Actors that totally owned their character? 3 replies

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#1 5 months ago

Which actors have played a character in such a way that nobody else on earth could ever come close to their portrayal?  

IMO, Pauline Collins was, is and always will be 'Shirley Valentine'. I cannot think of a more perfect casting. Jack Nicholson as Melvin Udall is a close second. 


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#2 5 months ago

I'd say this about basically everyone in the LOTR Trilogy movies and The Hobbit movies.


I cannot think of anyone other than Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf. The same is true for pretty much everyone else.


Even when I was recently re-reading the books in my mind the entire time I saw those actors as those characters.


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#3 5 months ago

Arnie as a T-800 terminator

Ian McKellen as Gandalf

Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates

Peter Falk as Columbo

 Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin

 Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole

oan Hickson as Miss Marple

 George Cole as Arthur Daley




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#4 5 months ago

Just one of many, but Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman.


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