History PlayingAgainstType / LiveActionTV

19th May '16 5:57:24 AM pgj1997
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''ShiningTimeStation'', the second Mr. Conductor is played by Creator/GeorgeCarlin. Mr. Conductor is a genuinely kind, supportive, and upbeat character, very different from Carlin's famous stage personality. In this case, George wanted to play against type very much, and this show gave him the opportunity.

to:

* In ''ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', the second Mr. Conductor is played by Creator/GeorgeCarlin. Mr. Conductor is a genuinely kind, supportive, and upbeat character, very different from Carlin's famous stage personality. In this case, George wanted to play against type very much, and this show gave him the opportunity.
14th May '16 7:24:49 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** {{Dakota|Fanning}} (Elle's older sister) played an abused child with an entirely different twist in ''{{Series/CSI}}'': [[spoiler: she was the product of [[ParentalIncest incestuous rape]], and her mother/"sister" had the rest of the family killed when her father in both senses of the word turned his attention to her.]]
*** In the same vein, notoriously sweet, good-girl actress Hilary Duff (best known as LizzieMcGuire, and for being as nice IRL as she is in most of her roles) played a neglectful, hard-partying teen mother in an episode of SVU.

to:

*** {{Dakota|Fanning}} Creator/{{Dakota|Fanning}} (Elle's older sister) played an abused child with an entirely different twist in ''{{Series/CSI}}'': [[spoiler: she was the product of [[ParentalIncest incestuous rape]], and her mother/"sister" had the rest of the family killed when her father in both senses of the word turned his attention to her.]]
*** In the same vein, notoriously sweet, good-girl actress Hilary Duff (best known as LizzieMcGuire, Series/LizzieMcGuire, and for being as nice IRL as she is in most of her roles) played a neglectful, hard-partying teen mother in an episode of SVU.
5th May '16 6:01:54 AM burstkiller
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Plus, many were surprised to see him play the fatherly TheObiWan Sheriff Corbin in Series/SleepyHollow.
16th Apr '16 3:58:49 PM LondonKdS
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** After leaving the series, Carole Ann Ford tried to ensure that she wouldn't be typecast as innocent girls (being [[DawsonCasting much older than Susan]] in real life) by immediately playing a (very unglamourised) hooker in the downbeat ITV crime series ''Public Eye''.
7th Apr '16 10:32:36 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Rik Mayall, known in the UK for his insane and violent roles in ''TheYoungOnes'' and ''{{Bottom}}'', as well as ''TheComicStripPresents'' and other similar shows, did a non-comedic and largely straight performance as a police detective in an episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek'', the first acting role he took after a serious head injury. He is also the narrator of a children's show called Jellikins / Jellabies, which is a show aimed at '''2-6 year olds'''.

to:

* Rik Mayall, known in the UK for his insane and violent roles in ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' and ''{{Bottom}}'', ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', as well as ''TheComicStripPresents'' and other similar shows, did a non-comedic and largely straight performance as a police detective in an episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek'', the first acting role he took after a serious head injury. He is also the narrator of a children's show called Jellikins / Jellabies, which is a show aimed at '''2-6 year olds'''.
1st Apr '16 11:14:06 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Most of Chevy Chase's most well-known and beloved roles -- such as {{Fletch}}, [[NationalLampoonsVacation Clark Griswold]], etc -- tend to be smooth, intelligent and swift-witted {{Deadpan Snarker}}s who, even if they're not always on top of the situation, are usually the cleverest and funniest person in the room. Then there's Pierce Hawthorne in ''Series/{{Community}}'' who can be most easily summed up as [[SmallNameBigEgo basically the exact opposite of almost every single one of these traits]].

to:

* Most of Chevy Chase's Creator/ChevyChase's most well-known and beloved roles -- such as {{Fletch}}, [[NationalLampoonsVacation Film/{{Fletch}}, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Clark Griswold]], etc -- tend to be smooth, intelligent and swift-witted {{Deadpan Snarker}}s who, even if they're not always on top of the situation, are usually the cleverest and funniest person in the room. Then there's Pierce Hawthorne in ''Series/{{Community}}'' who can be most easily summed up as [[SmallNameBigEgo basically the exact opposite of almost every single one of these traits]].
2nd Mar '16 8:16:24 PM bwburke94
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Try picturing Gideon delivering that immortal line: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." This troper never even realised it was the same actor.

to:

** Try picturing Gideon delivering that immortal line: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." This troper never even realised it was the same actor."
23rd Feb '16 5:04:48 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Peter Marshall, the genial game show host, as a corrupt, money-hungry record producer and agent in the Season 6 ''{{Series/CHiPs}}'' episode "Rock Devil Rock" ... but more so because Marshall's character was associated with goth rock, when in contrast the real-life Marshall was (and still is) associated with adult standards and middle-of-the-road music. (Although he did have a few goth rock stars, including AliceCooper and various members of Music/{{KISS}}, as guests on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' and his late 1970s talk show.)

to:

* Peter Marshall, the genial game show host, as a corrupt, money-hungry record producer and agent in the Season 6 ''{{Series/CHiPs}}'' episode "Rock Devil Rock" ... but more so because Marshall's character was associated with goth rock, when in contrast the real-life Marshall was (and still is) associated with adult standards and middle-of-the-road music. (Although he did have a few goth rock stars, including AliceCooper Music/AliceCooper and various members of Music/{{KISS}}, as guests on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' and his late 1970s talk show.)
28th Jan '16 9:59:05 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* What do [[Film/{{Enchanted}} Amy]] [[MissPettigrewLivesForADay Adams]], [[Series/TheWonderYears Dan]] [[ShakespearianActors Lauria]], [[FormerChildStar Jonathan]] [[Disney/TheLionKing Taylor]] [[Series/HomeImprovement Thomas]], [[TeenIdol Brian]] [[BeverlyHills90210 Austin]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Green]], [[Series/LoisAndClark Dean]] [[MythologyGag Cain]], [[BeverlyHills90210 Tori]] [[Series/SavedByTheBell Spelling]], [[Film/{{X-Men}} Shawn]] Series/{{A|nimorphs}}shmore, and [[Series/{{Psych}} Maggie]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Lawson]] have in common? They're all ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' villains, of course.

to:

* What do [[Film/{{Enchanted}} Amy]] [[MissPettigrewLivesForADay Adams]], [[Series/TheWonderYears Dan]] [[ShakespearianActors Lauria]], [[FormerChildStar Jonathan]] [[Disney/TheLionKing Taylor]] [[Series/HomeImprovement Thomas]], [[TeenIdol Brian]] [[BeverlyHills90210 Austin]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Green]], [[Series/LoisAndClark Dean]] [[MythologyGag Cain]], [[BeverlyHills90210 Tori]] [[Series/SavedByTheBell Spelling]], [[Film/{{X-Men}} Shawn]] Series/{{A|nimorphs}}shmore, Amy Adams, Dan Lauria, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brian Austin Green, Dean Cain, Tori Spelling, Shawn Ashmore, and [[Series/{{Psych}} Maggie]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Lawson]] Maggie Lawson have in common? They're all ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' villains, of course.
24th Jan '16 4:11:57 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Also playing against type was SummerGlau, playing Bennett. While she had previous roles that solidified her as the TropeCodifier for [[WaifFu small, badass women]], Bennett was distinctly meek and un-badass. Of course, she still played up [[AxCrazy other]] [[TheWoobie aspects]] [[{{Moe}} of]] Summer's previous characters.

to:

** Also playing against type was SummerGlau, Creator/SummerGlau, playing Bennett. While she had previous roles that solidified her as the TropeCodifier for [[WaifFu small, badass women]], Bennett was distinctly meek and un-badass. Of course, she still played up [[AxCrazy other]] [[TheWoobie aspects]] [[{{Moe}} of]] Summer's previous characters.
This list shows the last 10 events of 274. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=PlayingAgainstType.LiveActionTV