History Main / MakingUseOfTheTwin

19th Jun '16 5:17:00 PM DesertDragon
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But hey, sometimes they do! Twins have a certain advantage when it comes to getting in movies and TV. For one, child labor laws limit the amount of filming a kid can do in a single day. When you've used one kid to the daily quota, there's always the backup kid (or, more accurately, instead of one being a "backup kid," the twins will often be used for different situations. One might be better at sitting still when they need them to, whereas the other might be a little better at interacting with other people.) For another, identical twins make excellent doubles, which works even if the twin isn't an actor.

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But hey, sometimes they do! Twins have a certain advantage when it comes to getting in movies and TV. For one, child labor laws limit the amount of filming a kid can do in a single day. When you've used one kid to the daily quota, there's always the backup kid (or, more accurately, instead of kid. This trope is practically the rule with babies since they obviously can't follow stage direction; one being a "backup kid," the twins will often be used for different situations. One might be better at sitting still when they need them him to, whereas the other might be a little better at interacting with other people.) For another, others. Also, identical twins make excellent doubles, which works even if the twin isn't an actor.
2nd Jun '16 9:25:05 PM JAbbott500
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', where AaronAshmore plays Jimmy Olsen, and Shawn Ashmore (who played a [[VillainOfTheWeek Meteor Freak-of-the-Week]] in the early seasons) makes the occasional double work possible.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', where AaronAshmore Aaron Ashmore plays Jimmy Olsen, and Shawn Ashmore (who played a [[VillainOfTheWeek Meteor Freak-of-the-Week]] in the early seasons) makes the occasional double work possible.possible.
* An episode of ''Series/Warehouse13'' was to involve Aaron and Shawn Ashmore, thanks to an artifact splitting Aaron's character into two people, but Shawn was unavailable when it came time to shoot the episode, so Aaron had to handle both roles by himself.
2nd Jun '16 6:13:22 PM manepony101
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** Also, both play the role of Julian in ''Film/BigDaddy''.
1st Jun '16 12:14:34 AM smalltime
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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the Kid", Tommy was played by twin brothers Preston and Trevor Shores.
2nd May '16 1:16:35 PM mickey211
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* In ''Series/FullerHouse'' baby Tommy is played by twins Dashiell and Fox Messitt.
1st May '16 3:15:32 PM eroock
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** Leslie is also used in a DeletedScene that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeL0xdVTy_g working on the inside of his head]]; this was actually a clever set piece done entirely without camera effects through the use of an empty mirror frame, where Leslie operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know[[/note]] on one side, while Linda [[MirrorRoutine mirrors her movements]] on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence.

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** Leslie is also used in a DeletedScene that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeL0xdVTy_g working on the inside of his head]]; this was actually a clever set piece done entirely without camera effects through the use of an empty mirror frame, where Leslie Linda operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know[[/note]] on one side, while Linda Leslie [[MirrorRoutine mirrors her movements]] on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence.
1st May '16 3:12:13 PM eroock
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** Leslie is also used in a DeletedScene [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeL0xdVTy_g here]] that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is working on the inside of his head; this was actually a clever set piece done entirely without camera effects through the use of an empty mirror frame, where Leslie operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know[[/note]] on one side, while Linda [[MirrorRoutine mirrors her movements]] on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence.

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** Leslie is also used in a DeletedScene that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeL0xdVTy_g here]] that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is working on the inside of his head; head]]; this was actually a clever set piece done entirely without camera effects through the use of an empty mirror frame, where Leslie operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know[[/note]] on one side, while Linda [[MirrorRoutine mirrors her movements]] on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence.
1st May '16 3:11:29 PM eroock
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** Gearren is also used in a DeletedScene that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is working on the inside of his head; this was actually a clever set piece done entirely without camera effects through the use of an empty mirror frame, where Leslie operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know[[/note]] on one side, while Linda mirrors her movements on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence.

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** Gearren Leslie is also used in a DeletedScene [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeL0xdVTy_g here]] that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is working on the inside of his head; this was actually a clever set piece done entirely without camera effects through the use of an empty mirror frame, where Leslie operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know[[/note]] on one side, while Linda [[MirrorRoutine mirrors her movements movements]] on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence.
22nd Mar '16 3:00:39 AM Morgenthaler
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The opposite of PlayingTheirOwnTwin.
16th Feb '16 2:13:15 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Laverne Cox's twin brother plays her character before her [[{{Transsexual}} transition from male to female]]. Apparently Cox was willing to do the pre-transition scenes herself, but the producers weren't comfortable with making her do that and the problem was solved when they found out about her brother.

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* In ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Laverne Cox's twin brother M Lamar plays her character before her [[{{Transsexual}} transition from male to female]]. Apparently Cox was willing to do the pre-transition scenes herself, but the producers weren't comfortable with making her do that and the problem was solved when they found out about her brother.
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