History PlayingAgainstType / FilmActing

24th Nov '16 1:15:55 PM MikeK
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** After ''Nightmare'', Englund would occasionally be cast in horror movies that had him play non-villainous roles. For instance, in ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon'' his character is a heroic {{Expy}} of [[{{Halloween1978}} Dr. Samuel Loomis]] who is trying to stop the title killer, while in ''{{Film/Wishmaster}}'' he's a friendly (if overly materialistic) collector of antique art.

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** After ''Nightmare'', Englund would occasionally be cast in horror movies that had him play non-villainous roles. For instance, in ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon'' his character is a heroic {{Expy}} of [[{{Halloween1978}} [[{{Film/Halloween1978}} Dr. Samuel Loomis]] who is trying to stop the title killer, while in ''{{Film/Wishmaster}}'' he's a friendly (if overly materialistic) collector of antique art.
24th Nov '16 1:14:19 PM MikeK
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** After ''Nightmare'', Englund would occasionally be cast in horror movies that had him play non-villainous roles. For instance, in ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon'' his character is a heroic {{Expy}} of [[{{Halloween1978}} Dr. Samuel Loomis]] who is trying to stop the title killer, while in ''{{Film/Wishmaster}}'' he's a friendly (if overly materialistic) collector of antique art.
14th Nov '16 1:51:19 PM Nathanoraptor
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** Scarlett has been through at least ''two'' type changes. Initially, she played NiceGirl heroines in films such as ''Film/LostInTranslation''. Then, starting with ''Film/ThePrestige'', she started playing duplicitous, untrustworthy or outright villainous characters. It's getting to the point where playing a NiceGirl heroine - like Kelly Foster in ''We Bought A Zoo'' - '''is''' PlayingAgainstType for her.)
13th Nov '16 11:19:58 PM jormis29
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* Creator/AshtonKutcher as an action hero in ''Film/{{Killers}}''. It was still a comedic role. He played it straight in ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'' and ''The Guardian''.

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* Creator/AshtonKutcher as an action hero in ''Film/{{Killers}}''. It was still a comedic role. He played it straight in ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'' and ''The Guardian''.''Film/TheGuardian''.
6th Nov '16 7:24:26 PM ultimomant
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* Jesse Eisenberg who plays an {{Adorkable}} BadassBookworm had play the TooDumbToLive IdiotHero in ''Film/ThirtyMinutesOrLess''. He plays that type of character again in ''Film/AmericaUltra''.

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* Jesse Eisenberg who plays an {{Adorkable}} BadassBookworm had play the TooDumbToLive IdiotHero in ''Film/ThirtyMinutesOrLess''. He plays that type of character again in ''Film/AmericaUltra''.''Film/AmericanUltra''.
5th Nov '16 4:39:32 AM Divra
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** ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' sees Curry, known for playing [[LargeHam hammy]] flamboyant villains as the subdued, [[AFatherToHisMen paternal]] [[AntiVillain villain-in-name-only]] Dr. Petrov.
4th Nov '16 5:51:56 PM Nicolletta
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* The 2010 film ''The Perfect Host'' gave David Hyde Pierce the unusual opportunity to play against type as a very disturbed homicidal nutball while simultaneously [[AdamWesting sending up]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} the stuffy upper-class twit]] roles he's best known for.

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* The 2010 film ''The Perfect Host'' gave David Hyde Pierce the unusual opportunity to play against type as a very disturbed homicidal nutball while simultaneously [[AdamWesting sending up]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} the stuffy upper-class twit]] roles he's best known for.
4th Nov '16 5:12:08 PM Nicolletta
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* The 2010 film ''The Perfect Host'' gave David Hyde Pierce the unusual opportunity of playing against type as a very disturbed homicidal nutball while simultaneously [[AdamWesting sending up]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} the stuffy upper-class twit]] roles he's best known for.

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* The 2010 film ''The Perfect Host'' gave David Hyde Pierce the unusual opportunity of playing to play against type as a very disturbed homicidal nutball while simultaneously [[AdamWesting sending up]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} the stuffy upper-class twit]] roles he's best known for.
4th Nov '16 5:01:37 PM Nicolletta
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* The 2010 film ''The Perfect Host'' gave Creator/DavidHydePierce the unusual opportunity of playing against type as a very disturbed homicidal nutball while simultaneously [[AdamWesting sending up]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} the stuffy upper-class twit]] roles he's best known for.

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* The 2010 film ''The Perfect Host'' gave Creator/DavidHydePierce David Hyde Pierce the unusual opportunity of playing against type as a very disturbed homicidal nutball while simultaneously [[AdamWesting sending up]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} the stuffy upper-class twit]] roles he's best known for.
4th Nov '16 5:01:01 PM Nicolletta
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* The 2010 film ''The Perfect Host'' gave Creator/DavidHydePierce the unusual opportunity of playing against type as a very disturbed homicidal nutball while simultaneously [[AdamWesting sending up]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} the stuffy upper-class twit]] roles he's best known for.
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