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6th Nov '16 6:13:42 PM nombretomado
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* JackieChan's films are, well... Jackie Chan films. People watch them to see Jackie get up to crazy action hijinks. His characters are even called [[TheDanza "Jackie"]] in many dubs. The ''Film/RushHour'' blooper reels have multiple instances of Chris Tucker addressing him as "Jackie" instead of his character's name. Realizing the take was wasted already, he often responded in kind.

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* JackieChan's Creator/JackieChan's films are, well... Jackie Chan films. People watch them to see Jackie get up to crazy action hijinks. His characters are even called [[TheDanza "Jackie"]] in many dubs. The ''Film/RushHour'' blooper reels have multiple instances of Chris Tucker addressing him as "Jackie" instead of his character's name. Realizing the take was wasted already, he often responded in kind.
28th Oct '16 12:49:36 PM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen in their various direct-to-video movies (and their sitcoms ''Series/TwoOfAKind'' and ''So Little Time''). Mary-Kate is always the rebellious edgy tomboy, and Ashley the responsible GirlyGirl. Even Mary-Kate's role as the witch Kendra in ''{{Literature/Beastly}}'' caters to this. The lone exception is the film ''Winning London'' where Mary-Kate is the uptight bookworm Chloe, and Ashley the easy-going LadEtte Riley.
* Jessica Biel tends to experience this, and general reaction whenever she stars in something is "oh, there's Justin Timberlake's wife". Her infamous topless photo shoot at age seventeen, and her biggest hit being the remake of ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' pretty much solidified her image as a sexy ActionGirl. The roles where she does go against type - ''Film/TheIllusionist'' and ''Film/EasyVirtue'' - were well received but not what you'd call hits. Because of this she felt she was a shoe-in for the role of Catwoman in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
* Creator/MeganFox became such an iconic sex symbol in the 2000s that she experienced this. It was partially enforced by the wishes of her husband, as Megan reportedly wanted to move past the generic MsFanservice parts and go against type, but they [[MoneyDearBoy needed the money]]. As a result, her casting as April O'Neal in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' was met with uproar. The fanbase is split down the middle as to whether she did a good job or April was turned into a 'Megan Fox character'. It doesn't help that even before her StarMakingRole in the ''Transformers'' films, her roles were usually as {{Alpha Bitch}}es or the BrainlessBeauty.
26th Oct '16 4:17:32 PM nombretomado
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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'', ''Film/{{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 say ''only''--action heroine of Hollywood. Any film she is in (e.g., ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'', ''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!
11th Oct '16 4:24:26 PM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/JohnnyDepp. When was the last time anyone saw a Depp featured movie that wasn't "Johnny Depp wears a silly costume and speaks in a funny voice?"
** Though there's a bit of Peter Sellers-like behavior here as well. Will he be a soft-spoken nerd? Or a cowardly hero? Or manic-depressive chaos magnet? Yeah, you go to his movies to see Johnny Depp, but the only thing you know in advance is that he won't be normal.
* DwayneJohnson, aka The Rock.

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* Creator/JohnnyDepp. When was the last time anyone saw a Depp featured movie that wasn't "Johnny Depp wears a silly costume and speaks in a funny voice?"
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voice?" Though there's a bit of Peter Sellers-like behavior here as well. Will he be a soft-spoken nerd? Or a cowardly hero? Or manic-depressive chaos magnet? Yeah, you go to his movies to see Johnny Depp, but the only thing you know in advance is that he won't be normal.
* DwayneJohnson, aka The Rock. Most of his on-screen characters are just toned down versions of The Rock character. [[Film/TheMummyReturns The Scorpion King]] is the lone exception though, around the time he got his own movie, he was a bit more in line with The Rock.



* Creator/JamesDean didn't have a long enough career - dying at the age of twenty-five - and so has experienced this. His two most famous roles - ''Film/EastOfEden'' and ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' feature him memorably playing TroubledButCute teenagers who are both very similar . As ''Rebel'' especially is iconic, people will dress up wearing his costume from that, saying they're dressing up as him rather than his character (not helped by the character's name being [[TheDanza Jim]]). His final film ''{{Film/Giant}}'' - features him PlayingAgainstType clearly in an attempt to break away from troubled teen roles. It's the least remembered of his three starring roles partially for this reason. Of course in this case there is some merit to this, as James was very much like those characters. Elia Kazan remarked that James's relationship with his father was almost identical to Cal and Adam's, and John Steinbeck said "he ''is'' Cal" upon meeting him.



* Creator/MarilynMonroe is such an iconic sex symbol, even back when she was still in movies, that it's nearly impossible for a viewer to see her as anything but.
* Creator/ParisHilton, to such a degree that "See Paris Hilton being gruesomely murdered!" was the [[DancingBear unique selling point]] for ''Film/HouseOfWax2005''. The album of John Ottman's score for the film calls the cue for that scene "Paris Gets It" - even though Miss Hilton's character is called Paige.
** [[RepoTheGeneticOpera You can also see her face fall off!]]
* Creator/JuliaRoberts tends to be TypeCast in a narrow range of roles, in which she is so consistently a LoveItOrHateIt personality that "Julia Roberts movie" is almost a genre.
** Like TomCruise, she seems to have crossed some event horizon into whatever is beyond acting. She is the entity called Julia Roberts. Sometimes this entity makes a film. The advertising posters will declare Julia Roberts to be in a film. The public will base their decision on whether or not to see this film solely on this fact...eerie.
** Roberts may be moving toward aversion in TheNewTens. Her performance in ''Film/{{Closer}}'' was well-received and she was considered the least of the four leads. It may help that she is now "too old" to be the ingenue (by Hollywood standards). Over-exposure and formulaic movies during the '90s and early '00s kept her TypeCast, but that may be ending.
* Creator/AngelinaJolie is the premiere--some say ''only''--action heroine of Hollywood. Any film she is in (e.g., ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', ''Film/{{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!
* At one point, Creator/JenniferAniston wanted to appear on one of her favorite shows, ''Series/TwentyFour.'' The producers refused, saying that she was so well known, it would kill the effect, instead of seeing the character, they'd see Jennifer.
** This may be averted with her exceedingly PlayingAgainstType role in ''Film/HorribleBosses''.
* Creator/JodieFoster is always an unassuming woman who'll put up with a bit of abuse before kicking some ass. Whether it be [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs a man that makes suits out of human skin]], [[Film/{{Flightplan}} a terrorist kidnapping her daughter]] or [[Film/TheBraveOne shooting a man in the face to get her dog back]]. It just doesn't matter.
** Averted when she's not very unassuming as the negotiator in ''Film/InsideMan''.

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* Mary Pickford is one of the earliest examples of this. She was known as America's Sweetheart - and had an iconic image of long ringlets and angelic dresses. Many famous {{Ingenue}}s were played by her - such as {{Literature/Pollyanna}}, [[Literature/ALittlePrincess Sara Crewe]], {{Literature/Cinderella}}, {{Theatre/MadameButterfly}}. As such she was one of the first examples of ContractualPurity. Even when she appeared AsHerself in World War I propaganda films, she still portrayed a squeaky-clean cutie version of herself. When she finally played against type in an adult role - at the age of ''37'' in the film ''Coquette'' - there was outrage. She retired from films not long afterwards.
* Creator/MarilynMonroe is such an iconic sex symbol, even back when she was still in movies, that it's nearly impossible for a viewer to see her as anything but.
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* Creator/JoanCrawford was a prime example of this in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Many biographies of her insist that Joan was not an actress; she was a movie star. In her films she played an IronWoobie who suffered through ninety minutes of drama, usually with a slap delivered to her antagonist. Audiences went to see Joan. The lone exception seems to be ''Film/MildredPierce'', the only Oscar she ever won. She did go against type in her horror movies towards the end of her career, but it was impossible for audiences to see her as anyone other than Joan.
* Creator/ParisHilton, to such a degree that "See Paris Hilton being gruesomely murdered!" was the [[DancingBear unique selling point]] for ''Film/HouseOfWax2005''. The album of John Ottman's score for the film calls the cue for that scene "Paris Gets It" - even though Miss Hilton's character is called Paige.
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Paige. [[RepoTheGeneticOpera You can also see her face fall off!]]
* Creator/JuliaRoberts tends to be TypeCast in a narrow range of roles, in which she is so consistently a LoveItOrHateIt personality that "Julia Roberts movie" is almost a genre.
**
genre. Like TomCruise, she seems to have crossed some event horizon into whatever is beyond acting. She is the entity called Julia Roberts. Sometimes this entity makes a film. The advertising posters will declare Julia Roberts to be in a film. The public will base their decision on whether or not to see this film solely on this fact...eerie.
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eerie. Roberts may be moving toward aversion in TheNewTens. Her performance in ''Film/{{Closer}}'' was well-received and she was considered the least of the four leads. It may help that she is now "too old" to be the ingenue (by Hollywood standards). Over-exposure and formulaic movies during the '90s and early '00s kept her TypeCast, but that may be ending.
* Creator/AngelinaJolie is the premiere--some say ''only''--action heroine of Hollywood. Any film she is in (e.g., ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'') is more about watching Angelina play the part of sexy action hero then watching sexy action heroes.
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heroes. Then again, half her movies are dramatic... which fit more with her real life persona!
* At one point, Creator/JenniferAniston wanted to appear on one of her favorite shows, ''Series/TwentyFour.'' The producers refused, saying that she was so well known, it would kill the effect, instead of seeing the character, they'd see Jennifer.
**
Jennifer. This may be averted with her exceedingly PlayingAgainstType role in ''Film/HorribleBosses''.
''Film/HorribleBosses''. She also won critical acclaim for her dramatic role in ''Cake'' and many were insisting that she win an Oscar for it. She had shown earlier that she could disappear into a role that didn't cater to typecasting in ''Film/TheGoodGirl''.
* Creator/JodieFoster is always an unassuming woman who'll put up with a bit of abuse before kicking some ass. Whether it be [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs a man that makes suits out of human skin]], [[Film/{{Flightplan}} a terrorist kidnapping her daughter]] or [[Film/TheBraveOne shooting a man in the face to get her dog back]]. It just doesn't matter.
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matter. Averted when she's not very unassuming as the negotiator in ''Film/InsideMan''.



* Speaking of child stars, ShirleyTemple is always a [[CheerfulChild Cheerful]] HeartwarmingOrphan who sings and dances. Four of her characters were actually [[TheDanza named "Shirley"]]. Like Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts, Shirley Temple has passed the event horizon into the realm beyond acting. The real Shirley Temple went on to do some grown-up roles which no one remembers, retired from acting, become a diplomat, and finally died in 2014 at the age of eighty-five. But the pop culture entity of Shirley Temple is forever locked in time to her twee 1930s child self.
** Shirley did not like this even as a small child. She wanted to play some of her roles differently, putting more ActionGirl and SpoiledBrat stuff into her characters; her mother backed her up on this, but the studio wouldn't allow it.

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* Speaking of child stars, ShirleyTemple is always a [[CheerfulChild Cheerful]] HeartwarmingOrphan who sings and dances. Four of her characters were actually [[TheDanza named "Shirley"]]. Like Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts, Shirley Temple has passed the event horizon into the realm beyond acting. The real Shirley Temple went on to do some grown-up roles which no one remembers, retired from acting, become a diplomat, and finally died in 2014 at the age of eighty-five. But the pop culture entity of Shirley Temple is forever locked in time to her twee 1930s child self.
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self. Shirley herself did not like this even as a small child. She wanted to play some of her roles differently, putting more ActionGirl and SpoiledBrat stuff into her characters; her mother backed her up on this, but the studio wouldn't allow it.



* 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]].
** As well as her role as ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.

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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.
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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]].
** As well as her
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 ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.one of her best performances.
7th Oct '16 8:08:38 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]] 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.

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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]] AnneHathaway 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.
25th Sep '16 10:31:58 AM Robotnik
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* Whether he's in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy outer space]], [[Film/JurassicWorld an amusement park full of dinosaurs]], or [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016 the Wild West]], you can usually count on Creator/ChrisPratt to be playing the same kind of friendly-but-snarky action hero

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* Whether he's in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy outer space]], [[Film/JurassicWorld an amusement park full of dinosaurs]], or [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016 the Wild West]], you can usually count on Creator/ChrisPratt to be playing the same kind of friendly-but-snarky action herohero.
25th Sep '16 10:30:46 AM Robotnik
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* Whether he's in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy outer space]], [[Film/JurassicWorld an amusement park full of dinosaurs]], or [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016 the Wild West]], you can usually count on Creator/ChrisPratt to be playing the same kind of friendly-but-snarky action hero
5th Sep '16 11:10:09 AM erforce
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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'', ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'') is more about watching Angelina play the part of sexy action hero then watching sexy action heroes.

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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'', ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'', ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'') is more about watching Angelina play the part of sexy action hero then watching sexy action heroes.
30th Aug '16 9:45:58 PM PaulA
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* RonaldColman tended to play himself, whether he was a [[ThePrisonerOfZenda royal impersonator]], a [[Literature/BeauGeste gallant Foreign Legionnaire]], a [[LostHorizon wanderer finding his place in life]], a [[Theatre/{{Kismet}} smooth-talking magician-thief]], or [[Film/ADoubleLife an actor who's gone quietly, murderously mad]]. For some reason, starting in his silent film days, he was repeatedly cast in dual roles, usually a decent guy with an EvilTwin.

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* RonaldColman Creator/RonaldColman tended to play himself, whether he was a [[ThePrisonerOfZenda [[Film/ThePrisonerOfZenda royal impersonator]], a [[Literature/BeauGeste [[Film/BeauGeste gallant Foreign Legionnaire]], a [[LostHorizon [[Film/LostHorizon wanderer finding his place in life]], a [[Theatre/{{Kismet}} smooth-talking magician-thief]], or [[Film/ADoubleLife an actor who's gone quietly, murderously mad]]. For some reason, starting in his silent film days, he was repeatedly cast in dual roles, usually a decent guy with an EvilTwin.
16th Aug '16 8:22:12 PM thebreak
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** Taken to the logical extreme with the Taiwanese title for ''Film/TheRunningMan'', which is simply "Arnold the Devil" (devil means badass here).
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