The Typecasting: Fish out of water English gent, incapable of striking up a relationship with a woman without landing himself in a series of "hilarious" misadventures.
Examples: Sirens, Four Weddings And A Funeral, The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain, Nine Months, Notting Hill, Mickey Blue Eyes, Love Actually
Strangest Specific Detail: The character is often willing to endure all manner of humiliations for remarkably irritating women. Andie McDowell, Jeanne Tripplehorn… we're looking at you.
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Jul 27th 2012, 7:30
No.1, Will Ferrell - The Typecasting: BEING THE SAME f*****g CHARACTER IN EVERY 'COMEDY' SINCE 2004!!
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Jul 27th 2012, 8:29
Zack Galifanakis for the exact same reason..
Jul 27th 2012, 8:30
What about Jason Statham and Steven Seagal?
Jul 27th 2012, 9:15
the ultimate william shatner being william shatner has o be his appearance in Fanboys
Jul 27th 2012, 10:10
The tom cruise one reminds me of the rich hall skit "Tom cruise is a (insert profession), a pretty good one but not the best. Then he has a crisis of conscience and cant do it anymore. However, with the help of a good woman he's able to get back in the saddle and become the best (insert profession) ever!". Tom hanks slightly repressed nice man should be in there somewhere, but good list!
Jul 27th 2012, 10:14
No one ever complains about Daniel Day Lewis being typecast...
Jul 27th 2012, 10:29
Jennifer Lopez always gets married by the end of the film
Jul 27th 2012, 11:40
Russell Brand is always cast as an unfunny t*t who can't act. O wait, thats just him :)
Jul 27th 2012, 12:53
"Bizarrely, Diaz has very rarely been cast as a straightforward bombshell." Why 'bizarrely'? Have you looked at the woman recently?
Jul 27th 2012, 12:58
I'd like to say its a shame Rob De Niro isn't on this list, his films are just effing awful now. He has been taken over by an alien for sure.
Jul 27th 2012, 13:04
If there are only two examples, they shouldn't be there: that's merely coincidence.
Also, with James Marsden's one, I don't know why "Straw Dogs" is there, seeing as how his character's wife didn't cheat on him; she was RAPED. Rape is not the same as a consensual affair.
Jul 27th 2012, 13:30
@AVolition, literally just read Ben Stiller's and was about to write the same thing. I don't know who would ever typecast Stiller as 'The arrogant fitness freak who used to be fat and won't let anyone forget about his new physical prowess'?
Jul 27th 2012, 16:15
Makes you appreciate even more someone like Gary Oldman. Completely different in nearly every role he plays. The man is a chameleon. And it was mentioned above about Staham and Seagal and i guess this covers a lot of action stars, but when you loko back at Arnie's career, he did vary it a little (if only slightly each time); Unstoppable killing machine who's bad, unstoppable killing machine who's good, Beefed-up army commando who's out of his depth and barely survives against a predator, Beefed-up army commando who has no trouble taking on an island full of bad guys, government agent who erases the identities of witnesses and their families, government agent who has to protect his own family......and Mr Freeeze. He's no Brando, but cudos for mixing it up a little from the usual action mold (government agent/hitman/hired mercenary gets betrayed and left for dead and seeks revenge for themselves/brother/second cousin).......................would like to see bruce Willis on this list although he has 2 types; everyday joe who's awesome with a gun and government/police type who's awesome with a gun.
Jul 27th 2012, 16:32
On Jeff Goldblum's page they forgot to include The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou where he plays the wife-stealing-part-gay marine biologist Alistair Hennessey.
Alistair Hennessey: Is this my espresso machine? Wh-what is-h-how did you get my espresso machine?
Bill Ubell: Well... uh... we f!@#in' stole it, man.
Jul 27th 2012, 21:17
What, no Al Pacino playing 'gangster who shouts a lot'. So stereotyped that I can't watch anything else he's been in since seeing Scarface
Jul 28th 2012, 12:01
Michelle Rodriguez - You forgot S.W.A.T. too :)
Jul 28th 2012, 12:19
Keira Knightley. Films with corsets.
Jul 29th 2012, 1:42
And Total Film agrees with me. #1 is correct. That's why I hate her movies.
Jul 31st 2012, 13:05
@Total Film, a female 'beau' is called a 'belle'!
Jul 31st 2012, 14:33
Fassy - either naked or dying *LOL* ;-)
Aug 3rd 2012, 17:14
Really a reach with Lea Thompson. Red Dawn, Somekind of Wonderful, Casual Sex. Two roles that don't really have anything to do with each other does not qualify as type casting.
Aug 3rd 2012, 17:21
William Atherton - You forgot Real Genius.
Aug 3rd 2012, 17:24
How about Joe Pesci??? Every character he plays is the "annoying Italian guy who's mouth always gets him in trouble." Raging Bull, Easy Money, Good Fellas, Casino, My Cousin Vinnie, etc. Way more so than Lea Thompson.
Jan 4th 2013, 14:20
For Alan Dale, you forgot King George/DA Albert Spencer on "Once Upon A Time". He gets ESPECIALLY worse in the episode "Child of the Moon".
And Michelle Rodriguez needs to start diversifying her career. Maybe "Turbo" is a good start, as it's lampooning her role in "The Fast and the Furious".
And I could tell Jimmy Marsden was in for a terrible career when I saw him on "Boogie's Diner". Seriously, I refuse to call him anything but Jimmy as I can't take him as a serious actor. But I still think they should've given someone else the part of Cyclops.
However, it makes me feel a little better seeing a lot of my favorite actresses in there. I have had a lot of people telling me I would not get out of the 'quirky' girl, but with Zooey and Drew mentioned, I'd say I'm in good company. Besides, I'm going to do what's right for myself. ;)
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