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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    I think Oldman's roles are diverse. Tiptoes, The Scarlet Letter, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
    I didn't think we were being that by the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü View Post
    I didn't think we were being that by the book.
    The underlined question in the op was:
    Who are actors that play the same tired stereotype in every role they take on?


    Since I disagreed with you and Viridian, I provided examples. I consider it being relevant to the topic. Feel free to call it whatever you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
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    Kevin Smith (who also directs almost every movie these two appear in) and Jason Mewes respectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    - Megan Fox
    No, we're talking about actors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZPowers View Post
    No, we're talking about actors.
    Oooooooooooooh sick burn!

    TBH, most of Hollywood is like this. There are only a handful of actors who are actually versatile.
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    I wonder how much is lack of talent vs. suppressed talent via typecasting.
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    Most actors...Period.

    I don't really see a problem with this though. Is it a bad thing that someone is a better comedy actor then drama? Well thats a bad example. Comedy is easier. But still. Nothing wrong with having a specialty.
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    This is an awesome thread! I agree with many that have already been said, but would like to add Dane Cook, Zach Braff, and (though I love him), Mark Wahlberg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. TickTock View Post
    Most actors...Period.

    I don't really see a problem with this though. Is it a bad thing that someone is a better comedy actor then drama? Well thats a bad example. Comedy is easier. But still. Nothing wrong with having a specialty.
    Comedy is actually really difficult. I think exceptional comedy is probably a little harder than exceptional drama. In comedy, something either works or it doesn't, and you can look like a fool pretty easily. There are shades of quality in dramatic acting where you can be competent but not exceptional. Lots of comedic actors have successfully taken on dramatic roles. Only a few dramatic actors that I can think of have done the reverse, and much of the time the comedy plays off preconceived notions of the actor's seriousness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    I wonder how much is lack of talent vs. suppressed talent via typecasting.
    I think it's this. Most actors are frustrated by typecasting, and would prefer to showcase their versatility. But Hollywood is about making money, and they can usually make more money off of a "personality" than an actor that disappears into a role. It's rare somebody gets to be versatile AND a draw, like Meryl Streep.
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