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23rd Jun '17 3:45:07 PM jormis29
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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 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.
** So much so that a number of reviews of [[Film/SherlockHolmes Guy Ritchie's movie]] criticized Creator/RobertDowneyJr for "not being faithful to the character", which 90% of the time translated to "he didn't play Holmes like Rathbone played him". If anything, Downey's Holmes is ''more'' faithful to the source material than Rathbone's, but more people have seen the films than read the original stories.

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* Basil Rathbone's Creator/BasilRathbone'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 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.
** So much so that a number of reviews of [[Film/SherlockHolmes [[Film/SherlockHolmes2009 Guy Ritchie's movie]] criticized Creator/RobertDowneyJr for "not being faithful to the character", which 90% of the time translated to "he didn't play Holmes like Rathbone played him". If anything, Downey's Holmes is ''more'' faithful to the source material than Rathbone's, but more people have seen the films than read the original stories.
21st Jun '17 10:48:01 AM CosmicFerret
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* Lampshaded on Sorrell Booke's grave marker at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, CA - "Beloved Pa, Grandpa, Brother, and [[TheDukesOfHazzard Boss]]".

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* Lampshaded on Sorrell Booke's grave marker at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, CA - "Beloved Pa, Grandpa, Brother, and [[TheDukesOfHazzard [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Boss]]".
20th Jun '17 4:39:03 AM Piterpicher
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* JohnHurt is known for many things: ''Film/TheElephantMan'', [[WatershipDown Hazel]], [[Series/IClaudius a version of Caligula]], [[Series/DoctorWho The War Doctor]], and [[Film/VForVendetta Adam Sutler]]. But he will always be known as the most definitive version of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Winston Smith]], the guy who gave birth to an Film/{{Alien}}, and, to younger generations, [[Film/HarryPotter Mr. Ollivander]].

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* JohnHurt Creator/JohnHurt is known for many things: ''Film/TheElephantMan'', [[WatershipDown Hazel]], [[Series/IClaudius a version of Caligula]], [[Series/DoctorWho The War Doctor]], and [[Film/VForVendetta Adam Sutler]]. But he will always be known as the most definitive version of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Winston Smith]], the guy who gave birth to an Film/{{Alien}}, and, to younger generations, [[Film/HarryPotter Mr. Ollivander]].
16th Jun '17 10:38:38 PM nombretomado
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* A narrow escape: Before ''Film/TheMatrix'', Creator/KeanuReeves reportedly feared that his gravestone would read, "He played [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Ted]]". Now it will read "He played Neo, he also played Ted". (Although he probably would have also been remembered for ''Film/{{Speed}}''.)

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* A narrow escape: Before ''Film/TheMatrix'', Creator/KeanuReeves reportedly feared that his gravestone would read, "He played [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure [[Film/BillAndTed Ted]]". Now it will read "He played Neo, he also played Ted". (Although he probably would have also been remembered for ''Film/{{Speed}}''.)



* While Keanu Reeves certainly escaped the shadow of ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', Alex Winter did not. 25 years later and he's still synonymous with Bill S. Preston.

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* While Keanu Reeves certainly escaped the shadow of ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', ''Film/BillAndTed'', Alex Winter did not. 25 years later and he's still synonymous with Bill S. Preston.
16th Jun '17 12:32:01 PM FGHIK
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*** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxann_Dawson Roxann Dawson]] (B'Elanna Torres) looks very strange without her Klingon forehead. She has tried to avoid this by quitting acting in favor of (TV) directing. Same with Robert Duncan [=McNeill=] (a producer on ''Series/{{Chuck}}''), Creator/JonathanFrakes (producer on ''Series/{{Leverage}}''), Creator/LeVarBurton (TV director and [[Series/ReadingRainbow TV educationalist]]).

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*** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxann_Dawson Roxann Dawson]] (B'Elanna Torres) looks very strange to Trek fans without her Klingon forehead. She has tried to avoid this by quitting acting in favor of (TV) directing. Same with Robert Duncan [=McNeill=] (a producer on ''Series/{{Chuck}}''), Creator/JonathanFrakes (producer on ''Series/{{Leverage}}''), Creator/LeVarBurton (TV director and [[Series/ReadingRainbow TV educationalist]]).
16th Jun '17 12:30:43 PM FGHIK
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*** Creator/BrentSpiner wishes people would stop calling him Data. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Joey}}'' where he guest starred AsHimself. He saw it coming, too. In an interview with ''Magazine/TVGuide'' on the GrandFinale of ''The Next Generation'', he said that for the rest of his career, he would be "That guy who played Data!" He has also made a self-deprecating cameo appearance on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', trying to break even by selling Data collectible toys from the boot of his car.

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*** Creator/BrentSpiner wishes people would stop calling him Data. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Joey}}'' where he guest starred AsHimself. He saw it coming, too. In an interview with ''Magazine/TVGuide'' on the GrandFinale of ''The Next Generation'', he said that for the rest of his career, he would be "That guy who played Data!" He has also made a self-deprecating cameo appearance on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', trying to break even by selling Data collectible toys from the boot out of his car.
9th Jun '17 3:47:54 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/GeneWilder seems to be an interesting case. He was well-known for memorable (and quotable) roles in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and the original movie version of ''Film/TheProducers'', and a series of films pairing him with Creator/RichardPryor, but his (currently) best known role, playing Willy Wonka, was not even a financial success at first. The film later became VindicatedByCable through repeat showings on HBO and TBS. The Wonka "[[CultClassic cult]]" seemed to grow enough by TheNineties that Wilder's role in WillAndGrace [[ActorAllusion incorporated]] Wonka's "Strike that, reverse that" CatchPhrase.

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** Creator/GeneWilder seems to be an interesting case. He was well-known for memorable (and quotable) roles in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and the original movie version of ''Film/TheProducers'', and a series of films pairing him with Creator/RichardPryor, but his (currently) best known role, playing Willy Wonka, was not even a financial success at first. The film later became VindicatedByCable through repeat showings on HBO and TBS. The Wonka "[[CultClassic cult]]" seemed to grow enough by TheNineties that Wilder's role in WillAndGrace ''Series/WillAndGrace'' [[ActorAllusion incorporated]] Wonka's "Strike that, reverse that" CatchPhrase.
27th May '17 9:52:28 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Gary Sinise has been so strongly identified as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in ''Film/ForrestGump'' that he called his band "The Lieutenant Dan Band". May be subverted by younger viewers of ''[[Series/CsiNY CSI:NY]]''. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He has also played Lt. Dan in PSAs for suicide hotlines aimed at military veterans.]] In fact, Taylor made such an impression on Sinise that he has become a notable and outspoken advocate for veterans' issues ever since.

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* Gary Sinise has been so strongly identified as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in ''Film/ForrestGump'' that he called his band "The Lieutenant Dan Band". May be subverted by younger viewers of ''[[Series/CsiNY CSI:NY]]''. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He has also played Lt. Dan in PSAs for suicide hotlines aimed at military veterans.]] In fact, Taylor made such an impression on Sinise that he has become a notable and outspoken advocate for veterans' issues ever since. May be subverted by younger viewers of ''[[Series/CsiNY CSI:NY]]''.
27th May '17 9:48:50 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Gary Sinise has been so strongly identified as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in ''Film/ForrestGump'' that he called his band "The Lieutenant Dan Band". May be subverted by younger viewers of ''[[Series/CsiNY CSI:NY]]''.
** [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He has also played Lt. Dan in PSAs for suicide hotlines aimed at military veterans.]]

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* Gary Sinise has been so strongly identified as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in ''Film/ForrestGump'' that he called his band "The Lieutenant Dan Band". May be subverted by younger viewers of ''[[Series/CsiNY CSI:NY]]''.
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CSI:NY]]''. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He has also played Lt. Dan in PSAs for suicide hotlines aimed at military veterans.]]]] In fact, Taylor made such an impression on Sinise that he has become a notable and outspoken advocate for veterans' issues ever since.
27th May '17 2:53:59 PM nombretomado
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** To some, Creator/EugeneLevy is most known for being Jim's dad in the movies (partly because he keeps taking roles in that series). Jason Biggs too, will always be remembered as [[TheViewAskewniverse "the dude who fucked a pie"]].

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** To some, Creator/EugeneLevy is most known for being Jim's dad in the movies (partly because he keeps taking roles in that series). Jason Biggs too, will always be remembered as [[TheViewAskewniverse [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse "the dude who fucked a pie"]].
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