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What are some actors that you can only ever remember by a specific character they played, and not by their actual name?

Asked by ragingloli (49124points) June 29th, 2018

For example, Wolverine, or James T. Kirk, or Captain Picard.

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rockfan's avatar

I rarely ever do that, I always watch the credits and read their names.

seawulf575's avatar

That guy that was the prosecutor in My Cousin Vinney

janbb's avatar

ragingloli? Although sometimes I think of it as “loli” for short.

anniereborn's avatar

Jerry Seinfeld…har har

Demosthenes's avatar

Harry Potter was good in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Ashley Wilkes. I remember the character name from Gone With the Wind, but no recollection of the actor.

janbb's avatar

^^ Leslie Howard I believe.

Kropotkin's avatar

Because—like me—you’re shit at remembering or caring to remember people’s names.

chyna's avatar

Can’t remember his real name, but most people who were fans of the show know who you’re talking about.

Kropotkin's avatar

@chyna Hugh Laurie.

He’s far more famous in the UK for his role in the Blackadder comedy series.

NomoreY_A's avatar

The guy who played Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther series. Funny as hell but I could never recall his name.

Brian1946's avatar

The guy who was continuously being depicted as a cheapskate who couldn’t play the violin. on the Jack Benny show.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I have a bunch of them!!! I usually remember the character’s name & then work to remember the movie’s name. Then I go into thinking about the movie name staring*...* Most of the time I pull out the actor’s name. Yes, it’s the long way around but it works most of the time !!!

Patty_Melt's avatar

Professor Macgonical, though I know I did even worse by not remembering how to spell her name.
Maybe she should help me with my spell?

Zaku's avatar

I tend to ignore most recent celebrities and their names. I will never forget that James T. Kirk is WILLIAM SHATNER (damn it!) and not the dude in the new teenage-punk JJ Abrams reboot version.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

That’s a long list.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Jack Nicholson. Most to all of his characters are named Jack. He was Jack Napier in Batman. Also bill and ted the one who wasn’t Kenu Reeves

Aethelwine's avatar

Hans Landa

ucme's avatar

Adolf Hitler

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