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* KarmaHoudini: Never suffers any punishment for his actions, specially leaving Speedman to die at the hands of the Flaming Dragon.

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* KarmaHoudini: Never suffers any punishment for his actions, specially leaving Speedman to die at the hands of the Flaming Dragon. By the end, his movie makes $400 million at the box office, wins several awards, and he gets credited for reviving Speedman's career.


* ActingForTwo: InUniverse. ''The Fatties: Fart 2'', a parody of ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', starring [[OverlyLongGag Jeff Portnoy, Jeff Portnoy, Jeff Portnoy, and Jeff Portnoy]] as America's favorite obese family.

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* ActingForTwo: InUniverse. ''The Fatties: Fart 2'', a parody of ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', ''Film/{{The Nutty Professor|1996}}'', starring [[OverlyLongGag Jeff Portnoy, Jeff Portnoy, Jeff Portnoy, and Jeff Portnoy]] as America's favorite obese family.


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* EvilIsHammy: Each of his asshole speeches are wonderfully over-the-top.



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* [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible So Bad, It's Horrible:]] InUniverse, his attempt at a [[TomHanksSyndrome "serious" role with "Simple Jack"]], is regarded as being the worst film ever made, and Tyra Banks, on her talk show, told him that if "Tropic Thunder" fails, it will be the end of his career. Later, in the story proper, when they are formulating a rescue plan, Alpa and Kirk see Thugman playing out "Simple Jack" for the Golden Triangle gang, and Alpa tells Kirk :"Jeez! And I thought the movie was bad."

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* TheAtoner: He tells Cody to hand him the flamethrower during [[spoiler: the climactic battle]] as way of making up for [[spoiler: letting him down on account how his "memoir" was faked,]] while Cody goes and [[spoiler: rigs up the explosive charges on the bridge.]]


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** When Pecker calls him out on the fact that he gave permission to the Golden Dragon Gang to brutally murder Speedman, Grossman retorts that Speedman's career ended long ago, and when the death of Speedman leaks out, Grossman says he will start an acting program in Speedman's name, which will attract the attention, and money, of future investors.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Albeit the child leader of a criminal gang who spends several seconds attacking him first, but still.


-->'''Lazarus:''' Check it out. Creator/DustinHoffman, ''RainMan'', look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Count toothpicks, cheat at cards. Autistic, sure. Not retarded. You know Creator/TomHanks, ''Film/ForrestGump'', Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, ''Being There''. Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Creator/SeanPenn, 2001, ''Film/IAmSam''. Remember? Went full retard, went home empty-handed...

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-->'''Lazarus:''' Check it out. Creator/DustinHoffman, ''RainMan'', ''Film/RainMan'', look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Count toothpicks, cheat at cards. Autistic, sure. Not retarded. You know Creator/TomHanks, ''Film/ForrestGump'', Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, ''Being There''. Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Creator/SeanPenn, 2001, ''Film/IAmSam''. Remember? Went full retard, went home empty-handed...


* HeReallyCanAct: InUniverse, he wins an Oscar for his performance at the end as part of his career resurrection.

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* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: InUniverse, he wins an Oscar for his performance at the end as part of his career resurrection.



* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: His role in ''Simple Jack'' was meant to be this, but he overplayed it. Lazarus tells him the truth of it in an [[CrowningMomentOfFunny unforgettable monologue]].

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: His role in ''Simple Jack'' was meant to be this, but he overplayed it. Lazarus tells him the truth of it in an [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments unforgettable monologue]].



* BecomingTheMask: Kirk Lazarus will get so involved in his characters that he promises he won't break character 'til he's done the DVDCommentary. True to his word, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Robert Downey Jr. does the film's DVD commentary in character as Kirk Lazarus.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: Kirk Lazarus will get so involved in his characters that he promises he won't break character 'til he's done the DVDCommentary. True to his word, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Robert Downey Jr. does the film's DVD commentary in character as Kirk Lazarus.]]

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* HeReallyCanAct: InUniverse, he wins an Oscar for his performance at the end as part of his career resurrection.


* BadassBoast: When asked by Sandusky if he read the script, he responds with this:
--> '''Kirk''': I don't read the script, script reads me.

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* BadassBoast: When asked by Sandusky if he read the script, he responds with this:
--> '''Kirk''': I don't read the script, script reads me.
'''I'M A LEAD FARMER, MOTHERFUCKA!'''



* IceCreamKoan: His BadassBoast is also this, as Kevin doesn't get what he is trying to say.
-->'''Kevin:''' ...What the hell does that even mean?

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* IceCreamKoan: His BadassBoast is also this, as Kevin doesn't get what When asked by Sandusky if he is trying to say.
-->'''Kevin:''' ...What
read the hell does that even mean?script, he responds with this:
--> '''Kirk''': I don't read the script, script reads me.


* PlayingAgainstType: In-universe, he tried to pull this off by going from a popular action star to a dramatic actor. It backfired horrendously.

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* PlayingAgainstType: In-universe, he tried to pull this off by going from a popular action star to a dramatic actor. It backfired horrendously. The movie he's filming now is a more lateral shift; While still a serious drama rather than a dumb popcorn flick, it's a war film with a lot of special effects, which is much closer to Tug's wheelhouse than Simple Jack.


-->'''Lazarus:''' Check it out. Creator/DustinHoffman, ''RainMan'', look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Count toothpicks, cheat at cards. Autistic, sure. Not retarded. You know Creator/TomHanks, ''ForrestGump'', Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, ''Being There''. Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Creator/SeanPenn, 2001, ''Film/IAmSam''. Remember? Went full retard, went home empty-handed...

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-->'''Lazarus:''' Check it out. Creator/DustinHoffman, ''RainMan'', look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Count toothpicks, cheat at cards. Autistic, sure. Not retarded. You know Creator/TomHanks, ''ForrestGump'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, ''Being There''. Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Creator/SeanPenn, 2001, ''Film/IAmSam''. Remember? Went full retard, went home empty-handed...

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