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Quotes: Type Casting
"Everyone has their thing they have to get around. With me, it's like okay, how can I make this upper class bad guy in the 19th century different and interesting?"
Rufus Sewell on his "cravat" roles

"[I]t has the two key qualities of a Nic Cage action film: number one, all the dialogue is either whispered or screamed; and of course number two, everything in the movie is on fire."

"I was never really happy until I became Doctor Who. At the same time, although itís the loveliest job I ever had, it essentially killed my career stone dead... So when I went to play Macbeth the audience wanted me to play Macbeth in the style of Doctor Who and naturally I did. Afterwards a critic said ĎI had no idea how nice Macbeth wasí. So I realised then that the people coming to see me — people like you — didnít want to see me playing Jack the Ripper or whatever it was. So when I went to Ireland to play Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty in the same play, they were absolutely baffled because they were absolutely interchangeable."
Tom Baker "The Five Doctors"

"Van Cleef's face, in close-up, has the lean, hardened, embittered expression of a man who has either (a been pursuing his lonely vengeance across the plains of the West for thirty years, or (b realizes he will be making spaghetti Westerns for the rest of his life. The two looks are nearly indiscernible."
Roger Ebert, Death Rides A Horse (1969)

"Hi, Tom Cruise. I don't hate you like a lot of people I know do. Your primary modes of "intense focus" and " big laughter" work for the roles you get, and I'm all for your support of sci-fi.

But seriously, don't make it so obvious that you insist on riding a motorcycle in every movie, no matter how germane to the plot it is. And once you've done one movie in which multiple clones of you get killed, maybe following it with one where you die again and again isn't quite so interesting as it might otherwise be. I know you have weird beliefs about souls, but they don't have to be manifest in every single project."

"Ronnie Cox, whom you may remember from Beverly Hills Cop, RoboCop (1987), Cop Rock, Beverly Hills Cop 2, and his most famous work Cop Cop Part Cop: Still Copping."

"Eva Green has been getting more and more femme fatale roles lately... She is, in an incredible coincidence, scheduled to play another seductive villainess in another way-late sequel to another adaption of a Frank Miller comic that also made heavy use of green screen backgrounds and an unreal, color-filtered look. Talk about oddly-specific typecasting."

"So Bruce Willis plays a burned out wise cracking cop who doesnít play by the rules. That sounds like another well known Bruce Willis movie. Tears of the Sun anyone?"
Miles Antwiler on Striking Distance (1993)

"Who says Michael Cera plays the same role in every movie? That's absurd! In Super Bad he played a mild mannered teenager looking for love, in Juno he played— uh, okay, well in Scott Pilgrim— in Youth in Revolt— uh, okay, uh... Oh! Year One, he played a mild mannered caveman looking for love. See? totally different!

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