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26th Jul '16 3:47:00 PM LondonKdS
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* In the film ''Film/{{Targets}}'', Creator/BorisKarloff, a horror icon approaching the end of his career, plays Byron Orlok, a fictional horror icon about to retire who becomes involved when a psycho sniper attacks the audience at a drive-in cinema showing his last film. The film has a strong metafictional element referring to the eclipse of the traditional supernatural horror movie in favour of the more naturalistically disturbing PsychologicalHorror.
14th Jul '16 6:55:43 PM PaulA
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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 [[ComicBooks/{{Batman}} a certain superhero]], and he had difficulty finding high-profile roles afterwards.

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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 [[ComicBooks/{{Batman}} [[Film/{{Batman}} a certain superhero]], and he had difficulty finding high-profile roles afterwards. afterwards.
7th Jul '16 12:39:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The up-and-coming IdolSinger characters in ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' are usually voiced by real life up-and-coming singers/voice actresses. Examples include Mari Iijima playing Lynn Minmay in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Creator/MegumiNakajima voicing Ranka Lee in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', and Minori Suzuki portraying Freyja Wion in ''Anime/MacrossDelta''.
3rd Jun '16 6:55:29 PM vtarira
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** More dramatically, it has [[spoiler:Creator/RobertRedford as, not [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen the unraveler]] this time, but the ''architect'' of a massive (quasi-) government conspiracy. The Watergate Complex is even visible from his office window]].
17th May '16 6:52:09 AM AndyLA
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* ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' cast several child musicians, rather than child actors, to play the young musician characters. Creator/JackBlack himself is part of ''Music/TenaciousD''.
** Bonus points for the fact that the kid who played Larry (the pianist) had to go through the same classical-to-rock transition that the character did.

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* ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' cast several child musicians, rather than child actors, to play the young musician characters. Creator/JackBlack himself is part of ''Music/TenaciousD''.
Music/TenaciousD.
** Bonus points for the fact that the kid Robert Tsai, who played Larry (the pianist) keyboardist) had to go through the same classical-to-rock transition that the character did.
12th Apr '16 2:16:07 PM cdrood
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* Ben Johnson was a real cowboy and expert horseman prior to getting into acting. After a stint working as a stunt man and horse wrangler on set, he went on to appear in many westerns where his riding skills were often highlighted.
12th Apr '16 2:08:43 PM cdrood
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** Actually Wayne was in remission at the time and believed himself cured. He planned on making more films, although he did plan this to be his last Western. His cancer didn't return until two years later.
6th Apr '16 5:28:17 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In the French movie ''Le Mouton à Cinq Pattes'' (''The Five-Legged Sheep''), famous French actor Fernandel plays five quintuplets who have had very different lives. One of them is a priest whose life was ruined because (being Fernandel in a priest suit) he looks just like the priest from another popular comedy in which Fernandel played a priest, ''Don Camillo'', and that consequently no one takes him seriously anymore.
2nd Apr '16 2:37:05 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Creator/MarkHamill plays [[BigBad Firelord Ozai]], superpowered EvilOverlord with a rebellious son '''AND''' he shoots lightning from his fingertips . Basically, [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker has become a composite of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Creator/MarkHamill plays [[BigBad Firelord Ozai]], superpowered EvilOverlord with a rebellious son '''AND''' he shoots lightning from his fingertips .fingertips. Basically, [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker has become a composite of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.]]
2nd Apr '16 2:35:48 PM WillKeaton
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* Creator/RobertDowneyJr. was cast as ''Film/IronMan'' not only because he is a good actor, but has had problems in the past with drug abuse. That added extra weight to a man who is struggling to redeem himself for past mistakes; a man who is also known for having problems with alcohol. Robert Downey Jr. IS Tony Stark for most practical purposes.

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* Creator/RobertDowneyJr. Creator/RobertDowneyJr was cast as ''Film/IronMan'' not only because he is a good actor, but has had problems in the past with drug abuse. That added extra weight to a man who is struggling to redeem himself for past mistakes; a man who is also known for having problems with alcohol. Robert Downey Jr. IS Tony Stark for most practical purposes.
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