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Wed, Jan 6, 2021 6:43 PM

Live Poll: Which Kind of Actor Would You Be?

Intro:

If you were an actor, which kind of actor would you most likely be?

Tell us here.

Suggestions:

Should be about the kind of the actor. E.g. Leslie Nielsen had so many funny roles, specially at the end of his career, that he is clearly a comedian. Chackie Chan always does his stunts himself, so he is a stunt man as well as an actor.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls084582362/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/uDmASftSyAA/

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FYC:

A romantic lead

A voice actor

I'm not sure you need to split each option into actor and actress.

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@Peter_pbn 

Hi Peter. Have you got Images for the options you bring up?

I wasn't sure to put the genres into the kinds of actors.

I just did it with the comedians, because they are such a clear kind of other actor.

They have other needs like timing. Timing is for the comedian, what empathy is

for a method actor. But I would put your suggestions on the list with images.

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@Peter_pbn 

I could cut the list for doubelings between females and males. But there would last the male options, because they are mostly the better ones. I'll cut them - you'll see!

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@Peter_pbn 

Ok, I tried something. What would you say?

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I probably would have suggested a picture of Mel Blanc too.

I suggested "romantic lead" because it's an expression used sometimes, and I think it's a different type from the other options you had.

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Peter:

Ok, I changed it, it really looks better. ;D

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8 m ago

FYC:

Actors playing themselves

A star actor

I second Peter's suggestion for not mentioning actor and actress differently. It is better as just actor. Also, for stuntman you can write stuntperson I guess.

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@Brijesh 

Thank you for taking part. I think actors playing themselves is just one movie, isn't it? And I know just one movie where John Malkovic does that. It's not a typical characteristic of his work, all in all.

And stars are most of them, except the stuntman, the voice and the background actors. You can't sell movies without stars. ;D

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No, it isn't. Not for John Malkovich, but there are a lot more. I found this after quick search.

I think everyone isn't a star actor. I mean in the context where actor play an ordinary role, but adds a value as a star. This happens a lot in Bollywood (Ex. any Salman Khan movie). But, it is your choice. 

I thought of 1 more that might not fit the idea exactly.

FYC:

Actor improvising the role. (Robert Downey Jr. could fit here as well)

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Again - In which of them would an actor playing himself, except as an cameo, which I wouldn't count as  a self playing actor. That's not a kind of an actor, it's mostly just a cameo. By most of them on list (of them I know) It is not really an actor playing himself, except in a cameo. I saw the Tommy Wiseau movie. That would fit, but the real Tommy Wiseau Movie, not that from the list of Jeorj. These are the Franco's playing the characters of the Wiseau movies.

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But I found two who are really just playing themselves over the whole time.

Hitchcock & Stan Lee

But they only did, because they had another job on it.

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@Peter_pbn 

Thank you, Peter. Added.

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Maybe "drag queen" would be better as a separate option.

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8 m ago

Breumaster,

I would probably do best as:

A voice actor or actress (dubbing)

I am a horrible actor. I had one role in a high school production of "My Fair Lady". Initially, I had the role of Alfred P. Doolittle. The director soon learned that I couldn't dance, I could not follow stage direction and usually flubbed my lines. Thankfully, I was soon demoted to an extra.

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@dan_dassow 

Dan,

That sounds interesting. I guess extra means what we call "Statist" in Germany?

So I will change background actor to extra actor.

I guess I would be a comedian. Also I admit that I never tried to be an actor.

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I'm a soliloquy actor, as I don't remember ever partaking in a collaborative entertainment piece.

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jeorj:

I would add that to the list, but can rarely remember to have seen that. I need an image for that. The only movie I saw and think it goes that direction is, when Max von Sydow played Chess with the dead. Should it be an image from that movie? If not, please tell me another one.

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jeorj :

Done.

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I'm not sure if soliloquy was a suggestion, but it's hard for me to see it as a type of actor.

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I'm not sure either. But I know specially at Shakespear's dramas some characters do monologues with themselves. I could also cut it. What do you think about just leaving it?

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I've just put it on the list, because it seemed like jeorj wanted to suggest it.

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That boils down to what "type" means :P

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You mean kind of actor? I did hope that the movie enthusiasts know the different kinds and give better examples.

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To my mind, soliloquy and monologue are types of performance, but they are not performed by a specific kind of actor. 

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Peter:

I kicked it.

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By the way, in so many contexts including this one, "kind" and "type" are synonymous. Understanding the distinction is not necessarily meaningful. The words signify how a thing exists in such a way as to compare and contrast with at least several other things having identical features or identical purposes but without all those things being wholly identical. Whereas type is more associated with shape or compatibility, kind is more general, leading to phrases like "one of a kind".

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Ok, jeorj.

Please give me an example for a soliloquy actor, because I still can just guess what kind/type of actor that might be. I'm also wondering, if both words should count.

Stuntmen, method actors, extra actors are surely kinds of actors.

while

The desgnated hero, The designated villain, an actor playing himself or herself, a scream queen ... or king are more like types of actors.

How would you get both under one hat? I still would like to know whom you have in your mind when you tell about a soliloquy actor? Is that a type of an actor? After the last discussion-lines I think so.

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I'm inclined to agree with Peter, since the term "soliloquy actor" could only describe somebody who only performs on-screen (or on-stage) alone, and "soliloquy" is the very thing that constitutes a show that has the characteristic of having only one castmember. I also figure that soliloquy is unusual, yet it is the scope of my experience.

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8 m ago

FYC: A Soap Opera Actor/Actress. 

If appropiate: an Adult Film Actor/Actress

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I guess, I will add both to the list, that's ok. Have you got any images on soap actors (Maybe a woman or man/woman for a bit of variety)?

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@Pencho15 

Done.

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Maybe something like this? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069658/mediaviewer/rm1304906496/

The Young and the Restless (1973) (imdb.com)

The Young and the Restless (1973) (imdb.com)

They are from one of the most popular Soaps in IMDb 

After posting this I saw you already had an image, so never mind.

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@Pencho15 

That's ok, I'll put them in. I just piked "Dallas" for having a wildcard.

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8 m ago

I'd be a villain (does that come under character actor?). One of my proudest moments in school was reading Don John in Much Ado About Nothing and giving my classmates the chills. I was also favorably compared to Keanu Reeves in the movie version, although that may have as much to do with his performance.

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@albstein 

Thank you, albstein. I don't know, if that really is a kind of actor, but maybe we'll cover it as antagonist actor. Any wishes about the image? Anyone can give his veto, if this is not a kind of actor.

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@albstein 

Done.

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Villain or antagonist is a kind of character. If you want to include it, I would suggest "An actor who plays villains".

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Peter:

I've changed it.

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@Pencho15 

Thank you, Pencho. I've put your suggestion to the list. :D

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8 m ago

*bump*

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@Peter_pbn 

Thank you, Peter. :D Thank you, guys. :D