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6th Feb '16 11:17:15 PM nombretomado
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* If anyone ever wants an animated ''{{Frasier}}'', MauriceLaMarche could easily pass for KelseyGrammer and he already ''is'' the world champion OrsonWelles.
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* If anyone ever wants an animated ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', MauriceLaMarche could easily pass for KelseyGrammer and he already ''is'' the world champion OrsonWelles.
2nd Feb '16 11:04:20 PM Karxrida
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** Actually, this happens quite a bit in ''KingdomHearts'', probably due to the nature of the whole thing - Tate Donovan apparently turned down the role of Hercules for the first game, so Disney hired Creator/SeanAstin. However, once it took off, Donovan reprised the role for ''II''. Nowadays, they still have [[TheOtherDarrin three Darrins]], the voice actresses for Kairi and Naminé, presumably because Creator/HaydenPanettiere was doing ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' and Brittany Snow was off doing... something[[note]] Panettiere ''herself'' was, in turn, TheOtherDarrin to Alyson Stoner when she replaced her as the voice of Xion; Stoner had previously been TheOtherDarrin to Panettiere as Kairi. Got that?[[/note]], and the voice actor for Ansem (Creator/RichardEpcar replacing Creator/BillyZane). Also, all of the voices of the Hollow Bastion Restoration committee (plus Sephiroth) were replaced for ''II'' (resulting in Music/MandyMoore, Aerith, being replaced and resulting in a hugely amusing voicing situation for Yuffie). And the game ''RE: Chain of Memories'' offers Darrins for the entire Castle Oblivion party because all their voice clips in the [[ChainOfMemories original game]] were of Japanese actors simply with any sentences or spoken phrases removed. There are, however, quite a few surprising aversions for this trope, regardless; the original game had Kathryn Beaumont, the original voice actress of [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Alice]] and [[Disney/PeterPan Wendy]].
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** Actually, this happens quite a bit in ''KingdomHearts'', probably due to the nature of the whole thing - Tate Donovan apparently turned down the role of Hercules for the first game, so Disney hired Creator/SeanAstin. However, once it took off, Donovan reprised the role for ''II''. Nowadays, they still have [[TheOtherDarrin three Darrins]], the voice actresses for Kairi and Naminé, presumably because Creator/HaydenPanettiere was doing ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' and Brittany Snow was off doing... something[[note]] Panettiere ''herself'' was, in turn, TheOtherDarrin to Alyson Stoner when she replaced her as the voice of Xion; Stoner had previously been TheOtherDarrin to Panettiere as Kairi. Got that?[[/note]], and the voice actor for Ansem (Creator/RichardEpcar replacing Creator/BillyZane). Also, all of the voices of the Hollow Bastion Restoration committee (plus Sephiroth) were replaced for ''II'' (resulting in Music/MandyMoore, Aerith, being replaced and resulting in a hugely amusing voicing situation for Yuffie). And the game ''RE: Chain of Memories'' offers Darrins for the entire Castle Oblivion party because all their voice clips in the [[ChainOfMemories [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories original game]] were of Japanese actors simply with any sentences or spoken phrases removed. There are, however, quite a few surprising aversions for this trope, regardless; the original game had Kathryn Beaumont, the original voice actress of [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Alice]] and [[Disney/PeterPan Wendy]].
2nd Feb '16 7:46:46 AM DannWoolf
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** Also Creator/TimCurry is often the answer to the question "Who's available for the Creator/MalcolmMcDowell role when Malcolm is busy?
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** Also Creator/TimCurry is often the answer to the question "Who's available for the Creator/MalcolmMcDowell role when Malcolm is busy?busy?"
30th Jan '16 6:46:05 AM DoctorSleep
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* You're casting the female lead for a romantic comedy. If she already has a boyfriend, you hire Creator/CameronDiaz. If she doesn't (but has a romantic rival), you hire Creator/JenniferAniston.
29th Jan '16 11:31:41 AM backpack
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* Want Willem Dafoe, but on a television budget? John Glover to the rescue!
25th Jan '16 6:36:23 PM WillBGood
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* '''InAWorld''' where DonLaFontaine is no longer with us, Hal Douglas is still around for dramatic movie trailer voiceovers.
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* '''InAWorld''' where DonLaFontaine Creator/DonLaFontaine is no longer with us, Hal Douglas is still around gave us 6 more years for dramatic movie trailer voiceovers.
20th Jan '16 6:45:12 AM undertroper
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* Creator/JamieFoxx to Creator/WillSmith as he often gets roles, such as DjangoUnchained, that Smith turns down. Ironically, many actually consider Foxx to be the better actor of the two.
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* Creator/JamieFoxx to Creator/WillSmith as he often gets roles, such as DjangoUnchained, that Smith turns down. Ironically, many actually consider Foxx to be the better actor of the two.two (and has an Oscar under his belt).

* Non-acting example: Long before his death, JerryGoldsmith was often the poor man's substitute to JohnWilliams. If you can't get the more expensive Music/JohnWilliams (who is often picky about the films he wanted to score) you could get the equally awesome JerryGoldsmith to score your films.
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* Non-acting example: Long before his death, JerryGoldsmith Music/JerryGoldsmith was often the poor man's substitute to JohnWilliams. If you can't get the more expensive Music/JohnWilliams (who is often picky about the films he wanted to score) you could get the equally awesome JerryGoldsmith and extremely prolific Music/JerryGoldsmith to score your films.films (in fact, it used to be said that Williams is a white-collar composer, whereas Goldsmith is a blue-collar composer, because he's willing to score any kind of films, regardless of content).
18th Jan '16 12:14:18 PM StFan
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* A similar thing happened with the character of Leo [=McGarry=] on ''TheWestWing''. AaronSorkin asked for "someone like John Spencer" and got... John Spencer.
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* A similar thing happened with the character of Leo [=McGarry=] on ''TheWestWing''. AaronSorkin ''Series/TheWestWing''. Creator/AaronSorkin asked for "someone like John Spencer" and got... John Spencer.
2nd Jan '16 8:31:56 AM Prfnoff
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* Todd Duncan starred as the poor man's Paul Robeson in the original productions of ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'' and ''[[Literature/CryTheBelovedCountry Lost in the Stars]]'', though his singing voice wasn't quite strong enough to do Porgy without cuts.
1st Jan '16 11:38:24 AM StFan
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* Eric Loomis voice subs for Creator/RobertDowneyJr as Iron Man for the tie in game to the second film and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. It's actually pretty damn close and since those, he's reprised the role in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. It also happens to be his natural speaking voice.
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* Eric Loomis voice subs for Creator/RobertDowneyJr as Iron Man for the tie in tie-in game to the second film and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. It's actually pretty damn close and since those, he's reprised the role in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. It also happens to be his natural speaking voice.
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