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17th Jun '16 6:30:53 PM vifetoile
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is a tough call. According to the play, he just interrupted his studies at Wittenberg, so he's not even graduated college. But elsewhere, the play mentions him as being in his thirties. Maybe Shakespeare [[WritersCannotDoMath couldn't do maths very well]]. Plus, the role of "Hamlet" has acquired a reputation as being sort of the "crown jewel" of an actor's career, so you'll find men cast as Hamlet when they're in their thirties or older, usually at the height of their fame.

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is a tough call. According to the play, he just interrupted his studies at Wittenberg, so he's not even graduated college. But elsewhere, the play mentions him as being in his thirties. Maybe Shakespeare [[WritersCannotDoMath couldn't do maths very well]]. Plus, the role of "Hamlet" has acquired a reputation as being sort of the "crown jewel" of an actor's career, so [[PlayingHamlet you'll find men cast as Hamlet when they're in their thirties or older, older]], usually at the height of their fame.
25th May '16 9:11:07 AM emeriin
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** Because she's short and they have clothes that will hide her bust, Tamara often plays kids in Critic skits.
8th May '16 6:41:12 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Puny Humans'' has Emma, a pre-teen, played by a mid-20s actress, albeit a short one OlderThanTheyLook.
23rd Apr '16 2:26:47 PM vifetoile
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* Likewise, Cio-Cio San in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is supposed to be fifteen in Act I and eighteen in the later acts, but considering her role is one of the most challenging soprano roles in all of opera, she requires a master performer with a fully developed voice, so she (and many other opera ingenues) are Dawson Casted.

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* Likewise, Cio-Cio San in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is supposed to be fifteen in Act I and eighteen in the later acts, but acts. But considering the difficulty of her role is one of the most challenging soprano roles in all of opera, role, she requires a master performer with a fully developed voice, so she (and many other opera ingenues) are Dawson Casted.
10th Apr '16 10:16:20 PM 10-13-2
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* Rob Halford of ''Music/JudasPriest'' mixed this with BoomerangBigot on the group's 1986 [[HairMetal synth-metal]] album ''Turbo'', which included songs about how teenagers are "wild", "hot" and crazy" and adults are uncool. Most blatantly, there's the line "We don't need no, no, no, no parental guidance here!" Halford was in his mid-thirties when he wrote and sang that line, making him more like a cool young uncle than a hip teen.

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* Rob Halford of ''Music/JudasPriest'' Music/JudasPriest mixed this with BoomerangBigot on the group's 1986 [[HairMetal synth-metal]] album ''Turbo'', which included songs about how teenagers are "wild", "hot" and crazy" and adults are uncool. Most blatantly, there's the line "We don't need no, no, no, no parental guidance here!" Halford was in his mid-thirties when he wrote and sang that line, making him more like a cool young uncle than a hip teen.
10th Apr '16 9:54:38 PM 10-13-2
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* Wrestling/KellyKelly evoked this, even though her character was intentionally written to subvert it. When hired to appear as an [[UnusualEuphemism "exhibitionist"]] on ''ECW on [=SciFi=]'' in the late spring of 2006, Barbara Jean Blank, born in 1986, was not yet 20 (her birthday is in December) and looked even younger than that. The commentators and other performers frequently called attention to the fact that Kelly was "underage", even though 20 is comfortably ''over'' the age of consent in the United States and most European countries; they were merely trying to emphasize that she was the youngest person on the entire roster. As if those innuendoes weren't enough, Kelly was also paired romantically with Mike Knox, a man [[DumbMuscle so gargantuan]] that he looked more like her ''father'' than her boyfriend - and who acted like her father, too.
10th Apr '16 9:46:56 PM 10-13-2
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* Rob Halford of ''Music/JudasPriest'' mixed this with BoomerangBigot on the group's 1986 [[HairMetal synth-metal]] album ''Turbo'', which included songs about how teenagers are "wild", "hot" and crazy" and adults are uncool. Most blatantly, there's the line "We don't need no, no, no, no parental guidance here!" Halford was in his mid-thirties when he wrote and sang that line, making him more like a cool young uncle than a hip teen.
23rd Mar '16 8:00:25 PM bwburke94
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* Although there's generally no actual casting involved, many fanfics involve describing the characters (both existing and new) in terms that don't fit with eleven to seventeen years old. Sometimes there actually ''is'' casting, when the author creates banners or pictures for the cast, and generally uses "teen" models or actresses in their early-mid 20s.
* Practically all Role Players cast their characters into age illogical celebrities.

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* Although there's generally no actual casting involved, many fanfics involve describing the teenaged characters (both existing and new) in terms that don't fit with eleven to seventeen years old.their ages. Sometimes there actually ''is'' casting, when the author creates banners or pictures for the cast, and generally uses "teen" models or actresses in their early-mid 20s.
* Practically all Role Players tend to cast their characters into age illogical age-illogical celebrities.
11th Mar '16 1:25:45 PM mcgrew
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11th Mar '16 5:19:37 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' used a real kid for Chowder's voice. ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' follows suit (even opting for TheOtherDarrin when their first actors age up too much to voice Gumball and Darwin convincingly ''and'' giving it an in-universe explanation, no less).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' used a real kid for Chowder's voice.voice (his actor being 9, precisely, at the outset). ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' follows suit (even opting for TheOtherDarrin when their first actors age up too much to voice Gumball and Darwin convincingly ''and'' giving it an in-universe explanation, no less).
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