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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 15/2/2006 1:55:07 PM   
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Jingle All The Way was fucking awesome.

I'll second that, everyone seems to think it's crap when it's not, sure it's far from perfect, but it's still good

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 15/2/2006 4:50:48 PM   
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I just want to clarify that I wasn't putting Arnie down, just saying he plays the same role a lot, but lets face it, when watching an Arnie film we aren'r looking for a great performance or a moving storyline. Just good ol' Arnie doing good ol' action.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 15/2/2006 4:54:51 PM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 15/2/2006 4:57:31 PM   
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Sean Connery played James Bond 7 times, and he's a great actor.


8 if you include the 2005 From Russia With Love

On the same token, Roger Moore (great name) played 007 for 12 years consequtively. And that George Bush has been playing the dumb boss role for just over five years now.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 16/2/2006 1:45:34 AM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 16/2/2006 8:19:52 AM   
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Harrison Ford,but only for the last 20 years or so.
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 16/2/2006 10:41:29 AM   
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Can't beleive nobody has mentioned VIN DIESEL! He was the first the that came to my mind... closely followed by Paul Walker. Although im no sure what he does is actually acting...    

But im not saying that i dont like any of their films. Somethimes you feel like 2 hours of mindless fun.  
 
As for Tom Cruise... it seems you either love or hate him!! Why not check out the Tom Cruise im not saying hes a bad actor thread. Just for the record i fall on the love side. Although some of his films are less than good I think hes a talented, diverse actor with a great back catalouge of movies.  

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 16/2/2006 10:56:43 AM   
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What About Rob Schneider he seems to always play the same rolls as well,I think it was him that South Park made fun of instead of Adam Sandler.

Speaking of which he is always the You Can Do it character in Adam sandler's movies.....

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 16/2/2006 2:12:08 PM   
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Can't beleive nobody has mentioned VIN DIESEL! He was the first the that came to my mind... closely followed by Paul Walker. Although im no sure what he does is actually acting...    


I sort of liked Vin Diesel in Boiler room. I thought he was better in that sort of role than the ones he usually plays... Well I could be wrong...

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 16/2/2006 2:21:56 PM   
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What About Rob Schneider he seems to always play the same rolls as well,I think it was him that South Park made fun of instead of Adam Sandler.

Speaking of which he is always the You Can Do it character in Adam sandler's movies.....

Yea they did do a episode on rob schneider "Rob Schneider is finding life hard as a carrot"
"de derb de derb de der de derb" that one. But they did an episode about how adam sandlers movies are all the same to.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 16/2/2006 9:28:27 PM   
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I can't believe no-one's mentioned Will Smith!!

Ali aside....I couldn't name a single character name in a movie that he played- he just plays Will Smith over and over. Think about it, Independence Day, Fresh Prince, Bad Boys...all the same old Will.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 16/2/2006 9:29:21 PM   
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His role in I, Robot is more tortured.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 17/2/2006 3:27:32 PM   
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I have to say I agree with you Jeanne, Vin was really good in Boiler Room.  A genuine surprise that.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 17/2/2006 3:29:28 PM   
Roland Deschain

 

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Actualy, I'm surprised I did'nt think of this one, but Jackie Chan.  Jackie's amazing and I love his films, but even if his characters are different his performance never is.  But it's not like the acting is the most important thing in a Jackie Chan movie.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 17/2/2006 3:33:11 PM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 30/12/2006 11:24:14 AM   
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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.

All of Schwarzenegger's movies !?

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 30/12/2006 12:39:44 PM   
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THREE pages and no one has mentioned the talentless boring little gobshite that is JACK BLACK.
Talk about one trick ponys. This man has lack of scope down to an art.
the only people who appreciate him are young kids and people with a very low amusement threshold.
He is awful.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 30/12/2006 1:02:56 PM   
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theres a dude in el mariachi, desperado and once apon a time in mexico. hes the same actor, and he dies in every film WTF?!

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 30/12/2006 11:46:23 PM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 1/6/2008 9:47:25 PM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 1/6/2008 11:43:50 PM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 1/6/2008 11:55:06 PM   
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Harrison Ford.



Go on, whinge at me. I don't care.


He does play the reluctant hero quite a bit, though he has created a heckofalot of iconic charchters doing so, and I would argue there are subtle differences despite this between Han Solo, Indy and Jack Ryan.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 2/6/2008 12:02:05 AM   
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Harrison Ford.



Go on, whinge at me. I don't care.


He does play the reluctant hero quite a bit, though he has created a heckofalot of iconic charchters doing so, and I would argue there are subtle differences despite this between Han Solo, Indy and Jack Ryan.


Subtle, maybe. But this hardly makes for multi layered performances, does it.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 2/6/2008 6:11:48 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)



mmm right because Born on the 4th of July, Magnolia and Jerry McGuire are all very similar roles, as is Top Gun and Vanilla Sky off the top my head yes they're all very similar


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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 2/6/2008 6:56:36 PM   
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theres a dude in el mariachi, desperado and once apon a time in mexico. hes the same actor, and he dies in every film WTF?!


Danny Trejo by any chance?

Danny Dyer always plays the same character: a Cockney geezer/wideboy/yob.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 2/6/2008 9:58:52 PM   
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I like him, but many Johnny Depp roles are very similar. At least recently.

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 3/6/2008 1:33:42 PM   
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Sean Connery ALWAYS plays a scottish guy even when he's supposed to be Russian (Hunt for the Red October), Spanish (Highlander) and of course Irish (The Untouchables- which I shouldn't criticise coz it's great) He's a god of the highest order but you'd think he might y'know...try.


I never understood why he let that guy in The Rock call him English (the fight scene bit). He was an ex-British secret agent with a Scottish accent. He could have put him right before he strangled him, would've made for a good one-liner.

Back to the topic in hand and I occasionally see actors (not A-list, the ones where you know the face but not the name) in films and they seem to always play soldiers, or cops. But I guess if you're known for something and keep getting the gigs (and paychecks) why change. Bit random this one but I always saw Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince play judges in film and tv. 

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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 3/6/2008 9:54:35 PM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 3/6/2008 10:46:17 PM   
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RE: Actors who play the same role (over and over) - 4/6/2008 12:44:34 AM   
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Emma watson - even though shes only played hermione and that girl in ballet shoes, she cudda been callled Hermione aswell.

I just watched HP5, thats why i mention her - does anyone else notice that when she starts a sentence, she exhails with her first word. And her uncontrollable eyebrows, which ive mentioned before.

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