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20th Jul '17 8:50:15 AM dmcreif
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* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'':
**"Karen", the on-board AI in Peter's Spider suit, is voiced by Creator/JenniferConnelly, who is in real life the wife of Creator/PaulBettany, who voiced JARVIS and now plays The Vision.
** Creator/MichaelKeaton is Adrian Toomes, AKA the Vulture. Again, ''Film/{{Birdman}} [[ActorAllusion is the Vulture]]''. (Also, this film could be considered ''Film/{{Batman}} vs. Spider-Man'', except [[Film/MeAndEarlAndTheDyingGirl not made by high schoolers.]] And most likely [[WebVideo/DeathBattle not to the death]].)
***Not only that, but the reveal that Adrian Toomes is [[spoiler:Liz Allan's father]]. Because in ''Birdman'', Riggan's daughter Samantha was played by Creator/EmmaStone, who played Gwen Stacy in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''. So not only is Michael Keaton playing another bird-themed costumed character, but [[spoiler:he's also playing the father of Spider-Man's love interest again]]!



** 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:

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** 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 gets some pretty funny very hilarious SelfDeprecation:



** Anthony Collichio is a Western District plainclothes officer who takes the soldier's mentality to policing, the kind of policing that Colvin decries as detrimental to the job. Fittingly, he's played by Benjamin Busch, who is in real life a United States Marine Reserve Corps officer.

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** Anthony Collichio is a Western District plainclothes officer who takes the soldier's mentality to policing, the kind of policing that Bunny Colvin decries as detrimental to the job. Fittingly, he's played by Benjamin Busch, who is in real life a United States Marine Reserve Corps officer.
21st Jun '17 3:11:35 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* In ''Series/TheITCrowd'', the socially-awkward and nerdy character, Moss, who has no people skills, is played by Richard Ayoade. In RealLife, Ayoade is also something of a socially-awkward, shy geek, who is open about his social anxiety issues. He has often stated that he hates the limelight and hates being interviewed, and when appearing on British panel shows he often plays up this persona. According to Ayoade, Graham Linehan wrote the character specifically for him, having met him at university and knowing his personality quirks.
19th Jun '17 9:25:38 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film/{{Memento}}'' required a SmugSnake type character for the antagonist, so they hired Joe Pantoliano, whose career is virtually nothing but. [[spoiler: Except, of course, that his character is innocent of the crime he's killed for in the film's opening. The role relies heavily on his typecasting to make the audience assume he's the bad guy, when he's the closest thing the protagonist has to a real friend. Virtually anyone but a typecast actor would have given the audience room to doubt.]]

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* ''Film/{{Memento}}'' required a SmugSnake type character for the antagonist, so they hired Joe Pantoliano, Creator/JoePantoliano, whose career is virtually nothing but. [[spoiler: Except, of course, that his character is innocent of the crime he's killed for in the film's opening. The role relies heavily on his typecasting to make the audience assume he's the bad guy, when he's the closest thing the protagonist has to a real friend. Virtually anyone but a typecast actor would have given the audience room to doubt.]]
12th Jun '17 10:32:39 AM dmcreif
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** Creator/{{Deborah Ann 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. 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}} plays [[SexySecretary Karen Page]], the [[OfficialCouple official love interest interest]] of [[BlindJustice blind lawyer]] Matt Murdock. Her real life boyfriend EJ Scott is going blind as the result of choroideremia, and she raises public awareness of the disease as a pet 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]].


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** Anthony Collichio is a Western District plainclothes officer who takes the soldier's mentality to policing, the kind of policing that Colvin decries as detrimental to the job. Fittingly, he's played by Benjamin Busch, who is in real life a United States Marine Reserve Corps officer.
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]].
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