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26th Jun '16 9:02:14 AM LaptopGuy
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* Almost everyone involved with ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' will be remembered first and foremost as their characters, to the point where Music/{{DJ Jazzy Jeff|and the Fresh Prince}} is better known nowadays for being "Jazz" than for being one-half of the rap duo that inspired the sitcom. Ironically enough, the Fresh Prince himself, Creator/WillSmith, is the lone aversion.

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* Almost everyone involved with ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' will be remembered first and foremost as their characters, to the point where Music/{{DJ Jazzy Jeff|and the Fresh Prince}} is better known nowadays for being "Jazz" than for being one-half of the rap duo that inspired the sitcom. Ironically enough, the Fresh Prince himself, Creator/WillSmith, is the lone aversion.aversion -- nevertheless it's still arguably his most iconic role.



* Fans of Creator/MaraWilson have been known to address her on Website/{{Twitter}} as "[[{{Film/Matilda}} Matilda]]", years after she quit acting. In August 2012, she [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded this fact]] by [[https://twitter.com/MaraWritesStuff/status/242352524068265985 pointing fans on Twitter to this very page]].

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* Fans of Creator/MaraWilson have been known to address her on Website/{{Twitter}} as "[[{{Film/Matilda}} Matilda]]", Matilda]]" (despite her having also been in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', years after she quit acting. In August 2012, she [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded this fact]] by [[https://twitter.com/MaraWritesStuff/status/242352524068265985 pointing fans on Twitter to this very page]].



* Jim Varney was a classically-trained actor who'd been versed in the works of Shakespeare, but most people would probably only have recognized him if they heard him say these two words: "[[Film/ErnestPWorrell Hey Vern!]]"

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* Jim Varney was a classically-trained actor who'd been versed in the works of Shakespeare, but most people would probably only have recognized him if they heard him say these two words: "[[Film/ErnestPWorrell Hey Vern!]]"Vern!]]" (or maybe [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Slinky Dog]])
* Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara = [[Film/SpyKids Carmen and Juni Cortez]].
25th Jun '16 11:07:07 PM mitcher
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* Jaleel White suffers horribly from his inability to be separated from his character that he played in ''Series/FamilyMatters''. Since that show, he has held only a handful of very minor TV and movie roles due to this. He later attempted to radically change his appearance in order to disassociate with Steve Urkel. Even on ''Family Matters'', White tried to show that he wasn't just Steve Urkel. He played Myrtle Urkel, Steve's female cousin on a few occasions, and also a [[TheCasanova suave, ladies' man]] version of himself, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljt6RingEuk seen here]]. Although he ''has'' tried to distance himself from the character, including starring in a UPN show, ''Grown Ups'', which only lasted for one season, he doesn't resent the fact that he will forever be known as "Steve Urkel" and always speaks fondly about the role, which allowed him far more creative freedom than many of his later appearances. In the movie ''Film/BigFatLiar'', his AdamWesting includes screaming at someone:

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* Jaleel White suffers horribly from his inability to be separated from his character that he played in ''Series/FamilyMatters''. Since that show, he has held only a handful of very minor TV and movie roles due to this. He later attempted to radically change his appearance in order to disassociate with Steve Urkel. Though for a handful of gamers, he is remembered as [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Sonic]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog the Hedgehog]]. Even then, there are a handful of people who referred that Sonic was voiced by "Steve Urkel" ''instead'' of Jaleel White.
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Even on ''Family Matters'', White tried to show that he wasn't just Steve Urkel. He played Myrtle Urkel, Steve's female cousin on a few occasions, and also a [[TheCasanova suave, ladies' man]] version of himself, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljt6RingEuk seen here]]. Although he ''has'' tried to distance himself from the character, including starring in a UPN show, ''Grown Ups'', which only lasted for one season, he doesn't resent the fact that he will forever be known as "Steve Urkel" and always speaks fondly about the role, which allowed him far more creative freedom than many of his later appearances. In the movie ''Film/BigFatLiar'', his AdamWesting includes screaming at someone:
21st Jun '16 4:57:08 AM JamesAustin
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** Though he's slowly but surely edging away from the association because of ''Film/StarTrek'', JohnCho is still known by many as [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle Harold]]. His character is based on a real life Harold Lee, who was a friend of the writers. Cho became friends with the real Harold Lee, and has said that when they're hanging out in public, someone will yell "Harold!" and they'll both turn around.

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** Though he's slowly but surely edging away from the association because of ''Film/StarTrek'', JohnCho John Cho is still known by many as [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle Harold]]. His character is based on a real life Harold Lee, who was a friend of the writers. Cho became friends with the real Harold Lee, and has said that when they're hanging out in public, someone will yell "Harold!" and they'll both turn around.
4th Jun '16 4:13:32 AM jormis29
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** Diogo Neto was also somewhat hit by this. When he started doing a show about Portuguese grammar people started asking "Why is [[Film/ThePrinceOfEgypt Moses]] teaching me how to speak?"

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** Diogo Neto was also somewhat hit by this. When he started doing a show about Portuguese grammar people started asking "Why is [[Film/ThePrinceOfEgypt [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt Moses]] teaching me how to speak?"
4th Jun '16 3:20:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** Michael Richards will forever be known as Kramer. [[NWordPrivileges If he's lucky]]. The rest of the ''Seinfeld'' cast is doomed in the same manner, save Jerry himself, who wisely stayed out of acting for a long time after the end of the show. For a long-time, there was the Seinfeld Curse, in which any show that starred a ''Seinfeld'' alum would be dead on arrival and cancelled after one season, which was true until Julia Louis-Dreyfus's moderately successful ''TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine''.

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** Michael Richards will forever be known as Kramer. [[NWordPrivileges If he's lucky]]. The rest of the ''Seinfeld'' cast is doomed in the same manner, save Jerry himself, who wisely stayed out of acting for a long time after the end of the show. For a long-time, there was the Seinfeld Curse, in which any show that starred a ''Seinfeld'' alum would be dead on arrival and cancelled after one season, which was true until Julia Louis-Dreyfus's moderately successful ''TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine''.''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine''.
3rd Jun '16 12:37:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** There's also William Zabka, who will always be Johnny Lawrence - to the point where he made a career out of [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond bullies]]. He has taken it quite well, though, and continues to willingly talk about Johnny. The last two seasons of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' featured him Adam Westing as himself after Barney revealed that he always saw Johnny as the hero of the film.

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** There's also William Zabka, who will always be Johnny Lawrence - to the point where he made a career out of [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond bullies]].bullies. He has taken it quite well, though, and continues to willingly talk about Johnny. The last two seasons of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' featured him Adam Westing as himself after Barney revealed that he always saw Johnny as the hero of the film.
2nd Jun '16 3:49:03 AM jormis29
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** When she's not [[Series/{{Archer}} doing voice work]], Jessica Walter will always be Lucille Bluth in the eyes of everyone.

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** When she's not [[Series/{{Archer}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} doing voice work]], Jessica Walter will always be Lucille Bluth in the eyes of everyone.
21st May '16 2:39:34 PM erforce
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* Creator/HaroldRamis was a versatile comedy writer and director with a diverse career. When he died, headlines read "Harold Ramis, Egon from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Has Died."

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* Creator/HaroldRamis was a versatile comedy writer and director with a diverse career. When he died, headlines read "Harold Ramis, Egon from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Has Died."



* Creator/RickMoranis is either [[{{SCTV}} Bob McKenzie]], [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors Seymour Krelborn]], or [[Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids Wayne Szalinski]]. Others recognize him as [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Dark Helmet]], while still more recognize him as [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Louis Tully]].

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* Creator/RickMoranis is either [[{{SCTV}} Bob McKenzie]], [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors Seymour Krelborn]], or [[Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids Wayne Szalinski]]. Others recognize him as [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Dark Helmet]], while still more recognize him as [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Louis Tully]].



* William Atherton will always be [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Walter "Dickless" Peck]]. WordOfGod says this plagued him for a long time, as he'd have people yell "Hey, Dickless!" wherever he went. Unless you remember him as [[Film/RealGenius Jerry Hathaway]] or [[Film/DieHard Dick Thornburg]], who are both also {{Jerkass}}es.

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* William Atherton will always be [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Walter "Dickless" Peck]]. WordOfGod says this plagued him for a long time, as he'd have people yell "Hey, Dickless!" wherever he went. Unless you remember him as [[Film/RealGenius Jerry Hathaway]] or [[Film/DieHard Dick Thornburg]], who are both also {{Jerkass}}es.



* Creator/SigourneyWeaver shall always be [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ellen Ripley]], though ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' subverted it. A certain generation knows her well as [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Dana Barrett]].

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* Creator/SigourneyWeaver shall always be [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ellen Ripley]], though ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' subverted it. A certain generation knows her well as [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Dana Barrett]].
17th May '16 11:51:14 PM BigBertha
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* Classic example: In the end, Creator/BelaLugosi ''was'' {{Dracula}}, no matter what he did. However, it was his son and his fifth wife, not Lugosi himself, who decided to have him buried in a Dracula cloak. Even Lugosi's friends and coworkers couldn't help but typecast him. Vincent Price wrote in his autobiography that at Lugosi's funeral, Peter Lorre, observing the cape, turned to Price and asked, "Should we stick a stake in his heart just to be sure?"
* In the '60s and '70s, Creator/ChristopherLee ''was'' Dracula. In the mid' 70s, he decided that this was an undesirable thing and [[CreatorBacklash dissociated himself from the character]]. He has been fairly successful in this as time has passed - younger film watchers are more likely to think of him as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Saruman]] or [[Franchise/StarWars Count Dooku]]. He seems to have traded this for TypeCasting as authoritative villains, including King Haggard and the grouchy bishop in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''. Lee's distaste for the Dracula character wasn't all due to this -- he also got fed up with Hammer trying to keep him in the role film after film with little to no pay raises by claiming they'd have to put all the crew and staff on the street if he didn't stay on.

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* Classic example: In the end, Creator/BelaLugosi ''was'' {{Dracula}}, no matter what he did. However, it was his son and his fifth wife, not Lugosi himself, who decided to have him buried in a Dracula cloak. Even Lugosi's friends and coworkers couldn't help but typecast him. Vincent Price Creator/VincentPrice wrote in his autobiography that at Lugosi's funeral, Peter Lorre, Creator/PeterLorre, observing the cape, turned to Price and asked, "Should we stick a stake in his heart just to be sure?"
* In the '60s and '70s, Creator/ChristopherLee ''was'' Dracula. In the mid' 70s, he decided that this was an undesirable thing and [[CreatorBacklash dissociated himself from the character]]. He has been fairly successful in this as time has passed - younger film watchers are more likely to think of him as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Saruman]] or [[Franchise/StarWars Count Dooku]]. He seems to have In the last years of his life, Lee traded this for TypeCasting as authoritative villains, including King Haggard and the grouchy bishop in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''. Lee's distaste for the Dracula character wasn't all due to this -- he also got fed up with Hammer trying to keep him in the role film after film with little to no pay raises by claiming they'd have to put all the crew and staff on the street if he didn't stay on.



* Basil Rathbone's an interesting case as he also played a lot of [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocrats]] in various swashbuckler films and in fact did an AffectionateParody of this type-casting in the Creator/DannyKaye film ''Film/TheCourtJester''. While Rathbone might well have wanted to insist "I am not Sherlock Holmes", if Sherlock Holmes could talk to us he'd equally be saying "I am not Basil Rathbone"! So much of what is widely regarded as 'quintessential' Holmes does not come directly from Arthur Conan Doyle's original books but either originated in or is widely recognized from Rathbone's many portrayals of him: the [[IconicItem iconic]] deerstalker hat, cape and pipe combination, as immortalised for instance in silhouette throughout the decor at Baker Street's London Underground station, are pure Rathbone-movie Holmes.

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* Basil Rathbone's an interesting case as he also played a lot of [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocrats]] in various swashbuckler films and in fact did an AffectionateParody of this type-casting in the Creator/DannyKaye film ''Film/TheCourtJester''. While Rathbone might well have wanted to insist "I am not Sherlock Holmes", Literature/SherlockHolmes", if Sherlock Holmes could talk to us he'd equally be saying "I am not Basil Rathbone"! So much of what is widely regarded as 'quintessential' Holmes does not come directly from Arthur Conan Doyle's original books but either originated in or is widely recognized from Rathbone's many portrayals of him: the [[IconicItem iconic]] deerstalker hat, cape and pipe combination, as immortalised for instance in silhouette throughout the decor at Baker Street's London Underground station, are pure Rathbone-movie Holmes.
11th May '16 12:19:46 PM erforce
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** Creator/SummerGlau is alternately identified as River Tam or [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Cameron Phillips]], depending on which show people are fans of. This was on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when the guys actually meet Summer on a train and completely embarrass themselves by taking turns practically throwing themselves at her and refer to her by her character names just out of her earshot.

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** Creator/SummerGlau is alternately identified as River Tam or [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles Cameron Phillips]], depending on which show people are fans of. This was on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when the guys actually meet Summer on a train and completely embarrass themselves by taking turns practically throwing themselves at her and refer to her by her character names just out of her earshot.
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