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Default Actors You Find Hard to Picture Playing Certain Roles, Characters or Genres.

Are there any actors you love or hate that you just cannot see playing a certain role, Character or type of movie?

I remember watching a movie once (the name escapes me) where Andy Griffith played such an evil character and id it so good that it was hard for me to see him as the person that was once the Sheriff of Mayberry.

It has happened before and I am sure it will happen again but I think that performance will always stick with me.

Well here is my latest. I just cannot see Eric Bana playing an evil character after watching him play so many good guy roles like a Delta soldier for one.

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EDIT: I guess this could also include actors who you were surprised pulled off a role you thought did not suit them.


Viggo Mortensen as the Ranger in LOTR. I was skeptical at first but then I think his acting and portrayal of the character won me over.

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Dunno, Eric Bana did alright as the villain in Star Trek I thought.
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Dunno, Eric Bana did alright as the villain in Star Trek I thought.
I don't remember him in that.

Anyway I watched this trailer and don't get me wrong I think he does a great job (from what I saw) acting wise he is a very versatile actor, good emotion for his roles, facial expressions and body language that convey feeling and place more power on the words he speaks. I really like Bana.

I just meant I cannot see him playing a bad guy on an "I like his good guy characters so much it is foreign to me" type level. :D
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Jim Carrey playing any non-comical role. Whenever I see him on screen I always think of him as Ace Ventura. Or something similar.


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Bana was great in Star Trek, if you like the actor SEE that movie.
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Jim Carrey playing any non-comical role. Whenever I see him on screen I always think of him as Ace Ventura. Or something similar.
On a similar note - Will Smith. Just can't take him seriously in his non-comedic roles (with the notable exception of I Am Legend).

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He was also rather outstanding in Ali, and Enemy of the State wasn't awful to watch either
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I'll agree that Jim Carrey doesn't do so well in a non comedic role. He would be the first i thought of too, one of the few actors i have seen do comedy outside of film well, but that might not be the absolute truth as i don't watch much television.

My second thought on this goes immediately to Christopher Walken. I can never see him in any other role than as an evil character or at least one detached from the morals of humanity. I was quite amused by a music video he was in a while ago where he was dancing around a room of some description or something:

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It has an almost morbidly comedic quality to it, something abnormal and quite strange to see, as if its against the very nature of the world for him to be doing it.
Again, i'm not sure how he does in other roles as i watch little television.

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Jake Loyd as the young Anakin Skywalker,someone at Lucas film was on drugs when he did his screen test.

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