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 Post subject: Zappa in Platoon????
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:54 am 
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Hi,

I was watching platoon over the weekend; about 2 minutes in, a line of what looks like veterans pass the camera; the last guy in line is identical to FZ. Is it Frank Zappa? I have showed this to a couple of people and they agree, in all probability, it is Zappa.

A search reveals one mention of this here previously, but I cannot find the post in question.

Attached is a crappy screengrab from youtube. Dig the film out on DVD and look for yourself.
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 Post subject: Re: Zappa in Platoon????
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:16 am 
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From the first time I had seen Platoon I thought it must be FZ. I never found a hint about FZ and Platoon. But I still think it's Frank.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa in Platoon????
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:11 am 
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Too skinny. Not Frank.


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 Post subject: Re: Zappa in Platoon????
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:37 pm 
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brainpang wrote:
Too skinny. Not Frank.

Seconded. His arms are way to skinny. But the facial resemblance is quite striking.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa in Platoon????
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:50 pm 
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It's a really close lookalike, whoever it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa in Platoon????
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:18 pm 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
It's a really close lookalike, whoever it is.

maybe it's john turturro...

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa in Platoon????
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It looks like Mario Fuente :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa in Platoon????
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HJ wrote:
brainpang wrote:
Too skinny. Not Frank.

Seconded. His arms are way to skinny. But the facial resemblance is quite striking.


Yes, also the one in the photo seemed to have too big of a forehead.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa in Platoon????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:03 pm 
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"I have showed this to a couple of people and they agree, in all probability, it is Zappa.
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More like "in all probability it isn't him" surely?
Of course it isn't him. He had filled out by then. His arms were not that bony, his neck not that tight and bony, his forehead was not that big and his eyes not that droopy

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