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21st Jul '17 12:58:50 PM Morgenthaler
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** Likewise in ''TheTrumanShow'', in which his character's superficial friendliness and wacky charm hides his inner loneliness and yearning to escape his dreary life.

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** Likewise in ''TheTrumanShow'', in which his character's superficial friendliness and wacky charm [[StepfordSmiler hides his inner loneliness and yearning to escape his dreary life.life]].
21st Jul '17 12:57:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/BryanCranston was best known for his performance as Hal in sitcom ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', an archetypal BumblingDad and HenpeckedHusband frustrated by his dead-end job and poor financial standing. His character in ''Series/BreakingBad'', Walter White, starts off as a very similar sort of character, which makes his transformation into a vicious, ruthless drug dealer all the more shocking.
* Also in ''Breaking Bad'', for those who watched ''Series/FridayNightLights'' first, it at first seemed that Jesse Plemons as Todd was playing a criminal version of Landry: an extreme NiceGuy and even a little {{Adorkable}}. Then [[WouldHurtAChild he unexpectedly murders a child with no hesitation]] and [[TheSociopath only gets more creepy as the show progresses.]]

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
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Creator/BryanCranston was best known for his performance as Hal in sitcom ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', an archetypal BumblingDad and HenpeckedHusband frustrated by his dead-end job and poor financial standing. His character in ''Series/BreakingBad'', the series, Walter White, starts off as a very similar sort of character, which makes [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain his transformation into a vicious, ruthless drug dealer dealer]] all the more shocking.
* Also in ''Breaking Bad'', for ** For those who watched ''Series/FridayNightLights'' first, it at first seemed that Jesse Plemons as Todd was playing a criminal version of Landry: an extreme NiceGuy and even a little {{Adorkable}}. Then [[WouldHurtAChild he unexpectedly murders a child with no hesitation]] and [[TheSociopath only gets more creepy as the show progresses.]]
4th Jun '17 7:35:20 AM cwf123
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* Creator/GreyDeLisle as Major Doctor Ghastly from ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' shows her as a Mad Scientist who actually cares about other people compared to her [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy other]] [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents villainous]] [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender roles]].
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.
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