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Old 15-05-2013, 21:14
neversaydie
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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.
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Old 15-05-2013, 21:36
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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.
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Old 15-05-2013, 21:56
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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.
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Old 15-05-2013, 22:03
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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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