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2nd Dec '16 10:10:34 AM Anicomicgeek
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* John Polito was cast as Gideon the pawn shop owner in the film of ''Film/TheCrow'' because the character in [[Comicbook/TheCrow the comic]] was modeled on him.

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* John Polito Creator/JonPolito was cast as Gideon the pawn shop owner in the film of ''Film/TheCrow'' because the character in [[Comicbook/TheCrow the comic]] was modeled on him.
20th Nov '16 9:27:18 AM comicwriter
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** Steve Ditko's art can make it difficult to say for certain, but his early apperances more closely resemble CharlieChan actor Warner Oland

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** Steve Ditko's art can make it difficult to say for certain, but his early apperances appearances sometimes more closely resemble CharlieChan actor Warner OlandOland.
** Morgana Blessing was based on singer Amy Grant, something her management team did not appreciate. They were worried that Grant being associated with a sorcerer like Doctor Strange would harm her standing in the Christian music community, and took legal action against Marvel. The case ultimately ended with an out-of-court settlement.
18th Nov '16 10:17:31 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Supposedly, Creator/JKRowling based Hagrid on Robbie Coltrane when she was writing the first ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Philosophers Stone}}'' book. Either way, when [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]] rolled around, she insisted that Robbie Coltrane was the only choice for the part of Hagrid and, fortunately for her, they got him. JK has also said that she imagined Professor [=McGonagall=] as being Maggie Smith. This also worked out for her. One that didn't however, was her vision of Tim Roth as Snape (Roth later confirmed he was offered the part, but was unable to appear in the first film due to his commitment to Creator/TimBurton's version of Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001), although its clear that Alan Rickman did start to creep into her image of him in later books.

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* Supposedly, Creator/JKRowling based Hagrid on Robbie Coltrane when she was writing the first ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Philosophers Stone}}'' book. Either way, when [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]] rolled around, she insisted that Robbie Coltrane was the only choice for the part of Hagrid and, fortunately for her, they got him.him[[note]]Incidentally, Coltrane was in fact the first to be cast in the entire series[[/note]]. JK has also said that she imagined Professor [=McGonagall=] as being Maggie Smith. This also worked out for her. One that didn't however, was her vision of Tim Roth as Snape (Roth later confirmed he was offered the part, but was unable to appear in the first film due to his commitment to Creator/TimBurton's version of Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001), although its clear that Alan Rickman did start to creep into her image of him in later books.
16th Nov '16 9:00:35 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:330:It even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the comic. And [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse reversed later on]].]]

->''"[as to who should play him in a movie] Mr. Creator/SamuelLJackson, of course, no discussion."''
-->-- '''[[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] ComicBook/NickFury'''

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[[caption-width-right:330:It even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the comic. And [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse reversed later on]].]]

->''"[as to who should play him in a movie] Mr.->''"Mr. Creator/SamuelLJackson, of course, no discussion."''
-->-- '''[[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] ComicBook/NickFury'''
'''ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/NickFury''', as to who should play him in a movie



* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''' Hateocracy consists of Lord Rufus Crabmiser, Lady Esmerelda Gripenasty and Mister George Pistofferson. Their designs are based on [[SanfordAndSon Redd Foxx]], [[SanfordAndSon Lawanda Page]] and [[GoodTimes Jimmy Walker]], respectively.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''' Hateocracy consists of Lord Rufus Crabmiser, Lady Esmerelda Gripenasty and Mister George Pistofferson. Their designs are based on [[SanfordAndSon [[Series/SanfordAndSon Redd Foxx]], [[SanfordAndSon [[Series/SanfordAndSon Lawanda Page]] and [[GoodTimes [[Series/GoodTimes Jimmy Walker]], respectively.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', Justin Hammer is drawn to look like SamRockwell, the actor who played Hammer in ''Film/IronMan2''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', Justin Hammer is drawn to look like SamRockwell, Creator/SamRockwell, the actor who played Hammer in ''Film/IronMan2''.
12th Nov '16 3:43:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/FromHell'': Inspector Abberline was modelled after Robbie Coltrane. Who amusingly was also in the movie, though Abberline himself was played by JohnnyDepp.

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* ''ComicBook/FromHell'': Inspector Abberline was modelled after Robbie Coltrane. Who amusingly was also in the movie, though Abberline himself was played by JohnnyDepp.Creator/JohnnyDepp.
12th Nov '16 3:43:46 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Jesus}} of ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' is drawn to look like JohnnyDepp. The comic occasionally lampshades the similarity - one of his bios says he would want Depp to play him in a movie about his life, and at one point, he distracts a group of {{Gyaru}} who are upsetting Buddha by posing at a 'Johnny Depp-like angle' and flirting with them in English.

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* The {{Jesus}} of ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' is drawn to look like JohnnyDepp.Creator/JohnnyDepp. The comic occasionally lampshades the similarity - one of his bios says he would want Depp to play him in a movie about his life, and at one point, he distracts a group of {{Gyaru}} who are upsetting Buddha by posing at a 'Johnny Depp-like angle' and flirting with them in English.
12th Nov '16 5:25:46 AM nighttrainfm
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* In Creator/PaulCornell's "[[ComicBook/TheBlackRing Black Ring]]" story arc in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', Lex Luthor's assistant Spalding is modeled on Creator/DavidTennant, complete with the Tenth Doctor's "clever specs". LampshadeHanging is provided by the Joker who, when taking credit for killing Spalding, claims "He reminded me so much of that actor, [[TheNthDoctor I wanted to see if he'd turn into someone else]]!"

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* In Creator/PaulCornell's "[[ComicBook/TheBlackRing Black Ring]]" story arc in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', Lex Luthor's assistant Spalding is modeled on Creator/DavidTennant, complete with the Tenth Doctor's "clever "brainy specs". LampshadeHanging is provided by the Joker who, when taking credit for killing Spalding, claims "He reminded me so much of that actor, [[TheNthDoctor I wanted to see if he'd turn into someone else]]!"
29th Oct '16 11:54:54 AM nombretomado
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* Artemis from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' was designed to resemble Hanah Cook, the mixed-race daughter of one of GregWeisman's [[http://www.halfkorean.com/?p=5581 frequent collaborators]].

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* Artemis from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' was designed to resemble Hanah Cook, the mixed-race daughter of one of GregWeisman's Creator/GregWeisman's [[http://www.halfkorean.com/?p=5581 frequent collaborators]].
28th Oct '16 1:23:35 PM nombretomado
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* Alex Ross based Mr. Fantastic's appearance in ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'' off of Russell Johnson aka TheProfessor from ''GilligansIsland'' in keeping with TheSixties setting of the series.

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* Alex Ross based Mr. Fantastic's appearance in ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'' off of Russell Johnson aka TheProfessor from ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' in keeping with TheSixties setting of the series.
16th Oct '16 2:06:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/LaserSquad'' is guilty of this in the IBM PC version. The cutscenes exclusive to this version use trace-overs of various scenes and/or characters from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' for the Rebel Star team in the first level and the cyborgs in the second, while the team member portraits use various 1980s movie actors as facial sources - Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Biehn, Alec Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Michael Ironside, John Hollis (who makes up the entire enemy squad in the second mission) and, surprisingly standing out from the rest of the list, ErrolFlynn. In a bit of HilariousInHindsight, there are also people looking like Creator/AdamBaldwin and VinDiesel as Riddick as he appears in the BatmanColdOpen of ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''.

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* ''VideoGame/LaserSquad'' is guilty of this in the IBM PC version. The cutscenes exclusive to this version use trace-overs of various scenes and/or characters from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' for the Rebel Star team in the first level and the cyborgs in the second, while the team member portraits use various 1980s movie actors as facial sources - Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Biehn, Alec Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Michael Ironside, John Hollis (who makes up the entire enemy squad in the second mission) and, surprisingly standing out from the rest of the list, ErrolFlynn. In a bit of HilariousInHindsight, there are also people looking like Creator/AdamBaldwin and VinDiesel Creator/VinDiesel as Riddick as he appears in the BatmanColdOpen of ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''.
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