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What role were you born for?

Asked by erichw1504 (26396points) March 7th, 2011

Many actors and actresses have played a role in a movie that seemed like they were “born for”. You could say Jeff Bridges was born to play The Dude or Harrison Ford was born to play Indiana Jones.

Take a look at yourself and your life. If you were an actor/actress, what role would suit you perfectly so everyone could say “Wow, you were born for that role!”.

It can be a character from any movie that has already been done or it could be a possible future film that you either made up or is based off of other material.

Bonus question: what is your favorite example of this in movie history?

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john65pennington's avatar

Since I was a police officer and detective for 44 years, I guess I have my choice of just about any cop show on television or the movies.

I have never considered myself to be an actor.

Good question.

TexasDude's avatar


Multiple people have confirmed that I would have been perfect for that role when I was younger.

john65pennington's avatar

Fiddle, and things have not changed for you. I knew, when I was 8 years old, that I wanted to be a police officer.

incendiary_dan's avatar

Super hero.

Or maybe just some sort of radical community leader and teacher. That seems more where it’s going.

I don’t have any good examples in movies, because I don’t watch many movies. For the hero, maybe a cross between Punisher and Captain Planet?

ucme's avatar

Sir Jimmy of Bondshire. I would have definitely had pussy galore well & truly licked. Being a cunning linguist & everyfum.

Summum's avatar

I would say the Kung Fu series much like David Carradine and his role. That of being one with the Universe and Nature.

YoBob's avatar

Depends on the day. At any given moment it could be anywhere between “Rainman” (Dustin Hoffman) and “Rooster Cogburn” (John Wayne).

Brian1946's avatar

The plaything of a rapacious Amazon. ;-0

tedd's avatar

The hopeless Romantic.

janbb's avatar

Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and I won’t tell you who plays Mr .Darcy, but I would accept Colin Firth if my first choice is not available.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Any of the cranky, quirky female sidekicks in funny movies.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Some sort of a witch a la The Craft.

meagan's avatar

Lisa Rowe in Girl Interrupted. (Or Nurse Ratched? No, nevermind.)

Cruiser's avatar

The role of Jammie played by Jake Gyllenhaal who gets to roll in the hay, on the floor, in the alley with a very naked Anne Hathaway in the movie Love and Other Drugs. WOOF!

gailcalled's avatar

Milo here: The MGM Lion, of course.

AmWiser's avatar

Anything Betty Davis young or old, but my favorite is Whatever Happened to Baby Jane tehehehe.

Scooby's avatar

“I am Spartacus” :-/
I am destined to lead an uprising but ultimately it will fail, as the powers that be will ultimately conspire against me & destroy me, in order that chaos will continue..
Ya never know…........

Pandora's avatar

Hugo Weavings role in V for Vendetta. It was a very vindictive, calculating and yet sensitive role to play. I could see playing that role. Only they would have to change it to a female role.

12Oaks's avatar

Archie, from Gone With the Wind.

Austinlad's avatar

Vladimir in Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.”

gailcalled's avatar

@12Oaks: There’s an Archie in GWTW?

12Oaks's avatar

@gailcalled Absolutely. Later in the story, he was Katherine Scarlett’s chauffeur/boduguard.

gailcalled's avatar

@12Oaks: There’s a chauffeur/bodyguard in GWTW? One drove horses and carriages then, didn’t they? I just double-checked the original cast on

And Scarlett’s father called her “Katy Scarlett” and never “Katherine Scarlett, ” unless I have been watching the wrong movie all these years.

12Oaks's avatar

@gailcalled I never saw the movie. All my references are.from the book, which varies slightly. Like Rhett never said Frankly to start that famous quote.

cockswain's avatar

Lawrence, from Office Space

erichw1504's avatar

@cockswain Fuckin’ A, man!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Courtney Cox in Cocoon 2. Petite, brunette, slightly geeky scientist type.

Just saying.

Austinlad's avatar

Oh yeah, and I’d like to be the young Roy Rogers in any of those great ‘40s-‘50s shoot-‘em-ups.

Plone3000's avatar

A girl once told me I reminded her of a character named “Charlie” from John M. Cusick’s “Girl Parts”.

lynfromnm's avatar

When I was a kid, I would have been a great “Scout” in “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Now it would be Professor McGonagal in the Harry Potter movies.

Ladymia69's avatar

Reese Witherspoon’s character in Freeway .

faye's avatar

Miss Kitty in Gunsmoke- loved her as a kid. There was a movie as well as tv. Or any cranky, bitter old woman.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Hermione Granger.

gondwanalon's avatar

Eli Wallach in “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”

Vincent_Lloyd's avatar

Hmm…For a movie…I can’t say…But musically…Drummer= my destiny! yepp…Life can be good

janbb's avatar

@Austinlad You mean you aren’t?

Austinlad's avatar

Janabb, right now I’m more like his sidekick—goofy Pat Brady.

GoJessGo's avatar

As I can relate to being the chubby girl with talent but overlooked for a skinny girl with less I think Effie White in Dreamgirls.

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