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Typecast actors/actresses

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MisterCreosote, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Piggybacking off of the comments in the "Game Change" thread, who are actors or actresses you can only picture in one role?

    Woody Harrelson was mentioned in the other thread, and is a good one.

    For me, I can't look at anything starring Kiefer Sutherland without picturing Jack Bauer. Ditto for Michael Chiklis and Vic Mackey.
  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Michael Cera is the beginning and the end of this one. He absolutely cannot play anything but an awkward teenager.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Before Natural Born Killers I never would have thought Harrelson would have been able to pull off anything other than the goofy sidekick. He's an amazing actor.

    It's nice to see Jonah Hill branch out a bit too, although it will be interesting to see how long it takes for him to do another non-comedy. I'm guessing it won't help that all of the weight is back on.
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

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  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Even worse ...


    Alexander at least has gotten other work since Seinfeld (including a couple of failed sitcoms). Richards wasn't getting anything (other than that court room movie where he played Kramer in a three-piece suit) even before his racist comedy club rant.
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  6. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Richards is probably a lock, too. I doubt if he ever works again.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I thought his last movie did pretty well. I think Radcliffe will be OK because he seems motivated enough to branch out.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I can't watch Michael K. Williams in Boardwalk Empire without thinking of Omar. And that huge scar across his face is probably going to prohibit him from playing anything other than crime figures down the road.

    And he's young and can just ditch the glasses.
  9. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    He got a lot of love from the theater world for his turn in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Harry Potter will probably always be his biggest role, but I think he and Emma Watson have viable post-Hogwarts careers. I don't think the kid who played Ron will ever be heard from again.
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Doug Heffernan. And anyone else on that show.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    He plays cops sometimes, too. Thought that's just another side of the same coin.

    James Gandolfini has been in a few other movies, like "The Mexican," but he'll always be Tony Soprano.

    You can see Jon Hamm straining to avoid the same fate.

    There are a lot of guys who aren't locked into a single character, but a type. Steve Buscemi almost always plays a lovable but creepy eccentric.
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