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29th Nov '16 5:57:28 AM Mareon
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* '''Film/MalcolmX''': Legendary civil rights attorney William Kunstler has a cameo as the racist judge whose harsh sentencing of Malcolm and Shorty is clearly motivated by the fact that they've been sleeping with white women
13th Nov '16 5:18:23 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/{{Looper}}'' has a mild one where Joe is shown earlier studying French and isn't very good with it. His actor Creator/JosephGordonLevitt is quite fluent in French.

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* ''Film/{{Looper}}'' has a mild one where Joe is shown earlier studying French and isn't very good with it. His actor Creator/JosephGordonLevitt is quite fluent in French. This is an accidental example, as Joe was planned to live out his days in France (hence why he's learning French). But budget reasons made it more practical for him to move to China instead.



* Creator/EmilyBlunt has made films while pregnant, and both times she plays a woman who ''can't'' have children. First as the Baker's Wife in ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' - who has been cursed by a witch to never bear children. Secondly as Rachel in ''Literature/TheGirlOnTheTrain'' whose marriage fell apart when she found out she was barren.
* In a similar vein, Jason Bateman plays a reluctant father in ''{{Film/Juno}}'' around the same time he was welcoming his first son into the world.
* In-universe example in ''Film/KingKong2005''. Carl Denham decides to cast Ann Darrow as the female lead in his film because she looks like a perfect Woobie - "Ann, you're the saddest girl I've ever seen" - and is surprised to find out that she's a vaudeville comedian, who makes people laugh.
* An odd example in ''Film/TheBlackDahlia''. Mia Kirschner received rave reviews - even from those who hated the film - for her work. Playing a terrible actress who can't get a part.



* SClub7 did this a couple of times on the TV show. Hannah is said to be a horrible actress and bungles her lines as an extra on a TV show. In real life Hannah Spearitt studied acting for several years and had acted in numerous productions before joining the band. Another episode has Rachel failing at being a model. Rachel Stevens was part of a modelling agency prior to joining the band.

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* SClub7 Music/SClub7 did this a couple of times on the TV show. Hannah is said to be a horrible actress and bungles her lines as an extra on a TV show. In real life Hannah Spearitt studied acting for several years and had acted in numerous productions before joining the band. Another episode has Rachel failing at being a model. Rachel Stevens was part of a modelling agency prior to joining the band.
7th Nov '16 12:43:53 AM LaughingGiraffe
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* In ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', the title character plays bass for a mediocre garage band. Michael Cera, who had been playing bass for years, had to be told to suck more on camera.
6th Nov '16 2:16:11 PM nombretomado
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* Part of comedian [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny's]] persona was his inability to play the violin, much less realize it. In real life, Benny was an accomplished violinist, often performing with Isaac Stern.

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* Part of comedian [[TheJackBennyProgram [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny's]] persona was his inability to play the violin, much less realize it. In real life, Benny was an accomplished violinist, often performing with Isaac Stern.
29th Oct '16 9:25:24 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGoonShow'', Neddie Seagoon is portrayed as utterly unable to carry a tune in several buckets. His actor Harry Secombe had a successful singing career.

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* In ''TheGoonShow'', ''Radio/TheGoonShow'', Neddie Seagoon is portrayed as utterly unable to carry a tune in several buckets. His actor Harry Secombe had a successful singing career.



* A classic character type in musical theater is TheRival to the aspiring actor/dancer/singer protagonist. Of course, the rival is never as good as the protagonist at acting/singing/dancing. However, this is frequently Irony As She Is Cast. For example in ''{{Hairspray}}'', the actress playing Amber Von Tussle has to be a good dancer, because it takes a lot of skill to trip consistently and safely.

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* A classic character type in musical theater is TheRival to the aspiring actor/dancer/singer protagonist. Of course, the rival is never as good as the protagonist at acting/singing/dancing. However, this is frequently Irony As She Is Cast. For example in ''{{Hairspray}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'', the actress playing Amber Von Tussle has to be a good dancer, because it takes a lot of skill to trip consistently and safely.
22nd Oct '16 3:43:51 PM Mareon
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* Creator/ConradVeidt, an outspoken anti-fascist who fled Germany when the Nazis came to power, spent the war [[AllGermansAreNazis playing Nazi villains in America]], most famously as Major Strasser in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
** This happened frequently, many Euopean expats in Hollywood had fled the Nazis to begin with and ended up playing them in movies and television.



* Creator/IdinaMenzel of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' fame, had her only song "Enchanted" cut from the film ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''.
* Creator/ConradVeidt, an outspoken anti-fascist who fled Germany when the Nazis came to power, spent the war [[AllGermansAreNazis playing Nazi villains in America]], most famously as Major Strasser in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
** This happened frequently, many Euopean expats in Hollywood had fled the Nazis to begin with and ended up playing them in movies and television.

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* Creator/IdinaMenzel of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' fame, had her only song "Enchanted" cut from the film ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''.
* Creator/ConradVeidt, an outspoken anti-fascist who fled Germany when the Nazis came to power, spent the war [[AllGermansAreNazis playing Nazi villains in America]], most famously as Major Strasser in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
** This happened frequently, many Euopean expats in Hollywood had fled the Nazis to begin with and ended up playing them in movies and television.
''Film/{{Enchanted}}''
20th Aug '16 9:14:45 PM lorgskyegon
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** Beer-guzzling, opera-hating Martin Crane is played by John Mahoney, who is a connoisseur of both. He even shared his love of them with David Hyde Pierce, who had little to no interest in both at the start of the show.
27th Jul '16 12:23:31 PM Willbyr
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* During the saving skits in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'', [[VideoGame/VirtualOn Fei-Yen HD]] (aka [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku]]) starts to speaks in a very robotic way, contrasting with her cheerful personality during the game. This is mostly [[Creator/SakiFujita her voice actress]] trying to sound like Miku just like in the original {{Vocaloid}} software, rather than Banpresto trying to use the software for that job. Ironically, she does a ''bad'' job doing that, even if that scene is supposed to be a TearJerker for the player.

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* During the saving skits in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'', [[VideoGame/VirtualOn Fei-Yen HD]] (aka [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku]]) starts to speaks in a very robotic way, contrasting with her cheerful personality during the game. This is mostly [[Creator/SakiFujita her voice actress]] trying to sound like Miku just like in the original {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} software, rather than Banpresto trying to use the software for that job. Ironically, she does a ''bad'' job doing that, even if that scene is supposed to be a TearJerker for the player.
27th Jul '16 12:17:51 PM Willbyr
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* During the saving skits in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'', [[VideoGame/VirtualOn Fei-Yen HD]] (aka [[{{Vocaloid}} Miku]]) starts to speaks in a very robotic way, contrasting with her cheerful personality during the game. This is mostly [[Creator/SakiFujita her voice actress]] trying to sound like Miku just like in the original {{Vocaloid}} software, rather than Banpresto trying to use the software for that job. Ironically, she does a ''bad'' job doing that, even if that scene is supposed to be a TearJerker for the player.

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* During the saving skits in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'', [[VideoGame/VirtualOn Fei-Yen HD]] (aka [[{{Vocaloid}} [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku]]) starts to speaks in a very robotic way, contrasting with her cheerful personality during the game. This is mostly [[Creator/SakiFujita her voice actress]] trying to sound like Miku just like in the original {{Vocaloid}} software, rather than Banpresto trying to use the software for that job. Ironically, she does a ''bad'' job doing that, even if that scene is supposed to be a TearJerker for the player.
26th Jul '16 6:07:10 AM res20stupid
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* Celeste, one of the characters in ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', speaks in the English version with a bad French [[spoiler: because she's faking it due to her escapism from her real identity]]. She's voiced by Creator/MarieveHerington, a French-Canadian, in the English dub.
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