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I have a feeling that Carey Mulligan is being pigeonholed as women that can qualify for The Jerk Index...
A trope for people who will always be recognized for a single role... and not a single mention of Daniel Radcliffe or Emma Watson?
Nope. Typecasting is an actor getting the same type of role repeatedly. I Am Not Spock is where an actor is always remembered for one role.
Is this just not an example at all?
Despite the number of subversions, Freeman's definitely an example. He has a go to role of being the mentor character with vaguely folksy wisdom, bordering on magical negro. Yes, there are exceptions, but if you look at how long is resume is, he'd still count as typecast.
... also, whoever wrote those examples knows nothing about what "subverted" means.
What would be the reverse of type casting?
For example, I have hard time imagining that David Caruso would ever get a job in another crime drama TV series (or movie) precisely *because* he's so known for CSI Miami. People would get really confused.
It might be a consequence of I Am Not Spock. You could try asking in Lost and Found for more.
Playing Against Type?
"Vince Vaughn as the awkward nice guy, whether he's the protagonist or the best friend of the protagonist. He also usually has a hot girlfriend."
The hot girlfriend part is true but really has 'awkward nice guy' described any of Vaughn best known roles over the past decade or so? Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball, The Break-Up... seems like he plays a lot more snarky, emotionally distant types.
Actors and actresses should be in alphabetical order.
George Lindey is "Goober" Pyle. Even when he's on Hee Haw!
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