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Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont.

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Paul Lukas picked up an Oscar for Best Actor back in the ‘40s, but folks may know him better from 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA — he’s the third-billed guy standing next to James Mason and Kirk Douglas? — or from Hitchcock’s THE LADY VANISHES, where he picked up third billing after Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave; or maybe from KIM, where he got billed third after Errol Flynn and Dean Stockwell?

Lukas did a lot of name-on-the-poster pictures, is my point: LITTLE WOMEN, starring Katharine Hepburn; and CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY, starring Edward G Robinson; and STRANGE CARGO, starring Clark Gable; and LORD JIM, starring Peter O’Toole; and plenty more, including a number where he was the top-billed star.
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Speaking of which: I’d mentioned THE BIG SHORT a little while ago, but didn’t mention that the book had been written by bestselling author Michael Lewis. Also written by Michael Lewis: MONEYBALL. Also written by Michael Lewis: THE BLIND SIDE.
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Which reminds me of British opera singer Michael Langdon.
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You mentioned a guy who acts and sings, so — Nick Cannon?
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Fifty years ago, Bob Beamon earned a gold medal and his place in the Hall of Fame by setting what’s still the Olympic record in the long jump.
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Kent Taylor was top-billed as TV’s Boston Blackie in the 1950s — after getting billed second in movies that starred Richard Dix during the 1940s, but before getting billed second to Gene Nelson in one of his star turns in the 1960s.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:49 AM
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After five seasons as a MADtv castmember, Phil LaMarr was simultaneously voicing Samurai Jack on SAMURAI JACK, and Static on STATIC SHOCK, and Green Lantern on JUSTICE LEAGUE, and Hermes Conrad on FUTURAMA.
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Actress and acting teacher Stella Adler
Unfortunately the 'uh' ending of Stella and short vowel 'a' of Adler don't quite high five, but I believe you've yet to get granted a cheating McGuffin (it was a close call).

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Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont.

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Really?

You had to do that? ::impotently shaking fist::

I thought about Isaac Bashevis Singer, but that's kinda lame using middle names, and too lazy to check but I think Douglas Sirk has already been mentioned, so I'll go with Louis Sloton, who was a physicist and scientist at Los Alomos. He accidentally initiated a fission reaction, and died from radiation poisoning nine days later.
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You had to do that? ::impotently shaking fist::

Well, if you want a guy from the other side of the political aisle, I guess there’s former House Majority Leader — and big fan of Benjamin Netanyahu — Eric Cantor.
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Well, if you want a guy from the other side of the political aisle, I guess there’s former House Majority Leader — and big fan of Benjamin Netanyahu — Eric Cantor.
Not a Cantor fan, but at least he doesn't emit disconcerting noises, or at least one would hope.


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In that vein, how about Laurence Silberman: a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit who got awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom after chairing the Iraq Intelligence Commission?
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At that, if we’re doing Government Officials we may as well name Cabinet Secretaries; Jim Mattis might not count, but Kirstjen Nielsen and Wilbur Ross presumably do.
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Before the Backstreet Boys went multiplatinum in the ‘90s, the New Kids On The Block went multiplatinum in the ‘80s — with Jonathan Knight’s brother, Jordan Knight, as the lead singer. Which brings me to how the NKOTBSB tour and album led to Jordan Knight teaming with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys on a “Nick & Knight” tour and album.
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The "uh" at the end of Olivia and "ehr" (or however one would spell that) at the beginning of Arias don't quite jive, but a cheating mcguffin will go towards that one.

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Old 03-24-2018, 11:21 AM
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:23 AM
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I see he played Jesus on Broadway? John Neville, on the other hand, got top-billed at the movies as Sherlock Holmes in one film and Baron Munchausen in another.
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Richard Donner directed SUPERMAN — after he directed THE OMEN, but before he directed everything from LADYHAWKE to THE GOONIES to LETHAL WEAPON I-IV.
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...and, so long as I’m mentioning Richard Donner and the SUPERMAN franchise, I’ll mention that Tom Mankiewicz apparently handled screenplay duties there, after he’d picked up screenplay credits for a bunch of Bond movies in the ‘70s, which explains a couple of things in retrospect.

Anyway, figure he got a running start at getting his name out there on the strength of all those Academy Awards that his father won; and figure that he parlayed that into getting “My Life As a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey Through Hollywood” published, and so figure that he counts for purposes of this thread.
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