Actors Who Were the Role

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by andy749, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. andy749

    andy749 Senior Member Thread Starter

    When I think of these film & tv characters I automatically associate these actors with the character. They are the character. Lots of other actors have portrayed these characters, and some are good but not like these.

    Dracula - Bela Lugosi
    James Bond - Sean Connery
    Tarzan - Johnny Weismueller
    Van Helsing - Peter Cushing
    Batman - Adam West (all those other guys just had a better suit)
    Frankenstein monster - Boris Karloff
    Sherlock Holmes - Basil Rathbone
    Hercules - Steve Reeves
    Joker - Jack Nicholson
    Superman - George Reeves

    Agree? Disagree? Have any of your own?
     
  2. pocofan

    pocofan Forum Resident

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    Peter Falk=Columbo
     
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  3. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

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    Moses - Charlton Heston
    God - Morgan Freeman (George Burns a close second)
     
  4. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Are we looking strictly for characters who were played by more than one actor?
     
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  5. fuse999

    fuse999 Forum Resident

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    Jack Nicholson > Henry Moon > Goin' South
     
  6. andy749

    andy749 Senior Member Thread Starter

    Yeah...that's how I was thinking.
     
  7. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

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    Lou Ferrigno - The Incredible Hulk
    Bill Bixby - Dr. Banner (David/Bruce)
     
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  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Magic- Anthony Hopkins Corky!
    Jonathan Harris Lost In space Dr. Smith.
     
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  9. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Sam Spade = Humphrey Bogart (even though he didn’t fit Dashiell Hammett’s vision)
     
  10. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

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    Sorry. No.

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  11. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

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    Lynda Carter
     
  12. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

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    I think ANYONE big enough can play "The Hulk", but David Banner/Bruce Banner is tricky.

    I would have agreed 100% to Bill Bixby being the ICONIC Dr. Banner until Mark Ruffalo showed up in The Avengers.
     
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  13. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Inspector Clouseau = Peter Sellers
     
  14. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Robin Hood = Errol Flynn
     
  15. x2zero

    x2zero Forum Resident

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    Miss Marple - Margaret Rutherford
     
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  16. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    What about Hercule Poirot? I’m not sure there was a definitive actor for that one.
     
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Billy Mumy in The Twilight Zone It's A Good Life Episode...
     
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    there isn't anyone that could have done it better...Steve Martin tried and sort of failed...not terribly mind you but he didn't come close to Peter!
     
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    one of the bigger tragedies of Hollywood...poor man suffered so long...
     
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  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I agree with all your choices!
     
  21. eflatminor

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    Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka
     
  22. eflatminor

    eflatminor Forum Resident

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    Absolutely agree with that one. No one comes close.

    And while we're at it, Nigel Bruce as Dr Watson
     
  23. eflatminor

    eflatminor Forum Resident

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    Richard E Grant as Withnail
     
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Joe Pesci-Goodfellas...he was Tommy!
     
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  25. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

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    Burt Lancaster - J.J. Hunsecker ("Sweet Smell of Success")

    Yes, he's done much more famous movies, but this was the one that made me a Lancaster fan. Terrific performance!
     
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