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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

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The world of film must be on it's best behaviour, or face reprisals.

After reports this week that a US bomb disposal expert has been given the go-ahead to sue the makers of hit Academy Award winning film 'The Hurt Locker', due to his 'likeness' being stolen for use as the lead role in the film, other people are lining up to pursue a similar undertaking.

Daniel Rathbone, 67, a retired cab driver from New York, is set to sue Martin Scorcese, as he claims he worked for 42 years as a 'Taxi Driver' and therefore lays claim to profits made from the film about his life.

Although he admits to never stalking a presidential campaigner, nor was he a Vietnam war veteran, he did drive a distinctive yellow cab during the night, so the film bares a remarkable resemblance to the story of his life.

Also in the frame is Harry Barberello, a part time bar tender from Chicago, who whilst studying Biology at the University of Chicago, met a woman called Sally Stubbs.

Harry went on to meet Sally at various times through his life, and whilst never having a relationship with her, or watching her have a fake orgasm, he remained firm friends and still talks to her on occasion.

He is suing Rob Reiner due to the likeness of his life story contained within Reiner's hit film 'When Harry Met Sally'.

Librarian Bruce Banner, 47, is suing Ang Lee, citing likenesses too close to be coincidence within his film 'Hulk' in 2003.

Whilst not ever being a scientist, and never tearing his clothes off to reveal a hulking green body, Mr Banner is convinced the plagiarised name and the fact that everyone he knows admits to not liking him when he's angry is just proof of the 'stealing' of his identity for entertainment and monetary gain.

We await to see the outcome of these shocking stories.

Reports that Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson are jointly suing Peter Farrelly for 'Dumb And Dumber' are as yet unconfirmed.

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