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American actor Bob Balaban

I’m afraid that someone mentioned him back on Page One.

Also mentioned on Page One: Michael Learned, who’s done well at the Emmys but has never yet been nominated for an Academy Award. Not yet mentioned: Michael Lerner, who has in fact been nominated for an Academy Award.
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Y’know, the fact that Clark lost a fictional fight to Muhammad Ali brings to mind how Ali lost a real-life fight, and the heavyweight championship, to Ken Norton.
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Well, look, if we’re going to do fictional characters as well as real people, how about someone who was effectively both, by dint of his pro-wrestling persona?

The Million Dollar Man: Ted DiBiase!
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I think Mark Kram, an award-winning writer, is also a palindrome worth a mention.
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Well colour me Dave Hartman - like, plum forgot about this. So's, then -

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Cy Young.
Unfortunately, the long "i" sound at the end of Cy doesn't do the cha-cha with the consonantal "y" beginning of Young.

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(...I'm now realising that a 'y' connection will be a near-impossible phonetic one, given that the long 'e' vowel ending of Maury doesn't meld with the consonontal 'y' beginning of Yeston.)
So yeah, might as well bypass that non-connection.

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Wait, does Richard Dean Anderson count?
It would be cool to avoid names that are normally known to have a middle name, but because the San Marino judges have deemed this borderline, then:

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Well, look, if we’re going to do fictional characters as well as real people...[/i]
Fictional people?

::with that annoying body-twisting "wellllllllllllllllllll" with one foot on its toe "still thinking about it"::

Oh alright! (gruffly barked)

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Reginald Duke, before he became Elton John
That would be Reginald Dwight*.

*Small world - reminding me of an oral presentation back in gr. 5 that a classmate decided to give on Elton John. She was extremely nervous, and called him Reggie Delight, which elicited a chorus of jeers from us understanding kids, as she stormed out of the class, and then became a taunting catchphrase for her.

This thread will become an interesting memory exercise, to avoid repeats.

Otis Skinner - American stage actor form 20's, 30's, 40s.
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Otis Skinner - American stage actor form 20's, 30's, 40s.

Back when American movie star Robert Taylor was headlining tons of pictures!
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On The Tonight Show in a couple of hours: Chris Sullivan, from This Is Us.
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Real-life good-guy actor Eric Close.

(Also, fictional DYNASTY patriarch Blake Carrington.)
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Political cartoonist Herblock.
You need two names.

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His name was “Herb Block”, is the whole joke.

(Oh, and to keep the thread going: Lawrence Sanders.)
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His name was “Herb Block”, is the whole joke.
Thanks - I shoulda caught that.

Joseph Folk - former Missouri govenor.
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Sam Mendes picked up an Oscar for directing AMERICAN BEAUTY; and then, after banging out ROAD TO PERDITION, he moved on to doing blockbuster James Bond movies with SKYFALL and SPECTRE; also, he married Kate Winslet along the way.
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What about Clark Kent (hey, someone had to post it)?
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Yes! Somebody like... me, in post 106?
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At that: the creator of Plastic Man, Jack Cole, arguably counts; after all, back in ‘91 he was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall Of Fame.

Which, more to the point, brings me to how Jack Kirby surely counts.
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Joseph Folk - former Missouri govenor.

Paul LePage: current Maine governor.
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Ah, finely played.

I'm more an antiquated kinda guy, myself, which is why I'm more partial to folks like James Sheakley, who of course we all know was Alaska's Territorial Governor from 1893 - 1897.

Acutally - s and sh don't jive - so we'll go with Charles Seibert, who was Dr. Riverside in Trapper John, MD.

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manoman - the Z ending of Charles and S beginning of Seibert is a no-go, either.
I'm getting crummy at this.

Good ole Josias Simmler, author of de Alpibus Comentarius, which I put down only last week to catch up on some Derrida.
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How about Max Steiner? The front-and-back ‘S’ sounds line up, sure as he got his face on a postage stamp and a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame...
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How about Max Steiner? The front-and-back ‘S’ sounds line up...
Sure, as long as there's a "front-and-back-symbiosis-of-splendour", we're all good.

not-my-favourite Jeff Foxworthy already mentioned?
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Post #43. What, you maybe prefer the comedy schtick of Father Guido Sarducci? Because it looks like Don Novello earned himself half-a-dozen Emmy nominations just for what he did on SNL and SCTV...
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Post #43. What, you maybe prefer the comedy schtick of Father Guido Sarducci? Because it looks like Don Novello earned himself half-a-dozen Emmy nominations just for what he did on SNL and SCTV...
Hmm, well, the Brit comic Rob Beckett* usually gets the job done for me.

*Actually I have no freaking idea what his shtick is.

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I remember enjoying Tim McInnerny’s performance in BLACKADDER.
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Lois Smith, who’s been in on the ensemble-cast accolades of LADY BIRD, has done quite well on Broadway but has really carved out a niche for herself on screen: sure, you cast Anna Paquin was the lead on TRUE BLOOD — and so you cast Smith as her grandmother. And if Michael Douglas is the lead in a movie, then you cast Smith as his mother; or if Susan Sarandon is the lead, Smith as her mother. And she’s also been Martin Sheen’s mother, and Ben Affleck’s mother; Geena Davis? Check. Loni Anderson? Check. If you remember FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, Smith was Mama Threadgoode in that one; for the exception that proves the rule, she was in MINORITY REPORT as the ‘mother’ of the project, delivering heartfelt exposition at her greenhouse. And so on.

(Now, that’s of course not all she can do; she was Jack Nicholson’s sister, and she was Mary Astor’s daughter; she’s had a loooong career, is what I’m saying.)
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Writer and director Adam McKay: he wrote and directed the ANCHORMAN flicks, and did that same one-two punch for Will Ferrell with TALLADEGA NIGHTS and STEP BROTHERS and THE OTHER GUYS — and, when taking a break from doing Ferrell stuff, he wrote and directed THE BIG SHORT, winning an Oscar for his efforts.

(He wrote for, and directed, Christian Bale and Steve Carell in that one; this year, he’s got another written-and-directed-by film set to hit theaters, with Bale as Dick Cheney and Carell as Donald Rumsfeld — and with Sam Rockwell, as George W. Bush!)
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