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3 years 1 week ago #41855 by Arcanist Lupus
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I think that Sherlock Holmes still holds the record for "portrayed by the most different actors."

Actually, I suddenly want to see a few actresses added to the list. Anyone up for Shirley Holmes?

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3 years 1 week ago #41856 by Sir Lee
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Hmmm. It's possible that some real historical figure, like Adolf Hitler, beats Holmes. I mean, consider how many WWII movies are there, not to mention parodies, TV series, time travel movies etc. -- he even appears in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. If even a small percentage of them has used an actual actor to play Hitler (as opposed to just stock documentary footage), that's a ridiculous number of actors.

Don't call me "Shirley." You will surely make me surly.

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3 years 1 week ago #41857 by OtherEric
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You may be right, Sir Lee. Although Holmes would have a notable head start, having appeared in film as early as 1900.

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3 years 1 week ago #41859 by Arcanist Lupus
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Well, I went digging and I found this article.

The summary version:
Based on IMDB in 2013, the most portrayed characters are:
10. Hamlet
9. Sherlock Holmes
8. Abraham Lincoln
7. Dracula
6. Hitler
5. Napoleon
4. God
3. Jesus
2. Santa Claus
1. The Devil

And apparently Holmes has a Guinness World Record for the "Most Portrayed Literary Human Character," which says a lot about how Guinness records work if you think about it.

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3 years 1 week ago #41862 by OtherEric
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Arcanist Lupus wrote: And apparently Holmes has a Guinness World Record for the "Most Portrayed Literary Human Character," which says a lot about how Guinness records work if you think about it.


I gave up on Guinness records being meaningful a few years ago when there was that argument over SF TV show with most episodes.

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3 years 1 week ago - 3 years 1 week ago #41863 by Arcanist Lupus
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Actually, I participated in setting a Guinness record just last weekend, for "largest square dance." That one was particularly sad, because the national conventions (well, all of square dancing, really) have been going rapidly downhill. A few decades ago they were attracting 30,000+ people, and this year we had less than 3,500.

But those events weren't recorded by Guinness, so they don't count towards the record.

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3 years 1 week ago #41872 by Valentine
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Indianapolis Jones 500 and the Great Race.

Don't Drick and Drive.

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3 years 1 week ago #41889 by elrodw
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I'm surprised nobody has noted the mention of a sequel in the movie Spaceballs - Rocky five ... thousand
And of course there's the movie poster in the magazine shop in the movie Airplane for Rocky 38.

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3 years 1 week ago - 3 years 1 week ago #41898 by Schol-R-LEA
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Escape From Key West - an octogenarian Snake Plissken tries to recover Jimmy Buffet's salt shaker (which contains the keys to a tequila-based superweapon) from a group of militant real estate developers who have turned the south of Florida into an oversized gated community, while struggling with 30 meter long escaped pythons, cranky ex-yuppie senior citizens who still think of themselves as twentysomethings, dangerously desperate housewives, and crippling short-term memory loss.

Out, damnéd Spot! Bad Doggy!
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3 years 1 week ago - 3 years 1 week ago #42322 by E M Pisek
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Tomb Raiders: Lara Crofts Thunder Thighs Liposuction
Resident Evil 17: Clone of the clones of the clones.
Space 1999: How the moon came back in 2001 A space oddity
Santa Conquers the Martians (2): Martians threatened Earth for not taking back Santa.
Titanic: Raising Jack on bottle at a time (A Musical)
Harry Potter and the Wheeled Walker: How Harry Caned Ron
Plan 9 from outer space: A presidential decree

What is - was. What was - is.
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