How to Succeed: Daniel Radcliffe vs. Nick Jonas

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If you recall, I did a comparison of Daniel Radcliffe's two major roles, Finch vs. Harry Potter. Daniel's leaving How to Succeed in January, and it was recently announced that Nick Jonas will be taking over the lead role. So, I couldn't resist a follow-up comparison. Enjoy.

Daniel RadcliffeNick Jonas
Full nameDaniel Jacob RadcliffeNicholas Jerry Jonas
NicknameDanNick, Mr. President
HometownLondon, EnglandDallas, TX
Occupation(s)ActorMusician, actor, singer-songwriter, preteen swoon-inducer
Best known forPlaying Harry Potter in the moviesBeing one of the Jonas Brothers
Acting debutThe BBC One TV movie David Copperfield at age 10On Broadway at age 7
Fan baseHarry Potter fans, mostlyTeenage/preteen girls
Broadway experienceHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingA Christmas Carol, Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables
Advantages in a Daniel vs. Nick fightBritish accentHair

Did I miss any important categories? Who would you rather see star in a Broadway show? Let us know in the comments.


Daniel Radcliffe: J. Pierrepont Finch vs. Harry Potter

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Now that Daniel Radcliffe has appeared in his final Harry Potter film, while also starring on Broadway as Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, I thought it would be fun to compare his characters. Check out the table below, and suggest any comparisons you think I missed in the comments.

Harry PotterFinch
Full nameHarry James PotterJ. Pierrepont Finch
NicknameThe Boy Who LivedPonty
Languages spokenEnglish, ParseltongueEnglish, Suckup
Life goalVanquish VoldemortClimb to the top of the corporate ladder (without expending too much effort)
Main identifierLightning-shaped scarBright blue bow tie
Can dance?Nope, not at allVery well, actually
Mortal enemyVoldemortBud Frump
Drink of choiceButterbeerCoffee
Where were they before they
were famous?
Cupboard under the stairs, 4 Privet Drive, Little WhingingThe Windows, World Wide Wicket Company
Advantages in a fightMagic/unnecessary heroismCunning/lying/bow tie


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