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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"
27th Jul '17 3:38:13 PM Andyroid
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* 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.
25th Jul '17 1:56:33 PM CnHGirl
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** He acts like this even after Gwen rightfully points out that he had a character people genuinely loved, while her only real purpose on the show was to provide [[MsFanservice fan service]] and be the captain's love interest. Her role on the bridge was talking to and repeating the computer. This is built into the Thermian's version of the ship itself, since she's the only one on the bridge who can issue commands and inquiries to the computer and have it respond.

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** He acts like this even after Gwen rightfully points out that he had a character people genuinely loved, while her only real purpose on the show was to provide [[MsFanservice fan service]] and be the captain's love interest. Her role on the bridge was talking to and repeating the computer. This is built into the Thermian's version of the ship itself, since she's the only one on the bridge who can issue commands and inquiries to the computer and have it respond.
25th Jul '17 1:55:31 PM CnHGirl
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** He acts like this even after Gwen rightfully points out that he had a character people genuinely loved, while her only real purpose on the show was to provide [[MsFanservice fan service]] and be the captain's love interest. Her role on the bridge was talking to and repeating the computer. This is built into the Thermian's version of the ship itself, since she's the only one on the bridge who can issue commands and inquiries to the computer and have it respond.
27th Apr '17 7:34:40 AM SutairuMasuta
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* ''Malibu Gangster'' had two well-educated, well-trained black actors who were always typecast as thugs. Ironically, they were both somewhat effeminate.

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* ''Malibu Gangster'' ''Film/MalibusMostWanted'' had two well-educated, well-trained black actors who were always typecast as thugs. Ironically, they were both somewhat effeminate.
22nd Apr '17 7:46:06 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam And Max]]: Situation -- Comedy'' features Philo Pennyworth, the stuck-up actor who plays the neurotic landlord, Mr. Featherly, on ''Midtown Cowboys''. Also, he's a [[IntellectualAnimal talking]] [[CluckingFunny chicken]]. Interestingly, though, Philo is actually an aversion of the trope -- he is indeed classically trained, but far from thinking that his role in a critically-panned sitcom is beneath him, he believes true professionalism lies in taking any role you're given and playing it to the best of your ability.
** Of course, the professionalism flies out the window once the show becomes [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff a massive hit in Germany]] and he starts making some serious bank.

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* ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam And Max]]: Situation -- Comedy'' features Philo Pennyworth, the stuck-up actor who plays the neurotic landlord, Mr. Featherly, on ''Midtown Cowboys''. Also, he's a [[IntellectualAnimal talking]] [[CluckingFunny chicken]]. Interestingly, though, Philo is actually an aversion of the trope -- he is indeed classically trained, but far from thinking that his role in a critically-panned sitcom is beneath him, he believes true professionalism lies in taking any role you're given and playing it to the best of your ability.
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ability. Of course, the professionalism flies out the window once the show becomes [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff a massive hit in Germany]] and he starts making some serious bank.
12th Apr '17 9:22:19 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Creator/BelaLugosi considered himself to be the Hungarian Barrymore, forced to give up fame on the Budapest stage and flee to Hollywood as a refugee of the Hungarian Revolution, where his thick accent consigned him to be typecast as a villain in B (and C and D) movies. [[note:(Most of this is pure bullshit, by the way; while he actually was a member of the Hungarian National Theater he only played [[SmallNameBigEgo small roles and bit parts]].)]] But he truly was a critically acclaimed stage actor before he originated his most famous role, playing Dracula in 274 performances on Broadway to rave reviews before heading west to play him in the film. Rumors that he could not act likely stem from his rival Creator/BorisKarloff, with whom he was always fighting for top billing.

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* Creator/BelaLugosi considered himself to be the Hungarian Barrymore, forced to give up fame on the Budapest stage and flee to Hollywood as a refugee of the Hungarian Revolution, where his thick accent consigned him to be typecast as a villain in B (and C and D) movies. [[note:(Most [[note]]Most of this is pure bullshit, by the way; while he actually was a member of the Hungarian National Theater he only played [[SmallNameBigEgo small roles and bit parts]].)]] [[/note]] But he truly was a critically acclaimed stage actor before he originated his most famous role, playing Dracula in 274 performances on Broadway to rave reviews before heading west to play him in the film. Rumors that he could not act likely stem from his rival Creator/BorisKarloff, with whom he was always fighting for top billing.
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