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What would be an odd role or movie for an actor/actress to do?

Asked by erichw1504 (26341 points ) July 1st, 2011

You could say many actors and actresses are typecasted into roles. Some, at least, just seem to always do the same genre or type of character.

So, take one of those actors and fit them into a role or movie that would be very different for them to do. You can name the character and what type of personality he or she has. You can give the movie a title and short description.

Be creative and have fun!

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Cruiser's avatar

Rosie O’Donnel as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. She would have to shave for the role.

poisonedantidote's avatar

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ghandi

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Betty White as Linda Lovelace in Deep Throat.

Blondesjon's avatar

Jack Nicholson and Charlie Sheen in a remake of The Outsiders.

I can’t get my head around Jack’s Johnny telling Charlie Sheen’s Pony Boy to “stay gold”.

@Adirondackwannabe . . . great. now i have an erection.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Blondesjon I don’t know if I have Betty’s phone number but I’ll look.

missafantastico's avatar

Christopher Walken as Tammy the lovable animated cupcake in Hayao Miyazaki’s latest tale of love and loss Baker’s Delight.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Robert DeNiro as Arthur.

WasCy's avatar

Tom Hanks as a ‘bad guy’, which he has done in Road to Perdition (where he was a “good” bad guy) and The Ladykillers, which as I recall seemed stuck somewhere between farce and drama.

WasCy's avatar

Tommy Lee Jones as Tootsie.

redfeather's avatar

Mel Gibson with Adrien Brody’s part in The Pianist

Cruiser's avatar

Woody Allen as Batman

redfeather's avatar

Elijah Wood as Michael Jordan in Space Jam

tedd's avatar

People were floored and shocked when it was released that Heath Ledger was going to be playing the Joker in the Dark Knight. Everyone thought Christopher Nolan was insane and Ledger would make it suck.

Now? Its one of the best portrayals of any role in recent history, and won an academy award posthumously, which had only been done like once or twice prior, and not in decades.

marinelife's avatar

It would depend on the actor or actress. For example, it might be odd to see Robin Williams in a straight drama role or George Clooney in a screwball comedy.

tom_g's avatar

@marinelife – Clooney has been in some silly comedies: Oh Brother Where art Though, Burn After Reading.

erichw1504's avatar

@marinelife And Robin Williams has done a few drama roles. Insomnia, One Hour Photo.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I would really like to see Tom Cruise as Godot.

blueberry_kid's avatar

It would be really awesome if Lindsay Lohan were Dali Llama.

mazingerz88's avatar

Daniel Radcliffe as Hermione Granger

Chris Rock as Barack Obama in the film entitled “F@*#kin Hopeless”

Sir Anthony Hopkins as Evil Knievel

Cruiser's avatar

Jay Leno as Hannibal Lecter

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Robin Williams, in his coke days, doing Hamlet.

6rant6's avatar

Jack Nicholson as Bob Keeshan.

6rant6's avatar

Lindsay Lohan as St. Joan. She’d have to go back to the red hair.

and bind those puppies

krrazypassions's avatar

Charlie Chaplin as James Bond

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Clint Eastwood as the lead in Black Swan.

King_Pariah's avatar

I think anyone playing in Lolita would be and is awkward. Otherwise Clint Eastwood and Michael Ironsides in I love You Phillip Morris

krrazypassions's avatar

I might add that Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was an odd movie altogether

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

John Candy and Chris Farley in a gay version of The Nutcracker.

zenvelo's avatar

@King_Pariah Lindsay Lohan would have been perfect as Lolita.

Anne Hathaway as The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

ucme's avatar

Stephen Hawking (okay he’s no actor…so sue me.) as John Rambo

Only138's avatar

Kathy Bates as Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct! heck ya! :)

AshlynM's avatar

Michelle Rodriguez as Rose in Titanic.

blueberry_kid's avatar

Also, Aarnold Schwartzenager as Larry in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”

WMFlight's avatar

Tom Hanks as Hannibal Lecter. I think he could pull it off if he really wanted to.

Dan Aykroyd as Jack Torrence in The Shinning. My second favourite Hollywood smile after Morgan Freeman’s. He definitely has dark, unplumbed depths.

Brad Dourif as Quade in Total Recall. Yes he could!

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