History PlayingAgainstType / FilmActing

15th Sep '17 7:44:49 PM danlansdowne
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** ''Film/TheGreatestShowOnEarth'' offers a two-for-one: he plays a mysterious and secretive clown who never removes his makeup, even between shows...because he's secretly a doctor on the run from the law for participating in the assisted suicide of his wife.
12th Sep '17 5:39:57 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/JessicaLange, normally so sweet and honest, plays an absolutely monstrous character in Julie Taymor's version of ''Theatre/{{Titus|Andronicus}}''. Her equally evil and far creepier sons are played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Matthew Rhys, both of whom are normally cast as nice guys, Rhys in particular. Perhaps the greatest example of Playing Against Type in the film, however, is when AnthonyHopkins bakes both of them into a pie and [[ImAHumanitarian doesn't eat any himself]].

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* Creator/JessicaLange, normally so sweet and honest, plays an absolutely monstrous character in Julie Taymor's version of ''Theatre/{{Titus|Andronicus}}''. Her equally evil and far creepier sons are played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Matthew Rhys, both of whom are normally cast as nice guys, Rhys in particular. Perhaps the greatest example of Playing Against Type in the film, however, is when AnthonyHopkins Creator/AnthonyHopkins bakes both of them into a pie and [[ImAHumanitarian doesn't eat any himself]].



* AnthonyHopkins, typically known for serious or villainous roles, portrayed the happy-go-lucky motorbike racer Burt Munro in ''The World's Fastest Indian''. Hopkins was on record saying that the role of Burt Munro was one of his most enjoyable, because Munro's outlook on life was not much different to his own.

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* AnthonyHopkins, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, typically known for serious or villainous roles, portrayed the happy-go-lucky motorbike racer Burt Munro in ''The World's Fastest Indian''. Hopkins was on record saying that the role of Burt Munro was one of his most enjoyable, because Munro's outlook on life was not much different to his own.
31st Aug '17 1:24:36 AM PaulA
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** [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma The remake]] is also an example, as it has Creator/RussellCrowe (best known for playing heroes in movies like ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' and ''Film/MasterAndCommander'') as a MagnificentBastard villain.

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** [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma The remake]] * ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma2007'' is also an example, as it has Creator/RussellCrowe (best known for playing heroes in movies like ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' and ''Film/MasterAndCommander'') as a MagnificentBastard villain.
26th Aug '17 2:18:27 PM Saveelich
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* ''Film/LoganLucky'': The lead actors are new to the kind of situational comedy displayed in the film.
** Creator/DanielCraig plays what is probably his first overtly comedic movie role, Joe Bang, a wacky redneck DemolitionsExpert. Pretty far from his usually serious roles and Film/JamesBond.
** Ditto for Creator/ChanningTatum and Creator/AdamDriver.
23rd Aug '17 11:35:37 AM R.G.
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* Creator/SylvesterStallone's attempted forays into comedy with ''Rhinestone'', ''Film/StopOrMyMomWillShoot'', and ''Oscar''. He also made a stab at acting credibility by playing an overweight and schlubby loser in ''Film/CopLand'', which went a lot better than his comedy work.

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* Creator/SylvesterStallone's attempted forays into comedy with ''Rhinestone'', ''Film/StopOrMyMomWillShoot'', and ''Oscar''.''Film/{{Oscar}}''. He also made a stab at acting credibility by playing an overweight and schlubby loser in ''Film/CopLand'', which went a lot better than his comedy work.
8th Aug '17 9:58:14 PM PaulA
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* Chad Michael Murray, Creator/ElishaCuthbert and Creator/ParisHilton in ''Film/HouseOfWax2005''. Chad Michael Murray was previously known for teen heartthrob roles in ''Series/OneTreeHill'', ''Film/ACinderellaStory'' and ''Film/FreakyFriday2003''. Here he plays a juvenile delinquent who smokes, drinks, steals cars and beats the living crap out of the bad guys. Cuthbert had just come off playing a porn star in ''Film/TheGirlNextDoor'' which had all but solidified her as MsFanservice. Here she played the FinalGirl. Paris had essentially either cameo'd in films or played characters that were basically herself (''Film/NineLives2002''). Her character Paige is a small town girl who worries about an unplanned pregnancy.

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* Chad Michael Murray, Creator/ElishaCuthbert and Creator/ParisHilton in ''Film/HouseOfWax2005''. ''Film/{{House of Wax|2005}}''. Chad Michael Murray was previously known for teen heartthrob roles in ''Series/OneTreeHill'', ''Film/ACinderellaStory'' and ''Film/FreakyFriday2003''. Here ''Film/{{Freaky Friday|2003}}''; here he plays a juvenile delinquent who smokes, drinks, steals cars and beats the living crap out of the bad guys. Cuthbert had just come off playing a porn star in ''Film/TheGirlNextDoor'' ''Film/{{The Girl Next Door|2004}}'' which had all but solidified her as MsFanservice. Here MsFanservice; here she played the FinalGirl. Paris had essentially either cameo'd in films or played characters that were basically herself (''Film/NineLives2002''). Her (''Film/{{Nine Lives|2002}}''); her character Paige is a small town girl who worries about an unplanned pregnancy.
22nd Jul '17 12:32:39 PM fearlessnikki
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* The music video for Stolen City's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksYre7Av4OE "Faces"]] features Irish actor John Duggan - best known as either cops or hardasses - as the protagonist's caring father.
14th Jul '17 10:47:35 PM SunGuyThe3rd
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** His role in ''The Foreigner'' also looks to be a significant departure for him. Jackie Chan is still playing the hero, sure, but his character is spurred into action when a terrorist attack claims the life of his daughter. Don't expect much AmusingInjuries going in.
13th Jul '17 10:39:00 PM DrOO7
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* Creator/HarrisonFord spends most of ''What Lies Beneath'' as Michelle Pfeiffer's concerned husband[[spoiler:, until we discover he murdered the young girl whose ghost haunts Pfeiffer]].

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* Creator/HarrisonFord spends most of ''What Lies Beneath'' ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' as Michelle Pfeiffer's concerned husband[[spoiler:, until we discover he murdered the young girl whose ghost haunts Pfeiffer]].



* A year after playing a sexually voracious DepravedBisexual in ''Film/BasicInstinct'', Creator/SharonStone played a very sexually repressed woman in ''Film/{{Sliver}}''. She went from someone who proudly didn't wear underwear to someone who had to be coaxed into removing her panties. Still a year later, she played the even more repressed wife of an architect in the film ''Intersection''.

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* A year after playing a sexually voracious DepravedBisexual in ''Film/BasicInstinct'', Creator/SharonStone played a very sexually repressed woman DamselInDistress in ''Film/{{Sliver}}''. She went from someone who proudly didn't wear underwear to someone who had to be coaxed into removing her panties. Still a year later, she played the even more repressed IceQueen[=/=]StepfordSmiler wife of an architect in the film ''Intersection''.''Intersection''. She specifically asked for the role of the wife rather than the mistress to get away from the image set forth by the ''Film/BasicInstinct'' role.
12th Jul '17 11:03:28 PM jormis29
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** There's also his breakthrough role in ''Film/{{Marty}}''. Before then, Borgnine was typecast as a sneering villain in flicks like ''Literature/FromHereToEternity'' and ''VeraCruz''. Afterwards, Borgnine's roles became much more diverse.

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** There's also his breakthrough role in ''Film/{{Marty}}''. Before then, Borgnine was typecast as a sneering villain in flicks like ''Literature/FromHereToEternity'' ''Film/FromHereToEternity'' and ''VeraCruz''.''Film/VeraCruz''. Afterwards, Borgnine's roles became much more diverse.
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