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Live Poll: Actor Who Could Never Break Free of Their Iconic Role

No matter how many movies or characters they played, these actors recognized only for a particular role that made them famous. They will forever be known for that one role.

Which one do you think is the hardest to forget?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024662903/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/V_A2HSeYeFU/

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It's funny how Culkin and Wood are consecutively listed.

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They're just very good at that one thing lol

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Silitonga, they starred together in a movie once.

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News to me

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"Hey, Mark. Don't fuck with me."
—Henry

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Christopher Reeve

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Yes super

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I have no objection against any of these options but most of them concern actors who haven't played a wide range of memorable characters so it's only fair that they're remembered for the most iconic part. Hopkins is an exception because he did play many great roles but Lecter is such a larger-than-life character he instantly overshadows the others.

FYC

Peter Lorre as M
Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly
F. Murray Abraham as Salieri
Anthony Quinn as Zorbas the Greek
Edward G Robinson as Little Ceasar (m'yeah, see?)

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Well, yeah that's the idea, for now on. They will be freed from this list after they broke the curse and find another memorable role. 

Added them, I haven't seen any of their old movies, hope its legit. Thanks

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I definitely second Fox as Marty McFly and Quinn as Zorba the Greek

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& the actor who played Harmon Rabb on TV show JAG, havent seen since JAG ended.

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Too bad he's more popular from TV.  He's not qualify because we listed people from movies. We may need a different list for TV.

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FYC: Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

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Poll Suggestion: Actor Who Could Never Break Free of Their Iconic Role

? ?

Ned Beatty
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000885/
Actor: TV (81 credits)
Actor: Movie (79 credits)

Deliverance  (1972)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068473/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068473/reference
Ned Beatty   ...  Bobby 

Mountain Man: I bet you can squeal like a pig. Weeeeeeee!
Bobby: Weee!
Mountain Man: Weeeeeeee!
Bobby: Weee!
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Charles Martin Smith
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001747/
Actor: TV (53 credits)
Actor: Movie (34 credits)

American Graffiti  (1973)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069704/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069704/reference
Charles Martin Smith   ... Terry

Terry Fields: Pardon me, sir, but I lost my I.D. in... in a flood
and I'd like to get some Old Harper, hard stuff.
Would you mind buying a bottle for me?


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Honestly I don't know nothing about Charles Martin Smith and Bobby is from TV movie, wouldn't qualify.

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Deliverance is not a TV movie.

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ACT_1, why do you want people to watch that scene of humiliating violence?

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That's the scene everybody's seen to remember him - great for his resume'

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Yeah, but you or we should probably find the right words to let people know what to expect, unless the search results do that on their own.

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@ Jeorj Euler

Many people went to the theater to watch
Deliverance  (1972)
with Burt Reynolds  as  Lewis
the ... Bobby scene was a sir prize the them without a warning ?

only a few gave it Ratings here
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068473/ratings
86,666 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.7 / 10


Squeal Like a Pig - Deliverance (3/9) Movie CLIP (1972) HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqNMjZpSbnU
• 1,611,687 views

DELIVERANCE Squeal like a Pig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFKdAhi_yc0
• 429,321 views

Squeal Like A Pig (Deliverance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj4LnfkdJDM
• 2,303,454 views

These vides do not display without a Adult sign in ?



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But it is in full context when the actual movie is watched. Watching an excerpt just sort of potentially ruins the movie for somebody who hasn't seen it before.

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Well then... get a Staffer  or Champion to delete Our messages abut this

Members can not edit or delete anything here after a LIKE or REPLY
This is a Stooopud message board system

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and You watched ...

Pulp Fiction  (1994)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/reference

Bruce Willis   ...  Butch Coolidge 
Ving Rhames   ...  Marsellus Wallace 

[after Butch saves Marsellus from rapists]

Butch: You okay?

Marsellus: Naw man. I'm pretty f____n' far from okay.

Butch: What now?

Marsellus: What now? Let me tell you what now.
I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' n___rs,
who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch.
You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy?
I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass.

Photo of above conversation
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/mediaviewer/rm4292161280


Find the hillbilly boy scene here -- or dont look

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Pulp+fiction



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ACT_1, yes, I know all about the "gimp". I don't know whether you're doing it by accident or not, but please quit spoiling all these movies. People who have never seen them before are supposed to be shocked by the scenes, especially in the case of movies that have no part of them set in penitentiary.

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Jeorj Euler

quit spoiling all these movies ?

Not in theaters now
Deliverance  (1972)
Pulp Fiction  (1994)
and TV skips over these scenes ??

It was not the Gimp it was Marsellus Wallace spending quality time with the hillbilly boy

No one else is reading our private message system here


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The gimp is a signal of just how twisted "hillbilly boy" and Zed are. They probably would have tried to make Marsellus Wallace into a gimp too.

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* Spoiler Alert *

Butch: Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

oh and so is that other guy

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/mediaviewer/rm4247258880
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/mediaviewer/rm3005501184

and ...

Esmeralda: You killed the other boxing man.

Butch: He's dead?

Esmeralda: The radio said he was dead.

Butch: Sorry about that, Floyd.

Esmeralda: So what does it feel like to kill a man with your bare hands?
It's a topic I'm very interested in.
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Butch be a bizzy boy in this movie



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This list in inherently flawed. These may be the actors' iconic roles, but so many of them are NOT recognized for that one role. I mean, DiCaprio? Hopkins?

These should not be on this list:
DiCaprio
Hopkins
Craig
Jackman
Wood
Fox
Abraham
Quinn
Depp

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I move Depp from the list but keep the rest.

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Already remove them but no Anthony Hopkins

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Linda Blair?

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Definitely yes. I don't even remember the character's name, its almost to be true for me that the girl name is Linda Blair :D

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My Vote: Rowan Atkinson.

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Good one

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Schwarzenegger as Terminator?

My vote:Mark Hamill

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He has other memorable role, like Dutch form Predator and other.

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Silitonga, Yes, I agree that he did many great roles.
But I was just suggesting that because Terminator is his most iconic role which is also like a icon of Hollywood. :D

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Mark Hamil rather quickly became the Joker.

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Yes. But only by voice though. :D

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'Great idea and several good options. I would probably remove DiCaprio, Maguire, Craig, Jackman , and Robinson - and maybe Hopkins, although, despite his many memorable roles, Lecter is certainly his iconic role in a big way (but "could never break free?" He, like the others I mentioned, have had such successful careers otherwise so he wasn't bound to that role in a way that trapped or limited him). It would be different if this were a "most iconic role" poll. 

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Remove them but I can't do Anthony Hopkins

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"recognized only for a particular role" is not accurate for Hopkins. For instance, he waa nominated for three Oscars after that role.

But you can change the text instead, I guess.

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Hopkins had so many roles, he really got of the 'only' role Hannibal Lecter. He had roles at shakespeare's 'Titus' as well as 'The Remains of the Day', 'Hitchcock', 'Noah', the 'Thor'-movies, 'The Rite', 'Fracture', 'The Human Stain', Roundevouz with Joe Black', 'Legends of Fall', 'Chaplin', 'The Elephant Man', 'The Bounty' and some more I have seen, he really is not pinned to Hannibal Lecter. I could see another more movie with him in and I would not think of Lecter, as I never did outside his role of Hannibal. He is a great actor. Passionate. Sometimes lovely, the other time hateable. When it comes to Tobey Maguire I think similar, but not so distinctive.

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It seem no one 90% of people didn't agree with me. I guess its a valid assumption. So, Hopkins out :)

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Anthony Hopkins

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ACT-1 suggested Ned Beatty (for his role in 'Deliverance') and I strongly agree. 

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Added thanks

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Corrections:

Actors Who Could Never Break Free of Their Iconic Role

No matter how many movies or characters they played, these actors are recognized only for a particular role that made them famous. They will forever be known for that one role.

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Thank you so much, I'm so bad in English. Its fixed.

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Jessica:

2000 posts! Congratulations! :D

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This looks really good but I'm thinking about the phrase, "They will forever be known for that one role." We can't really know that so perhaps mitigating it a bit? Perhaps "They may forever be known for that one role, while they've done a lot of other work." 

I'm just thinking of Tobey Maguire, for example. Like some others on this list, he's still young so who knows what will happen? Also memories and knowledge of movies change. It's entirely possible that 'Wonder Boys' or 'The Ice Storm' have more staying power than the Spiderman movies and that's what he's remembered for. Or he could start doing a lot of films again and... John Travolta, for example, might have been thought to never be able to break out of 'Saturday Night Live,' and then 'Pulp Fiction' happened. 

I think it's a great poll and I think this list is quite good. I'd just suggest that one small change. :)

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Added to the description, thanks :)