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7th Feb '16 11:06:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* From ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) and Alexander Ludwig (Cato) fight it out after both appearing in movies where they had close relationships with Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb. Hutcherson as her best friend in ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'' and Ludwig as her brother in ''RaceToWitchMountain''.
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* From ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) and Alexander Ludwig (Cato) fight it out after both appearing in movies where they had close relationships with Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb. Hutcherson as her best friend in ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'' and Ludwig as her brother in ''RaceToWitchMountain''.''Film/RaceToWitchMountain''.
21st Jan '16 1:36:40 PM missmoon
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* On ''Series/{{Galavant}}'', Music/KylieMinogue was cast as the Queen of the Enchanted Forest, which turns out to be a gay pub and she's the owner of said pub. Minogue is famous for having one of the world's biggest {{LGBT Fanbase}}s and was once voted the biggest gay icon of modern times.
20th Jan '16 6:08:04 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Series/AlphaHouse'' has Janel Maloney playing a senator in the second season. In one episode, she chairs a panel with a senator played Bradley Whitford, who played her character's boss on ''Series/TheWestWng''. During the discussion, she repeatedly tells him to shut up--undoubtedly vicarious revenge for the many shouts of "DONNA!" during those seven seasons.
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* ''Series/AlphaHouse'' has Janel Maloney playing a senator in the second season. In one episode, she chairs a panel with a senator played Bradley Whitford, who played her character's boss on ''Series/TheWestWng''.''Series/TheWestWing''. During the discussion, she repeatedly tells him to shut up--undoubtedly vicarious revenge for the many shouts of "DONNA!" during those seven seasons.

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* ''Series/AlphaHouse'' has Janel Maloney playing a senator in the second season. In one episode, she chairs a panel with a senator played Bradley Whitford, who played her character's boss on ''Series/TheWestWng''. During the discussion, she repeatedly tells him to shut up--undoubtedly vicarious revenge for the many shouts Speaking of "DONNA!" during those seven seasons.''Series/TheWestWing'', casting noted liberal Creator/AlanAlda as Republican presidential candidate Arnold Vinick certainly qualifies as this.
20th Jan '16 5:07:38 PM Pastykake
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->''"For many years, Creator/SammyDavisJr was a member of the Church of Satan. As you might expect, Davis had to keep this whole matter fairly private or else the truth could ruin him. Alternatively, he could opt to straight up not give a shit and star in the world's first sitcom set in Hell. Davis chose the latter path and took the lead role in a pilot called ''Poor Devil'', also starring [[Creator/AdamWest Adam "Batman" West]] and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Christopher motherfuckin' Saruman Lee]] as Lucifer! That the show isn't still on today is undeniable proof that the Nielsen ratings system is rigged."''
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->''"For many years, Creator/SammyDavisJr Sammy Davis, Jr. was a member of the Church of Satan. As you might expect, Davis had to keep this whole matter fairly private or else the truth could ruin him. Alternatively, he could opt to straight up straight-up not give a shit and star in the world's first sitcom set in Hell. Davis chose the latter path and took the lead role in a pilot called ''Poor Devil'', also starring [[Creator/AdamWest Adam "Batman" West]] West and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Christopher motherfuckin' Saruman Lee]] Lee as Lucifer! That the show isn't still on today is undeniable proof that the Nielsen ratings system is rigged."''

This is simply when an actor's role in a film in some way mirrors or parodies their RealLife circumstances and/or career and other roles they're famous for. This forms a small joke or minor piece of merriment. Note that the gag is dependent on the casting and the role only rather than some later effected plot or dialogue. It should be fairly easy to describe the gag as "casting actor X (who is Y) in the role of character Z (who is Y)". Sometimes it may overlap with ActorAllusion for another character where their respective actors have worked together before. However, the two must not be confused. A CastingGag relies upon casting an actor in a role that reflects on their RealLife history. An ActorAllusion is any character, plot or situation that references ''a previous plot or role'' for the actor.
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This is simply when an actor's role in a film in some way mirrors or parodies their his or her RealLife circumstances and/or career and other roles they're he or she is famous for. This forms a small joke or minor piece of merriment. Note that the gag is dependent on the casting and the role only rather than some later effected plot or dialogue. It should be fairly easy to describe the gag as "casting actor X (who is Y) in the role of character Z (who is Y)". Sometimes it may overlap with ActorAllusion for another character where their respective actors have worked together before. However, the two must not be confused. A CastingGag Casting Gag relies upon casting an actor in a role that reflects on their RealLife his or her Real Life history. An ActorAllusion Actor Allusion is any character, plot plot, or situation that references ''a previous plot or role'' for the actor.

An actor can use this self-consciously for themselves for AdamWesting. Compare with PlayingAgainstType where the casting may feel like a joke for the wrong reasons. ivlContrast with StuntCasting where the big name actor is not being used for any in-joke but as a piece of marketing to draw in a wider crowd. When the CastingGag is specifically that the person cast is an ActorAllusion for an already established character, it's IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine. If the CastingGag is that the actor appeared in an earlier version of the same story, it's a RemakeCameo. Compare also to CastTheExpert.
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An actor can use this self-consciously for themselves for AdamWesting. Compare with PlayingAgainstType PlayingAgainstType, where the casting may feel like a joke for the wrong reasons. ivlContrast Contrast with StuntCasting where the big name actor is not being used for any in-joke but as a piece of marketing to draw in a wider crowd. When the CastingGag Casting Gag is specifically that the person cast is an ActorAllusion Actor Allusion for an already established character, it's IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine. If the CastingGag Casting Gag is that the actor appeared in an earlier version of the same story, it's a RemakeCameo. Compare also to CastTheExpert.

** Jacobi plays the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'', which is all about another monarch getting over a SpeechImpediment, and arguably, the clergyman role could be a ''Series/{{Cadfael}}''-based CastingGag.
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** Jacobi plays the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'', which is all about another monarch getting over a SpeechImpediment, and arguably, the clergyman role could be a ''Series/{{Cadfael}}''-based CastingGag.Casting Gag.

** It probably counts more for a CastingGag when you take into account that Gillian Anderson was considered for the part of Clarice Starling when Creator/JodieFoster declined to reprise the role in the 2001 movie ''Film/{{Hannibal}}''. She was not cast due to her X-Files contract, which prohibited her from playing another FBI agent.
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** It probably counts more for a CastingGag Casting Gag when you take into account that Gillian Anderson was considered for the part of Clarice Starling when Creator/JodieFoster declined to reprise the role in the 2001 movie ''Film/{{Hannibal}}''. She was not cast due to her X-Files contract, which prohibited her from playing another FBI agent.
18th Jan '16 12:34:51 PM StFan
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* AaronTveit is most famous for playing the role of Enjolras in ''Theater/LesMiserables''; in his first TV lead role, in ''Series/{{Graceland}}'', he's undercover in a tight-knit group in order to stop their leader, doing exactly what Javert does in Les Mis.
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* AaronTveit Creator/AaronTveit is most famous for playing the role of Enjolras in ''Theater/LesMiserables''; in his first TV lead role, in ''Series/{{Graceland}}'', he's undercover in a tight-knit group in order to stop their leader, doing exactly what Javert does in Les Mis.
15th Jan '16 10:57:42 PM jormis29
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* One episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' featured four elderly doctors who had got sick at a medical convention ... played by the four leads from ''StElsewhere''.
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* One episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' featured four elderly doctors who had got sick at a medical convention ... played by the four leads from ''StElsewhere''.''Series/StElsewhere''.
11th Jan '16 2:37:21 PM comicwriter
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'':
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'':''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' continues the trend of anything Superman-related needing to have a Casting Gag:

* Continuing the trend where anything involving Superman has to have a CastingGag, in the pilot for ''[[{{Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]]'', Kara's adopted human parents are played by [[LoisAndClark Dean Cain]] and [[{{Supergirl}} Helen Slater]].
11th Jan '16 2:27:46 PM comicwriter
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** Also especially shocking is the Voice of Jor-El in Snallville is Terrance Stamp, previously General Zod in both the first and second Superman Movies with Christopher Reeves, whose whole goal was to destrot Jor-El and the "Son of Jor-El"
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** Also especially shocking is the Voice of Jor-El in Snallville Smallville is Terrance Stamp, previously General Zod in both the first and second Superman Movies with Christopher Reeves, whose whole goal was to destrot destroy Jor-El and the "Son of Jor-El"Jor-El" * ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'': ** Supergirl's adoptive parents are played by Dean Cain (who played Superman in ''Series/LoisAndClark'') and Helen Slater (who played Supergirl in [[Film/{{Supergirl}} the ill-fated live-action movie]]). ** Indigo is played by Laura Vandervoort, who played Supergirl ([[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames Well, a version of her]]) in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.

** It probably counts more for a CastingGag when you take into account that Gillian Anderson was considered for the part of Clarice Starling when Jodie Foster declined to reprise the role in the 2001 movie "Hannibal." She was not cast due to her X-Files contract, which prohibited her from playing another FBI agent.
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** It probably counts more for a CastingGag when you take into account that Gillian Anderson was considered for the part of Clarice Starling when Jodie Foster Creator/JodieFoster declined to reprise the role in the 2001 movie "Hannibal." ''Film/{{Hannibal}}''. She was not cast due to her X-Files contract, which prohibited her from playing another FBI agent.
7th Jan '16 8:17:19 PM nombretomado
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*** She's brought in Creator/AdamWest and [[Series/{{Batman}} Julie Newmar]] to play the Waynes alongside ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' alumni MarkHamill, KevinConroy and Creator/RichardMoll as TheSpectre, The Phantom Stranger and Lew Moxon for the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Chill of the Night". Especially poetic since the Phantom Stranger (Conroy, who played Batman before) wants Batman to remain a force for justice and the Spectre (Hamill, who played the Joker before) who wanted him to become a merciless killer of criminals; they were gambling for his soul at the time.
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*** She's brought in Creator/AdamWest and [[Series/{{Batman}} Julie Newmar]] to play the Waynes alongside ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' alumni MarkHamill, KevinConroy Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/RichardMoll as TheSpectre, ComicBook/TheSpectre, The Phantom Stranger and Lew Moxon for the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Chill of the Night". Especially poetic since the Phantom Stranger (Conroy, who played Batman before) wants Batman to remain a force for justice and the Spectre (Hamill, who played the Joker before) who wanted him to become a merciless killer of criminals; they were gambling for his soul at the time.
5th Jan '16 8:45:14 AM Shugo
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* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' has Midori Norimaki (née: Yamabuki) [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed who was not only modeled after]] Creator/MarilynMonroe, she was also voiced by Mariko Mukai who's best known for being the Japanese dub voice for Marilyn Monroe (though Mukai only voiced her in the 1st anime and the original 5 movies)
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* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' has Midori Norimaki (née: Yamabuki) [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed who was not only modeled after]] Creator/MarilynMonroe, she was also voiced by Mariko Mukai who's best known for being the Japanese dub voice for Marilyn Monroe (though Mukai only voiced her in the 1st anime anime, her extended cameo in ''Manga/DragonBall'' and the original 5 movies)
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