Michael Landes

  1. Justin Whalin, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, TV, 1993-1994.     After the first season, poor Landes was unceremoniously dumped as news photographer Jimmy Olsen… for looking too much like a brother of Dean Cain’s Clark Kent. How come no one noticed before signing the guy?
  2. Skeet Ulrich, Scream, 1996.     In the handsome-hero Billy Loomis loop with Ben Affleck, David Arquette, Matthew Lillard, Joaquin Phoenix (refused), Kevin Patrick Walls. Plus Michael Landes and Justin Whalin, who had both played Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark which – in case you were thick – was subtitled The New Adventures of Superman. Landes was dropped after the first, 1983-1984, season because he looked too much like Dean Cain’s Supie. Ironically, Ulrich won Loomis because he resembled Johnny Depp… who began in director Wes Craven’s other quirky horror franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984.

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