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28th Jun '16 6:03:46 PM Adept
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* Also applies to directors, with Ron Howard (''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/ABeautifulMind'', ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'') being the poor man's StevenSpielberg.

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* Also applies to directors, with Ron Howard (''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/ABeautifulMind'', ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'') being the poor man's StevenSpielberg.Steven Spielberg.
15th Jun '16 7:06:48 PM nombretomado
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*** Even people who don't like TelltaleGames' ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' series are blown away by AJ Locascio's MichaelJFox impression.

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*** Even people who don't like TelltaleGames' Creator/TelltaleGames' ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' series are blown away by AJ Locascio's MichaelJFox impression.
9th Jun '16 6:29:29 PM Naram-Sin
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* Meet [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm502897408/nm1273975 Mónica Cruz]], the 3 years younger and nearly indistinguishable sister to [[Creator/PenelopeCruz Penélope Cruz]]. The most hilarious part is that she wasn't an actress originally but a dancer and choreographer, and began acting just ''because'' how much people who couldn't cast Penélope kept offering roles to her.

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* Meet [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm502897408/nm1273975 Mónica Cruz]], the 3 years younger and nearly indistinguishable sister to [[Creator/PenelopeCruz Penélope Cruz]]. The most hilarious part is that she wasn't an actress originally but a dancer and choreographer, and she began acting just ''because'' because of how much many people who couldn't cast Penélope kept offering roles to her.
9th Jun '16 6:27:27 PM Naram-Sin
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* Likewise, if you can't get Javier Bardem you can always call his brother, Carlos Bardem.

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* Likewise, if you can't get Javier Bardem her husband Creator/JavierBardem, you can always call his Javier's older brother, Carlos Bardem.Bardem. [[AloofBigBrother Family]] [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling reunions]] must be gold.
9th Jun '16 6:22:14 PM Naram-Sin
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* Likewise, if you can't get Javier Bardem you can always call his brother, Carlos Bardem.
17th May '16 1:34:48 PM Willbyr
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17th May '16 1:32:35 PM Willbyr
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*** Timon's voice casting in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII is kinda funny - he's played by Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor, but they already had another of Lane's substitutes in the cast: Creator/QuintonFlynn, who was already playing a supporting role. Note that both of them have played ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Final]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Fantasy]]'' characters... and even in the same game (''X'') to boot.

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*** Timon's voice casting in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII ''Kingdom Hearts II'' is kinda funny - he's played by Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor, but they already had another of Lane's substitutes in the cast: Creator/QuintonFlynn, who was already playing a supporting role. Note that both of them have played ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Final]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Fantasy]]'' characters... and even in the same game (''X'') to boot.



** 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 [[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]].

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** Actually, this happens quite a bit in ''KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/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 [[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]].



* Robert Costanzo (''Film/DieHard2'', ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', ''VideoGame/SewerShark'') definitely looks like a poor man's Creator/DannyDeVito. He sounds like him as well, considering he replaced [=DeVito=] as Phil in the ''Hercules'' RecycledTheSeries and the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' games.

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* Robert Costanzo (''Film/DieHard2'', ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', ''VideoGame/SewerShark'') definitely looks like a poor man's Creator/DannyDeVito. He sounds like him as well, considering he replaced [=DeVito=] as Phil in the ''Hercules'' RecycledTheSeries and the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games.
14th May '16 10:04:42 AM nombretomado
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* Casting for TaxiDriver, Scorcese asked for a "Cybill Shepherd type". When her agent offered Shepherd herself for the part, Scorcese replied "We can't afford her." The agent told him "She'll do it for whatever you can pay." At that time, Shepherd had just come off Daisy Miller for which she got bad reviews; coupled with her relationship with the recently-backlashed Peter Bogdanovich, she was desperate for the credibility that the role would bring.

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* Casting for TaxiDriver, ''Film/TaxiDriver'', Scorcese asked for a "Cybill Shepherd type". When her agent offered Shepherd herself for the part, Scorcese replied "We can't afford her." The agent told him "She'll do it for whatever you can pay." At that time, Shepherd had just come off Daisy Miller for which she got bad reviews; coupled with her relationship with the recently-backlashed Peter Bogdanovich, she was desperate for the credibility that the role would bring.



* For the role of Nina Van Horn on ''JustShootMe'', creator Steve Levitan wanted a "Wendie Malick type, but older". When none of the actresses who auditioned proved satisfactory, Levitan cast Malick and wrote the character younger.

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* For the role of Nina Van Horn on ''JustShootMe'', ''Series/JustShootMe'', creator Steve Levitan wanted a "Wendie Malick type, but older". When none of the actresses who auditioned proved satisfactory, Levitan cast Malick and wrote the character younger.
11th May '16 2:44:46 PM erforce
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* Creator/MillaJovovich too expensive or busy working on another of her husband's movies? Try KristannaLoken.

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* Creator/MillaJovovich too expensive or busy working on another of her husband's movies? Try KristannaLoken.Creator/KristannaLoken.
7th May '16 3:50:04 PM nombretomado
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* When the creators of ''TheGoldenGirls'' were casting the role of Dorothy, they said they were looking for a "Bea Arthur-type". Guess who got the part?
* For the film ''LoveActually,'' one of the producers reportedly wanted "a Laura Linney type" for a specific role and mentioned it at the slightest opportunity. Eventually the director snapped, told him "Oh for fuck's sake, just get Laura Linney then," and she joined the cast.

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* When the creators of ''TheGoldenGirls'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' were casting the role of Dorothy, they said they were looking for a "Bea Arthur-type". Guess who got the part?
* For the film ''LoveActually,'' ''Film/LoveActually,'' one of the producers reportedly wanted "a Laura Linney type" for a specific role and mentioned it at the slightest opportunity. Eventually the director snapped, told him "Oh for fuck's sake, just get Laura Linney then," and she joined the cast.
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