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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 13/2/2006 6:03:31 PM   
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I refuse to believe that this thread has been going for 4 hours & not one person has even mentioned Seann William Scott....every part he plays is essentially the same clueless & smug pillock that he appears to be as a person...Worst.Actor.Ever.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 13/2/2006 6:15:57 PM   
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ITS STIFFLER TIME!

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 13/2/2006 6:16:25 PM   
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Hugh Grant is always playing the same role in those stupid chick flicks

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 12:38:51 AM   
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Nobody's mentioned Jack Nicholson yet, so I will...

Jack Nicholson.

I'll second that.
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 1:19:37 AM   
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Tom Cruise IS the same character in every film because he only ever seems to play Tom Cruise, and his motivation for each performance is simply making sure his teeth get as much screen time as possible.
No matter what situation film makers put him in, and whatever he's meant to be saying on screen, he always has the same self-satisfied manner that convinces me that all he's actually thinking is  "Wooohooo....I.....am....FANTASTIC!!!"


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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 2:01:28 AM   
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Bruce Willis springs to mind, so does Kirsten Dunst...apart from Dracula obviously.


......Mmmmmm...Can't say I agree there.

Hudson Hawk
Die Hard Series
The Bonfire of Vanities
Death Becomes Her
Pulp Fiction
Twelve Monkeys
Armageddon
The Sixth Sense
Thw Whole 9/10 Yards
Harts War
Hostage

I'd say all the characters he plays are somewhat dirfferent. I wouldn't say he always plays the same roll over and over

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Vince Vaughn and Adam friggin' Sandler. - 14/2/2006 2:28:05 AM   
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Vince Vaughn and Adam friggin' Sandler. Honestly, how do these guys get the work that they do?

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 8:12:51 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Newander

Bruce Willis springs to mind, so does Kirsten Dunst...apart from Dracula obviously.


......Mmmmmm...Can't say I agree there.

Hudson Hawk
Die Hard Series
The Bonfire of Vanities
Death Becomes Her
Pulp Fiction
Twelve Monkeys
Armageddon
The Sixth Sense
Thw Whole 9/10 Yards
Harts War
Hostage

I'd say all the characters he plays are somewhat dirfferent. I wouldn't say he always plays the same roll over and over



he's got two. Action Bruce (Die Hard) and Comedy Bruce (a parody of Action Bruce, ala The Whole Nine Yards) Twelve Monkeys is the only film he does something different in i think

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 8:23:54 AM   
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A question that comes to mind is, if you know these people essentially phone in the same character every time they're in a movie, why the fuck do you go see the movie? These guys command huge salaries only because pillocks keep lining up to watch them phone in their (usually bad) performance.

Having posed that, the number one serial offender is Tom Cruise (the world's most smug wanker of all time). I now follow my own rule and will not see anything in which this idiot appears unless there is some VERY COMPELLING counter-balancing reason to do so. Ben Stiller is another twat who always plays himself (a twat). In fact, the list is so long that you'd think there was something in film-acting that inevitably leads to this condition, and there is: celebrity. Once someone is celebrated at the movies, it becomes all too easy for that person to just do it all over again. After all, the studios are inherently conservative and the only reason you got the gig is because you did that good previous gig and they basically want the same good previous gig one more time ... and then again ... and again please. And these reason for all this is that same set of pillocks mentioned earlier: the bunch of bozos lining up to pay the admission fee.



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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 8:34:06 AM   
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Nobody's mentioned Jack Nicholson yet, so I will...

Jack Nicholson.


No way could he be type cast played a good wearwolf Will in the movie Wolf, played great Jerry Black in the Pledge, did a wonderful Joker in Batman, O'Neill in the movie Reds, George Hanson in easy rider,  Jake in Chinatown,  McMurphy in 1 flew over the cuckoo's nest,

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Of late, its been Liam Neeson. He's essentially played the same character from The Phantom Menace (the guide/mentor guy) onwards.



its like he wants to get type cast with some of his recent moves

but look at his past work Jean Valjean in Misérables, Totter in Duet for 1, he played a Scottish boxing miner in the Big Man, the rogue thief Kegan in the scifi fantasy Krull, Oskar Schildler....


These actors are not fucking type cast

Type-cast means you play the same bloody character in all your movies

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 10:24:16 AM   
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I can't believe I didn't think of Adam Sandler!  He's the worst one.  A moronic talentless hack.  How he has made a career out of his performances is beyond me.  He just isn't funny.  I'd like is to see his obituary.  Then there would be one less problem I have with Hollywood. 

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 10:35:40 AM   
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Of late, its been Liam Neeson. He's essentially played the same character from The Phantom Menace (the guide/mentor guy) onwards.



Liam Neeson recently played Alfred Kinsey, who is not a mentor but a character trying to discover himself.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 1:07:50 PM   
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Cameron Diaz, flightly, adorable, quirky, irritateing etc etc. Even when she attempts something a tiny bit darker (Vanilla Sky), she fails miserably.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 5:58:56 PM   
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A question that comes to mind is, if you know these people essentially phone in the same character every time they're in a movie, why the fuck do you go see the movie? These guys command huge salaries only because pillocks keep lining up to watch them phone in their (usually bad) performance.

Having posed that, the number one serial offender is Tom Cruise (the world's most smug wanker of all time). I now follow my own rule and will not see anything in which this idiot appears unless there is some VERY COMPELLING counter-balancing reason to do so. Ben Stiller is another twat who always plays himself (a twat). In fact, the list is so long that you'd think there was something in film-acting that inevitably leads to this condition, and there is: celebrity. Once someone is celebrated at the movies, it becomes all too easy for that person to just do it all over again. After all, the studios are inherently conservative and the only reason you got the gig is because you did that good previous gig and they basically want the same good previous gig one more time ... and then again ... and again please. And these reason for all this is that same set of pillocks mentioned earlier: the bunch of bozos lining up to pay the admission fee.


Okay, I see what you mean.  But you must remember a few things.  First, the people lining up to see Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler films are the general public.  The film fan who appreciates great acting, tight scripts and strong direction is way in the minority.  I find it very rudimentary when I hear someone spout off about a "bunch of bozos" lining up to see a Tom Cruise movie.  Seriously that is a very large and diverse group of people to be labeling as idiots.  Just because people find Cruise (or other such movie stars) to be entertaining doesn't make them dumb.  If it was some small sect of idiots feverishly supporting him then its a fair comment.  But its not.  It is everyone from policemen to teacher to students to the guy at McDonalds. 

Now, as for your point about studios being conservative and continually putting an actor in the same type of role, you must understand that it is a business and thus their number one goal is to turn a profit.  The producers make choices based on what they think will sell.  They're job is on the line for such decisions so opting for a reliable money maker only makes sense.  If I was in such position and had the opportunity take on a project such as Adam Sandler's The Longest Yard remake (btw a total piece of crap) you can bet your ass I would. 

Sorry for the rant there but I read such sentiment a lot and it irks me because its not a fair argument.  I actually agree that an actor recycling the same performance over and over can be irratating.  But I am not going to bash someone who find enjoyment in watching Tom Cruise for two hour.







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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 7:19:59 PM   
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Of late, its been Liam Neeson. He's essentially played the same character from The Phantom Menace (the guide/mentor guy) onwards.



Liam Neeson recently played Alfred Kinsey, who is not a mentor but a character trying to discover himself.


Oh yeah, don't know how I forgot that one.

Biopic Neeson and Mentor Neeson.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 7:27:50 PM   
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Orlando Bloom?  Arnie? 


The difference between these two: Arnie's perfectly typecast, Bloom's terribly typecast. And Arnie's a fantastic showman. Hence why all of his films are awesome.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 7:31:12 PM   
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Orlando Bloom?  Arnie? 


The difference between these two: Arnie's perfectly typecast, Bloom's terribly typecast. And Arnie's a fantastic showman. Hence why all of his films are awesome.


Yeh man all Arnie's films are awesome! Especially; Batman and Robin, Twins, Junior, Jingle all the way, Hercules, Raw Deal. All great!

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 7:33:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Rhubarb

quote:

ORIGINAL: Your Funny Uncle

quote:

ORIGINAL: Newander

Bruce Willis springs to mind, so does Kirsten Dunst...apart from Dracula obviously.


......Mmmmmm...Can't say I agree there.

Hudson Hawk
Die Hard Series
The Bonfire of Vanities
Death Becomes Her
Pulp Fiction
Twelve Monkeys
Armageddon
The Sixth Sense
Thw Whole 9/10 Yards
Harts War
Hostage

I'd say all the characters he plays are somewhat dirfferent. I wouldn't say he always plays the same roll over and over



he's got two. Action Bruce (Die Hard) and Comedy Bruce (a parody of Action Bruce, ala The Whole Nine Yards) Twelve Monkeys is the only film he does something different in i think


Reading your comment, even you have admitted he doesn't play the same role over and over.....
Mmmmm...so where does The Sixth Sense fit into this theory?

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 7:37:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: BobaJango

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ORIGINAL: Spengler

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ORIGINAL: Roland Deschain

Orlando Bloom?  Arnie? 


The difference between these two: Arnie's perfectly typecast, Bloom's terribly typecast. And Arnie's a fantastic showman. Hence why all of his films are awesome.


Yeh man all Arnie's films are awesome! Especially; Batman and Robin, Twins, Junior, Jingle all the way, Hercules, Raw Deal. All great!


Every single one = Arnie doing what he does best.

How's about Last Action Hero (which has so many layers which people don't realise), Commando, True Lies, Predator, The Terminator, Total Recall?

Jingle All The Way was fucking awesome. And hey, at least he played Mr. Freeze with some fucking conviction.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 7:51:13 PM   
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I always find George Clooney is the same in everything in his smug, not quite smiling, staring kinda way. Hopefully he likes directing a lot.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 7:52:42 PM   
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I would say Tom Cruise. I don't think it's always a bad thing but he does really similar roles. I've heard a rumor that he has a rage scene in every contac. ( Imean he wants a rage scene in every film) Looking at his pictures you could think that that's true. I still think it's a urban myth that you hear a lot (I mean a lot)
I think it's also written into his contract that he had to do at least one scene in every fim that contains some manic sprinting, usually down a corridor or narrow street.

I absolutely love William H Macy, but can somebody please cast him as something other than a loveable everyman loser?

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 8:21:30 PM   
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I don't agree with Kirstin Dunst, she has had an extremely varied career from strange (Interview with a Vampire, The Virgin Suicides) perky but lovable (Bring It On, Little Women, Jumanji) mean bitchy woman (Mona Lisa Smile, Wimbledon) and of courseeveryones favourite red head in Spiderman.

I like a lot of Adam Sandler films especially Little Nicky but when I think about it the characters ahe plays are fairly similar. Maybe this is sometimes the appeal of an actor?

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 8:38:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Your Funny Uncle

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rhubarb

quote:

ORIGINAL: Your Funny Uncle

quote:

ORIGINAL: Newander

Bruce Willis springs to mind, so does Kirsten Dunst...apart from Dracula obviously.


......Mmmmmm...Can't say I agree there.

Hudson Hawk
Die Hard Series
The Bonfire of Vanities
Death Becomes Her
Pulp Fiction
Twelve Monkeys
Armageddon
The Sixth Sense
Thw Whole 9/10 Yards
Harts War
Hostage

I'd say all the characters he plays are somewhat dirfferent. I wouldn't say he always plays the same roll over and over



he's got two. Action Bruce (Die Hard) and Comedy Bruce (a parody of Action Bruce, ala The Whole Nine Yards) Twelve Monkeys is the only film he does something different in i think


Reading your comment, even you have admitted he doesn't play the same role over and over.....
Mmmmm...so where does The Sixth Sense fit into this theory?


Just what I was thinking, plus Pulp Fiction isn't really action, is it?  And what about Unbreakable?  and surely Hart's war is more of a drama war film than action.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 10:45:32 PM   
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ITS STIFFLER TIME!


As bad as he is, I do love the line:-

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Bye-bye Great Falls,
Wipe my ass
and lick my balls!
It's Stifler time baby!!"

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 10:54:29 PM   
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Sir Morgan of Freeman. Wise, noble, stately, intelligent mentor type. But does it so fucking awesomely amazingly well in every film - WHO GIVES A SHIT?!!


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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 10:58:00 PM   
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Morgan of Freeman. Wise, noble, stately, intelligent mentor type. But does it so fucking awesomely amazingly well in every film - WHO GIVES A SHIT?!!


Agreed. Mr Freeman could take a dump on screen for two hours and he'd still be great.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 10:59:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: svgbdgr
Morgan of Freeman. Wise, noble, stately, intelligent mentor type. But does it so fucking awesomely amazingly well in every film - WHO GIVES A SHIT?!!


Agreed. Mr Freeman could take a dump on screen for two hours and he'd still be great.
Ah, so you've seen Dreamcatcher!

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 11:24:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Alistair

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ORIGINAL: svgbdgr
Morgan of Freeman. Wise, noble, stately, intelligent mentor type. But does it so fucking awesomely amazingly well in every film - WHO GIVES A SHIT?!!


Agreed. Mr Freeman could take a dump on screen for two hours and he'd still be great.
Ah, so you've seen Dreamcatcher!




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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 14/2/2006 11:51:48 PM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 15/2/2006 1:43:20 PM   
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Nobody's mentioned Jack Nicholson yet, so I will...

Jack Nicholson.

I'll second that.
Jack Nicholson.
The most over-rated one trick pony in the business.



Oh please, you two. Go and actually watch some of his fucking films.

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