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* King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihanouk#Artistic_works actually directed and acted]] in films.
* Sihanouk's neighbor in Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was a jazz musician in his own right and even composed songs.

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* King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihanouk#Artistic_works actually directed and acted]] performed]] in films.
films, as well as a singer and composer.
* Sihanouk's neighbor in Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was a an accomplished jazz musician in his own right and even composed songs.songs himself.

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* Sihanouk's neighbor in Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was a jazz musician in his own right and even composed songs.

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* King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihanouk#Artistic_works actually directed and acted]] in films.
* Philippine President Joseph Estrada was an actor before becoming mayor of a Manila suburb, senator, Vice President, and President, and after his release from corruption charges, acted in one more film.


* Mettaton from ''VideoGame/Undertale'' can be this in one of the neutral endings.

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* Mettaton from ''VideoGame/Undertale'' ''Undertale'' can be this in one of the neutral endings.

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* Mettaton from ''VideoGame/Undertale'' can be this in one of the neutral endings.


* Roman Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Nero}} sang and acted on the stage, and also competed in gladiator races. Many old-school upper-crust Romans disapproved, believing that Nero was undermining the dignity of his office. (Pliny called him an "actor-emperor".)

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* Roman Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Nero}} sang and acted on the stage, and also competed in gladiator races. Many old-school upper-crust Romans disapproved, believing that Nero was undermining the dignity of his office. (Pliny called him an "actor-emperor".)) Actors were in the early Roman Empire considered a ''very'' lower-class profession, and this was in line with Nero's general preference for the lower classes over the aristocracy.



* Two United States Presidents were in show business before holding elected office (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump) and were household names before their career switch. In Regan's case, most would agree he was a better Statesman than an Actor, even if they didn't agree with his policies. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Debates about Donald Trump's Hollywood vs. Washington career are less clear cut on the matter, and that's all we'll say about that, thank you.]]
** The number of actors turned politician in non-presidential offices in America politics, plus the rise of career politicians behaving like celebrities has often led to jokingly calling Washington D.C. "Hollywood for Ugly People". The fact that the #Metoo movement caught a lot of politicians and celebrities in its accusations has led to some people pointing out that "Ugly" specifically means physically unattractive and not metaphorical in any context. Both cities are filled with that kind of ugly.

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* Two United States Presidents were in show business before holding elected office (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump) and were household names before their career switch. In Regan's Reagan's case, most would agree he was a better Statesman than an Actor, even if they didn't agree with his policies.policies. Some critics dismissed him as an actor playing the role of President, but he'd already been rather politically active during his acting career and had already served 2 terms of governor of California before running for President, so this didn't hold a lot of water. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Debates about Donald Trump's Hollywood vs. Washington career are less clear cut on the matter, and that's all we'll say about that, thank you.]]
** The number of actors turned politician in non-presidential offices in America politics, plus the rise of career politicians behaving like celebrities has often led to jokingly calling Washington D.C. "Hollywood for Ugly People". The fact that the #Metoo movement caught a lot of politicians and celebrities in its accusations has led to some people pointing out that "Ugly" specifically means physically unattractive (or at least [[HollywoodHomely what passes for physically unattractive by Hollywood standards]]) and not metaphorical in any context. Both cities are filled with that kind of ugly.


* PlayedForLaughs in ''Theater/{{Amadeus}}'' where, while Emperor Joseph II is enthusiastic about music, he himself is a DreadfulMusician. This leads to [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant confusion]] when he meets Mozart, who accidentally bows to Baron Von Sweiten, and has to be pointed to the piano where the Emperor is playing a piece that Salieri wrote. Badly.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Theater/{{Amadeus}}'' ''Theatre/{{Amadeus}}'' where, while Emperor Joseph II is enthusiastic about music, he himself is a DreadfulMusician. This leads to [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant confusion]] when he meets Mozart, who accidentally bows to Baron Von Sweiten, and has to be pointed to the piano where the Emperor is playing a piece that Salieri wrote. Badly.


* Roman Emperor Nero sang and acted on the stage, and also competed in gladiator races. Many old-school upper-crust Romans disapproved, believing that Nero was undermining the dignity of his office. (Pliny called him an "actor-emperor".)
* Henry the 8th (him with the wives) was a musician, writer, accomplished sportsman in various fields, and was well regarded as intensely charismatic and entertaining to be around... at least in his youth, as he infamously declined into a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter]], [[FatBastard fat]], [[IWasQuiteALooker ugly]] and [[TheBluebeard paranoid psychopath]] as he aged.
* Before every joke about UsefulNotes/BillClinton was related to his sexual improprieties, he was known for playing the Saxophone (though the jokes are more along the lines of how quickly it was that Bill was ready to pull it out and start a jam session with musicians and somehow not come off as TotallyRadical pandering or just that with the sax and sunglasses he looked the part of a jazz or blues musician and rarely about the quality of the music. Clinton was a really good player for a hobbyist), to the point that the theme song for ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' had a line about it in their ThemeSong (though this was more because "While Clinton plays the Sax" somewhat rhymes with "Animaniacs" when sung).
* Two United States Presidents were in show business before holding elected office (UsefulNotes/Ronald Regan and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump) and were household names before their career switch. In Regan's case, most would agree he was a better Statesman than an Actor, even if they didn't agree with his policies. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Debates about Donald Trump's Hollywood vs. Washington career are less clear cut on the matter, and that's all we'll say about that, thank you.]]
** The number of actors turned politician in non-presidential offices in America politics, plus the rise of career politicians behaving like celebrities has often led to jokingly calling Washington D.C. "Hollywood for Ugly People". The fact that the #Metoo movement caught a lot of politicians and celebrities in it's accusations has led to some people pointing out that "Ugly" specifically mean physically unattractive and not metaphorical in any context. Both cities are filled with that kind of ugly.

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* Roman Emperor Nero UsefulNotes/{{Nero}} sang and acted on the stage, and also competed in gladiator races. Many old-school upper-crust Romans disapproved, believing that Nero was undermining the dignity of his office. (Pliny called him an "actor-emperor".)
* Henry the 8th UsefulNotes/HenryVIII (him with the wives) was a musician, writer, accomplished sportsman in various fields, and was well regarded as intensely charismatic and entertaining to be around... at least in his youth, as he infamously declined into a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter]], [[FatBastard fat]], [[IWasQuiteALooker ugly]] and [[TheBluebeard paranoid psychopath]] as he aged.
* Before every joke about UsefulNotes/BillClinton was related to his sexual improprieties, he was known for playing the Saxophone (though the jokes are more along the lines of how quickly it was that Bill was ready to pull it out and start a jam session with musicians and somehow not come off as TotallyRadical pandering or just that with the sax and sunglasses he looked the part of a jazz or blues musician and rarely about the quality of the music. Clinton was a really good player for a hobbyist), to the point that the theme song for ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had a line about it in their ThemeSong (though this was more because "While Clinton plays the Sax" somewhat rhymes with "Animaniacs" when sung).
* Two United States Presidents were in show business before holding elected office (UsefulNotes/Ronald Regan (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump) and were household names before their career switch. In Regan's case, most would agree he was a better Statesman than an Actor, even if they didn't agree with his policies. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Debates about Donald Trump's Hollywood vs. Washington career are less clear cut on the matter, and that's all we'll say about that, thank you.]]
** The number of actors turned politician in non-presidential offices in America politics, plus the rise of career politicians behaving like celebrities has often led to jokingly calling Washington D.C. "Hollywood for Ugly People". The fact that the #Metoo movement caught a lot of politicians and celebrities in it's its accusations has led to some people pointing out that "Ugly" specifically mean means physically unattractive and not metaphorical in any context. Both cities are filled with that kind of ugly.

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* Before every joke about UsefulNotes/BillClinton was related to his sexual improprieties, he was known for playing the Saxophone (though the jokes are more along the lines of how quickly it was that Bill was ready to pull it out and start a jam session with musicians and somehow not come off as TotallyRadical pandering or just that with the sax and sunglasses he looked the part of a jazz or blues musician and rarely about the quality of the music. Clinton was a really good player for a hobbyist), to the point that the theme song for ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' had a line about it in their ThemeSong (though this was more because "While Clinton plays the Sax" somewhat rhymes with "Animaniacs" when sung).
* Two United States Presidents were in show business before holding elected office (UsefulNotes/Ronald Regan and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump) and were household names before their career switch. In Regan's case, most would agree he was a better Statesman than an Actor, even if they didn't agree with his policies. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Debates about Donald Trump's Hollywood vs. Washington career are less clear cut on the matter, and that's all we'll say about that, thank you.]]
** The number of actors turned politician in non-presidential offices in America politics, plus the rise of career politicians behaving like celebrities has often led to jokingly calling Washington D.C. "Hollywood for Ugly People". The fact that the #Metoo movement caught a lot of politicians and celebrities in it's accusations has led to some people pointing out that "Ugly" specifically mean physically unattractive and not metaphorical in any context. Both cities are filled with that kind of ugly.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Eclipsa and Moon both know how to play the guitar. In "[[Recap/StarVsTheForcesOfEvilS4E24Cornonation Cornonation]]", it is revealed that a part of the official Queen coronation ceremony (or in Eclipsa's case, her "cornonation" due to a typo) is for the Queen to sing an official song with the royal bard.


-->'''[[Creator/MelBrooks Louis XVI]]''', [[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartOne Its Good to be the King]]


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-> ''Now get down people and listen to me\\
Gonna tell you how I made history\\
You can call me [[UsefulNotes/LouisXVI Louis, I'm the King of France]]\\
Check out my story while you do your dance''
-->'''[[Creator/MelBrooks Louis XVI]]''', [[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartOne Its Good to be the King]]



[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Ye olde]] eras gone by could be rather miserable--the people at the bottom [[TheDungAges wallowing in their own filth]] and working day and night, the people at the top held by TheChainsOfCommanding, and everyone else... well, there wasn't anyone else.

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[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Ye olde]] eras gone by could be rather miserable--the miserable -- the people at the bottom [[TheDungAges wallowing in their own filth]] and working day and night, the people at the top held by TheChainsOfCommanding, and everyone else... well, there wasn't anyone else.






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** Mance Rayder, aka The King [[GrimUpNorth Beyond the Wall]] is a talented musician who also happens to be badass enough to unite the fractious wildling clans into a single force and a capable military commander.

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** Mance Rayder, aka a.k.a. The King [[GrimUpNorth Beyond the Wall]] is a talented musician who also happens to be badass enough to unite the fractious wildling clans into a single force and a capable military commander.



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* {{Series/Galavant}} has a straight example and a subversion. The old rulers of Valencia used to hold events where they led their people in hours-long sessions of improvisational theater. The new conqueror Richard makes a few attempts to do something similar to help his popularity in the kingdom, but both his standup (where he mostly made jokes about how easy to conquer they were) and the ball he throws (with music provided by his executioners) fall completely flat.

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* {{Series/Galavant}} ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' has a straight example and a subversion. The old rulers of Valencia used to hold events where they led their people in hours-long sessions of improvisational theater. The new conqueror Richard makes a few attempts to do something similar to help his popularity in the kingdom, but both his standup (where he mostly made jokes about how easy to conquer they were) and the ball he throws (with music provided by his executioners) fall completely flat.



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* {{Series/Galavant}} has a straight example and a subversion. The old rulers of Valencia used to hold events where they led their people in hours-long sessions of improvisational theater. The new conqueror Richard makes a few attempts to do something similar to help his popularity in the kingdom, but both his standup (where he mostly made jokes about how easy to conquer they were) and the ball he throws (with music provided by his executioners) fall completely flat.

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