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POLL SUGGESTION: All time Greatest 'Famous Characters' Actor?

Many actors have played multiple famous characters, which is your favorite and who earns the most credit by volume and quality? https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022426421/

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3 y ago

i think your use of the term 'character actor' is being misused...

this list isn't a list of character actors at all, no less 'greatest'...this is a list of 'lead actors' who played different characters...that is completely something else all together....

when i read your question, my first thought was burgess meredith...he and others, like joe e. brown, elisha cook jr., etc...those are names that should be on this list... 

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3 y ago

I agree with rocky-o. This list is not of character actors in the accepted sense of the term.

I also agree that Burgess Meredith should be on any list of the greatest true character actors. Three other names: Donald Pleasance, Claude Rains (who played moved between leading and character roles) and Strother Martin.

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3 y ago

A character actor is an actor who only or nearly only plays named or unnamed characters who interact with a main character (or a supporting character) but have a much more limited presence on screen than basic supporting characters, as in not having a their own background, to the point that the same actor may play different characters (yet who may all lack any character-defining makeup/attire) in different installments belonging to the same chronology/universe. The characters that a character actor plays are generic, in other words. A number of stars are former character actors, including some of the ones on the PS pertinent list here.

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3 y ago

Hi Nathan Carlier (AKA nate-car),

Thank you for your poll suggestion.

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3. As rocky-o, don0don and Jeorj Euler point out, the people on your list are leading actors who play multiple characters. They are not character actors. Please see this Wikipedia article for additional clarification: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_actor

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3 y ago

Hugh Jackman, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr,Stallone, Patrick Stewart

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3 y ago

Charles Chaplin
James Stewart
Henry Fonda
Spencer Tracy
Kirk Douglas (still living! >100 y.o.)
Douglas Fairbanks
Robert Mitchum
Anthony Quinn
Paul Newman
Gregory Peck
Katherine Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
James Dean
Humphrey Bogart
Marlene Dietrich
Robin Williams
Heath Ledger
Toshiro Mifune
Tatsuya Nakadai
Jack Klugman
Lee J. Cobb
Eli Wallach
Harold Lloyd

Meryl Streep,   Kathy Bates   F. Murray Abraham, Glenn Close,   Robert Redford,    Sir Michael Caine,  Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes,  Jeff Bridges,  Kenneth Branagh, J.K. Simmons, Gerard Departieu, Pierre Richard, Clint Eastwood,  Sean Penn, Tim Curry, Tim Robbins, John Malkovich,
Sean Connery, Morgan Freeman, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Jessica Lange, Gene Hackman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Forest Withaker, Denzel Washington, Edward Norton, Johnny Depp Donald Sutherland, Michael Douglas, Leonard Nimoy, Woody Harrelson, Robert Duval, Julianne Moore, Anette Bening, Tom Cruise, Faye Dunnaway, Jean Gabin, Jean Reno, Dan O'Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Sidney Poitier, Tom Hanks, Christoph Waltz, Matthew McConaughey, etc.

It's not easy to decide, who should be on such alist. But the ones on top of the list, standing alone - they are the ones, who I would consider the most. ;)  I'm sure, I forgot some!

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3 y ago

"Maybe Pete Postlethwaite would have been a better pick." Indeed.

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3 y ago

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000638/
William Shatner 7x Captain Kirk

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3 y ago

Ryan Reynolds doesn't appear as Deadpool x3. Just Twice. He went back in time and shot old deadpool. :P
Maybe  your title could go like greatest actors in movie sequels or something. :/

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3 y ago

reminds me of a list i created 5 years ago "The Best Multiple Franchise actor/actress in history" could use some names from there..

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3 y ago

Liam Neeson belongs on the list, and probably more so than some of the other actors included. Neeson is Zeus, Gawain, Valjean, Frome, Al Ghul, Aslan, Roy, Kinsey, Schindler and other legendary (or infamous) characters, fictional or biopic.

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3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Poll Suggestion: All time Greatest 'Famous Characters' Actor?.

Many actors have played multiple famous characters, which is your favorite and who earns the most credit by volume and quality? https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022426421/edit?ref_=nmls_edt

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3 y ago

What about Harvey Keytel?

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3 y ago

I guess John Leguizamo was the Violator and the antagonist in Romeo & Juliet?

Cate Blanchett I will add for sure immediately, Galadriel and Hela! (Bob Dylan?)

Thanks,


 

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3 y ago

R Downey Jr, Oldman, Stewart P, Hugh Jackman, Arnold S.