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Old 03-02-2012, 11:00 PM
Strange Coincidences With Actors Names

I thought of this the other day when I was watching the 2003 film, Basic. John Travolta's name in this film is Tom Hardy. And we all know who he is.

What are some other examples like this please?

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:13 PM
In Red Corner, Richard Gere's character is named Jack Moore, the same name as my step-dad and brother. This means nothing to you, but is amusing to me.

In You, Me and Dupree, Matt Dillon's character is named Carl Peterson, the same name as the Chiefs' former shitty General Manager.

In Knight and Day and Green Zone, which both came out the same summer, Tom Cruise and Matt Damon's characters in each movie is named Roy Miller.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:11 AM
Cary Grant's real name is Archibald Leach and in "A Fish Called Wanda" John Cleese's character...Archie Leach.

Well...it's kinda like what we're talking about...sorta...
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Actor and writer Albert Brooks' real name is Albert Einstein.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:08 PM
Okay. I've got one. It's not a great example of this, but it's similar. And it's VERY silly.

Al Capone. His nickname was 'Scarface'.
Al Pacino. He played the fictional character 'Scarface'

Their first two names are the same. And when you combine their last two names you get ... ... ...

Al Capacino which equals AL Cappuccino

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Old 03-03-2012, 07:43 PM




Actors David Keith and Keith David are both prolific character actors who have been in the business since roughly the same time. David Keith started in 1978, and Keith David in 1979. And the closest connection they have besides their name, occupation, and similar work ethic is that David Keith starred in Behind Enemy Lines and Keith David was in the sequel, Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia.

Seriously, somebody put them in a god damn movie together. It's their destiny.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:46 PM
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Seriously, somebody put them in a god damn movie together. It's their destiny.
I agree. Actually, I made a topic years ago about this very same thing with these two great actors. Sadly, it will never happen. Great call for this thread btw.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:56 PM
Who knows, maybe the universe will explode if they should ever meet.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Jim Caviezel's initials are JC and of course he played the most famous JC of all time, Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ. I think I read too that Caviezel was born on the same day Jesus was as well.


My real name is Stephen Shepard. I always thought it might be kind of cool if I found out I was related to actor Sam Shepard. I doubt it though.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:37 AM
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Jim Caviezel's initials are JC and of course he played the most famous JC of all time, Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ. I think I read too that Caviezel was born on the same day Jesus was as well.


My real name is Stephen Shepard. I always thought it might be kind of cool if I found out I was related to actor Sam Shepard. I doubt it though.
Wait a minute.
SO if you married Megan Good (that super hottie), that means she would be Megan Good Shepard.



This thread is getting all kinds of wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.


Michael Keaton's real name: Michael Douglas.
Changed it cause of this smaller time actor with the same name.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Don't know if it counts but Kate Brewster's fiancee's name in Terminator 3 was named Scott Petersen (and shows up in the credits), which premiered in the middle of the famous Scott Petersen murder case back many years ago
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:21 PM
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Don't know if it counts but Kate Brewster's fiancee's name in Terminator 3 was named Scott Petersen (and shows up in the credits), which premiered in the middle of the famous Scott Petersen murder case back many years ago
The name Scott Peterson also shows up on a list of inmates displayed in Demolition Man.

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:34 AM
So this is like comparing Honeymooners' Ed Norton to actor Ed Norton. Okay.

There's Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke to actor Matt Dillon.

Then there's actresses Vanessa Williams and Vanessa Williams who both appeared in Soul Food of different mediums.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:11 AM
Gary Sinise played a character named Kevin Dunne in Snake Eyes, which also featured actor Kevin Dunn.

Does that count?
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:18 AM
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Does that count?
Yep. Absolutely. After all, it's just one little 'e'
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