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26th May '17 8:58:39 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'':
**Edward Norris, a former Baltimore Police Commissioner who had a somewhat controversial career that ended in indictment and a felony conviction, plays a fictionalized version of himself that is a Homicide detective. His lack of respect for the current Commissioner is a running gag. As the first season was shot while he was still in office, he ends up with some pretty funny SelfDeprecation:
-->'''Ed Norris:''' I kid you not. I swear, you show me the son of a bitch who can fix this police department I'd give back half my overtime.
**Sgt. Jay Landsman is the supervisor for the Homicide unit. He is named after a real guy, who was a subject in David Simon's book ''Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets''. The real Jay Landsman also appears in ''The Wire'' as Lt. Dennis Mello, Major Colvin's NumberTwo in the Western District.
**Melvin Williams, a former gangster arrested by co-creator Ed Burns, was one of the inspirations for Avon Barksdale. Williams himself appeared in seasons 3 and 4 of ''The Wire'' in the recurring role of the Deacon, who plays a major role helping out Cutty and Colvin.
**Donnie Andrews, a criminal whose real life exploits inspired much of Omar Little's character, and who worked as a consultant for ''The Wire'', got to appear in seasons 4 and 5 as one of Blind Butchie's muscle men.
5th Apr '17 5:37:35 PM WillBGood
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*** [[NightmareFace There may be reasons other than his past]] for why Trejo is typecast this way.

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*** [[NightmareFace [[FaceOfAThug There may be reasons other than his past]] for why Trejo is typecast this way.
1st Apr '17 6:58:22 AM dmcreif
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* Creator/MichaelKeaton in ''{{Film/Birdman}}'' as Riggan Thomson, a washed-up actor remembered only for playing a superhero. Keaton's biggest and most remembered role is [[Film/{{Batman}} a certain superhero]], and he had difficulty finding high-profile roles afterwards.

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* Creator/MichaelKeaton in ''{{Film/Birdman}}'' as *''{{Film/Birdman}}''
**Creator/MichaelKeaton plays
Riggan Thomson, a washed-up actor remembered only for playing a superhero. Keaton's biggest and most remembered role is [[Film/{{Batman}} a certain superhero]], and he had difficulty finding high-profile roles afterwards.afterwards.
** Fitting with the superhero theme, [[Creator/EmmaStone Gwen Stacy]] and the [[Creator/EdwardNorton Hulk]] were also cast in supporting roles. Additionally, Edward Norton's casting as a prima donna actor set on [[WagTheDirector undermining the director's vision]] is fitting, given Norton's own history as a perfectionist who would come into conflict with directors and executives of films he starred in. The most notable examples include his CreativeDifferences with Tony Kaye over the editing of ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' and his decision to leave the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse after disagreements with Marvel on the development of his character (hence why Creator/MarkRuffalo was cast as the Hulk in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'').
** Creator/NaomiWatts plays an aspiring actress who, at one point, shows romantic interest in a dark haired woman. [[Film/MulhollandDrive 'Cause that doesn't sound familiar, does it?]]



** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. This was lampshaded by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt for the season 1 premiere]]. And the show takes this full-circle partway through season 2, once [[RelationshipUpgrade Matt and Karen start dating]].

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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s Woll}} plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. Her real life boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock.cause. This was lampshaded by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt for the season 1 premiere]]. And the show takes this full-circle partway through season 2, once [[RelationshipUpgrade Matt and Karen start dating]].
11th Mar '17 8:13:25 AM nombretomado
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** And that's to say nothing of Richard Dawson playing an established game show host who was loved by the fans but was a real jerk when it came to backstage politics. Not surprisingly, Dawson made the film in a period during which he was ''not'' hosting ''FamilyFeud'' (though he later returned to the show).

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** And that's to say nothing of Richard Dawson playing an established game show host who was loved by the fans but was a real jerk when it came to backstage politics. Not surprisingly, Dawson made the film in a period during which he was ''not'' hosting ''FamilyFeud'' ''Series/FamilyFeud'' (though he later returned to the show).
27th Feb '17 9:02:53 AM dmcreif
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* ActorSharedBackground -- The role is written with the actual (non-acting) history of the actor in place. A few former criminals with jail time have gained a history of playing hardened criminals.

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* ActorSharedBackground -- The role is written with the actual (non-acting) history of the actor in place. A few former criminals with jail time (read: the likes of Creator/DannyTrejo) have gained a history of playing hardened criminals.
27th Feb '17 9:02:15 AM dmcreif
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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. This was lampshaded by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt for the season 1 premiere]]. And this goes full-circle partway through season 2, once [[RelationshipUpgrade Matt and Karen start dating]].

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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. This was lampshaded by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt for the season 1 premiere]]. And the show takes this goes full-circle partway through season 2, once [[RelationshipUpgrade Matt and Karen start dating]].
27th Feb '17 8:49:19 AM dmcreif
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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. This was lampshaded by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt for the season 1 premiere]].

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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. This was lampshaded by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt for the season 1 premiere]]. And this goes full-circle partway through season 2, once [[RelationshipUpgrade Matt and Karen start dating]].



** Creator/VincentDOnofrio incorporates a good amount of his own social anxieties into his portrayal of Wilson Fisk. Fisk appears to have some form of autism, since he has a hard time maintaining eye contact, has odd speech inflections, and, despite taking precautions, has a set routine. He mentions that he has trouble "clearing his head" at times, and is insecure when out in public.

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** Creator/VincentDOnofrio incorporates a good amount of his own social anxieties into his portrayal of Wilson Fisk. Fisk appears to have some form of autism, since he has a hard time Fisk, like difficulty maintaining eye contact, has odd speech inflections, and, despite taking precautions, has having a set routine. He mentions that he has trouble "clearing his head" at times, and is insecure when out in public.
20th Jan '17 9:18:58 AM dmcreif
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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. This has even been lampshaded by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt for the season 1 premiere]].
** Matt Murdock is RaisedCatholic. So is Creator/CharlieCox, who plays him in the show.
** Creator/VincentDOnofrio incorporates a good amount of his own social skills into his portrayal of Wilson Fisk. Fisk appears to have some form of autism, since he has a hard time maintaining eye contact, has odd speech inflections, and, despite taking precautions, has a set routine. He mentions that he has trouble "clearing his head" at times, and is insecure when out in public.

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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. This has even been was lampshaded by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt for the season 1 premiere]].
** Just like Matt Murdock Murdock, Creator/CharlieCox is RaisedCatholic. So is Creator/CharlieCox, who plays him in the show.a RaisedCatholic.
** Creator/VincentDOnofrio incorporates a good amount of his own social skills anxieties into his portrayal of Wilson Fisk. Fisk appears to have some form of autism, since he has a hard time maintaining eye contact, has odd speech inflections, and, despite taking precautions, has a set routine. He mentions that he has trouble "clearing his head" at times, and is insecure when out in public.
28th Dec '16 9:15:00 AM dmcreif
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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. Woll even lampshaded it, as EJ Scott [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 actually dressed as Matt Murdock for the season 1 premiere]].

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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's incredibly appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. Woll This has even been lampshaded it, as EJ Scott by Woll, [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 as EJ actually dressed up as Matt Murdock for the season 1 premiere]].
28th Dec '16 9:07:51 AM dmcreif
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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}} portrays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. Woll's real boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and one of her pet causes is raising public awareness of the disease.
** Wilson Fisk appears to have some form of autism, since he has a hard time maintaining eye contact, has odd speech inflections, and, despite taking precautions, has a set routine. He mentions that he has trouble "clearing his head" at times, and is insecure when out in public. Creator/VincentDOnofrio is also on the autism spectrum.

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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann Woll}} portrays Woll}}'s boyfriend EJ Scott is blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet cause. So it's appropriate that she plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the love interest of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. Woll's real boyfriend Woll even lampshaded it, as EJ Scott is blind [[https://twitter.com/Daredevil/status/583815587018579969 actually dressed as Matt Murdock for the result of choroideremia, and one of her pet causes season 1 premiere]].
** Matt Murdock
is raising public awareness of RaisedCatholic. So is Creator/CharlieCox, who plays him in the disease.
**
show.
**Creator/VincentDOnofrio incorporates a good amount of his own social skills into his portrayal of
Wilson Fisk. Fisk appears to have some form of autism, since he has a hard time maintaining eye contact, has odd speech inflections, and, despite taking precautions, has a set routine. He mentions that he has trouble "clearing his head" at times, and is insecure when out in public. Creator/VincentDOnofrio is also on the autism spectrum.
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