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20th Mar '17 1:53:22 AM Lawman592
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Occasionally, PlayingAgainstType is something that comes up in retrospect. An actor who becomes famous for a certain type of role may have played a character who is the complete opposite early in his or her career. At the time, the role may have not been a departure but, when viewed later, the difference will seem quite stark.

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Occasionally, PlayingAgainstType Playing Against Type is something that comes up in retrospect. An actor who becomes famous for a certain type of role may have played a character who is the complete opposite early in his or her career. At the time, the role may have not been a departure but, when viewed later, the difference will seem quite stark.
19th Mar '17 3:53:34 PM Lawman592
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Occasionally, PlayingAgainstType is something that comes up in retrospect. An actor who becomes famous for a certain type of role may have played a character who is the complete opposite early in his or her career. At the time, the role may have not been a departure but, when viewed later, the difference may become quite stark.

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Occasionally, PlayingAgainstType is something that comes up in retrospect. An actor who becomes famous for a certain type of role may have played a character who is the complete opposite early in his or her career. At the time, the role may have not been a departure but, when viewed later, the difference may become will seem quite stark.
19th Mar '17 3:52:38 PM Lawman592
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Occasionally, PlayingAgainstType is something that comes up in retrospect. An actor who becomes famous for a certain type of role may have played a character who is the complete opposite early in his or her career. At the time, the role may have not been a departure but, when viewed later, the difference may become quite stark.
17th Mar '17 2:39:03 PM ANTMuddle
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The polar opposite of TypeCasting. A source of HiddenDepths. Really bizarre cases (or those which look bad in hindsight) can lead one to ask WTHCastingAgency

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The polar opposite of TypeCasting.TypeCasting, although it is possible to invoke both at once. A source of HiddenDepths. Really bizarre cases (or those which look bad in hindsight) can lead one to ask WTHCastingAgency
15th Apr '16 7:51:17 AM AFreakyDude
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27th May '15 12:37:40 AM Adept
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->''"You can use [[TypeCasting the same six people]] everyone uses. Then, everybody knows what's going to happen. It's always nice in the first 10 minutes when you don't know what the character is going to do."''

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->''"You can use [[TypeCasting the same six people]] people everyone uses. Then, everybody knows what's going to happen. It's always nice in the first 10 minutes when you don't know what the character is going to do."''
10th Dec '14 6:26:43 PM vifetoile
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The hiring of an actor to play a certain part which differs fundamentally from roles the actor is famous for or has played in the past. For instance, an actress who is known for playing kindly old grandma types suddenly cast as a scheming murderess. This is generally done when an actor wants to 'stretch his/her wings' or 'try something different'. It usually leads to an Oscar for the actor in question. Often, it can be very useful in TheReveal. Comedies will frequently use this trope for laughs; a wacky line will often sound much funnier coming out of the mouth of someone you'd never expect to say such a thing. If it works very well, it can even change their career.

The polar opposite of TypeCasting. A source of HiddenDepths. Really bizarre cases can lead one to ask WTHCastingAgency

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The hiring of an actor to play a certain part which differs fundamentally from roles the actor is famous for or has played in the past. For instance, an actress who is known for playing kindly old grandma types suddenly cast as a scheming murderess. This is generally done when an actor wants to 'stretch his/her wings' or 'try something different'. It usually In its highest form, this leads to an Oscar for the actor in question. Often, it can be very useful in TheReveal. Comedies will frequently use this trope for laughs; a wacky line will often sound much funnier coming out of the mouth of someone you'd never expect to say such a thing. If it works very well, it can even change their turn around a career.

The polar opposite of TypeCasting. A source of HiddenDepths. Really bizarre cases (or those which look bad in hindsight) can lead one to ask WTHCastingAgency
8th Mar '14 9:09:24 PM johnnyfog
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->''In interviews, Richard Kelly said that he deliberately cast people against type. Bravo, sir. Home run. Never in the history of film has an actress ever appeared more ridiculously out of place. I cannot imagine an actor being more misused than [[SaturdayNightLive Cheri Oteri]] in'' {{Southland Tales}}''. Well, Jon Lovitz could show up and kill people. But, really, [[MillionToOneChance what are the chances of that?]]''
-->-- '''Website/TheAgonyBooth'''

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->''In interviews, Richard Kelly said that he deliberately cast people against type. Bravo, sir. Home run. Never ->''"You can use [[TypeCasting the same six people]] everyone uses. Then, everybody knows what's going to happen. It's always nice in the history of film has an actress ever appeared more ridiculously out of place. I cannot imagine an actor being more misused than [[SaturdayNightLive Cheri Oteri]] in'' {{Southland Tales}}''. Well, Jon Lovitz could show up and kill people. But, really, [[MillionToOneChance first 10 minutes when you don't know what are the chances of that?]]''
character is going to do."''
-->-- '''Website/TheAgonyBooth'''
'''Creator/AlbertBrooks''' when asked by the director why he should play the villain in ''Film/{{Drive}}''
6th Feb '14 7:00:17 AM case
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The polar opposite of TypeCasting. A source of HiddenDepths. Can lead to WTHCastingAgency when it doesn't work.

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The polar opposite of TypeCasting. A source of HiddenDepths. Can Really bizarre cases can lead one to WTHCastingAgency when it doesn't work.
ask WTHCastingAgency
29th Jan '14 3:23:52 AM SvartiKotturinn
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