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21st Jun '16 12:15:26 PM lledsmar
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* This is why James Woods agreed to play Hades in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' and all of its various spinoffs. He's gone on record as it being the one role he would agree to play again anytime, anywhere. (And he has, to this day, played that character every time he has appeared, with only one exception.)

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* This is why James Woods agreed to play Hades in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' and all of its various spinoffs. He's gone on record as it being the one role he would agree to play again anytime, anywhere. (And he has, to this day, played that character every time he has appeared, with only one exception.exception: House of Villians, voiced by Rob Paulson.)
17th Jun '16 9:49:45 PM Doug86
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* Creator/ViolaDavis has said this was her reason for agreeing to play Amanda Waller in ''Film/SuicideSquad''. She was a fan of ComicBook/WonderWoman as a child, and thus thought it'd be cool to play a DCComics superhero (well, AntiHero).

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* Creator/ViolaDavis has said this was her reason for agreeing to play Amanda Waller in ''Film/SuicideSquad''. She was a fan of ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman as a child, and thus thought it'd be cool to play a DCComics Creator/DCComics superhero (well, AntiHero).
15th Jun '16 3:54:59 PM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/HelenMirren loved working on ''Film/{{Red}}'' so much, thanks to the action-heavy role she had in the film, that she said "I'm there!" to any planned sequel. And she did indeed return for ''Red 2''.

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* Creator/HelenMirren loved working on ''Film/{{Red}}'' so much, thanks to the action-heavy role she had in the film, that she said "I'm there!" to any planned sequel. And she did indeed return for ''Red 2''. She later revealed that she really wanted to star in the ''Franchise/TheFastAndTheFurious'' franchise, purely because it looked like so much fun. And sure enough, she was later cast in the eighth film.


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* Salma Hayek joked that she starred in ''Tale Of Tales'' purely because she got to play a Queen, which doesn't happen a lot when one is Mexican.
--> "The closest I ever got was playing the queen of a drug cartel in ''Savages''."
* Daniel Day Lewis had been planning to take a year's hiatus from acting when he heard about the film version of ''{{Theatre/Nine}}''. He sent director Rob Marshall a tape of him singing, and he was immediately cast as the lead. Marshall later said he didn't offer him the part initially because he never imagined he'd say yes.
6th Jun '16 5:28:07 PM Doug86
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** Hopkins has a reputation for inverting a standard formula: most actors would take roles in over-the-top blockbusters so they can get recognised and afford to do their pet projects in serious, lower-profile films. Hopkins does the serious stuff so that he has credibility as a serious actor before running off to have fun in something like ''Film/{{Thor}}''. His alleged favourite role he's ever played was in ''TheWorldsFastestIndian'' for how cool he found it.

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** Hopkins has a reputation for inverting a standard formula: most actors would take roles in over-the-top blockbusters so they can get recognised and afford to do their pet projects in serious, lower-profile films. Hopkins does the serious stuff so that he has credibility as a serious actor before running off to have fun in something like ''Film/{{Thor}}''. His alleged favourite role he's ever played was in ''TheWorldsFastestIndian'' ''Film/TheWorldsFastestIndian'' for how cool he found it.



* Creator/BenKingsley said his appearance in ''Film/BloodRayne'' was partly because he'd never had a chance to play a vampire before. Being that ''[=BloodRayne=]'' was an UsefulNotes/UweBoll movie, it was ''not'' generally considered a good one, but Sir Ben clearly enjoying himself is one of the film's few redeeming qualities.

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* Creator/BenKingsley said his appearance in ''Film/BloodRayne'' was partly because he'd never had a chance to play a vampire before. Being that ''[=BloodRayne=]'' was an UsefulNotes/UweBoll Creator/UweBoll movie, it was ''not'' generally considered a good one, but Sir Ben clearly enjoying himself is one of the film's few redeeming qualities.



-->"I used to be in a studio for 45 minutes and do J.A.R.V.I.S. and get a huge bag of cash and go my way like a burglar, and now they want me to work for my money. Which is great and sweaty and hot, which youll realize once they unveil everything. Its really f***ing cool. Its great to join this train which is on really clear tracks."

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-->"I used to be in a studio for 45 minutes and do J.A.R.V.I.S. and get a huge bag of cash and go my way like a burglar, and now they want me to work for my money. Which is great and sweaty and hot, which youll you'll realize once they unveil everything. Its It's really f***ing cool. Its It's great to join this train which is on really clear tracks." "



** [[http://comicbook.com/2015/01/28/black-panthers-chadwick-boseman-says-hed-rather-have-an-action-f/ Chadwick Boseman on playing the Black Panther:]] When it comes down to it, Id rather have an action figure than a Golden Globe."

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** [[http://comicbook.com/2015/01/28/black-panthers-chadwick-boseman-says-hed-rather-have-an-action-f/ Chadwick Boseman on playing the Black Panther:]] When it comes down to it, Id I'd rather have an action figure than a Golden Globe."
1st Jun '16 3:42:41 AM Doug86
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* Also from the Bruce Timm DC animation works, TimDaly later admitted that his big motivation to play {{Superman}} in the 1990s solo series was because he thought it would be fun to play a superhero in a kid's cartoon.

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* Also from the Bruce Timm DC animation works, TimDaly later admitted that his big motivation to play {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} in the 1990s solo series was because he thought it would be fun to play a superhero in a kid's cartoon.
22nd May '16 12:19:08 AM Anddrix
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** Before Creator/ChristopherNolan's [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga trilogy]], this was Creator/JackNicholson's reason for playing SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''.

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** Before Creator/ChristopherNolan's [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga trilogy]], this was Creator/JackNicholson's reason for playing SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''.



** Creator/MarkHamill was a comic book geek and Batman fanboy ''decades'' before he got cast as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. He even played The Trickster on the 1990s ''Series/TheFlash'' show.

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** Creator/MarkHamill was a comic book geek and Batman fanboy ''decades'' before he got cast as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. He even played The Trickster on the 1990s ''Series/TheFlash'' show.
14th May '16 9:58:39 PM igordebraga
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* Sophia Myles took a role in ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' because she watched the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' cartoons as a child and wanted to work with Creator/StanleyTucci.

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* ** Sophia Myles took a role in ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' because she watched the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' cartoons as a child and wanted to work with Creator/StanleyTucci.
3rd May '16 8:47:08 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RonPerlman lobbied for the lead role in ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' because he wouldn't get to play the romantic lead in a ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' story again. Plus he would get to kiss a woman half his age. He also appreciated the movie (and director Guillermo Del Toro, with whom he had worked in ''Cronos'' and ''Blade II'') as well.

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* Creator/RonPerlman lobbied for the lead role in ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' because he wouldn't get to play the romantic lead in a ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'' story again. Plus he would get to kiss a woman half his age. He also appreciated the movie (and director Guillermo Del Toro, with whom he had worked in ''Cronos'' and ''Blade II'') as well.
1st May '16 7:38:12 PM WJTaylor4
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*** Actually, Tim Curry had been initially cast in the role- but it was decided that his take on the character was far too creepy and disturbing to use. Considering how creepy Hamill's version was...

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*** Actually, Tim Curry had been initially cast in the role- but it was decided that his take on the character was far too creepy and disturbing to use. Considering how creepy Hamill's version was... it's also been said that Curry simply wasn't available for regular recordings and that the voice he developed put too much strain on his throat.
* Also from the Bruce Timm DC animation works, TimDaly later admitted that his big motivation to play {{Superman}} in the 1990s solo series was because he thought it would be fun to play a superhero in a kid's cartoon.
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