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1st Feb '18 5:52:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheMovies'', the radio announcer for early part of the game (1920-1950) is William [=MacDuff=], a snooty, AmbiguouslyGay stage-actor-turned-newsreader who insists that [[ItWillNeverCatchOn moving pictures are just a passing phase]].

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* In ''TheMovies'', ''VideoGame/TheMovies'', the radio announcer for early part of the game (1920-1950) is William [=MacDuff=], a snooty, AmbiguouslyGay stage-actor-turned-newsreader who insists that [[ItWillNeverCatchOn moving pictures are just a passing phase]].
25th Jan '18 9:04:54 AM MatthewRenn
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* World-renowned and thespian and iconic modern Shakespearean Creator/ChristopherPlummer spent the good majority of his career from the late 1970s through the 1990s appearing in schlocky [[BMovie B-movies]], along with a memorable turn as General Chang in ''StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. He doesn't seem to mind though. It doesn't hurt that he happens to be a massive Trekkie.
21st Jan '18 3:10:24 PM nombretomado
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* Dan Lauria, famous as the father on ''TheWonderYears'', is a Shakespearean actor who was initially hesitant to audition for the show, or any television show for that matter. He even went as far as to ''correct'' one of the writers at his audition, when they commented on what a ''great role'' it would be.

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* Dan Lauria, famous as the father on ''TheWonderYears'', ''Series/TheWonderYears'', is a Shakespearean actor who was initially hesitant to audition for the show, or any television show for that matter. He even went as far as to ''correct'' one of the writers at his audition, when they commented on what a ''great role'' it would be.
2nd Jan '18 3:31:56 AM RangerJackWalker
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** Far more disgruntled was Creator/TemueraMorrison, who seldom misses an opportunity to explain how beneath him it was to play Jango Fett.
12th Dec '17 3:45:23 AM jormis29
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*** This is actually pretty common on ''South Park''. [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]] performed the growlings of a monster; Jay Leno voiced the meows of Cartman's cat, and Creator/GeorgeClooney said "bark bark" as Stan's gay dog.

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*** This is actually pretty common on ''South Park''. [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]] Creator/HenryWinkler performed the growlings of a monster; Jay Leno voiced the meows of Cartman's cat, and Creator/GeorgeClooney said "bark bark" as Stan's gay dog.
10th Nov '17 9:49:45 AM LordAnubis
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** Sideshow Mel was later upgraded to a full blown Classically Trained Extra when he revealed to Lisa that he won the Entertainer of the Year award for playing "serious" roles, such as Biff from ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'. Mel also makes it perfectly clear that he is in fact ''not'' satisfied with his current role.

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** Sideshow Mel was later upgraded to a full blown Classically Trained Extra when he revealed to Lisa that he won the Entertainer of the Year award for playing "serious" roles, such as Biff from ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'. Mel also makes it perfectly clear that he is in fact ''not'' not satisfied with his current role.
22nd Oct '17 6:11:55 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''Film/WaynesWorld2'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall when the actor playing the gas station attendant is replaced mid-scene]] by CharltonHeston. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWsFFQP0gA His brief performance]] brings Wayne to tears.

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* Parodied in ''Film/WaynesWorld2'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall when the actor playing the gas station attendant is replaced mid-scene]] by CharltonHeston.Creator/CharltonHeston. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWsFFQP0gA His brief performance]] brings Wayne to tears.
15th Oct '17 4:19:30 PM danlansdowne
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* Creator/JeffreyJones, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic art and trained Shakespearian actor, once lamented that he was far more likely to be remembered for playing Principal Rooney in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' than for playing the emperor of Austria in ''Film/{{Amadeus}}''.

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* Creator/JeffreyJones, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic art and trained Shakespearian actor, once lamented that he was far more likely to be remembered for playing Principal Rooney in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' than for playing the emperor of Austria in ''Film/{{Amadeus}}''. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor And then he was arrested for soliciting a 14 year-old boy.]]
1st Sep '17 1:09:25 PM DaibhidC
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* In one episode of ''Series/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'', Carrie Quinlan gets annoyed that her role in the Storyteller skit is two lines in an owl voice. "I played Ophelia!" Eventually, the Storyteller says he shot the owl.
12th Aug '17 10:33:57 AM ClintEastwood
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* In ''To Be Or Not To Be'', about a Polish theatre company during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the war]], one of the characters complains about how Creator/MelBrooks' actor-manager "Frederick Bronski" hogs the limelight as {{Hamlet}} doing the titular monologue whilst he is relegated to the part of second off-stage Nazi, despite being a classically trained actor.

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* In ''To Be Or Not To Be'', ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'', about a Polish theatre company during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the war]], one of the characters complains about how Creator/MelBrooks' actor-manager "Frederick Bronski" hogs the limelight as {{Hamlet}} doing the titular monologue whilst he is relegated to the part of second off-stage Nazi, despite being a classically trained actor.



* Invoked in the "Gallimaufrey" episode of ''Series/{{QI}}''. Phill Jupitus mimics the "kind of out of work actor they would have on CallMyBluff'' when defining the word "grog blossom".

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* Invoked in the "Gallimaufrey" episode of ''Series/{{QI}}''. Phill Jupitus Creator/PhillJupitus mimics the "kind of out of work actor they would have on CallMyBluff'' ''Series/CallMyBluff'' when defining the word "grog blossom".



* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Phillip of ''Terrance and Phillip'' was like this in the episode "Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow".
** In a real life example, Jerry Seinfeld expressed interest in doing a voice for the show and was offered the role of "Turkey #4" in their Thanksgiving special. Seinfeld's agent didn't quite understand the joke and turned it down.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Phillip of ''Terrance and Phillip'' was like this in the episode "Terrance "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E5TerranceAndPhillipBehindTheBlow Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow".
Blow]]".
** In a real life example, Jerry Seinfeld Creator/JerrySeinfeld expressed interest in doing a voice for the show and was offered the role of "Turkey #4" in their Thanksgiving special."[[Recap/SouthParkS4E13HelenKellerTheMusical Helen Keller: The Musical]]". Seinfeld's agent didn't quite understand the joke and turned it down.



** Sideshow Mel was later upgraded to a full blown Classically Trained Extra when he revealed to Lisa that he won the Entertainer of the Year award for playing "serious" roles, such as Biff from 'Death of a Salesman'. Mel also makes it perfectly clear that he is in fact ''not'' satisfied with his current role.
** In the episode "I Love Lisa," Lisa's LargeHam thespian classmate Rex is outraged when the part of George Washington, in the school Presidents' Day pageant, goes to Ralph Wiggum instead of him. He ends up playing a bit part, with visible resentment, as Washington's verbally-abused servant.

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** Sideshow Mel was later upgraded to a full blown Classically Trained Extra when he revealed to Lisa that he won the Entertainer of the Year award for playing "serious" roles, such as Biff from 'Death of a Salesman'.''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'. Mel also makes it perfectly clear that he is in fact ''not'' satisfied with his current role.
** In the episode "I "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E15ILoveLisa I Love Lisa," Lisa]]" Lisa's LargeHam thespian classmate Rex is outraged when the part of George Washington, in the school Presidents' Day pageant, goes to Ralph Wiggum instead of him. He ends up playing a bit part, with visible resentment, as Washington's verbally-abused servant.



* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', during the CreativeClosingCredits we see the emotions of the real-life Jangles the Clown, who lament that he spent six years in drama school to end up working as a struggling party clown.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', during the CreativeClosingCredits we see the emotions of the real-life Jangles the Clown, who lament laments that he spent six years in drama school to end up working as a struggling party clown.



** Far more disgruntled was Temuera Morrison, who seldom misses an opportunity to explain how beneath him it was to play Jango Fett.

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** Far more disgruntled was Temuera Morrison, Creator/TemueraMorrison, who seldom misses an opportunity to explain how beneath him it was to play Jango Fett.



* Gemma Arterton feels this for ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}''. She refused to sign on to [[Film/WrathOfTheTitans the sequel]], and her character, Io, got killed off. However, she rather enjoyed making ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''.
* Jeffrey Jones, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic art and trained Shakespearian actor, once lamented that he was far more likely to be remembered for playing Principal Rooney in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' than for playing the emperor of Austria in ''Amadeus''.

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* Gemma Arterton Creator/GemmaArterton feels this for ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}''. She refused to sign on to [[Film/WrathOfTheTitans the sequel]], and her character, Io, got killed off. However, she rather enjoyed making ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''.
* Jeffrey Jones, Creator/JeffreyJones, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic art and trained Shakespearian actor, once lamented that he was far more likely to be remembered for playing Principal Rooney in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' than for playing the emperor of Austria in ''Amadeus''.''Film/{{Amadeus}}''.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' One of the more beloved [[YouLookFamiliar recurring actors]] was Philip Madoc (best remembered in ''Who'' for his star performance as GothicHorror MadScientist Mehendri Solon in "The Brain of Morbius"), a classically-trained and quality actor who ended his decades-long association with the programme due to his anger over the tiny, badly-written part he got in WriterRevolt episode "The Power of Kroll".
* Creator/IanMcShane, a highly respected actor with a long history of prestigious roles, joined the monster hit fantasy series ''Series/GameOfThrones'' at age 73 purely for the chance to work with his old friends Charles Dance and Stephen Dillane. Trouble is, his disdain for the show had kept him from learning that their characters had both been killed off, and upon discovering this he came very close to walking off on the job until he figured it was only going to be one episode anyway. He promptly set about making his hatred for the show and all its fans abundantly clear in all pieces of promotion for it, including the memetic line "Get a fucking life, it's just tits and dragons."
* Mentioned in the episode commentary of an WesternAnimation/InvaderZim episode. The commentators joked about the awkwardness of asking classically trained and notable Star Trek actor Creator/JohnDeLancie to play a bit character named "Agent Darkbootie"

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' One of the more beloved [[YouLookFamiliar recurring actors]] was Philip Madoc (best remembered in ''Who'' for his star performance as GothicHorror MadScientist Mehendri Solon in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius The Brain of Morbius"), Morbius]]"), a classically-trained and quality actor who ended his decades-long association with the programme due to his anger over the tiny, badly-written part he got in WriterRevolt episode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E5ThePowerOfKroll The Power of Kroll".
Kroll]]".
* Creator/IanMcShane, a highly respected actor with a long history of prestigious roles, joined the monster hit fantasy series ''Series/GameOfThrones'' at age 73 purely for the chance to work with his old friends Charles Dance Creator/CharlesDance and Stephen Dillane.Creator/StephenDillane. Trouble is, his disdain for the show had kept him from learning that their characters had both been killed off, and upon discovering this he came very close to walking off on the job until he figured it was only going to be one episode anyway. He promptly set about making his hatred for the show and all its fans abundantly clear in all pieces of promotion for it, including the memetic line "Get a fucking life, it's just tits and dragons."
* Mentioned in the episode commentary of an WesternAnimation/InvaderZim ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim' episode. The commentators joked about the awkwardness of asking classically trained and notable Star Trek ''Franchise/StarTrek'' actor Creator/JohnDeLancie to play a bit character named "Agent Darkbootie"
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