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5th May '16 8:54:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': When pee-wee football team South Park Cows played against Middle Park Cowboys, the entertainment hired for the halftime was [[FullHouse John Stamos]]' brother Richard Stamos.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': When pee-wee football team South Park Cows played against Middle Park Cowboys, the entertainment hired for the halftime was [[FullHouse [[Series/FullHouse John Stamos]]' brother Richard Stamos.
5th May '16 9:03:48 AM PoeDameron
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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?"



* Josh Radnor is the poor man's substitute for Zach Levi.



* Creator/ChristianBale actually makes a better Creator/TomCruise than Tom Cruise.
** And Billy Crudup would make a decent Creator/ChristianBale.
* Creator/EthanHawke has also been described as a cut-rate Creator/TomCruise.

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* Creator/ChristianBale actually makes a better Creator/TomCruise than Tom Cruise.
** And
Billy Crudup would make a decent Creator/ChristianBale.
* Creator/EthanHawke has also been described as a cut-rate Creator/TomCruise.



* James Purefoy is pretty much a Hong Kong Knockoff of Creator/GerardButler.
* Nicholas Farrell makes a good substitute for BillNighy. He's been in ''ChariotsOfFire'', ''FoylesWar'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', and ''Series/TheChoir'', to name a few.

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* James Purefoy is pretty much a Hong Kong Knockoff British knockoff of Creator/GerardButler.
HughJackman.
* Nicholas Farrell makes a good substitute for BillNighy. He's been in ''ChariotsOfFire'', ''FoylesWar'', ''{{Torhchwood}}'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', and ''Series/TheChoir'', to name a few.



** Similarly if you can't get Megan Fox, Odette Yustman is probably available - and can, you know, act.

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** Similarly if you can't get Megan Fox, Odette Yustman is probably available - and can, can almost, you know, act.



* Can't get Ali Larter? Call Alice Eve Or Amy Smart.
* Can't get Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/AlisonBrie OR Creator/LizzyCaplan? That's bad enough, but lucky for you Creator/KrystenRitter and Creator/KatDennings can swing by.



* Who doesn't think that NathanFillion would be an awesome poor man's substitute for Brendan Fraser?
** I think you have that backwards.

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* Who doesn't think that NathanFillion would be an awesome BrendanFraser has become a poor man's substitute for Brendan Fraser?
** I think you have that backwards.
NathanFillion.



* Whilst a well-respected comedy actor in his native UK, Nick Frost was largely known in the US as the person to cast for productions that couldn't get Creator/RickyGervais. This may be the reason why he didn't become as popular as much as his comedy partner, Creator/SimonPegg.
** Speaking of Simon Pegg, he's rapidly becoming the go-to-guy for productions that can't get David Tennant. Scotty, in Film/StarTrek, was actually ''written'' for Tennant.



* Since Wesley Snipes wouldn't resume his role as Franchise/{{Blade}} for ''Series/BladeTheSeries'', the creators replaced him with rapper Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones.

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* Since Wesley Snipes wouldn't resume his role as Franchise/{{Blade}} for ''Series/BladeTheSeries'', the creators replaced him with rapper Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones.Sticky Fingaz.


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* Can't get JenniferLawrence? Try ShaileneWoodley, HaileeSteinfeld or SaoirseRonan. They don't have the same charisma or intensity, but they really want to be her.
** BrieLarson is obviously trying to become Jen at this point.
5th May '16 8:52:08 AM PoeDameron
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* If you can't afford Helen Hunt, try to get Creator/LauraLinney.

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* If you can't afford Helen Hunt, Hunt or Laura Dern, try to get Creator/LauraLinney.



* If you can't even afford Laura Linney, perhaps Creator/LauraDern is your girl.
4th May '16 5:22:10 PM aye_amber
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* Matthew Goode's Adrian Veidt from ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' looks like DavidBowie, which is only natural because that's who the original character was modeled after.

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* Matthew Goode's Adrian Veidt from ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' looks like DavidBowie, Music/DavidBowie, which is only natural because that's who the original character was modeled after.
26th Apr '16 12:00:27 AM aye_amber
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* MicahSolusod is often considered to be Creator/FUNimation's equivalent to JohnnyYongBosch. This was mainly because his role as the titular character of ''Manga/SoulEater'' was misattributed to Johnny. To hamer this comparison out, Micah's recent role as Liszt in ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'' sounds ''exactly'' like Johnny's role as [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Itsuki]]. And made funnier when it's been announced that he will be replacing Johnny in the role of Kazuki Makabe in the [[Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor Fafner]] film adaptation and Claus Valca in the ''Anime/LastExile'' [[Anime/LastExileFamTheSilverWing sequel]].

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* MicahSolusod Creator/MicahSolusod is often considered to be Creator/FUNimation's Creator/{{Funimation}}'s equivalent to JohnnyYongBosch.Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. This was mainly because his role as the titular character of ''Manga/SoulEater'' was misattributed to Johnny. To hamer hammer this comparison out, Micah's recent role as Liszt in ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'' sounds ''exactly'' like Johnny's role as [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Itsuki]]. Itsuki.]] And made funnier when it's been announced that he will be replacing Johnny in the role of Kazuki Makabe in the [[Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor Fafner]] film adaptation and Claus Valca in the ''Anime/LastExile'' [[Anime/LastExileFamTheSilverWing sequel]].sequel.]]
22nd Apr '16 6:00:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Nicholas Farrell makes a good substitute for BillNighy. Another classic [[HeyItsThatGuy That Guy]], who's been in ''ChariotsOfFire'', ''FoylesWar'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', and ''Series/TheChoir'', to name a few.

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* Nicholas Farrell makes a good substitute for BillNighy. Another classic [[HeyItsThatGuy That Guy]], who's He's been in ''ChariotsOfFire'', ''FoylesWar'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', and ''Series/TheChoir'', to name a few.
22nd Apr '16 5:59:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* If you can't afford Sir BenKingsley, Creator/ErickAvari will do in a pinch. It helps that he's a classic [[HeyItsThatGuy That Guy]].

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* If you can't afford Sir BenKingsley, Creator/ErickAvari will do in a pinch. It helps that he's a classic [[HeyItsThatGuy That Guy]].
1st Apr '16 9:54:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Need a [[BrooklynRage tough, rugged-faced New York Jew]] but can't get a hold of Creator/HarveyKeitel? Joseph Bologna will do (even though [[FakeNationality he isn't actually Jewish]]). [[note]] In fact, both have portrayed characters who are the fathers of characters played by Creator/AdamSandler - in ''LittleNicky'' and ''BigDaddy'', respectively. [[/note]]

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* Need a [[BrooklynRage tough, rugged-faced New York Jew]] but can't get a hold of Creator/HarveyKeitel? Joseph Bologna will do (even though [[FakeNationality he isn't actually Jewish]]). [[note]] In fact, both have portrayed characters who are the fathers of characters played by Creator/AdamSandler - in ''LittleNicky'' ''Film/LittleNicky'' and ''BigDaddy'', ''Film/BigDaddy'', respectively. [[/note]]
23rd Mar '16 10:44:56 AM nombretomado
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*** On the Richard Castle twitter feed, Castle says he's sometimes mistaken for actor NathanFillion. He mentions in one episode that he's a fan of that old Joss Whedon scifi show, though he doesn't mention it by name. Thus resolving the CelebrityParadox in the Castle-verse.

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*** On the Richard Castle twitter feed, Castle says he's sometimes mistaken for actor NathanFillion.Nathan Fillion. He mentions in one episode that he's a fan of that old Joss Whedon scifi show, though he doesn't mention it by name. Thus resolving the CelebrityParadox in the Castle-verse.



* Worried that RussellCrowe might just be a bit too talented for your movie? Then give Creator/GerardButler a call.
* Creator/JeremyIrons damage his vocal chords while screaming "'''[[Disney/TheLionKing You won't get a sniff without me!]]'''"? ChristopherLloyd [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} just can't sing]]? Just need someone to say something while sounding somewhat like someone else? Call Creator/JimCummings!

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* Worried that RussellCrowe Creator/RussellCrowe might just be a bit too talented for your movie? Then give Creator/GerardButler a call.
* Creator/JeremyIrons damage his vocal chords while screaming "'''[[Disney/TheLionKing You won't get a sniff without me!]]'''"? ChristopherLloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} just can't sing]]? Just need someone to say something while sounding somewhat like someone else? Call Creator/JimCummings!
22nd Mar '16 11:45:27 AM DaibhidC
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** Played for laughs in {{Friends}} when Rachel breaks up with nerdy paleontologist Ross (played by David Schwimmer) and hooks up with nerdy periodontist Russ (played by David Schwimmer).

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** * Played for laughs in {{Friends}} when Rachel breaks up with nerdy paleontologist Ross (played by David Schwimmer) and hooks up with nerdy periodontist Russ (played by David Schwimmer).
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