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Wed, May 27, 2020 4:44 PM

Poll Suggestion: There's More Than One of Them...

Sometimes, an actor or actress is just so good, you have to have two or more! of them. In these films and shows, the main character played dual or even triple roles - who do you think did the best job?
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls098641685/

Suggestions needed!

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9 months ago

 
? ?
 
White Comanche (1968)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061497/reference
William Shatner ... Johnny Moon / Notah
Plot
Twin brothers, half white and half Comanche, take different paths that overlap
William Shatner plays two roles:
cowboy Johnny Moon and his ruthless Indian twin brother, Notah.
Notah likes peyote and ...
 
Trivia
his film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made
 
Filming Locations
Spain
   
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061497/ratings
623 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 4.1 / 10

William Shatner in Comanche blanco 1968
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061497/mediaviewer/rm2690659584
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Star Trek: The Original Series (TV Series)
Operation - Annihilate! (1967)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708441/reference
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk / Sam Kirk
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Star Trek: The Original Series (TV Series)
Return to Tomorrow (1968)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708445/reference
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk / Sargon
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Thank you, both added!

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9 months ago

Nia,

For your consideration:

Bewitched (1964–1972)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057733/characters/nm0000548
Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens and Serena (paternal cousin of Samantha)

Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105986/characters/nm0001813
Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, Gangster John 'Mr. G' Gotti, J. Edison Nash, Jonathan Nash, Judith Nash, Julian Nash

The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031619/characters/nm0371775
Louis Hayward as Louis XIV and Philippe of Gascony

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/characters/nm0000634
Peter Sellers as Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley and Dr. Strangelove

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057812/characters/nm0709704
Tony Randall as Dr. Lao, The Abominable Snowman, Merlin the Magician, Apollonius of Tyana, Pan, The Giant Serpent and Medusa

The Mouse That Roared (1959)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053084/characters/nm0000634
Peter Sellers as Grand Duchess Gloriana XII, Prime Minister Count Rupert of Mountjoy and Tully Bascombe

Mary Poppins (1964)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058331/characters/nm0001813
Dick Van Dyke: Bert and Mr. Dawes Senior

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Thank you!  Right on!

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I did.  :)

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Nia,

Thanks.

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9 months ago

Nia,

For your consideration:
Orphan Black (2013–2017)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234222/characters/nm1137209
Tatiana Maslany: Sarah Manning, Cosima Niehaus, Alison Hendrix, Helena, Rachel Duncan, Beth Childs, Krystal Goderitch, MK, Jennifer Fitzsimmons, Katja Obinger...

... a more complete list ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Orphan_Black_characters
Sarah Manning, Cosima Niehaus, Alison Hendrix, Helena, Rachel Duncan, Elizabeth "Beth" Childs, Krystal Goderitch, Veera "M.K." Suominen, Pupok (voice) [a], Katja Obinger, Tony Sawicki, Jennifer Fitzsimmons, "Church Clone" and Camilla Torres

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Nia,

Thanks.

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Abi-normal,

You are awfully hard to see lately.

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Abi-normal,

Some days I feel like a schoolmarm with a class of bright and creative, but unruly students.

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Dan:
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9 months ago

Wait - in the whole wild, wacky, unrealistic show of Dallas, there was never a look alike or an evil twin????  I'm disappointed.

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Congratulations, GetSatisfaction:
You're the only website where seeing that "No one" liked my comment makes me feel happy.

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I've never even seen those shows...
I only knew about Friends because I watched the Honest Trailer.  ;)

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I've seen bits of Friends; I don't care for it, actually.  xD
I like Frasier, though.

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9 months ago

Nia,

FYI:
https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/10-performances-actors-playing-multiple-roles-films...

For your consideration from this article not already in your list:

Legend (I) (2015)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3569230/characters/nm0362766
Tom Hardy as Reggie Kray and Ron Kray

Cloud Atlas (2012)
All of the core actors in this film take on multiple roles as the plot spans across six different short stories.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1371111/characters/nm0000158

Tom Hanks as Dr. Henry Goose, Hotel Manager, Isaac Sachs, Dermot Hoggins, Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor and Zachry

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1371111/characters/nm0000932
Halle Berry as Native Woman, Jocasta Ayrs, Luisa Rey, Indian Party Guest, Ovid and Meronym

The Social Network (2010)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016/characters/nm2309517
Armie Hammer as Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss

Enemy (2013)
Jake Gyllenhaal as Adam + Anthony

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Yes!... ooh, and Jor Versus the Volcano!

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I meant Joe... not Jor.  :/  xD

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Only one?

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I only have a few spots left; I wanna make sure I have all the very well known stuff in there.  
If I can't think of anything else, I will add more.  :)

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History of the World: Part I (1981)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082517/reference
Director: Mel Brooks  
Writer: Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks ... Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI
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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/reference
Judy Garland Judy Garland
Frank Morgan Frank Morgan ... Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Guard
Ray Bolger Ray Bolger ... 'Hunk' / The Scarecrow
Bert Lahr Bert Lahr ... 'Zeke' / The Cowardly Lion
Jack Haley Jack Haley ... 'Hickory' / The Tin Man
Margaret Hamilton Margaret Hamilton ... Miss Gulch / The Wicked Witch of the West
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Dorothy's Song - Covid-19 version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-7gZYT7MKg
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Judy Garland Judy Garland ... Dorothy 
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LOL thanks ACT_1, this is a great sugg but it involves so many actors... I've only got one spot left so I'll go with Kind Hearts and Coronets.  :)

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In Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Alec Guinness played 7 characters, including Lady Agatha :)

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Thank you, added!

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9 months ago

Nia,

I am not suggesting that you replace any of the choices with this. But, I thought you might get a chuckle out of this television movie:

The Clone Master
(1978 TV Movie)
In order to test the validity of his experiments on cloning, a scientist makes clones of himself, but it causes problems that he didn't foresee.

Likewise, even though I'm not suggesting you should use this for your poll, I suspect you would enjoy this episode of Red Dwarf (TV Series), Rimmerworld (1993).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0684176/plotsummary
The Starbug crew returns to the Simulant's battleship to salvage for food-supplies. But Rimmer, who has been diagnosed of a tense nervous disorder, escapes on-board a escape pod which has no steering. And is whisked away through a time-hole, only to find himself on a planet inhabited by clones of his own self.

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Thanks!
The Clone Master sounds great - I have a soft spot for 70's TV movies.  :) 

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The Clone Master is an enjoyable albeit hokey low-budget pilot for a series that was never made. It has all the hallmarks of a 70s TV movie including overwrought theme music and 1970s hairstyles.

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