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24th Nov '16 8:41:09 PM ZippyJake
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* Alexander Dane on ''Film/GalaxyQuest''. Although Alexander isn't exactly an extra -- he's the #2 star of the show -- he still regards it as a two-bit part in a two-bit piece of crap show. He learns of his importance to people [[spoiler: when an (alien) fan of his dies, and he finally says his CatchPhrase (which, until then, he hated) ''and means it''.]]

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* Alexander Dane on ''Film/GalaxyQuest''. Although Alexander isn't exactly an extra -- he's the #2 star of the show -- he still regards it as a two-bit part in a two-bit piece of crap show.show, understandable given how painfully one-dimensional his character comes off as. He learns of his importance to people [[spoiler: when an (alien) fan of his dies, and he finally says his CatchPhrase (which, until then, he hated) ''and means it''.]]
31st Oct '16 9:34:53 AM chopshop
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* In ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', one of the in-universe actors, Todd Rivers, is a classically trained actor who ended up in the titular show, a terribly written and AuthorTract-filled horror/sci-fi show. He clearly (and justifiably) views the show as beneath him and as a result all his lines are either cheap and over the top or dubbed over in post. [[AllThereInTheManual The DVD commentary]] reveals that he never bothered to watch the show after making it, seeing it only as a paycheck, and when he sees it for the first time years later he's highly unimpressed.
29th Oct '16 12:18:45 PM nombretomado
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* Claude Maginot in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' is a classically-trained actor who is incredibly peeved about how he is best known as the star of the {{sitcom}} ''Just the Five of Us'', which he calls "commercial dross." In an interview on [[GTARadio K-Chat]], he tries to steer the subject toward his interpretive dance show, ''In the Future, There Will be Robots'', and breaks down into a rant when [[DumbassDJ Amy]] keeps trying to push the subject toward his show.

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* Claude Maginot in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' is a classically-trained actor who is incredibly peeved about how he is best known as the star of the {{sitcom}} ''Just the Five of Us'', which he calls "commercial dross." In an interview on [[GTARadio [[Radio/GTARadio K-Chat]], he tries to steer the subject toward his interpretive dance show, ''In the Future, There Will be Robots'', and breaks down into a rant when [[DumbassDJ Amy]] keeps trying to push the subject toward his show.
26th Oct '16 10:45:34 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- '''The Puttmaster''', '''''ComicJumper'''''

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-->-- '''The Puttmaster''', '''''ComicJumper'''''
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* Once, while hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Sir Creator/IanMcKellen gave an opening about how (now Dame) Maggie Smith had once gotten Creator/LaurenceOlivier to see a performance of theirs when they were in a minor stage group together, which ended up with both of them being drafted into his Shakespearean troupe, where they met "a talented young actor by the name of Creator/AnthonyHopkins." He then went on to talk about the irony that, after playing the classics, Hopkins was now famous for "[[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs eating people's faces off]]", Smith was now "that Film/HarryPotter lady", and "they've made me into [[XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} an action]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings figure twice]]!"

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* Once, while hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Sir Creator/IanMcKellen gave an opening about how (now Dame) Maggie Smith had once gotten Creator/LaurenceOlivier to see a performance of theirs when they were in a minor stage group together, which ended up with both of them being drafted into his Shakespearean troupe, where they met "a talented young actor by the name of Creator/AnthonyHopkins." He then went on to talk about the irony that, after playing the classics, Hopkins was now famous for "[[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs eating people's faces off]]", Smith was now "that Film/HarryPotter lady", and "they've made me into [[XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} [[Film/XMenFilmSeries an action]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings figure twice]]!"



** Even Olivier is no stranger to this trope as he spent much of his last few decades appearing in fare so he could have money to leave to his family (famously becoming the TropeNamer for MoneyDearBoy in the process). He seemed to be okay with that or at least didn't make any apologies for making his family a priority above his career.
*** Olivier would still treat his roles like they were golden, as seen by his portrayal of Zeus in the original ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}''.

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** Even Olivier is no stranger to this trope as he spent much of his last few decades appearing in fare so he could have money to leave to his family (famously becoming the TropeNamer for MoneyDearBoy in the process). He seemed to be okay with that or at least didn't make any apologies for making his family a priority above his career.
*** Olivier
career, and he would still treat his roles like they were golden, as seen by his portrayal of Zeus in the original ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}''.
23rd Oct '16 11:40:16 AM nombretomado
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* Many anime and video game voice actors working for FUNimation and ADVFilms are accomplished stage actors in the Houston and Dallas areas, many of which have performed in Shakespeare. This did help when the anime adaptation of ''Anime/RomeoAndJuliet'' was dubbed into English.

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* Many anime and video game voice actors working for FUNimation Creator/FUNimation and ADVFilms are accomplished stage actors in the Houston and Dallas areas, many of which have performed in Shakespeare. This did help when the anime adaptation of ''Anime/RomeoAndJuliet'' was dubbed into English.
18th Oct '16 4:49:10 PM nombretomado
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* Tony award winner Ron Leibman is more well-known nowadays as Rachel's grouchy father in ''{{Friends}}''.

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* Tony award winner Ron Leibman is more well-known nowadays as Rachel's grouchy father in ''{{Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''.
17th Oct '16 6:21:13 PM nombretomado
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** The ''MadMagazine'' parody of the show has a throwaway line where Batman says "I thought this week's guest villain was Laurence Olivier!"

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** The ''MadMagazine'' ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' parody of the show has a throwaway line where Batman says "I thought this week's guest villain was Laurence Olivier!"
13th Oct '16 8:46:59 AM siberia82
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* Once, while hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Sir Creator/IanMcKellen gave an opening about how (now Dame) Maggie Smith had once gotten Creator/LaurenceOlivier to see a performance of theirs when they were in a minor stage group together, which ended up with both of them being drafted into his Shakespearean troupe, where they met "a talented young actor by the name of Creator/AnthonyHopkins." He then went on to talk about the irony that, after playing the classics, Hopkins was now famous for "[[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs eating people's faces off]]", Smith was now "that Film/HarryPotter lady", and "they've made me into [[Film/{{X-Men}} an action]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings figure twice]]!"

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* Once, while hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Sir Creator/IanMcKellen gave an opening about how (now Dame) Maggie Smith had once gotten Creator/LaurenceOlivier to see a performance of theirs when they were in a minor stage group together, which ended up with both of them being drafted into his Shakespearean troupe, where they met "a talented young actor by the name of Creator/AnthonyHopkins." He then went on to talk about the irony that, after playing the classics, Hopkins was now famous for "[[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs eating people's faces off]]", Smith was now "that Film/HarryPotter lady", and "they've made me into [[Film/{{X-Men}} [[XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} an action]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings figure twice]]!"
18th Sep '16 6:08:58 PM jamespolk
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "A Ham in a Role", a [[FunnyAnimal canine]] [[AnimatedActors actor]] quits Warner Brothers to study Creator/WilliamShakespeare.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "A Ham in a Role", "WesternAnimation/AHamInARole", a [[FunnyAnimal canine]] [[AnimatedActors actor]] quits Warner Brothers to study Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
12th Aug '16 8:18:23 PM nombretomado
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* Canadian actor John Vernon was a RADA graduate who once played [[Theatre/TwelfthNight Malvolio]] at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. He's best known in the United States for playing the [[DeanBitterman hardass Dean Wormer]] in AnimalHouse.

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* Canadian actor John Vernon was a RADA graduate who once played [[Theatre/TwelfthNight Malvolio]] at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. He's best known in the United States for playing the [[DeanBitterman hardass Dean Wormer]] in AnimalHouse.''Film/AnimalHouse''.
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