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24th May '18 10:57:29 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'':
**Margot Bingham, who plays Daughter Maitland, is an accomplished Broadway singer. Two of Bingham's songs can be found on the released Season 4 soundtrack.
**Anthony Laciura, who plays Eddie Kessler, is a voice instructor and opera singer. He displays his talent in "What Does the Bee Do?" and "All In".
**Established Broadway actor Stephen [=DeRosa=] plays historical vaudeville actor Eddie Cantor in the show, and his talents show repeatedly. He sings the CrowningSongOfAwesome of the season 1 finale and in the season 3 premiere, his number also serves to introduce Billie Kent.


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18th May '18 9:05:45 PM jtierney50
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* Pretty much all of the cast of ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' had to be recast for the Maori translation of the movie. ''Except'' for native New Zealander [[Music/FlightOfTheConchords Jemaine Clement]] as Tamataoa, who is fluent in both Te Roa and English.
15th May '18 12:11:28 PM GeniusInTheLamp
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* Directors of Film/TheThreeStooges shorts took advantage of supporting player Christine [=McIntyre's=] classically-trained soprano in some of their shorts, most notably in ''Micro-Phonies'' and ''Squareheads of the Round Table''.
12th May '18 5:03:57 PM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/SeanConnery is a superb golfer, and his superlative swing largely won him the lead role in ''A Good Man In Africa''.

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* Creator/SeanConnery is a superb golfer, and his superlative swing largely won him the lead role in ''A Good Man In in Africa''. It also shows up in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.



* Esther Williams who worked for Creator/{{MGM}} was also a competitive swimmer and showed off her swimming skills in a few films like ''Take Me Out At The Ball Game'' and ''Dangerous When Wet''.

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* Esther Williams who worked for Creator/{{MGM}} was also a competitive swimmer before landing an acting contract with Creator/{{MGM}}, and naturally showed off her swimming aquatic skills in a few such films like ''Take Me Out At The Ball Game'' as ''Neptune[='s=] Daughter'', ''Million Dollar Mermaid'', and ''Dangerous When Wet''.Wet''.
7th May '18 5:31:06 PM foxley
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* Snowy Baker was an extremely accomplished boxer and athlete before becoming an actor, even competing in swimming, diving and boxing at the 1908 Olympics. ''Film/TheManFromKangaroo'' contains an extended sequence where his character demonstrates a variety of dives and swimming techniques for a group of admiring boys. This has absolutely no bearing on the plot whatsoever.
28th Apr '18 8:52:49 PM jormis29
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* In preparation for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', Linda Hamilton spent a lot of time working out and getting stronger. The scene where Sarah Connor does a OneHandedShotgunPump because her left arm is injured was one way to show that off.

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* In preparation for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', Linda Hamilton Creator/LindaHamilton spent a lot of time working out and getting stronger. The scene where Sarah Connor does a OneHandedShotgunPump because her left arm is injured was one way to show that off.
21st Apr '18 10:34:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' had a few examples, given that most of the cast were not "legit" actors at the start of the series. The most {{egregious}} has to be the "Tongue-Tied" music video at the beginning of the second-season finale as performed by Danny John-Jules (who was a professional dancer), but there were several episodes where Chris Barrie (an impressionist and ''Series/SpittingImage'' alumnus) would either do a voice-only part or have Rimmer break into a surprisingly excellent impression of a particular voice or accent (and of course, Ace Rimmer has a different-sounding voice to Rimmer as well).

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' had a few examples, given that most of the cast were not "legit" actors at the start of the series. The most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} has to be the "Tongue-Tied" music video at the beginning of the second-season finale as performed by Danny John-Jules (who was a professional dancer), but there were several episodes where Chris Barrie (an impressionist and ''Series/SpittingImage'' alumnus) would either do a voice-only part or have Rimmer break into a surprisingly excellent impression of a particular voice or accent (and of course, Ace Rimmer has a different-sounding voice to Rimmer as well).
7th Apr '18 2:23:17 PM twilicorn
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* Dixie Carter [Julia Sugarbaker] sang frequently on ''Series/DesigningWomen'' as part of a bargain with the head writer: Whenever Julia spouted a rant that ran counter to Dixie's politics, Dixie got to sing in the next episode. Julia was a liberal; Dixie was a conservative.

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* Dixie Carter [Julia Sugarbaker] Carter, who played Julia Sugarbaker on ''Series/DesigningWomen'', sang frequently on ''Series/DesigningWomen'' that show as part of a bargain with the head writer: Whenever the left-leaning Julia spouted a rant that ran counter to Dixie's (conservative) politics, Dixie got to sing in the next episode. Julia was a liberal; Dixie was a conservative.episode.
27th Mar '18 8:01:56 AM AmuckCricetine
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*** WordOfGod says the reason Creator/TomBaker was given an elaborate PatrickStewartSpeech in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" was to show off the then-newly cast Baker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his [[VoiceOfDramatic gorgeous voice]], with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Robert Holmes) would even sneak {{Inherently Funny Word}}s into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.

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*** WordOfGod says the reason Creator/TomBaker was given an elaborate PatrickStewartSpeech in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" was to show off the then-newly cast Baker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his [[VoiceOfDramatic gorgeous voice]], with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Robert Holmes) Creator/RobertHolmes) would even sneak {{Inherently Funny Word}}s into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.
27th Mar '18 7:58:37 AM AmuckCricetine
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*** One of the Second Doctor's standard manoeuvres was WigDressAccent, which was deliberately written in to exploit how the Doctor was now played by an extremely versatile character actor who could convincingly alter his entire appearance just by affecting a different voice and mannerisms. Good examples are "Doktor von Wer" and the HarmlessLadyDisguise from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS44TheHighlanders The Highlanders]]", and the deliberately convoluted IAmHeAsYouAreHe situation in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The Enemy of the World]]" where he gets to play the Doctor, the Doctor's CriminalDoppelganger, and both of them pretending to be each other, or pretending to be the other pretending to be them - some viewers even find that the Doctor and his lookalike come across so differently that ''they don't look remotely like each other'', almost breaking the plot.

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*** One of the Second Doctor's standard manoeuvres was WigDressAccent, which was deliberately written in to exploit how the Doctor was now played by an extremely versatile character actor who could convincingly alter his entire appearance just by affecting a different voice and mannerisms. Good examples are "Doktor von Wer" and the HarmlessLadyDisguise from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS44TheHighlanders "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E4TheHighlanders The Highlanders]]", and the deliberately convoluted IAmHeAsYouAreHe situation in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The Enemy of the World]]" where he gets to play the Doctor, the Doctor's CriminalDoppelganger, and both of them pretending to be each other, or pretending to be the other pretending to be them - some viewers even find that the Doctor and his lookalike come across so differently that ''they don't look remotely like each other'', almost breaking the plot.
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