from the final product (and, sure enough, [[CueIrony he got credited as Alan Smithee]]. No, ''really''). This is what led to the Director's Guild discontinuing the practice. Hiller, on the other hand, [[CreatorKiller wouldn't direct another project for more than a decade]] due to ''Burn Hollywood Burn'''s universal savaging and extremely low box office gross. It was also Strike Number Three for writer Joe Eszterhas after ''Showgirls'' and ''Jade'' in 1995; this film sent him from being the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood to the C-list of writers. Finally, it was one of several busts that convinced [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company,]] who released this through their Hollywood Pictures label, to shut that brand down for a while.

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* As noted in the trope description above, the practice of using "Alan Smithee" ended with ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn''. The film itself was a LampshadeHanging on the very concept of using "Alan Smithee" as a pseudonym: the titular in-movie director who wants his name out of the film really ''is'' named Alan Smithee. Veteran director Arthur Hiller (of ''Film/LoveStory'' and many, many other films) was unhappy with the film's script and end result, and requested that his name be removed from the final product (and, sure enough, [[CueIrony he got credited as Alan Smithee]]. No, ''really''). This is what led to the Director's Guild discontinuing the practice. Hiller, on the other hand, [[CreatorKiller wouldn't direct another project for more than a decade]] due to ''Burn Hollywood Burn'''s universal savaging and extremely low box office gross. It was also Strike Number Three for writer Joe Eszterhas after ''Showgirls'' and ''Jade'' in 1995; this film sent him from being the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood to the C-list of writers. Finally, it was one of several busts that convinced [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company,]] who released this through their Hollywood Pictures label, to shut that brand down for a while. As far as legacy goes, this is one of the films on Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list, getting a zero star rating from him]], and has six GoldenRaspberryAwards, one of which is for Worst Picture of 1998.
22nd Apr '16 6:02:26 PM jameygamer
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* As noted in the trope description above, the practice of using "Alan Smithee" ended with ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn''. The film itself was a LampshadeHanging on the very concept of using "Alan Smithee" as a pseudonym: the titular in-movie director who wants his name out of the film really ''is'' named Alan Smithee. Veteran director Arthur Hiller (of ''Film/LoveStory'' and many, many other films) was unhappy with the film's script and end result, and requested that his name be removed from the final product (and, sure enough, [[CueIrony he got credited as Alan Smithee]]. No, ''really''). This is what led to the Director's Guild discontinuing the practice. Hiller, on the other hand, [[CreatorKiller wouldn't direct another project for more than a decade]] due to ''Burn Hollywood Burn'''s universal savaging and extremely low box office gross.

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* As noted in the trope description above, the practice of using "Alan Smithee" ended with ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn''. The film itself was a LampshadeHanging on the very concept of using "Alan Smithee" as a pseudonym: the titular in-movie director who wants his name out of the film really ''is'' named Alan Smithee. Veteran director Arthur Hiller (of ''Film/LoveStory'' and many, many other films) was unhappy with the film's script and end result, and requested that his name be removed from the final product (and, sure enough, [[CueIrony he got credited as Alan Smithee]]. No, ''really''). This is what led to the Director's Guild discontinuing the practice. Hiller, on the other hand, [[CreatorKiller wouldn't direct another project for more than a decade]] due to ''Burn Hollywood Burn'''s universal savaging and extremely low box office gross. It was also Strike Number Three for writer Joe Eszterhas after ''Showgirls'' and ''Jade'' in 1995; this film sent him from being the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood to the C-list of writers. Finally, it was one of several busts that convinced [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company,]] who released this through their Hollywood Pictures label, to shut that brand down for a while.
19th Apr '16 1:13:20 PM theenglishman
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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'', with one of the supporting characters being a kid by the name of Luka Alan Smithee.

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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'', with one of the supporting characters being a kid by the name of Luka [[{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} Luka]] Alan Smithee.
11th Apr '16 1:41:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Season 4 episode of ''LaFemmeNikita'' "Catch a Falling Star" was directed by Alan Smithee, known to his parents in this case as Joseph L. Scanlan.

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* The Season 4 episode of ''LaFemmeNikita'' ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'' "Catch a Falling Star" was directed by Alan Smithee, known to his parents in this case as Joseph L. Scanlan.
28th Mar '16 2:30:36 PM 3rdStringPG
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* Creator/PaulVerhoeven used the pseudonym Jan Jensen (apparently a Dutch version of "Alan Smithee") for the TV edit of his 1995 bomb ''Showgirls''.
18th Mar '16 2:37:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Before 1999, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'', which revolves around a director actually ''named'' Alan Smithee wanting his name removed from his film. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the [[EpicFail film's director Arthur Hiller wanting]] ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant that a movie with the name "Alan Smithee" in the title had to be credited, under DGA rules, to ''Alan Smithee'') caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis.

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Before 1999, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'', which revolves around a director actually ''named'' Alan Smithee wanting his name removed from his film. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the [[EpicFail film's director Arthur Hiller wanting]] wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant that a movie with the name "Alan Smithee" in the title had to be credited, under DGA rules, to ''Alan Smithee'') caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis.
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