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Mon, Aug 6, 2018 7:56 AM

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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3 years ago

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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3 years ago

Christopher Reeve

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Yes super

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3 years ago

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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3 years ago

& 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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3 years ago

FYC: Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

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Added thanks

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3 years ago

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!
- - -

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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@ Jeorj Euler

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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3 years ago

Bruce Campbell could work (Ash Williams- Evil Dead film series), if its acceptable that his other subjectively 'memorable' role is a main character on the TV show Burn Notice rather than another movie.  Playing Elvis on Bubba Ho-Tep might pass for memorable as well, depending on who you ask.

Also, I personally don't think Johnny Depp should be on the list. Edward Scissorhands is just as iconic as Jack Sparrow, if not more.

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Hi, groovyvic. Well, it's a difficult list, since some of the people on it are memorable for a number of roles, but seemingly the list is not intended to be limited to including actors who have sort of been typecast.

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Bruce is doing more TVs now, don't know if he could qualify. I'll take him as serious consideration.

Yeah, you got it Jeorj Euler

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I agree Johnny Depp should not be on this list.

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3 years ago

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

832 Messages

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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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3 years ago

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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3 years ago

My Vote: Rowan Atkinson.

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Good one