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* Creator/AnthonyPerkins got typecast as villains after playing Norman Bates in ''{{Film/Psycho}}''. But the thing with Norman was that he started out seeming like an {{Adorkable}} sensitive young man - before being revealed as the major antagonist. [[ItWasHisSled But this twist is lost on modern audiences]].

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* Creator/AnthonyPerkins got typecast as villains after playing Norman Bates in ''{{Film/Psycho}}''. But the thing with Norman was that he started out seeming like an {{Adorkable}} a sensitive young man - before being revealed as the major antagonist. [[ItWasHisSled But this twist is lost on modern audiences]].

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** Another role made right after her breakout, ''Film/SunshineCleaning'', shows her as someone who's desperate to appear perfect and wholesome - when in reality she's sleeping with her (married!) high school boyfriend and can't accept her own flaws.


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* Creator/RachelWeisz is frequently the BrainyBrunette and no-nonsense woman of science or some intelligent field. She first got famous as Evey in ''Film/TheMummy1999'' who, while knowledgable and intelligent, is also highly impulsive, slightly bumbling and struggles to be taken seriously as an intellectual because of this. Notably in ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', Evey has matured and become much more competent - matching her with Rachel's new typecasting.


* Creator/OliviaDeHavilland likewise got stuck playing Ingenues and good girls after ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. In that film itself, however, Melanie is significantly less naive than she appears. In fact, her Ingenue qualities are shown as empowering and strengthening to those around her - even the shallow and selfish Scarlett.

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* Creator/OliviaDeHavilland likewise got stuck playing Ingenues [[TheIngenue Ingenues]] and good girls after ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. In that film itself, however, Melanie is significantly less naive than she appears. In fact, her Ingenue qualities are shown as empowering and strengthening to those around her - even the shallow and selfish Scarlett.



* Creator/KateHudson plays a lot of {{Hard Drinking Party Girl}}s and is always EveryoneLovesBlondes. The role that typecast her as such - ''Film/AlmostFamous'' - shows that her quirky upbeat attitude hides her loneliness and hurt, and she almost dies of an overdose because of it.

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* Creator/KateHudson plays a lot of {{Hard Drinking Party Girl}}s and is always EveryoneLovesBlondes. The role that typecast her as such - ''Film/AlmostFamous'' - shows that [[StepfordSmiler her quirky upbeat attitude hides her loneliness and hurt, hurt]], and she almost dies of an overdose because of it.

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* Creator/ChristopherMcDonald is mostly known for playing the platonic ideal of a [[SmugSnake smarmy jackass]] villain, as codified by his role as "Shooter" [=McGavin=] in ''Film/HappyGilmore''. It makes his early role as a genuine NiceGuy in ''Film/{{Breakin}}'' seem very odd in retrospect.


Let's take a look at Alice - a famous actress who is well and truly typecast as a ManicPixieDreamGirl. Everyone goes to see her movies to watch her liven up a brooding guy's life. Except what about her StarMakingRole? She's a Manic Pixie there - but she doesn't get the guy, she has baggage of her own and the movie is about making her grow up. So she was PlayingWithCharacterType before it even was her type.

Note that this differs from PlayingAgainstType in that the role has to be a) an early performance from the actor, and b) is still within their type - just with a lot of elements that make it seem like they're deconstructing or subverting the character they'd later be typecast as.

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Let's take a look at Alice - a famous actress who is well and truly typecast as a ManicPixieDreamGirl. Everyone goes to see her movies to watch her liven up a brooding guy's life. Except what about her StarMakingRole? She's a Manic Pixie there - but she doesn't get the guy, she has baggage of her own own, and the movie is about making her grow up. So she was PlayingWithCharacterType before it even was her type.

Note that this differs from PlayingAgainstType in that the role has to be a) an early performance from the actor, actor and b) is still within their type - just with a lot of elements that make it seem like they're deconstructing or subverting the character they'd later be typecast as.



* Creator/OliviaDeHavilland likewise got stuck playing Ingenues and good girls after ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. In that film itself however, Melanie is significantly less naive than she appears. In fact, her Ingenue qualities are shown as empowering and strengthening to those around her - even the shallow and selfish Scarlett.

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* Creator/OliviaDeHavilland likewise got stuck playing Ingenues and good girls after ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. In that film itself itself, however, Melanie is significantly less naive than she appears. In fact, her Ingenue qualities are shown as empowering and strengthening to those around her - even the shallow and selfish Scarlett.



** [[Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire Blanche Dubois]] meanwhile is in denial of the fact that she's getting on in years and still tries to act like a charming young lady, despite the SanitySlippage she's going through. Vivien was even cast because Elia Kazan's vision was Scarlett O'Hara losing her mind.

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** [[Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire Blanche Dubois]] meanwhile Dubois]], meanwhile, is in denial of the fact that she's getting on in years and still tries to act like a charming young lady, despite the SanitySlippage she's going through. Vivien was even cast because Elia Kazan's vision was Scarlett O'Hara losing her mind.



* Creator/KeiraKnightley is known as Hollywood's favourite 'corset queen' in period dramas. Before getting cast in any of those, she played SpiritedYoungLady Elizabeth Swan in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' - who becomes an ActionSurvivor, and her lady-like qualities are PlayedForLaughs.
* Creator/SaoirseRonan in her teen years became one of Hollywood's favourite {{Plucky Girl}}s and heroic Woobies. Her StarMakingRole was ''{{Film/Atonement}}'' - where she's a KnowNothingKnowItAll who ruins a bunch of lives because of her pluck. By the time she TookALevelInKindness and starts on her titular atonement, she's [[TimeShiftedActor played by Romola Garai]].
* Creator/JohnnyDepp is best known as wacky eccentic oddballs. His first role as such ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' is far more subdued than the campy OTT characters he would later portray. Edward is TheWoobie who is odd because he's grown up entirely alone with no friends at all - and he's desperate to fit into a society that doesn't want him.

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* Creator/KeiraKnightley is known as Hollywood's favourite favorite 'corset queen' in period dramas. Before getting cast in any of those, she played SpiritedYoungLady Elizabeth Swan in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' - who becomes an ActionSurvivor, and her lady-like qualities are PlayedForLaughs.
* Creator/SaoirseRonan in her teen years became one of Hollywood's favourite favorite {{Plucky Girl}}s and heroic Woobies. Her StarMakingRole was ''{{Film/Atonement}}'' - where she's a KnowNothingKnowItAll who ruins a bunch of lives because of her pluck. By the time she TookALevelInKindness and starts on her titular atonement, she's [[TimeShiftedActor played by Romola Garai]].
* Creator/JohnnyDepp is best known as wacky eccentic eccentric oddballs. His first role as such ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' is far more subdued than the campy OTT characters he would later portray. Edward is TheWoobie who is odd because he's grown up entirely alone with no friends at all - and he's desperate to fit into a society that doesn't want him.



** ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' has her playing a Franchise/DisneyPrincess forced into New York. While she does work a lot of magic with her sunny attitude, she also has to learn that life is not idealised like a fairy tale and ends the story having found firmer ground.

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** ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' has her playing a Franchise/DisneyPrincess forced into New York. While she does work a lot of magic with her sunny attitude, she also has to learn that life is not idealised idealized like a fairy tale and ends the story having found firmer ground.



* Creator/RufusSewell spent the early 2000s playing lots of villains in American films, and usually the RomanticFalseLead too. In his first American film ''Film/DarkCity'' he plays someone who's suspected of being a murderer but [[spoiler: was about to be implanted with a serial killer's personality]]. Also there's friction between himself and his wife, because she had an affair prior to the film's beginning. It's oddly prophetic of his roles in ''Film/AKnightsTale'' and ''Film/TheIllusionist''.
* Creator/BradPitt became known for handsome, charming leading men early in his career. His first major role ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' has him appear charming - but then he steals all of Louise's savings after a one night stand with Thelma. He's also an AffablyEvil robber.

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* Creator/RufusSewell spent the early 2000s playing lots of villains in American films, and usually the RomanticFalseLead too. In his first American film ''Film/DarkCity'' he plays someone who's suspected of being a murderer but [[spoiler: was about to be implanted with a serial killer's personality]]. Also Also, there's friction between himself and his wife, wife because she had an affair prior to the film's beginning. It's oddly prophetic of his roles in ''Film/AKnightsTale'' and ''Film/TheIllusionist''.
* Creator/BradPitt became known for handsome, charming leading men early in his career. His first major role ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' has him appear charming - but then he steals all of Louise's savings after a one night one-night stand with Thelma. He's also an AffablyEvil robber.


* Since his rise to the A-list, Creator/ChrisPratt is often featured as a ManChild 'lovable misogynist' archetype. But the role that brought him to the A-list? ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' - where it's shown that Peter Quill's immaturity stems from having to watch his mother die of cancer at a young age, get abducted and grow up in a semi-abusive lifestyle. The franchise itself deconstructs the toxic masculinity in his character - whereas his later roles in ''Film/JurassicWorld'', ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'' and ''{{Film/Passengers 2016}}'' just have him as the ManChild.

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* Since his rise to the A-list, Creator/ChrisPratt is often featured as a ManChild 'lovable misogynist' womanizer' archetype. But the role that brought him to the A-list? ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' - where it's shown that Peter Quill's immaturity stems from having to watch his mother die of cancer at a young age, get abducted and grow up in a semi-abusive lifestyle. The franchise itself deconstructs the toxic masculinity in his character - whereas his later roles in ''Film/JurassicWorld'', ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'' and ''{{Film/Passengers 2016}}'' just have him as the ManChild.


* Creator/KeiraKnightley is known as Hollywood's favourite 'corset queen' in period dramas. Before getting cast in any of those, she played SpiritedYoungLady Elizabeth Swan in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' - who becomes an ActionSurvivor, and her EnglishRose qualities are PlayedForLaughs.

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* Creator/KeiraKnightley is known as Hollywood's favourite 'corset queen' in period dramas. Before getting cast in any of those, she played SpiritedYoungLady Elizabeth Swan in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' - who becomes an ActionSurvivor, and her EnglishRose lady-like qualities are PlayedForLaughs.


* Creator/KeiraKnightley is known as Hollywood's favourite 'corset queen' in period dramas. Before getting cast in any of those, she played SpiritedYoungLady Elizabeth Swan in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' - who becomes an ActionSurvivor, and her EnglishRose qualities are PlayedForLaughs.

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* Creator/KeiraKnightley is known as Hollywood's favourite 'corset queen' in period dramas. Before getting cast in any of those, she played SpiritedYoungLady Elizabeth Swan in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' - who becomes an ActionSurvivor, and her EnglishRose qualities are PlayedForLaughs.

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* Rita Moreno usually played SpicyLatina roles, most famously in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. Her first role in ''Film/SoYoungSoBad'' addresses issues of growing up as a Latina in a white neighborhood - giving her severe mental health issues.


* Audrey Tautou got typecast as a ManicPixieDreamGirl after ''Film/{{Amelie}}''. But in that film herself, she plays a girl who is given reasons for her odd habits (namely trauma from her mother's death) and she's actually terrified of pursuing her own love interest. [[spoiler: They don't even share the screen until their LastMinuteHookUp]].
* Before Channing Tatum became a meathead with the likes of ''Film/GIJoeRiseOfCobra'' and ''Film/StepUp'', he played around with what would eventually become that image:

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* Audrey Tautou Creator/AudreyTautou got typecast as a ManicPixieDreamGirl after ''Film/{{Amelie}}''. But in that film herself, she plays a girl who is given reasons for her odd habits (namely trauma from her mother's death) and she's actually terrified of pursuing her own love interest. [[spoiler: They don't even share the screen until their LastMinuteHookUp]].
* Before Channing Tatum Creator/ChanningTatum became a meathead with the likes of ''Film/GIJoeRiseOfCobra'' and ''Film/StepUp'', he played around with what would eventually become that image:



* Rufus Sewell spent the early 2000s playing lots of villains in American films, and usually the RomanticFalseLead too. In his first American film ''Film/DarkCity'' he plays someone who's suspected of being a murderer but [[spoiler: was about to be implanted with a serial killer's personality]]. Also there's friction between himself and his wife, because she had an affair prior to the film's beginning. It's oddly prophetic of his roles in ''Film/AKnightsTale'' and ''Film/TheIllusionist''.
* Brad Pitt became known for handsome, charming leading men early in his career. His first major role ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' has him appear charming - but then he steals all of Louise's savings after a one night stand with Thelma. He's also an AffablyEvil robber.
* Bruce Campbell is best known for being a comedic badass, based off his work as Ash in the ''Evil Dead'' franchise. But in the first film in the series, Ash starts out as a normal guy who spends a lot of time getting trapped under bookcases and being something of a DistressedDude. Essentially he becomes an ActionSurvivor as opposed to a RatedMForManly badass.
* Anthony Perkins got typecast as villains after playing Norman Bates in ''{{Film/Psycho}}''. But the thing with Norman was that he started out seeming like an {{Adorkable}} sensitive young man - before being revealed as the major antagonist. [[ItWasHisSled But this twist is lost on modern audiences]].
* Blake Lively was known for her MsFanservice and EveryoneLovesBlondes roles early in her career. ''Series/GossipGirl'' - which was her breakout role - has Serena trying to distance herself from the seedier parts of her past, and she's [[SoBeautifulItsACurse a frequent target of attack from other people because of her beauty and status]]. She begins the series as a FallenPrincess but morphs into Blake's usual typecasting around Season 3 or so.

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* Rufus Sewell Creator/RufusSewell spent the early 2000s playing lots of villains in American films, and usually the RomanticFalseLead too. In his first American film ''Film/DarkCity'' he plays someone who's suspected of being a murderer but [[spoiler: was about to be implanted with a serial killer's personality]]. Also there's friction between himself and his wife, because she had an affair prior to the film's beginning. It's oddly prophetic of his roles in ''Film/AKnightsTale'' and ''Film/TheIllusionist''.
* Brad Pitt Creator/BradPitt became known for handsome, charming leading men early in his career. His first major role ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' has him appear charming - but then he steals all of Louise's savings after a one night stand with Thelma. He's also an AffablyEvil robber.
* Bruce Campbell Creator/BruceCampbell is best known for being a comedic badass, based off his work as Ash in the ''Evil Dead'' franchise. But in the first film in the series, Ash starts out as a normal guy who spends a lot of time getting trapped under bookcases and being something of a DistressedDude. Essentially he becomes an ActionSurvivor as opposed to a RatedMForManly badass.
* Anthony Perkins Creator/AnthonyPerkins got typecast as villains after playing Norman Bates in ''{{Film/Psycho}}''. But the thing with Norman was that he started out seeming like an {{Adorkable}} sensitive young man - before being revealed as the major antagonist. [[ItWasHisSled But this twist is lost on modern audiences]].
* Blake Lively Creator/BlakeLively was known for her MsFanservice and EveryoneLovesBlondes roles early in her career. ''Series/GossipGirl'' - which was her breakout role - has Serena trying to distance herself from the seedier parts of her past, and she's [[SoBeautifulItsACurse a frequent target of attack from other people because of her beauty and status]]. She begins the series as a FallenPrincess but morphs into Blake's usual typecasting around Season 3 or so.

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* Creator/EmilyBlunt is usually a JerkassWoobie or GoodBadGirl. Even when she's a villain, she's given lots of sympathetic qualities. Her debut film? ''Film/MySummerOfLove'' - where the sympathetic qualities (including a sister who died of anorexia) [[spoiler: are all lies made up by her]]. She also seems to love using her trauma [[ItAmusedMe just to toy with people]].

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* Since his rise to the A-list, Creator/ChrisPratt is often featured as a ManChild 'lovable misogynist' archetype. But the role that brought him to the A-list? ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' - where it's shown that Peter Quill's immaturity stems from having to watch his mother die of cancer at a young age, get abducted and grow up in a semi-abusive lifestyle. The franchise itself deconstructs the toxic masculinity in his character - whereas his later roles in ''Film/JurassicWorld'', ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'' and ''{{Film/Passengers 2016}}'' just have him as the ManChild.


** ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' has her start out as a normal woman who gets murdered by the monster and is resurrected. Upon discovering she CameBackWrong, she opts to kill herself rather than live as a freak.

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** ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' has her start out as a normal woman who [[spoiler: gets murdered by the monster and is resurrected. Upon discovering she CameBackWrong, she opts to kill herself rather than live as a freak.freak]].


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* Brad Pitt became known for handsome, charming leading men early in his career. His first major role ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' has him appear charming - but then he steals all of Louise's savings after a one night stand with Thelma. He's also an AffablyEvil robber.
* Bruce Campbell is best known for being a comedic badass, based off his work as Ash in the ''Evil Dead'' franchise. But in the first film in the series, Ash starts out as a normal guy who spends a lot of time getting trapped under bookcases and being something of a DistressedDude. Essentially he becomes an ActionSurvivor as opposed to a RatedMForManly badass.
* Anthony Perkins got typecast as villains after playing Norman Bates in ''{{Film/Psycho}}''. But the thing with Norman was that he started out seeming like an {{Adorkable}} sensitive young man - before being revealed as the major antagonist. [[ItWasHisSled But this twist is lost on modern audiences]].
* Blake Lively was known for her MsFanservice and EveryoneLovesBlondes roles early in her career. ''Series/GossipGirl'' - which was her breakout role - has Serena trying to distance herself from the seedier parts of her past, and she's [[SoBeautifulItsACurse a frequent target of attack from other people because of her beauty and status]]. She begins the series as a FallenPrincess but morphs into Blake's usual typecasting around Season 3 or so.


** ''{{Film/Junebug}}'' has her as a WideEyedIdealist who appears to be in flat-out denial about how disinterested her husband is, and her only hope is that the birth of their child will revive their marriage. [[spoiler: She loses the baby]].
** ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'' has her playing a Franchise/DisneyPrincess forced into New York. While she does work a lot of magic with her sunny attitude, she also has to learn that life is not idealised like a fairy tale and ends the story having found firmer ground.
* Audrey Tautou got typecast as a ManicPixieDreamGirl after ''{{Film/Amelie}}''. But in that film herself, she plays a girl who is given reasons for her odd habits (namely trauma from her mother's death) and she's actually terrified of pursuing her own love interest. [[spoiler: They don't even share the screen until their LastMinuteHookUp]].

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** ''{{Film/Junebug}}'' ''Film/{{Junebug}}'' has her as a WideEyedIdealist who appears to be in flat-out denial about how disinterested her husband is, and her only hope is that the birth of their child will revive their marriage. [[spoiler: She loses the baby]].
** ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'' ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' has her playing a Franchise/DisneyPrincess forced into New York. While she does work a lot of magic with her sunny attitude, she also has to learn that life is not idealised like a fairy tale and ends the story having found firmer ground.
* Audrey Tautou got typecast as a ManicPixieDreamGirl after ''{{Film/Amelie}}''.''Film/{{Amelie}}''. But in that film herself, she plays a girl who is given reasons for her odd habits (namely trauma from her mother's death) and she's actually terrified of pursuing her own love interest. [[spoiler: They don't even share the screen until their LastMinuteHookUp]].

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