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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:
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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.
11th May '16 11:57:20 AM erforce
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-->--'''Mick [=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''

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-->--'''Mick -->-- '''Mick [=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''



* In Creator/SummerGlau's first guest appearance as Skylar in ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', she is initially depicted as the kind of bizarre, waif-like young woman who she became famous for as River in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and Cameron in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''. It then comes as more of a surprise when it's revealed that the {{MacGuffin}} that she's searching for is actually her daughter, as nobody would expect her usual type of character to have a child.

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* In Creator/SummerGlau's first guest appearance as Skylar in ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', she is initially depicted as the kind of bizarre, waif-like young woman who she became famous for as River in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and Cameron in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. It then comes as more of a surprise when it's revealed that the {{MacGuffin}} that she's searching for is actually her daughter, as nobody would expect her usual type of character to have a child.
4th May '16 5:15:26 PM Hjortron18
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* Nick Frost in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Continental Drift''. He voices a CloudCuckooLander [[TheDitz Ditz]]... who is one of the villains.

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* Nick Frost in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Continental Drift''.''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift''. He voices a CloudCuckooLander [[TheDitz Ditz]]... who is one of the villains.
4th May '16 3:05:27 PM taddavis
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** His character in ''Film/{{Click}}'' is predictably an angry JerkAss with very little patience, but as the film goes on the audience learns that this attitude makes him miss out on most of his life, leaving him a broken man.

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** His character in ''Film/{{Click}}'' is predictably an angry JerkAss a workaholic with very little patience, time to spend with his family, but as the film goes on the audience learns that this attitude makes him miss out on most of his life, leaving him a broken man.
22nd Apr '16 9:22:17 AM Anddrix
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* Creator/NaomiWatts often plays heroic Woobies that endure plenty of suffering. In the ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' films she's a JerkassWoobie who's ''causing'' the suffering.
9th Feb '16 3:10:27 PM TeraChimera
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* Creator/JasonStatham is well-known for his roles as steely-eyed, razor-sharp badasses. In ''Film/{{Spy}}'', he plays Rick Ford, a steely-eyed, razor-sharp CloudCuckoolander suffering from SmallNameBigEgo. When he's not recounting ludicrous, probably-made-up tales of his previous exploits ("I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while it was on fire. Not the car; ''I'' was on fire."), his action-hero attitude is constantly screwing up attempts to be a stealthy spy.

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* Creator/JasonStatham is well-known for his roles as steely-eyed, razor-sharp badasses. In ''Film/{{Spy}}'', he plays Rick Ford, a steely-eyed, razor-sharp CloudCuckoolander suffering from SmallNameBigEgo. When he's not recounting ludicrous, probably-made-up tales of his previous exploits ("I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while it was on fire. Not the car; ''I'' was on fire."), his action-hero attitude is constantly screwing up attempts to be a stealthy spy.
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