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22nd Jul '16 10:09:41 PM Tamfang
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* Richard Todd, who played Major John Howard in ''Film/TheLongestDay'', was a paratrooper and veteran of the actual D-Day landings. In fact, Todd was present at the actual landings at Pegasus Bridge depicted in the film. Todd, played by another actor and uncredited, actually shows up in the movie, exchanging a joke with Howard, played by Todd himself, about how "paras are always late."

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* Richard Todd, who played Major John Howard in ''Film/TheLongestDay'', was a paratrooper and veteran of the actual D-Day landings. In fact, Todd landings; he was present at the actual landings at Pegasus Bridge depicted in the film. Todd, played Todd also appears as a ''character'' (played by another actor and uncredited, actually shows up in the movie, an uncredited actor), exchanging a joke with Howard, played by Todd himself, Major Howard about how "paras are always late."



* Several of the soldiers in the finale of ''Film/RockabillyZombieWeekend'' were played by active duty soldiers who had worked checkpoints in the Middle East; as such, they manned the airport checkpoint in the film and were told to simply do everything as they would do in reality. The protagonists in the truck were given a minimum of coaching for the scene and simply [[EnforcedMethodActing responded to the questions in character.]]

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* Several of the soldiers in the finale of ''Film/RockabillyZombieWeekend'' were played by active duty soldiers who had worked checkpoints in the Middle East; as such, they manned the airport checkpoint in the film and were told to simply do everything as they would do in reality. The protagonists in the truck were given a minimum of coaching for the scene and simply [[EnforcedMethodActing responded to the questions in character.]]



* In ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'', Doyle and Russo's supervisor is played by Eddie Egan, the cop that Doyle's character is based on. Egan's real-life partner Sonny Grosso (on whom Russo's character was based) played Bill Klein. The mechanic who disassembles the car to find the drugs was played by the mechanic who did that job for the NYPD.

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* In ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'', Doyle and Russo's supervisor is played by Eddie Egan, the cop that Doyle's character is based on.on whom Doyle was based. Egan's real-life partner Sonny Grosso (on whom Russo's character was based) played Bill Klein. The mechanic who disassembles the car to find the drugs was played by the mechanic who did that job for the NYPD.



* Michael Mann's 1981 film ''Film/{{Thief}}'' has an interesting subversion of this trope. Chicago Cop/Consultant Dennis Farina made his film debut playing... a hired goon. Real life jewel thief John Santucci was cast as a police sergeant. The industrial tools used in the film were provided by actual thieves- lending a level of realism uncommon in the heist genre.

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* Michael Mann's 1981 film ''Film/{{Thief}}'' has an interesting subversion of this trope. Chicago Cop/Consultant Dennis Farina made his film debut playing... a hired goon. Real life jewel thief John Santucci was cast as a police sergeant. The industrial tools used in the film were provided by actual thieves- thieves, lending a level of realism uncommon in the heist genre.
22nd Jul '16 9:46:22 PM Tamfang
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* In ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' Benny the Jet, a legendary kickboxer as well as Cusak's personal trainer, has a role as an assassin who fights Cusak's character.

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* In ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' Benny the Jet, a legendary kickboxer as well as Cusak's John Cusack's personal trainer, has a role as an assassin who fights Cusak's Cusack's character.
18th Jul '16 6:36:44 AM kyojikasshu
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* ''Film/SlapShot'' had a number of minor league hockey players among its cast. The actors who played the (in)famous Hanson brothers were in the major league World Hockey Association, meaning the archetypal unskilled thugs of hockey cinema were visibly stronger players than any of their costars! As a bonus, the Hansons were based on the Carlson brothers, two of whom essentially [[AsHimself played themselves]] in the film as two of the Hansons.[[note]]The third brother had been called up by the Edmonton Oilers and was consequently unavailable for the film.[[/note]] The third brother was played by David Hanson, who also served as inspiration for "Killer" Carlson.

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* ''Film/SlapShot'' had a number of minor league hockey players among its cast. The actors who played the (in)famous Hanson brothers were in the major league World Hockey Association, meaning the archetypal unskilled thugs of hockey cinema were visibly stronger players than any of their costars! As a bonus, the Hansons were based on the Carlson brothers, two of whom essentially [[AsHimself played themselves]] in the film as two of the Hansons.[[note]]The third brother had been called up by the Edmonton Oilers and was consequently unavailable for the film.[[/note]] The third brother was played by David Hanson, who also served as inspiration for "Killer" Carlson.[[note]]Before Jack Carlson was called up, Dave Hanson would've played Killer; he took Jack's place due to his own familiarity with the brothers, having been teammates with them.[[/note]]
14th Jul '16 7:23:04 PM DesertDragon
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* When WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory did "[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] vs Bruce Jenner", both characters after their transformations are played by someone appropriate: The Hulk is bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn, and Caitlyn Jenner is transgender rapper No Shame. The pre-transformation Bruces are played by series creators Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter, but having Lloyd put on a green muscle suit would have looked a little ''too'' ridiculous, and Peter dressing in drag to play a trans woman may have been seen as offensive, especially in the wake of the Orlando shooting. Thus, experts were cast.

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* When WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory did "[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=810FWtKnH-ovs "Bruce Banner vs Bruce Jenner", Jenner"]], both characters after their transformations are played by someone appropriate: [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk Hulk]] is professional bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn, and Caitlyn Jenner is transgender rapper No Shame. The pre-transformation Bruces are played by series creators Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter, but having Lloyd put on a green muscle suit would have looked a little ''too'' ridiculous, and Peter dressing in drag to play a trans woman may have been seen as offensive, especially in the wake of the Orlando shooting. Thus, experts were cast.
14th Jul '16 7:20:26 PM DesertDragon
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** Many of the prostitutes are played by porn actresses, because they don't have any problem with doing the show's [[{{Sexposition}} trademark copious nudity]]. Esme Bianco, who played Ros, one of the only prostitutes to be given anything resembling characterization, is a burlesque performer.

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** Many Most of the prostitutes are played by porn actresses, because since they're well-versed in having sex on-camera and they don't have any problem with doing the show's [[{{Sexposition}} trademark copious notorious excessive nudity]]. Esme Bianco, who played Ros, one of the only few prostitutes to be given anything resembling characterization, is a burlesque performer.



* When WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory did "[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] vs Bruce Jenner", both characters after their transformations are played by someone appropriate: The Hulk is bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn and Caitlyn Jenner is transgender rapper No Shame. The pre-transformation Bruces are played by series creators Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter, but having Lloyd put on a green muscle suit would have looked a little ''too'' ridiculous, and Peter dressing in drag may have been seen as offensive, especially in the wake of the Orlando shooting. Thus, experts were cast.

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* When WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory did "[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] vs Bruce Jenner", both characters after their transformations are played by someone appropriate: The Hulk is bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn O'Hearn, and Caitlyn Jenner is transgender rapper No Shame. The pre-transformation Bruces are played by series creators Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter, but having Lloyd put on a green muscle suit would have looked a little ''too'' ridiculous, and Peter dressing in drag to play a trans woman may have been seen as offensive, especially in the wake of the Orlando shooting. Thus, experts were cast.
14th Jul '16 7:15:42 PM DesertDragon
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14th Jul '16 7:15:28 PM DesertDragon
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* When WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory did "[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] vs Bruce Jenner", both characters after their transformations are played by someone appropriate: The Hulk is bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn and Caitlyn Jenner is transgender rapper No Shame. The pre-transformation Bruces are played by series creators Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter, but having Lloyd put on a green muscle suit would have looked a little ''too'' ridiculous, and Peter dressing in drag may have been seen as offensive, especially in the wake of the Orlando shooting. Thus, experts were cast.
7th Jul '16 7:57:27 PM vtarira
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' cast [[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC]] welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre as the martial artist mercenary Batroc.
20th Jun '16 5:58:56 PM mcgrew
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* ''Film/CaptainPhillips'': The final scene was a [[ThrowItIn spur-of-the-moment, unscripted addition]]. The medic treating [[Creator/TomHanks Captain Phillips]] was portrayed by an actual navy medic (Petty Officer Corpsman 2nd Class Danielle Albert), who was advised to just treat him as she would a real-life patient.
20th Jun '16 5:47:31 PM mcgrew
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* ''Film/TheCowboys'': About half the boys were played by junior rodeo champions who were already experts at "cowboy skills" like riding and roping, and who needed to learn how to act. (The other half were played by actors who needed to learn how to ride and rope.)
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