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* Creator/TimCurry is always Tim Curry. If he turns up in anything, it's odds-on that he is evil and/or will die at the end.
** [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm King Acorn]] and [[Theatre/{{Spamalot}} King Arthur]] are two notable exceptions. Also [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]], who many don't even recognize as him.
** Also in video games: in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Tim Curry is the voice of the [[AristocratsAreEvil Evil Aristocrat]] who murders the PC's entire family (if you follow Human Noble origin) and goes on to help start a civil war [[spoiler:before ultimately being killed by the PC and their party]]

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* Creator/TimCurry is always Tim Curry. If he turns up in anything, it's odds-on that he is evil and/or will die at the end.
** [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm
end. [[WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehogSatAm King Acorn]] and Acorn]], [[Theatre/{{Spamalot}} King Arthur]] are two notable exceptions. Also Arthur]], and [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]], who Thornberry]] are notable exceptions; many don't even recognize him as him.
** Also in video games: in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Tim Curry is
the voice of the [[AristocratsAreEvil Evil Aristocrat]] who murders the PC's entire family (if you follow Human Noble origin) and goes on to help start a civil war [[spoiler:before ultimately being killed by the PC and their party]]latter.


* Creator/MeganFox became such an iconic sex symbol in the 2000s that she experienced this. It was partially enforced by the wishes of her husband, as Megan reportedly wanted to move past the generic MsFanservice parts and go against type, but they [[MoneyDearBoy needed the money]]. As a result, her casting as April O'Neal in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' was met with uproar. The fanbase is split down the middle as to whether she did a good job or April was turned into a 'Megan Fox character'. It doesn't help that even before her StarMakingRole in the ''Transformers'' films, her roles were usually as {{Alpha Bitch}}es or the BrainlessBeauty.

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* Creator/MeganFox became such an iconic sex symbol in the 2000s that she experienced this. It was partially enforced by the wishes of her husband, as Megan reportedly wanted to move past the generic MsFanservice parts and go against type, but they [[MoneyDearBoy needed the money]]. As a result, her casting as April O'Neal in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' was met with uproar. The fanbase is split down the middle as to whether she did a good job or April was turned into a 'Megan Fox character'. It doesn't help that even before her StarMakingRole in the ''Transformers'' films, her roles were usually as {{Alpha Bitch}}es or the BrainlessBeauty. That being said, her character in ''Film/JennifersBody'' has been [[VindicatedByHistory re-evaluated as time has gone on]] to be seen as a more nuanced take on the typical Megan Fox character (fittingly enough, some attribute the film flopping to people being promised another Megan Fox hottie [[MisaimedMarketing by advertising]] and getting annoyed when the film didn't deliver).
* Creator/HilaryDuff in her early 2000s popularity was always a CoolLoser who was still beautiful enough to be desirable, wholesome enough to be a role model and not too perfect so as to be relatable. Basically variations of her StarMakingRole in ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' (and even Lizzie was tweaked in the second season to become a much more wholesome character). As pointed out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfaXcf9Ox7o here]], her roles in ''Film/RaiseYourVoice'', ''Film/ACinderellaStory'', ''Cadet Kelly'', ''The Perfect Man'' and ''Film/MaterialGirls'' were all interchangeable so as to fit the TeenIdol persona. As her fan base grew up and without the pressures of maintaining her role model status, she was able to play against type in ''Film/WarInc'', ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''According to Geta''. That being said, she's still seen as just an older version of her 2000s persona. The Huffington Post put it best in an article:
--> "Being on a hit series has sort of created a dual life for Duff. Her public image is tied to the character of 'Lizzie'."
* Unusually for a superhero role, it's the actress's public persona that seems tied to the character in the case of Creator/BrieLarson. Ever since her casting as the titular ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019'', fans seem unable to separate the character of Carol Danvers from the actress playing her - as the character is obviously an ActionGirl role model and the actress is an outspoken feminist activist, so there's obvious overlap. Not helping matters are the criticisms that the character is a bit on [[VanillaProtagonist the bland side]], meaning there are no definite characteristics to differentiate her from the actress.


->''"And yeah, that's what I'm calling him. I know the character has a name, but fuck it, you're never going to call him that, you're just going to call him "Creator/WillSmith fish."''

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->''"And yeah, that's what I'm calling him. I know the character has a name, but fuck it, you're never going to call him that, you're just going to call him "Creator/WillSmith "Will Smith fish."''


* Creator/JodieFoster is always an unassuming woman who'll put up with a bit of abuse before kicking some ass. Whether it be [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs a man that makes suits out of human skin]], [[Film/{{Flightplan}} a terrorist kidnapping her daughter]] or [[Film/TheBraveOne shooting a man in the face to get her dog back]]. It just doesn't matter. Averted when she's not very unassuming as the negotiator in ''Film/InsideMan''.

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* Creator/JodieFoster is always an unassuming woman who'll put up with a bit of abuse before kicking some ass. Whether it be [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs a man that makes suits out of human skin]], [[Film/{{Flightplan}} [[Film/Flightplan2005 a terrorist kidnapping her daughter]] or [[Film/TheBraveOne shooting a man in the face to get her dog back]]. It just doesn't matter. Averted when she's not very unassuming as the negotiator in ''Film/InsideMan''.


** And Film/{{Deadpool}}.

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** And Film/{{Deadpool}}.Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}.


* Creator/RobertDowneyJr does always seem to be playing a smartass these days. And not just a smartass, but a flawed, womanizing (with varying success), substance-abuse-prone, freakishly charming smartass. In fact he seems to just play himself. (Except ''Film/TropicThunder'' when he's playing Christian Bale/Russel Crowe.) TropesAreNotBad: the above traits are why his portrayal of [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] is so spot-on.

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* Creator/RobertDowneyJr does always seem to be playing a smartass these days. And not just a smartass, but a flawed, womanizing (with varying success), substance-abuse-prone, freakishly charming smartass. In fact he seems to just play himself. (Except ''Film/TropicThunder'' when he's playing Christian Bale/Russel Crowe.) TropesAreNotBad: Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad: the above traits are why his portrayal of [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] is so spot-on.


Creator/BradPitt, who are capable of putting masks on and completely ''becoming'' another character or person entirely. Hence, this isn't an inherently [[TropesAreNotBad bad thing]]; some of the most successful actors in history have been of the "As themselves" type. So they can still be very good; they just tend not to be very versatile, and you'll usually only see them in the same (or similar) types of roles.

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Creator/BradPitt, who are capable of putting masks on and completely ''becoming'' another character or person entirely. Hence, this isn't an inherently [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools bad thing]]; some of the most successful actors in history have been of the "As themselves" type. So they can still be very good; they just tend not to be very versatile, and you'll usually only see them in the same (or similar) types of roles.

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** Put this way: Does anybody remember the names of the actual characters he played in any of his movies? Every character is ''just'' "Bruce Lee". It's hard to stand out when you're played by what many consider to be [[WorldsBestWarrior the greatest martial artist to have ever lived]].

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** Or [[Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu Detective Pikachu]].


** [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog King Acorn]] and [[Theatre/{{Spamalot}} King Arthur]] are two notable exceptions. Also [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]], who many don't even recognize as him.

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** [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm King Acorn]] and [[Theatre/{{Spamalot}} King Arthur]] are two notable exceptions. Also [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]], who many don't even recognize as him.


* Creator/SethGreen seems to have the same [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] personality, no matter what part he's playing. He's also pretty good at getting in character though, so he comes off as some hybrid of Seth Green and whoever he's playing. It got to the point where he was a full-on InkSuitActor in MassEffect.

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* Creator/SethGreen seems to have the same [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] personality, no matter what part he's playing. He's also pretty good at getting in character though, so he comes off as some hybrid of Seth Green and whoever he's playing. It got to the point where he was a full-on InkSuitActor in MassEffect.''Franchise/MassEffect''.


* Creator/JasonDavidFrank is [[PowerRangers the Green/White Ranger]]. In the MMA, he's even nicknamed the "Green Ranger", with one opponent he defeated lamenting "He could've at least Morphed before he took me on".

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* Creator/JasonDavidFrank is [[PowerRangers [[Franchise/PowerRangers the Green/White Ranger]]. In the MMA, he's even nicknamed the "Green Ranger", with one opponent he defeated lamenting "He could've at least Morphed before he took me on".


* There is no such thing as Obadiah Stane in ''Film/IronMan2008''. The movie's villain is Creator/JeffBridges.

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* There is apparently no such thing as Obadiah Stane in ''Film/IronMan2008''.''Film/IronMan1''. The movie's villain is Creator/JeffBridges.

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* There is no such thing as Obadiah Stane in ''Film/IronMan2008''. The movie's villain is Creator/JeffBridges.


* Many people don't even know that Music/DavidBowie's character's name in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is supposed to be Jareth, not "David Bowie".
** This also sums up his first major, and usually best-regarded, film role, AlienAmongUs Thomas Jerome Newton in ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth''. In the retrospective book ''David Bowie Is'', critic Creator/MarkKermode reflects the popular opinion in arguing that Bowie is perfect as Newton because he doesn't have to stretch to play an unearthly being. (Film director Nicholas Roeg tapped him for the role after seeing the documentary profile ''Cracked Actor''.)
** Averted in ''Film/ThePrestige'', where Bowie's nuanced performance as Nikola Tesla prevents the audience from being taken out of the film simply due to his presence on screen.

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