23 Most Typecast Actors

Stuck in a rut...



    • gonzoBen

      Nov 25th 2010, 9:26

      being stuck in a multi-million dollar rut must be frightfully tiresome

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 25th 2010, 10:29

      Keira Knightley, Gemma Atherton, Orlando Bloom, Zak Gali..Galiffi..Gakk.....the guy from The Hangover..all guilty of phoning it in,

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    • mcghater

      Nov 25th 2010, 12:19

      hadouken i was with you up to zach galifianakis

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    • ChrisWootton

      Nov 25th 2010, 12:54

      Isn't it more the case that in most of these examples they are not being typecast they are simply performing to their range? They are always the same in everything because that's all they've got

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    • VincentWire

      Nov 25th 2010, 16:32

      Surely Tom Cruise's most against-type roles are Frank TJ Mackey and Les Grossman, who are both totally insane arseholes. Alright, given that Cruise has revealed himself to be a totally insane arsehole you could argue it's not really acting and more just turning up on set, but still... I'd also like to point out that they are by far his best two roles and he really should've won an Oscar for Magnolia.

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    • earlotterby

      Nov 25th 2010, 17:20

      Seth Rogen shouldn't be in any film or have anything to do with any films

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    • namedropper

      Nov 25th 2010, 19:40

      Alec Baldwin a snarling a*****e in The Hunt for Red October? Have you actually ever seen this movie?

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    • Gwasgray

      Nov 25th 2010, 19:44

      How is a Alec Baldwin a "snarling a*****e" in The Hunt for Red October? And what's the point of including Cary Grant, Donald Pleasance and Heath Ledger in "Stuck in a rut" list when they're all dead?

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    • gerasco

      Nov 26th 2010, 13:38

      I'm surprised that Adam Sandler didn't make this list.

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    • DanRose

      Nov 27th 2010, 14:09

      Hayden Christensen always plays the same got a face I'd like to punch role...

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    • Desperation

      Nov 28th 2010, 22:53

      I think Vince Vaughn put in a good, against-type, performance in Jurassic Park 2.

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    • starwars4life

      Jan 5th 2011, 14:00

      Reasonable list BUT neither Heath Ledger or Gary Oldman should be on there - Oldman is a different character in every film: Sid & Nancy, Batman, Harry Potter, True Romance etc etc & Heath as well, compare: The Dark Knight, 10 Things I Hate About You, Monster's Ball, Lords of Dogtown, Brokeback Mountain etc etc!!! Adam Sandler should be at the top of this list - I struggle to recall a film in which he didn't play... well; himself!

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    • Hannahbb

      Feb 6th 2012, 14:26

      Totally disagree about Gary Oldman. He is a character actor who can basically play anyone. His career has been extremely varied. Adam Sandler on the other hand almost always plays the same person (himself maybe)? Although i've heard he's good in Punch Drunk Love.

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