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11th Jun '17 11:49:47 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheCuckoosCalling'', protagonist Cormoran Strike is described as looking like "a young [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] who had taken to boxing." In [[Literature/TheSilkworm the second book]] his client Leonora Quine is compared to a long-haired Rose West by the UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers.

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* In ''Literature/TheCuckoosCalling'', protagonist Cormoran Strike is described as looking like "a young [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] who had taken to boxing." In [[Literature/TheSilkworm the second book]] his client Leonora Quine is compared to a long-haired Rose West by the UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers.
15th May '17 8:21:38 PM PaulA
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* Creator/WilliamGibson's Berry Rydell, the protagonist of the ''Literature/BridgeTrilogy'', is at one point described as being the spitting image of "a young Creator/TommyLeeJones" by a cult of TV-worshipping religious nuts. He, of course, doesn't even know who that is.
30th Apr '17 10:07:50 AM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in Creator/RobertRankin's ''Armageddon: The Musical'' series: The main character resembles Creator/HarrisonFord to such an extent that [[CelebrityParadox people ask him for his autograph]] and think he's being a jerk when he signs his own name. One of the books has a subplot where a group of minor characters gain MediumAwareness and try to get the narrator to describe them as resembling various Hollywood stars;[[note]]Well, two, really, which led to confusion about which Julia Roberts was which character.[[/note]] the ButtMonkey wants to be played by TomCruise but ends up as [=Danny DeVito=] instead. There's a full cast list at the end.[[note]]Which reveals that the ButtMonkey was somehow able to recast himself with Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.[[/note]]

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* Spoofed in Creator/RobertRankin's ''Armageddon: The Musical'' series: The main character resembles Creator/HarrisonFord to such an extent that [[CelebrityParadox people ask him for his autograph]] and think he's being a jerk when he signs his own name. One of the books has a subplot where a group of minor characters gain MediumAwareness and try to get the narrator to describe them as resembling various Hollywood stars;[[note]]Well, two, really, which led to confusion about which Julia Roberts was which character.[[/note]] the ButtMonkey wants to be played by TomCruise Creator/TomCruise but ends up as [=Danny DeVito=] instead. There's a full cast list at the end.[[note]]Which reveals that the ButtMonkey was somehow able to recast himself with Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.[[/note]]
19th Mar '17 12:56:55 AM Synchronicity
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* Used in-universe in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', where Wilbur tells Lewis that his father - away on a trip at the time - looks like Creator/TomSelleck (a picture of Selleck is even used when Lewis tries to figure out the Robinsons' family tree). Actually, Wilbur does this to throw Lewis off, as [[spoiler: his father, who's an ''older Lewis'', looks nothing like Selleck]].

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30th Dec '16 4:07:51 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''ComicBook/WormwoodGentlemanCorpse'', Wormwood's PerceptionFilter human appearance is stated several times to look like Creator/BradPitt, although the visual likeness isn't very close.
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18th Dec '16 11:40:55 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Done in an unusual way in ''Mike Nelson's Death Rat!'', where antagonist Gus Bromstad is described as having "trim, Roger Whittaker-like good looks," but those familiar with Roger Whittaker know that's not really the most glamorous of descriptions. The protagonist also considers himself to look like "a sloppy caricature of Gorbachev without the wine stain," which is far less flattering.

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* Done in an unusual way in ''Mike Nelson's Death Rat!'', where antagonist Gus Bromstad is described as having "trim, Roger Whittaker-like good looks," but those familiar with Roger Whittaker know that's not really the most glamorous of descriptions. The protagonist also considers himself to look like "a sloppy caricature of Gorbachev without the wine stain," which is far less flattering.flattering (and done as a humorous comment, since there's a good chance the reader was already picturing him as looking like that, based on the descriptions of him to that point).
26th Nov '16 4:03:53 PM StFan
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* Overlaps with CelebrityParadox in the HarryPotter fanfiction ''Fanfic/HappyEndings'', where Severus Snape has been given a makeover by a ParodySue and thinks he now looks like a young Creator/AlanRickman.

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* Overlaps with CelebrityParadox in the HarryPotter fanfiction ''Fanfic/HappyEndings'', ''Fanfic/{{Happy Endings|HarryPotter}}'', where Severus Snape has been given a makeover by a ParodySue and thinks he now looks like a young Creator/AlanRickman.
Creator/AlanRickman.



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12th Nov '16 4:20:44 PM nombretomado
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* In Fanfic/MoonDaughter, the narrator describes [[Creator/PercyJackson Hades]] as looking "kind of like JohnnyDepp super pale, but he had black hair in a ponytail and a little eyeliner but not too much cause he isn't gay."

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* In Fanfic/MoonDaughter, the narrator describes [[Creator/PercyJackson Hades]] as looking "kind of like JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp super pale, but he had black hair in a ponytail and a little eyeliner but not too much cause he isn't gay."
17th Sep '16 1:28:39 AM UrthWyrm
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Contrast with plain ol' CelebrityResemblance. Compare ComicBookFantasyCasting.

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Contrast with plain ol' CelebrityResemblance. Compare ComicBookFantasyCasting.ComicBookFantasyCasting for drawn examples. See HypotheticalCasting for instances where the author pictures a certain actor in a role but only mentions it through WordOfGod.
26th Aug '16 7:23:46 AM pinkdalek
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* The ''Literature/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' novelisation describes Raiden as looking 'like a young Music/DavidBowie'.
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