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27th Apr '17 2:46:45 PM BookReaderUSA
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Anthology film ''Film/RogueOne'', Creator/MadsMikkelsen - who is primarily typecast as villains in American films and television - plays a scientist working for ''''THE''' TropeCodifier, if not the TropeNamer, of the EvilEmpire. The catch? In this film, he's actually a ''[[Relucant ReluctantMadScientist]]'' MadScientist ([[Pun pardon the pun]]) who ''helps'' the heroes in this movie [[spoiler:destroy the Death Star]].

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Anthology film ''Film/RogueOne'', Creator/MadsMikkelsen - who is primarily typecast as villains in American films and television - plays a scientist working for ''''THE''' TropeCodifier, if not the TropeNamer, of the EvilEmpire. The catch? In this film, he's actually a ''[[Relucant ReluctantMadScientist]]'' ''[[ReluctantMadScientist Reluctant]]'' MadScientist ([[Pun ([[{{Pun}} pardon the pun]]) who ''helps'' the heroes in this movie [[spoiler:destroy the Death Star]].
27th Apr '17 2:44:31 PM BookReaderUSA
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* In ''Film/RogueOne'', Creator/MadsMikkelsen - who is primarily typecast as villains in American film and television. Here in this movie, he plays a scientist working for ''''THE''' TropeCodifier, if not the TropeNamer, of the EvilEmpire. The catch? He's a ''[[Relucant ReluctantMadScientist]]'' MadScientist ([[Pun pardon the pun]]) who actually ''helps'' the heroes in this movie [[spoiler:destroy the Death Star]].

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Anthology film ''Film/RogueOne'', Creator/MadsMikkelsen - who is primarily typecast as villains in American film films and television. Here in this movie, he television - plays a scientist working for ''''THE''' TropeCodifier, if not the TropeNamer, of the EvilEmpire. The catch? He's In this film, he's actually a ''[[Relucant ReluctantMadScientist]]'' MadScientist ([[Pun pardon the pun]]) who actually ''helps'' the heroes in this movie [[spoiler:destroy the Death Star]].
17th Apr '17 6:32:19 PM BookReaderUSA
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* In ''Film/RogueOne'', Creator/MadsMikkelsen - who is primarily typecast as villains in American film and television. Here in this movie, he plays a scientist working for ''''THE''' TropeCodifier, if not the TropeNamer, of the EvilEmpire. The catch? He's a ''[[Relucant ReluctantMadScientist]]'' MadScientist ([[Pun pardon the pun]]) who actually ''helps'' the heroes in this movie [[spoiler:destroy the Death Star]].
21st Mar '17 4:31:28 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/JohnTravolta has a natural screen presence that can be described as a complete embodiment of the NiceGuy in TV shows and movies like ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'', ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'', and ''Film/LookWhosTalking''. On the other hand, he seems to LOVE subverting that niceness by playing AffablyEvil or FauxAffablyEvil characters in movies like ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'' and ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''. His role in the movie ''Film/FaceOff'' zigzags this trope, where he starts out as a NiceGuy FBI agent who has to swap faces with evil terrorist NicolasCage. This allowed Travolta (and Cage) to play both sides of their personas in the same movie.

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* Creator/JohnTravolta has a natural screen presence that can be described as a complete embodiment of the NiceGuy in TV shows and movies like ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'', ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'', and ''Film/LookWhosTalking''. On the other hand, he seems to LOVE subverting that niceness by playing AffablyEvil or FauxAffablyEvil characters in movies like ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'' and ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''. His role in the movie ''Film/FaceOff'' zigzags this trope, where he starts out as a NiceGuy FBI agent who has to swap faces with evil terrorist NicolasCage.Creator/NicolasCage. This allowed Travolta (and Cage) to play both sides of their personas in the same movie.
12th Mar '17 2:04:41 PM nombretomado
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* In what has actually become a sort of type casting itself, MorganFreeman, who is known for playing "[[MagicalNegro wise old man]]" characters, sometimes plays "wise old man characters... who turn out to be evil", with ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' being a good example of this.

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* In what has actually become a sort of type casting itself, MorganFreeman, Creator/MorganFreeman, who is known for playing "[[MagicalNegro wise old man]]" characters, sometimes plays "wise old man characters... who turn out to be evil", with ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' being a good example of this.
9th Jan '17 6:07:21 PM nombretomado
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* RobertDeNiro has made a career for the past ten or more years out of subverting, parodying, or deconstructing the tough-guy cred he had accumulated over a long and illustrious career. Examples include ''Film/AnalyzeThis'' and ''Film/{{Stardust}}''.
* LeslieNielsen's goofy role in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' was a play on his previous roles of the studly, stoic hero. One critic quipped that what was needed of him in his dramatic roles and his comedic roles was exactly the same: the ability to recite patently absurd dialogue while keeping a perfectly straight face. This was so successful that he's now [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome better-known as a comedic actor than a dramatic one]].

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* RobertDeNiro Creator/RobertDeNiro has made a career for the past ten or more years out of subverting, parodying, or deconstructing the tough-guy cred he had accumulated over a long and illustrious career. Examples include ''Film/AnalyzeThis'' and ''Film/{{Stardust}}''.
* LeslieNielsen's Creator/LeslieNielsen's goofy role in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' was a play on his previous roles of the studly, stoic hero. One critic quipped that what was needed of him in his dramatic roles and his comedic roles was exactly the same: the ability to recite patently absurd dialogue while keeping a perfectly straight face. This was so successful that he's now [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome better-known as a comedic actor than a dramatic one]].
30th Oct '16 10:41:08 AM Anddrix
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* Before undergoing TomHanksSyndrome, Creator/AnneHathaway played a lot of wholesome squeaky-clean girls in various Disney films. In ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' she plays the White Queen as a sort of darker take on her earlier innocent characters. The Queen is in the UncannyValley and is strongly implied to be a StepfordSmiler. WordOfGod says that she surrounds herself with so much light imagery because she's too tempted by the dark side.

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* Before undergoing TomHanksSyndrome, Creator/AnneHathaway played a lot of wholesome squeaky-clean girls in various Disney films. In ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' she plays the White Queen as a sort of darker take on her earlier innocent characters. The Queen is in the UncannyValley and is strongly implied to be a StepfordSmiler. WordOfGod says that she surrounds herself with so much light imagery because she's too tempted by the dark side.
21st Sep '16 5:34:56 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/AmericanHustle'' features Amy Adams playing a sort of InnocenceLost character, and there are a few scenes that evoke her more familiar sweetheart personas in other films. But her character Sydney has had to reinvent herself as a sexually aggressive FemmeFatale - though she wants to escape that life and settle down.
* Creator/DeborahKerr was Hollywood's favourite ProperLady in the 1950s and her most famous role is arguably Mrs Anna in ''Film/TheKingAndI''. In ''Film/TheInnocents'' she plays around with that benevolent governess image. She believes her two children are being possessed by ghosts, but it's left entirely open whether she's just imagining that as a result of her sexual repression.
* Creator/ChanningTatum entered TheNewTens playing his DumbMuscle image for [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome laughs]]. Then came ''{{Film/Foxcatcher}}'', where this is PlayedForDrama and his character feels inadequate compared to his more beloved older brother. In a different vein, it's something of a RunningGag for Channing to have lots of HoYay with his male co-stars. This film implies something of a twisted sexual relationship between Mark Schultz and John Du Pont.
17th Jul '16 8:22:30 AM nombretomado
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* The voice actress Creator/RieKugimiya almost always voices heroic characters (typically those with a {{tsundere}} personality), which allowed for an effective BaitTheDog with Nena Trinity in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. Nena initially comes off as a standard cute and quirky character and then sort of out of nowhere, she decides to use her mech slaughter a wedding party because they were having a good time and she wasn't. Then [[CuteAndPsycho her actual character is established]]. ''AsurasWrath'' is a much straighter example, as her characters (Mithra and the villager who looks like her) are almost complete opposites to her established typecasting.

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* The voice actress Creator/RieKugimiya almost always voices heroic characters (typically those with a {{tsundere}} personality), which allowed for an effective BaitTheDog with Nena Trinity in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. Nena initially comes off as a standard cute and quirky character and then sort of out of nowhere, she decides to use her mech slaughter a wedding party because they were having a good time and she wasn't. Then [[CuteAndPsycho her actual character is established]]. ''AsurasWrath'' ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is a much straighter example, as her characters (Mithra and the villager who looks like her) are almost complete opposites to her established typecasting.
1st Jul '16 5:11:30 AM Folamh3
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* Similar to the above, Creator/JimCarrey subverted his reputation for upbeat, funny, over-the-top characters in BlackComedy ''Film/TheCableGuy'', playing a character whose demented zaniness is indicative of his StalkerWithACrush tendencies; and in ''TheTrumanShow'', in which his character's superficial friendliness and whacky charm hides his inner loneliness and yearning to escape his dreary life.

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* Similar to the above, Creator/JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey:
** He
subverted his reputation for upbeat, funny, over-the-top characters in BlackComedy ''Film/TheCableGuy'', playing a character whose demented zaniness is indicative of his StalkerWithACrush tendencies; and tendencies.
** Likewise
in ''TheTrumanShow'', in which his character's superficial friendliness and whacky wacky charm hides his inner loneliness and yearning to escape his dreary life.
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