lol interesting thread
my first thought was Sarah Wayne Callies (Sara Tancredi in Prison Break)
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
Nicholas Cage is almost always the same character (Leaving Las Vegas, Con Air, The Rock, The Wicker Man, Lord of War, etc.), but he has been in just enough films to make him appear to be a more diverse actor
I believe Jason Statham has always played the same character in every movie I have seen with him
I disagree with Cage, Just watch Matchstick man, he plays a pretty unique character in that! :P
Jason always plays the same though, yeah, but he's awesome at it so it's all good. :P
Agree about Jennifer Aniston, who I do like, and Nicholas Cage, who I can't stand!
I thought the same for a long time after Pride and Prejudice about Colin Firth, as much as I love his Darcy. Same character over and over. But I'm so glad he did The King's Speech and showed his range and talent as an actor. Ok, so he's still a posh English guy, but that was just brilliant.
Martin Freeman - who is in the British (original) version of The Office, and will be Bilbo in the Hobbit - currently John Watson in Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch. I love him as Watson, he was great in the Office, will probably be an excellent Bilbo, etc. But he doesn't strike me as an actor with a very wide range - always the Everyman.
EDIT: oh yeah, how could I possibly forget Hugh Grant! Who I love in About A Boy, but mostly he irritates me.
Lisa Kudrow definitely plays the same personality over and over.
Merril Streep and Uma Thurman, look like the same people playing different characters. Idk what it is about them they just put their personality into different characters rather than going into the personality of the character.