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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.
6th Feb '16 11:16:49 PM nombretomado
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* The protagonist of ''Film/ThePerfectHost'' is a bank robber who is looking for a place to hide. So he manages to trick his way into the house of a guy played by David Hyde Pierce who seems to be the latter's usual milquetoast character a la [[{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]]. Then Pierce's character reveals himself to be an AxCrazy maniac who proceeds to drug the protagonist and torment him for most of the night.
* DavidBowie started getting film offers almost as soon as he had his commercial breakthrough via his AlterEgoActing persona of Ziggy Stardust, a flamboyant alien (or TouchedByVorlons) rock musician, MessianicArchetype, and TragicHero who succumbs to SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll, ego, and his own fans. But virtually all of the roles he was offered were Ziggy [[{{Expy}} expies]]. Instead, his first major film role was that of Thomas Jerome Newton in ''TheManWhoFellToEarth''. Newton is also an alien MessianicArchetype TragicHero...but he's TheStoic and {{Moe}} before Moe was trendy, and his succumbing to Earthlings and their vices is the result of [[HumanityIsInfectious humanity proving infectious]] rather than success going to his head. Also, he can't sing.

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* The protagonist of ''Film/ThePerfectHost'' is a bank robber who is looking for a place to hide. So he manages to trick his way into the house of a guy played by David Hyde Pierce who seems to be the latter's usual milquetoast character a la [[{{Frasier}} [[Series/{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]]. Then Pierce's character reveals himself to be an AxCrazy maniac who proceeds to drug the protagonist and torment him for most of the night.
* DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie started getting film offers almost as soon as he had his commercial breakthrough via his AlterEgoActing persona of Ziggy Stardust, a flamboyant alien (or TouchedByVorlons) rock musician, MessianicArchetype, and TragicHero who succumbs to SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll, ego, and his own fans. But virtually all of the roles he was offered were Ziggy [[{{Expy}} expies]]. Instead, his first major film role was that of Thomas Jerome Newton in ''TheManWhoFellToEarth''. Newton is also an alien MessianicArchetype TragicHero...but he's TheStoic and {{Moe}} before Moe was trendy, and his succumbing to Earthlings and their vices is the result of [[HumanityIsInfectious humanity proving infectious]] rather than success going to his head. Also, he can't sing.
25th Jan '16 8:02:11 AM JamesAustin
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->''[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile...''
-->- '''Mick [=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''

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->''[Audrey] ->''"[Audrey] Tautou has made several movies, but in America she is known for only one, ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', in which she played a wide-eyed innocent. Here she is just as wide-eyed, but if she's innocent it's only by reason of insanity. ''[[Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]]'' ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot'' has its own charms, but part of its wicked kick is that it's the anti-''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie]]'', anti-''Film/{{Amelie}}'', presenting romantic fixation, not as noble and sweet, but objectively, as something selfish and volatile...''
-->- '''Mick
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-->--'''Mick
[=LaSalle=]''' on Creator/AudreyTautou's role in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''
12th Jan '16 2:58:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TomCruise is one of the quintessential confident, competent and easy on the eyes action heroes. In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', he plays US Army Major William Cage, and we are introduced to him giving interviews looking like every bit like an experienced war hero...and then the minute he's ordered to go into combat, we learn that he's a glorified PR drone who has never been in combat a day in his life and proceeds to do ''everything'' he can in order to avoid fighting, such as grovelling, blackmail and outright desertion. After being dragged kicking and screaming into battle and dying fairly quickly, a twist of fate gives him the power to trigger a time loop after death. We then see him spend the rest of the movie (and LOTS of death triggered loops) [[CharacterDevelopment slowly becoming the Tom Cruise hero we all know and love]].



* Creator/TomCruise is one of the quintessential confident, competent and easy on the eyes action heroes. In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', he plays US Army Major William Cage, and we are introduced to him giving interviews looking like every bit like an experienced war hero...and then the minute he's ordered to go into combat, we learn that he's a glorified PR drone who has never been in combat a day in his life and proceeds to do ''everything'' he can in order to avoid fighting, such as grovelling, blackmail and outright desertion. After being dragged kicking and screaming into battle and dying fairly quickly, a twist of fate gives him the power to trigger a time loop after death. We then see him spend the rest of the movie (and LOTS of death triggered loops) [[CharacterDevelopment slowly becoming the Tom Cruise hero we all know and love]].
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