History PlayingAgainstType / LiveActionTV

16th Apr '16 3:58:49 PM LondonKdS
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** 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
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* 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'''.

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* 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
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* 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]].

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* 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
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** 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.

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** 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
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* 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.)

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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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
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** 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.

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** 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.
19th Dec '15 7:42:17 PM nombretomado
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** A currently active one: Creator/AnthonyAnderson's Kevin Bernard. Last longest role was as Antwon Mitchell on ''TheShield''.

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** A currently active one: Creator/AnthonyAnderson's Kevin Bernard. Last longest role was as Antwon Mitchell on ''TheShield''.''Series/TheShield''.
29th Nov '15 4:49:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Charlie Hunnam was known for playing PrettyGuy roles in shows like ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'' and films like ''Film/NicholasNickleby''. That is, until he played the lead BadassBiker on ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''.

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* Charlie Hunnam was known for playing PrettyGuy PrettyBoy roles in shows like ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'' and films like ''Film/NicholasNickleby''. That is, until he played the lead BadassBiker on ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''.
29th Nov '15 4:49:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Charlie Hunnam was known for playing {{Bishonen}} roles in shows like ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'' and films like ''NicholasNickleby''. That is, until he played the lead BadassBiker on ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''.

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* Charlie Hunnam was known for playing {{Bishonen}} PrettyGuy roles in shows like ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'' and films like ''NicholasNickleby''.''Film/NicholasNickleby''. That is, until he played the lead BadassBiker on ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''.
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