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12th Feb '17 6:36:34 PM JoeMerl
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** This wasn't the first time Hamill's done that - his appearance on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had him crash-land as Luke Skywalker, and insist on fetching his "[[UncannyFamilyResemblance cousin]]" Mark Hamill whenever he was asked to perform in a sketch

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** This wasn't the first time Hamill's done that - his appearance on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had him crash-land as Luke Skywalker, and insist on fetching his "[[UncannyFamilyResemblance cousin]]" Mark Hamill whenever he was asked to perform in a sketchsketch.



** Parodied in the Treehouse of Horror segment "Desperately Xeeking Xena", in which everyone who encountered ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' star Creator/LucyLawless addressed her as "Xena", much to her exasperation. Eventually, at the end of the segment when Bart and Lisa have rescued her from The Collector (Comic Book Guy as a nerdy supervillian), she offers to take them home -- and so picks them up and begins to fly. "Xena can't fly!" Lisa exclaims. Lucy's response? "I told you, I'm ''not'' Xena. I'm Lucy Lawless." Apparently, Lucy Lawless ''can'' fly.

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** Parodied in the Treehouse of Horror segment "Desperately Xeeking Xena", in which everyone who encountered ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' star Creator/LucyLawless addressed her as "Xena", much to her exasperation. Eventually, at the end of the segment when Bart and Lisa have rescued her from The Collector (Comic Book Guy as a nerdy supervillian), she offers to take them home -- and so picks them up and begins to fly. "Xena can't fly!" Lisa exclaims. Lucy's response? "I told you, I'm ''not'' Xena. I'm Lucy Lawless." Apparently, Lucy Lawless ''can'' fly. "
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' has another Creator/MarkHamill AsHimself example. Milo lines up to get his autograph, but only because he confused him with ''Dorothy'' Hamill. As Mark Hamill tries to explain who he actually is, listing various roles he's played, someone in the back of the line screams that he was Luke Skywalker. Hamill immediately has security drag that fan away, then screams that he had that role ''twenty years ago, people,'' get over it.
7th Feb '17 7:17:26 PM erforce
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* Creator/SylvesterStallone was well on his way to being Film/{{Rocky}} forever and ever. Now he's Rocky and Franchise/{{Rambo}}, and maybe Film/JudgeDredd, otherwise known as "action guy who talks funny, (and isn't Ahnold.)" Ironically, he was initially touted as "[[HilariousInHindSight the next Marlon Brando]]" because of how well he played Rocky, the critics being unaware that he was playing himself.

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* Creator/SylvesterStallone was well on his way to being Film/{{Rocky}} Franchise/{{Rocky}} forever and ever. Now he's Rocky and Franchise/{{Rambo}}, and maybe Film/JudgeDredd, otherwise known as "action guy who talks funny, (and isn't Ahnold.)" Ironically, he was initially touted as "[[HilariousInHindSight the next Marlon Brando]]" because of how well he played Rocky, the critics being unaware that he was playing himself.
6th Feb '17 11:56:46 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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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 of his car. .



** Alex Kingston decided to defy this trope by breaking out of being typecast as Dr. Corday...and breaking ''into'' being typecast as [[Series/DoctorWho River Song]].

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** Alex Kingston decided to defy this trope by breaking out of being typecast as Dr. Corday... and breaking ''into'' being typecast as [[Series/DoctorWho River Song]].



* Creator/MichaelIronside recounts one time he was on a plane and a guy came up to him, immaculately dressed in a suit, and said, "Hey, you're [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Sam Fisher]]." Lost for a second his reply is, "No, I'm...wait a minute, yes I am."

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* Creator/MichaelIronside recounts one time he was on a plane and a guy came up to him, immaculately dressed in a suit, and said, "Hey, you're [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Sam Fisher]]." Lost for a second his reply is, "No, I'm... wait a minute, yes I am."
6th Feb '17 5:52:33 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Creator/IanMcKellen has largely managed to escape being forever known as Gandalf by becoming forever as Magneto instead - a role, remarkably, that he was playing at the same time as the Rings films were coming out. He also nearly became Dumbledore after Richard Harris' death, which would have meant that he essentially cornered the market on some of the most iconic fictional characters ever, but turned it down partly for this reason and partly because Harris had criticised him and he didn't feel it would be right to take on the role.
4th Feb '17 12:26:28 PM LaptopGuy
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** Creator/EmmaWatson took huge steps to avoid this as soon as the films wrapped, cutting her hair short and taking vastly different roles in ''Film/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' and ''Film/TheBlingRing'' to shake off any ContractualPurity. She's set to star in a live action remake of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', so it remains to be seen if she ends up getting Spocked as Belle rather than Hermione.

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** While Hermione will likely always be her most famous role, Creator/EmmaWatson took huge steps to avoid this as soon as the films wrapped, cutting her hair short and taking vastly different roles in ''Film/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' and ''Film/TheBlingRing'' to shake off any ContractualPurity. She's set to star in a live action remake of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', so it remains to be seen if she ends up getting Spocked as Belle rather than Hermione.''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.



** Creator/JamesEarlJones was always more of a theater actor; he [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra did a lot of Shakespeare]], was one of the first African Americans to play Othello and debuted the role of Troy in August Wilson's ''Theatre/{{Fences}}''. While he will always be known as "the voice of Darth Vader", Vader was always a side-bit for him anyway. There are some who say that he eventually ended up Spocking himself again as the voice of Creator/{{CNN}}.

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** Creator/JamesEarlJones was always more of a theater actor; he [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra did a lot of Shakespeare]], was one of the first African Americans to play Othello and debuted the role of Troy in August Wilson's ''Theatre/{{Fences}}''. While he will always be known as "the voice of Darth Vader", Vader (and [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]])", Vader was always a side-bit for him anyway. There are some who say that he eventually ended up Spocking himself again as the voice of Creator/{{CNN}}.



** Creator/KelseyGrammer will probably always be identified with his eponymous role in ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. After all, he not only played it for 11 years in that show, but portrayed the same character for 9 years before that in ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Though he has won a lot of acclaim (including a Golden Globe) for playing the main character in ''Boss''. Mayor Kane is certainly intelligent and articulate like Frasier, but is also extremely profane, violent, cruel and calculating. A far cry from the arrogant but ultimately lovable character he's so identified with.

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** Creator/KelseyGrammer will probably always be identified with his eponymous role in ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.''Series/{{Frasier}}'' (that, and [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Sideshow Bob]]). After all, he not only played it for 11 years in that show, but portrayed the same character for 9 years before that in ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Though he has won a lot of acclaim (including a Golden Globe) for playing the main character in ''Boss''. Mayor Kane is certainly intelligent and articulate like Frasier, but is also extremely profane, violent, cruel and calculating. A far cry from the arrogant but ultimately lovable character he's so identified with.



** Alan Tudyk only escapes this when he's doing voice acting.

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** Alan Tudyk only escapes this when he's doing voice acting.acting (especially for Disney).



* Regardless of the character now being played by Andrew Garfield ([[InternetBackdraft and regardless of whether or not he's better at it]]), most people will automatically think of Film/SpiderMan1 when they see Tobey Maguire. Garfield himself also can be considered this.

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* Regardless of the character now being played by Andrew Garfield ([[InternetBackdraft and regardless of whether or not he's better at it]]), most people will automatically think of Film/SpiderMan1 when they see Tobey Maguire. Garfield himself also can be considered this. Time will tell what happens to Tom Holland.
26th Jan '17 1:27:57 PM AreYouTyler
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* Over forty years after it was made, Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' is still called by its working title, ''Stop that Pigeon''. This was even lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt''. And Paul Winchell will always be either Dick Dastardly or [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Gargamel]].

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* Over forty years after it was made, Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' is still called by its working title, ''Stop that Pigeon''. This was even lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt''. And Paul Winchell will always be either Dick Dastardly Dastardly, [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Tigger]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Gargamel]].



* Until she became [[Film/XMen Rogue]], Creator/AnnaPaquin was a child star who couldn't escape the shadow of ''Film/ThePiano.''

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* Until she became [[Film/XMen Rogue]], Creator/AnnaPaquin was a child star who couldn't escape the shadow of her Oscar from ''Film/ThePiano.''
23rd Jan '17 3:27:33 AM CaptEquinox
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** When Nimoy attempted a recording career, his albums tended to feature at least a few songs essentially sung (or spoken) as Spock, such as "Highly Illogical."

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** When Nimoy attempted a recording career, his albums tended to feature at least a few first album was ''Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space'' with songs essentially sung (or spoken) as Spock, and recitations supposed to be by Spock along with a couple such as "Highly Illogical.""Where Is Love" clearly meant to be by Nimoy. The second album, ''Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy'', was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. His next three albums were all Nimoy.
6th Jan '17 4:07:33 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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31st Dec '16 9:49:39 PM Motherdragon64
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* Some rare non-TV/movie examples comes out of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' video game franchise. Though none of them particularly seem to mind.

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* Some rare non-TV/movie examples comes out of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' video game franchise. Though none of them the actors particularly seem to mind.



** Creator/SethGreen gets some TypeCasting due to his role as the ''Normandy's'' pilot, Joker, but because of how distinguished his acting career is compared to Keenef's, it's a much rarer occurrence.

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** Creator/SethGreen gets some TypeCasting due to his role as the ''Normandy's'' pilot, Joker, but because of how distinguished his acting career is compared to Keenef's, Keener's, it's a much rarer occurrence.
28th Dec '16 1:06:02 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' where Sheldon meets Creator/JamesEarlJones. Jones immediately realizes that Sheldon likely knows him as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], and not any of the other roles he had throughout his lengthy career. Though it seems at first that he is annoyed by this attention, he quickly reveals that he too is a fan of ''Star Wars'' and does not mind that so many people immediately associate him with the franchise.

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Parodied in an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' where Sheldon meets Creator/JamesEarlJones. Jones immediately realizes that Sheldon likely knows him as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], and not any of the other roles he had throughout his lengthy career. Though it seems at first that he is annoyed by this attention, he quickly reveals that he too is a fan of ''Star Wars'' and does not mind that so many people immediately associate him with the franchise.
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