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neversaydie 15-05-2013 21:14

Can someone explain this to me about cast listing.
 
Why do some actors/actresses have their cast listing as for example :-

Actor Chacacter
Joe Smith Sam Spade (as Joe Smith)

Why the as Joe Smith ,this has often puzzled me.

ironjade 15-05-2013 21:36

Some actors have used different versions of their name in the course of their careers, e.g. Robert Burke in Robocop 3 is Robert John Burke in Rescue Me.

neversaydie 15-05-2013 21:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironjade (Post 65895307)
Some actors have used different versions of their name in the course of their careers, e.g. Robert Burke in Robocop 3 is Robert John Burke in Rescue Me.

Thanks, it makes sense, but I have just checked Serpico (imdb) and they have listed three characters with shortened first names,but some movies just repeat the same name.

ironjade 15-05-2013 22:03

Look closer grasshopper and you'll see that the names are shorter (Al for Albert) or slightly different spellings (Tolkin, Tolkan).
Why they do it is anyone's guess.


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