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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

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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3 years ago

'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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3 years ago

Anthony Hopkins

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3 years ago

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

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Added thanks

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3 years ago

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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3 years ago

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 :)

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

Congratulations Silitonga on your 69th live poll! As of 5-Sep-2018 10:56 PM Pacific your polls have 241,476 or more votes, for an average of 3,500 votes per poll.

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2 years ago

I wonder how this poll was possible without Ed O ́Neill as Al Bundy ...

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2 years ago

Silitonga, These three related poll suggestions have been updated to the 2019 Oscar ceremony and are in the process of being converted to live polls. The other related poll for Best Leading Actress Oscar Performances is one of your polls. It is a formerly live poll created by Silitonga titled, Most Memorable Character to win Oscar Best Actress in past 26 Years. It covers the Oscar ceremonies from 1991 to 2016 as a character poll, but has been de-activated.

PS: Best Leading Actor Oscar Performances (1990-Now)
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/TjE3XCiEOcE/
PS: Best Leading Actress Oscar Performances (1990-Now)
Poll: TBD
PS: Best Supporting Actor Oscar Performances (1990-Now)
Poll: TBD
PS: Best Supporting Actress Oscar Performances (1990-Now)
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/tEs-H8T4YpQ/

If you wish to recast the poll covering the Oscar ceremonies from 1991 to 2019 as a IMAGE poll, I would be happy to included in the group of related hyperlinks. I would suggest the title, Best Leading Actress Oscar Performances (1990-Now) for uniformity.
Greatest Acting Oscar Performances (1990-Now) Companion Polls Lead Actor : Lead Actress : Supporting Actor : Supporting Actress

I am posting here as your related discussion link Discuss the list here for the formerly poll no longer exists.