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21st Sep '17 12:45:56 PM costanton11
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-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' '''Creator/DougWalker''' on ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''
15th Sep '17 1:44:27 AM Codefreak5
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* Creator/AdamWest, who used to be [[IAmNotSpock the other trope]], until he embraced it and now primarily plays parodies of himself, [[AdamWesting naming a new trope in the process]].

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* Creator/AdamWest, who used to be [[IAmNotSpock the other trope]], until he embraced it and now primarily plays played parodies of himself, [[AdamWesting naming a new trope in the process]].
3rd Sep '17 2:35:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Sir Creator/IanMcKellen is known as the distinguished classical British actor, no matter what he does. He only just escaped [[IAmNotSpock I Am Not Gandalf]] (or, to a lesser extent "I Am Not Magneto" in ''{{Film/X-Men}}'') by being so darn respectable and having a Sir on the front of his name. The likes of ''Film/AptPupil'' prove he can transcend the "Look, It's Sir Ian [=McKellen=]" effect.

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* Sir Creator/IanMcKellen is known as the distinguished classical British actor, no matter what he does. He only just escaped [[IAmNotSpock I Am Not Gandalf]] (or, to a lesser extent "I Am Not Magneto" in ''{{Film/X-Men}}'') ''{{Film/XMen}}'') by being so darn respectable and having a Sir on the front of his name. The likes of ''Film/AptPupil'' prove he can transcend the "Look, It's Sir Ian [=McKellen=]" effect.
27th Aug '17 10:40:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/NataliePortman. Reviews of ''Film/BlackSwan'' often noted that whether the fascination came in watching "Nina" or "Natalie" succumb to the pressure for perfection was unclear, as Portman was largely playing an exaggerated version of herself. Similarly, her performance in ''Film/{{Closer}}'' was entirely dependent on the fact that audiences were willing to believe that "Natalie Portman is Amazingly Desirable and Needs Your Love." Whether or not Portman herself can act is a contested issue, as her primary purpose in films seems to be playing the audience's fantasy of herself. (Ironically, Portman herself went to Harvard and seems quite level-headed, so she may be sliding toward AdamWesting.) Portman's attempts at branching out by taking dramatic or less sympathetic roles have not been well-received.

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* Creator/NataliePortman. Reviews of ''Film/BlackSwan'' often noted that whether the fascination came in watching "Nina" or "Natalie" succumb to the pressure for perfection was unclear, as Portman was largely playing [[AdamWesting an exaggerated version of herself.herself]]. Similarly, her performance in ''Film/{{Closer}}'' was entirely dependent on the fact that audiences were willing to believe that "Natalie Portman is Amazingly Desirable and Needs Your Love." Whether or not Portman herself can act is a contested issue, as her primary purpose in films seems to be playing the audience's fantasy of herself. (Ironically, Portman herself went to Harvard and seems quite level-headed, so she may be sliding toward AdamWesting.) Portman's attempts at branching out by taking dramatic or less sympathetic roles have not been well-received.
21st Aug '17 2:23:57 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/BelaLugosi was typecast as a horror villain, and especially as {{Dracula}}. Later, he would try to break type by auditioning for other roles, but inevitably got second billing or no contracts at all. Upon his return to America, Lugosi was interviewed for television, and revealed his ambition to play more comedy. Independent producer Jack Broder took Lugosi at his word, casting him in a jungle-themed comedy that even had Lugosi's name on its title: ''BelaLugosiMeetsABrooklynGorilla''. It did not work.

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* Creator/BelaLugosi was typecast as a horror villain, and especially as {{Dracula}}. Later, he would try to break type by auditioning for other roles, but inevitably got second billing or no contracts at all. Upon his return to America, Lugosi was interviewed for television, and revealed his ambition to play more comedy. Independent producer Jack Broder took Lugosi at his word, casting him in a jungle-themed comedy that even had Lugosi's name on its title: ''BelaLugosiMeetsABrooklynGorilla''.''BelaLugosiMeetsABrooklynGorilla'' (1952). It did not work. Much better had been 1933's ''International House'' where Lugosi played a White Russian nobleman who'd been married to Peggy Hopkins Joyce and now wanted her back.
12th Aug '17 11:22:44 AM nombretomado
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* RyanReynolds always seems to play the cool, funny guy in a romantic comedy or screwball comedy. Or the Green Lantern movie.

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* RyanReynolds Creator/RyanReynolds always seems to play the cool, funny guy in a romantic comedy or screwball comedy. Or the Green Lantern movie.
9th Aug '17 9:51:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Part of the [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/fashion/what-is-anne-hathaway-doing-wrong.html surprising amount of hate]] Creator/AnneHathaway gets may be due to the fact that so many of her characters are this good girl who's always trying (or even basically Cinderella; yes, even ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada'' is a somewhat disguised Cinderella story), a character not too far from the way she comes off herself. But see ''Film/RachelGettingMarried'' for the exception. And then there's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havoc_%282005_film%29 Havoc]]'', which [[EveryoneRemembersTheStripper most males have seen just because she gets her kit off a lot]]. Her role in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' even seems to play with this; her character is introduced seemingly like a typical Anne Hathaway doe-eyed Woobie. Then with the word "oops" she reveals herself to be a BitchInSheepsClothing who is actually {{ComicBook/Catwoman}} - it too widely regarded as one of her best performances.

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* Part of the [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/fashion/what-is-anne-hathaway-doing-wrong.html surprising amount of hate]] Creator/AnneHathaway gets may be due to the fact that so many of her characters are this good girl who's always trying (or even basically Cinderella; yes, even ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada'' is a somewhat disguised Cinderella story), a character not too far from the way she comes off herself. But see ''Film/RachelGettingMarried'' for the exception. And then there's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havoc_%282005_film%29 Havoc]]'', which [[EveryoneRemembersTheStripper [[BestKnownForTheFanservice most males have seen just because she gets her kit off a lot]]. Her role in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' even seems to play with this; her character is introduced seemingly like a typical Anne Hathaway doe-eyed Woobie. Then with the word "oops" she reveals herself to be a BitchInSheepsClothing who is actually {{ComicBook/Catwoman}} - it too widely regarded as one of her best performances.
28th Jun '17 10:11:32 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AngelinaJolie is the premiere--some say ''only''--action heroine of Hollywood. Any film she is in (e.g., ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'') is more about watching Angelina play the part of sexy action hero then watching sexy action heroes. Then again, half her movies are dramatic... which fit more with her real life persona!

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* Creator/AngelinaJolie is the premiere--some premier--some say ''only''--action heroine of Hollywood. Any film she is in (e.g., ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'') ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'') is more about watching Angelina play the part of sexy action hero then watching sexy action heroes. Then again, half her movies are dramatic... which fit more with her real life persona!
16th Jun '17 10:38:22 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/KeanuReeves. "Whoa, dude." Also inverted: for some time he apparently worried that his tombstone was inevitably going to read "Here Lies [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Ted]]." Then there was ''Film/TheMatrix''.

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* Creator/KeanuReeves. "Whoa, dude." Also inverted: for some time he apparently worried that his tombstone was inevitably going to read "Here Lies [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure [[Film/BillAndTed Ted]]." Then there was ''Film/TheMatrix''.
16th Jun '17 12:41:48 PM FGHIK
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* Creator/SeanConnery is always Sean Connery, mostly due to him NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent. It doesn't matter if he's playing James Bond, [[Film/TheUntouchables an Irish cop in prohibition-era Chicago]], [[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober a Russian]], a [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade British professor]], a freaking ''[[Film/{{Highlander}} Spaniard]]'', or even someone who was evidently as American as apple pie, he [[FunetikAksent shtill hash that shignature Shcottish brogue]]. Most other Bond actors were not so lucky, succumbing to [[IAmNotSpock the opposite trope]].

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* Creator/SeanConnery is always Sean Connery, mostly due to him NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent. It doesn't matter if he's playing James Bond, [[Film/TheUntouchables an Irish cop in prohibition-era Chicago]], [[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober a Russian]], a [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade British history professor]], a freaking ''[[Film/{{Highlander}} Spaniard]]'', or even someone who was evidently as American as apple pie, he [[FunetikAksent shtill hash that shignature Shcottish brogue]]. Most other Bond actors were not so lucky, succumbing to [[IAmNotSpock the opposite trope]].
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