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Which stars had maybe ONE BIG ROLE - that they milked and milked forever?

by Anonymousreply 22303/05/2018

When did I eat corn?

by Anonymousreply 110/23/2017

Schwarzenegger can't order lunch without mentioning he will terminate the avocado dip or something.

by Anonymousreply 210/23/2017

James O'Neill/Tyrone

Susan Richardson

by Anonymousreply 310/23/2017

If only 9/11 was a movie.

by Anonymousreply 410/23/2017

It seems that TV stars who have more than one big role are the exception rather than the rule, OP

So most of them.

by Anonymousreply 510/23/2017

Debra Messing.

by Anonymousreply 610/23/2017

I agree with R5. Adam West and William Shatner immediately come to mind.

This question should be limited to movies but excluding franchises.

by Anonymousreply 710/23/2017

Rowan Atkinson

by Anonymousreply 810/23/2017

Carrie Fisher

by Anonymousreply 910/23/2017

LOL -- R8 picks one of the few TV stars who actually *did* have more than one hit show

Black Adder and Mr. Bean, R8

Both hits. Both still cult hits. Both Rowan Atkinson.

We'll notify you about our Consolation Round

by Anonymousreply 1010/23/2017

Tommy Wiseau and "The Room".

by Anonymousreply 1110/23/2017

Fassbender: Shame

by Anonymousreply 1210/23/2017

Sharon Stone

by Anonymousreply 1310/23/2017

I read the title of the thread as, "Which stars had maybe ONE BIG HOLE - that they milked and milked forever?"

by Anonymousreply 1410/23/2017

Kimmy Gibbler!

by Anonymousreply 1510/23/2017

Keanu played Christ in half of his movies.

by Anonymousreply 1610/23/2017

Basically anyone from Twilight.

by Anonymousreply 1710/23/2017

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anonymousreply 1810/23/2017

Thank GOD for Tennessee. If it hadn't been for him I'd STILL be doing Peg in Altoona!

by Anonymousreply 1910/23/2017

John Walsh

Made a zillion dollar career from his kids murder

Only in America

by Anonymousreply 2010/23/2017

Leonard Nimoy

Fred Gwynne

Jim Nabors

George Lindsay

Ted Knight

Vivian Vance

Bert Lahr

Tony Randall


The ENTIRE Brady Bunch

Lucille Ball..To be honest

by Anonymousreply 2110/23/2017

Estelle Getty wins hands down, how many different TV shows did she play Sofia?

by Anonymousreply 2210/23/2017

[quote]The ENTIRE Brady Bunch You forgot to add "with the exception of Jan and Alice

by Anonymousreply 2310/23/2017

Bela Lugosi

Leonard Nimoy

Margaret Hamilton

Peter Lorre

Adam West

The Simpsons actors

Paul Giamatti

by Anonymousreply 2410/23/2017

[quote]Tony Randall

Hardly, he had Mr Peepers, broadway shows, the Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies before he came up on Felix.

by Anonymousreply 2510/23/2017

Really? Over 20 replies and no me?

by Anonymousreply 2610/23/2017


No, not even close

by Anonymousreply 2710/23/2017

The cunt Hillary.

by Anonymousreply 2810/23/2017

Doris Day

John Wayne

by Anonymousreply 2910/23/2017


Lucille Ball

Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff

by Anonymousreply 3010/23/2017

The cunt r28

by Anonymousreply 3110/23/2017

I disagree about Leonard Nimoy. He had an ambivalent relationship with Spock, and had a pretty varied career including some success as a director.

by Anonymousreply 3210/23/2017


by Anonymousreply 3310/23/2017

Meghan Markle.

by Anonymousreply 3410/23/2017

The widows Ono-Lennon and Cobain

by Anonymousreply 3510/23/2017

And milk she did, until her very last day on this planet...

by Anonymousreply 3610/23/2017

Susan Lucci

by Anonymousreply 3710/23/2017

Barbra Streisand owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 3810/23/2017

Jennifer Aniston.

John Wayne.

by Anonymousreply 3910/23/2017

Yul Brynner. The King & I

Tyler Perry - Madea

by Anonymousreply 4010/23/2017

r40 see r26

by Anonymousreply 4110/23/2017

Jim Parsons

by Anonymousreply 4210/23/2017

Joan, G, and M.

by Anonymousreply 4310/23/2017

Tatum O'Neal

by Anonymousreply 4410/23/2017

Do we mean role as in character? Or one performance in one movie?

Character actors played their character over and over, often to everyone's pleasure. Thelma Ritter.

by Anonymousreply 4510/23/2017


by Anonymousreply 4610/23/2017

I have no idea who r36 is. Anybody? It is super irritating when someone posts photos with no text as if we are all on your wavelength.

by Anonymousreply 4710/23/2017

Miss Donna Douglas, r47

by Anonymousreply 4810/23/2017

Clayton Moore played the Lone Ranger on TV in the 50s. In the 80s, when he was in his 70s, he sued to still be able to make public appearances as The Lone Ranger wearing the mask.

by Anonymousreply 4910/23/2017

For you, R47, bless your heart

by Anonymousreply 5010/23/2017

Mariska Hargitay and Ice T from SVU. Both still milking it!

by Anonymousreply 5110/23/2017

Sorry kids but Ted Neeley who played Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, which he did on Broadway as well as in the 1973 movie, has continued to play Jesus in the road tour of JCS until as late as last year. He is now 74 years old. Jesus was crucified when he was 33 so ol' Ted has been Jesus longer than Jesus was Jesus.


by Anonymousreply 5210/23/2017

for crissakes who dafuq wants to see a 70 year-old singing and dancing Jesus?

by Anonymousreply 5310/23/2017

R26, did Ted Turner colorize Yul's nipples?

I just assumed they'd be brown.

by Anonymousreply 5410/23/2017

Johnny Depp as Capt. Sparrow.

The first two films were good....the rest of them were totally pointless.

by Anonymousreply 5510/23/2017


by Anonymousreply 5610/23/2017

Damn! Look at Jesus' veiny, arthritic hand.

by Anonymousreply 5710/23/2017

Burt Ward- Robin, Batman (1966-1968)

Butch Patrick- Eddie Munster, The Munsters (1964-1966)

by Anonymousreply 5810/23/2017

Danny Aiello: Brooklyn Italian

by Anonymousreply 5910/23/2017

59 replies and no one remembered me?

by Anonymousreply 6010/23/2017

Jack Lemmon

Kevin Costner

Joe Pesci

by Anonymousreply 6110/23/2017

John Wayne

Johnny Depp

Vin Diesel

by Anonymousreply 6210/23/2017

Kelsey Grammar

by Anonymousreply 6310/23/2017

Carroll O'Connor

by Anonymousreply 6410/23/2017

Depends on what you mean by "stars." People are known for their iconic rolls.

by Anonymousreply 6510/23/2017

65 posts and nobody mentioned moi?

by Anonymousreply 6610/23/2017

Garner peaked with Alias 15 years ago and has had a shitastic career as Mrs. Affleck since then.

by Anonymousreply 6710/23/2017


by Anonymousreply 6810/23/2017

Yul Brynner in the King and I? I recall a tiny obscure cowboy film he was in...The Magnificent Six maybe?

by Anonymousreply 6910/23/2017

Jon Hamm

by Anonymousreply 7010/23/2017

"Which stars had maybe ONE BIG ROLE - that they milked and milked forever?"

R70: Connecting Jon Hamm to each of the above thoughts is quite...stirring.

by Anonymousreply 7110/23/2017

Depp is known for several roles. He will always be Edward Scissorhands first and foremost, so that disqualifies him from this thread.

Despite Lucci's success on Devious Maids, she qualifies Erica Kane. Soaps stars might be the best examples here actually.

by Anonymousreply 7210/23/2017

George Takei. Same role in TV show, cartoons and movies.

by Anonymousreply 7310/23/2017

Liza Minnelli

by Anonymousreply 7410/23/2017

Paul Reubens owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 7510/23/2017

Tempestt Bledsoe

by Anonymousreply 7610/23/2017

Vivica Fox. Independence Day....

by Anonymousreply 7710/23/2017

Vince Vaughn played Trent from Swingers for nearly 10-15 years. The wise cracking sharp tongued funny sarcastic guy. He retired the genre, actually.

But played it well, I admit.

by Anonymousreply 7810/23/2017

Sally Struthers

by Anonymousreply 7910/23/2017

Holland Taylor: Castrating Bitch

by Anonymousreply 8010/23/2017

Liza Minnelli

by Anonymousreply 8110/23/2017

Dawn Wells has been milking her Gilligan's Island fame to its final bitter drop. She's done cookbooks, infomercials, and other activities related to her role as Mary Ann some 50 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 8210/23/2017

Barry Williams owns this thread. He's still doing appearances at colleges across the country as Greg Fucking Brady.

by Anonymousreply 8310/23/2017

Mary Wilson, former background singer and hand clapper for The Supremes. She's been milking her role of a former Supreme at food truck venues, and other places of pedestrian convergence ever since Diana Ross hightailed it out of the group back in 1970. If you want to see an old Motown act for pennies on the dollar, she's your best bet.

by Anonymousreply 8410/23/2017

Harrison Ford

Come on- the guy in "American Graffiti", Indiana Jones, "Witness", "Working Girl", the guy in the Tom Clancy movies? They're all just Han Solo!

by Anonymousreply 8510/23/2017

Jean Stapleton although she was the character before Edith Bunker, so she had it, then got the ONE BIG ROLE and milked it forever. When she did "Hello, Dolly" she sang look at the dingbat now fellas.

by Anonymousreply 8610/23/2017

Jack Nicholson.

by Anonymousreply 8710/23/2017

Watching "Casino" on TCM now reminds me of the true owner of this thread: Joe Pesci as the hot-headed little Italian mobster, though that may be more Martin Scorsese's fault, as that's the only role he casts Pesci in.

by Anonymousreply 8810/23/2017

Butch Patrick...been milking the Eddie Munster character since he was 11.

by Anonymousreply 8910/23/2017

Joe Pesci is most famous for Home Alone, but everyone knows him from Goodfellas and Raging Bull too. He may play a similar type, but he's not associated with a particular "role."

by Anonymousreply 9010/23/2017

Macaulay Culkin for home Alone.

Jason Alexander as George in Seinfeld

Alfonso Ribeiro not only just had 1 known role he's a subset as he's mainly known for his Carlton dance

Rhea perlman Carla from Cheers

by Anonymousreply 9110/23/2017

Hayden Christensen springs to mind for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 9210/23/2017

Ruth Buzzi

by Anonymousreply 9310/23/2017

Susan Lucci

by Anonymousreply 9410/23/2017

Marlo Thomas is still milking her "That Girl" status for all its worth.

by Anonymousreply 9510/23/2017

[quote]Marlo Thomas is still milking her "That Girl" status for all its worth.

So many people have such nostalgic feelings for that show. It can work both ways.

by Anonymousreply 9610/23/2017

Big only in her mind. But G does go on and on about Alex.

by Anonymousreply 9710/23/2017

I thought G was good in Jagged Edge. As I recall, that film gave birth to the shock ending that everyone began using after that. That is to say the "dead" body suddenly springs back to life for more mayhem.

by Anonymousreply 9810/23/2017

Sally Kirkland OWNS this fucking thread!

by Anonymousreply 9910/23/2017

Paul Lynde--queeny snarky guy.

Pearl Bailey--sassy black woman

Carmen Miranda--Carmen Miranda

Fernando Lamad--self-adoring Latin Lover

by Anonymousreply 10010/24/2017

Christopher Reeve. If it hadn't been for that horse-riding accident that made everyone feel sorry for him out of nostalgia, his career was over.

by Anonymousreply 10110/24/2017

This schizophrenic thread needs clarification.

From the title, I assumed it would be actors who had a single role as in a single character or performance, but most of the posts have just listed an actor’s name with no role attached. Johnny Depp? I don’t even know what character or role this is about.

And many of those names seem to steer the thread toward actors who play the same type or even variations on themselves in multiple performances. See r100.

by Anonymousreply 10210/24/2017

r102 has stated her boundaries.

by Anonymousreply 10310/24/2017


by Anonymousreply 10410/24/2017

SJP in Sex and the City. Yes, it turns 20 next year and she still want's to milk it dry. I know she had done things before, but that show was her BIG break after essentially playing the "Carrie" role over and over since she was a teenager.

by Anonymousreply 10510/24/2017

Ryan Reynolds should have taken a break after Green Lantern. Who keeps giving him roles?

by Anonymousreply 10610/24/2017

These two douche bags have been on that Supernatural show for pushing on 20 years. Have never seen it and I can live with that. The long haired one only came up on my radar because he likes to torment service people using his social media super powers.

by Anonymousreply 10710/24/2017

How did Parsons ever make It? Butt ugly, unpleasant voice. No talent or range. He played Sheldon in that aids movie. Girl has zilch appeal of acting a ability on o e of the all time dumbest sitcoms. Same quality as full of shit house.

by Anonymousreply 10810/24/2017

I'm going to write this now, so I don't have to write it later...a role is different than a type. All actors get cast according to type and will play the same type until they age out of it and become another type which they will then always get cast as and so on and so forth until they die. That is not the same as milking one big role ala Susan Lucci or Donna Douglass

by Anonymousreply 10910/24/2017

[quote]Paul Reubens owns this thread.

He's typecast, but not because he milked the role, it was something else he got caught milking. If it hadn't been for that porno theater bust I think he could have had a varied and interesting career.

by Anonymousreply 11010/24/2017

R91 Alfonso was on the reality show "lm A Celebrity get me out of here" here in the UK a few years ago. Basically him and a bunch of British has beens and Z listers. On the first live eviction after a public vote it comes down to Alfonso and some else. The other person was least popular and left but they stated live with the rest of them and he clearly could not believe he was one of the two least popular out of about 12. He spent about 20 minutes sulking then had a brainwave, clearly - do the Carlton dance. So he spends about 10 minutes dancing while everyone claps knowing that it will get shown in the highlights of the next show then goes back to sulking . It was tragic.

by Anonymousreply 11110/24/2017

[quote] This question should be limited to movies but excluding franchises.

Control freak.

by Anonymousreply 11210/24/2017

I can't believe r105 spelled "wants" that way. Smh.

by Anonymousreply 11310/24/2017

It is Otis Skinner who owns this thread. During the first half of the 20th century, he starred in the original play of Kismet on Broadway multiple times and in between he would tour the show around the country years at a time. He starred in two major film versions, the first a silent in the 1920s and then an extravagant sound remake in an experimental widescreen process in the early 1930s. The later film is considered lost, with only photos and part of the soundtrack surviving.

He did occasionally do other roles, always successfully, but all together, it's estimated he played the part of Hajj over 20,000 times.

by Anonymousreply 11410/24/2017

Charlton Heston, in the Ten Commandnebts

by Anonymousreply 11510/24/2017

make that the Ten Commandments

by Anonymousreply 11610/24/2017

How can you say Heston for Moses, R115, when he is equally famous (if not more so) for playing Spartacus?

Jim Parsons has more range than some are giving him credit for. Now that we've all seen him on stage in Harvey, Normal Heart and Act of God I think we can safely say he's not a one trick pony.

by Anonymousreply 11710/24/2017

Spartacus, R117? You think Heston played SPARTACUS???

by Anonymousreply 11810/24/2017

Louise Fletcher - worked that Nurse Ratched to death. She tells that same joke "Filming this movie made filming in a mental institution like being in a mental institution."

by Anonymousreply 11910/24/2017

Half-Pint, Mary, Caroline, The Olseons, Doc, Rev, Hester Sue, Manly, and little dumb Carrie.

by Anonymousreply 12010/24/2017

Jennifer Holliday owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 12110/24/2017

Anyone from Hollywood Squares. Like that guy who dressed like a hillbilly - David Arquettes' grampy.

by Anonymousreply 12210/24/2017

Cathy Rigby IS Peter Pan

by Anonymousreply 12310/24/2017

Lots of thread owners

by Anonymousreply 12410/24/2017

Alfonso Ribeiro was the original Tap Dance Kid on Broadway, i.e., the star of a big hit show. Back then, he was touted as the next big dance sensation, receiving career opportunities with Michael Jackson (I know, but hey he was too black for MJ) and feature films, among others.

This is why his participation in Dancing With The Stars was clearly unfair advantage (there was a time when the "Stars" couldn't be professionally trained dancers, but that clearly went out the window with the slew of ice skaters, stage dancers, and ex-ballerinas who have aimed for the mirror ball).

And this is why it is particularly sad that to most of Middle America, he's only known for the Carlton Dance. That may have been his career zenith, but certainly not the peak of his talents.

by Anonymousreply 12510/24/2017

Oh, add gymnasts to that DWTS list of hopefuls as well.

by Anonymousreply 12610/24/2017

Sorry, but you're hella wrong about Yul Brynner. He was fantastic in the original "Magnificent 7" and iconic in "Westworld" ---don't even get me started on "The 10 Commandments" bitches! Ol Chuck Heston can suck TWO TURDS -Yul was the best thing about that movie.

by Anonymousreply 12710/24/2017

Eleven - Millie Whatshername

by Anonymousreply 12810/24/2017

Kate Hudson

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Tobey Maguire

by Anonymousreply 12910/25/2017

SMG is known for Buffy, Cruel Intentions and All My Children. No way is she a one role actress.

Kate Hudson? Are you implying it's Almost Famous or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? I feel like she's equally known for both.

by Anonymousreply 13010/25/2017

No one milked a single role more than Yul Brynner. He resurrected The King and I numerous times, even when obviously ill to the audience with cancer.

by Anonymousreply 13110/25/2017

Oh, my! I thought the title said hole and I know one BIG hole.

by Anonymousreply 13210/25/2017

Brenda Dickson!

by Anonymousreply 13310/25/2017

Chrissy Metz

by Anonymousreply 13410/25/2017

Fat shamer @R134

by Anonymousreply 13510/25/2017

Karen Lynn Gorney

by Anonymousreply 13610/25/2017

[quote]No one milked a single role more than Yul Brynner. He resurrected The King and I numerous times, even when obviously ill to the audience with cancer.

R131, Brynner is close for role identification but nobody has ever surpassed Otis Skinner (father of Cornelia Otis Skinner) as Hajj in Kismet. As I posted above, over 20,000 stage performances spanning decades and two hit film versions.

Carol did Dolly a little over 5,000 times. Brynner probably follows after that.

I saw Brynner twice on Broadway in his late revivals. He was everything his legend claims. And no one here seems to realize what a huge film star he was in the late 1950s/1960s and justifiably so. Amazing star presence and intelligent performances.

But no one ever owned a role and made a career on one part like Otis Skinner. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 13710/26/2017

The same role basically:

Anthony Quinn--Earth Father

by Anonymousreply 13810/26/2017

Is there actually an Otis Skinner troll? Some queens here are just too bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 13910/26/2017

I've made exactly two posts about Otis Skinner because he's the epitome of OP's original post: "Which stars had maybe ONE BIG ROLE - that they milked and milked forever?"

Guess I'm a troll.

by Anonymousreply 14010/26/2017

Melanie Griffith.

by Anonymousreply 14110/26/2017

Seth Rogen plays the same guy every time.

by Anonymousreply 14210/26/2017

Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies. Until her death, she would embody that character in everything she did afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 14310/26/2017

Liza. I love her, but she really only ever had one big role. Sally in Cabaret. It's a good one, but really, how many times is she gonna sing that song?

by Anonymousreply 14410/26/2017

Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff as Dracula and Frankenstein, respectively.

by Anonymousreply 14510/26/2017

Aileen Quinn -- Annie

by Anonymousreply 14610/26/2017

Dawson owns, well, rents this thread.

by Anonymousreply 14710/26/2017

To be fair, R146, Aileen Quinn was never cast in anything else. I know her pain.

by Anonymousreply 14810/26/2017

Estelle Getty - played the same character (as a regular) in THREE sitcoms.

by Anonymousreply 14910/26/2017

R143, see r36.

by Anonymousreply 15010/26/2017

All the women from SATC. And in just a few short years they have gone from playing sexy to playing moms and divorcees.

by Anonymousreply 15110/26/2017

Jerry Mathers as the Beaver

by Anonymousreply 15210/26/2017

Sorry, r150. I thought r36 was the forgotten Rip Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 15310/26/2017

Morgan Freeman

by Anonymousreply 15410/26/2017

This thread is most amusing.

R5 nailed it with the comment that for most actors, especially TV actors, having more than one big role is the exception.

After 5 or 10 years playing the same character every week, it's hard for most TV actors to become someone else.

by Anonymousreply 15510/26/2017

Yes Master

by Anonymousreply 15610/26/2017

Sylvia Miles in "Midnight Cowboy". She dined out for decades on the strength of that nomination.

by Anonymousreply 15710/26/2017

Rex Reed claimed that Sylvia carried around Midnight Cowboy reviews in her purse for years.

by Anonymousreply 15810/26/2017

Everybody's forgotten the most obvious answer to this thread...Anthony Perkins. He milked Norman Bates to the last drop.

by Anonymousreply 15910/26/2017

Morgan Freeman has been playing the same benevolent, patient, kind, all knowing and all loving role forevahhhhhhhhh.

by Anonymousreply 16010/26/2017

John Amos

by Anonymousreply 16110/27/2017

Donna Douglass owns this thread. I mean, really, had she ever slipped out of character?

by Anonymousreply 16210/27/2017

I don't blame the Gilligan Island 'stars' from milking their roles on that show.

They made nothing from it, despite it being in perpetual re-runs.

by Anonymousreply 16310/27/2017

Someone please stop the Otis Redding troll! No one knows who the hell this actor even was.

by Anonymousreply 16410/28/2017

I give Donna Douglas a pass on this one. She was always Elly May even before the The Beverly Hillbillies.

by Anonymousreply 16510/28/2017

Angelina Jolie - Tombraider. The brief period of time she she both looked decent and carried a mediocre movie at the Boxoffice. It makes me laugh to see articles in 2017 still refer to her as Tombraider star. Really? The movie was ages ago, a lot of other good actresses did the video game/comic book starring role and wouldn't be caught dead still referencing their roles.

by Anonymousreply 16610/28/2017

You don't think Leonard Nimoy "milked one big role forever?"

OP didn't say they could do non-acting jobs, too.

Nimoy's other roles were just a supporting role on Mission: Impossible for a short while and playing Tevye on Broadway for Fiddler on the Roof -- which Topol and others made famous first.

Nimoy's non-Spock roles were completely insignificant and short-lived.

by Anonymousreply 16710/28/2017

The Arthur movies with Liza Minelli were fairly significant.

They even warranted a remake.

by Anonymousreply 16810/28/2017

I loved In Search Of When I was a kid. That is what I will always remember Leonard Nimoy for not just for his iconic Spock role.

by Anonymousreply 16910/28/2017

Anthony Perkins was a lot more than Norman Bates. I think most gays at least associate him just as much with Greenwillow and "Nevef Will I Marry."

by Anonymousreply 17010/28/2017

Roseanne. Elvis Presley, playing Rick, Steve, Chad, Lucky, etc. --- all the same character, same plot resolution, different locales during the 1950s and 60s. Bill Cosby, in several benign, self-deprecating Dr. Jekyll/Huxtable type of sitcom characterizations between the 1960s and 90s, but transforming into serial rapist Mr. Hyde in real life. Woody Allen -- perpetual neurotic, intellectual horny nebbish in every film where he appeared before the camera.

by Anonymousreply 17110/28/2017

You guys are confusing people who play similar character types over and over again with people who are famous for one particular role

by Anonymousreply 17212/07/2017

Mariska Hargitay. Still milking it, and terribly, embarrassingly so.

by Anonymousreply 17312/07/2017

Sharon Stone.

She had a lot of parts in fairly forgettable flicks till Basic Instint. And though she’s had roles since then - none were as stellar or eclipsed what she did in Basic Instinct in the public eye. I mean - she was fantastic in Casino - but it was more a supporting role - and mostly its forgotten about now. The other films have been meh. And given how white-hot her career was after BI, she hasn’t had that many roles really - wonder what the story was there? She’s bored with it all? She’s that rich? No one likes working with her? What’s the story?

But for Modern Family, Ed O’Neill would be on this list - along with all of his Mariied with Children co-stars. He had to be one of the luckiest men in Hollywood really. Getting second acts that are even more successful is a pretty rare thing.

by Anonymousreply 17412/07/2017

Haven't read the whole thread - Johnny Depp if he hasn't been mentioned yet

by Anonymousreply 17512/07/2017

[quote] John Walsh Made a zillion dollar career from his kids murder .

Why was HE so blessed and not me?????

by Anonymousreply 17612/07/2017

Um - R175 - why Johnny Depp?

He’s had tons of roles over a long careeer. Inexplicably really. And in my head, none particularly stand out and dominate. He’s just a melange of mostly forgettable characters in my head at this stage. So unclear as to what you mean...?

by Anonymousreply 17712/07/2017

Otis Skinner was around in the late 1800s. My grandparents saw him in several performances. They even named my grandmother Otis, in his honor. She was born in 1890.

by Anonymousreply 17812/07/2017

Fenella Fielding.

by Anonymousreply 17912/07/2017

Someone needs to compile a list so we don't repeat but I think of Henry Winkler, the Fonz. How about Alfonso Ribeiro who's not just known for 1 role but for 1 dance in that role==the carlton dance from Fresh Prince.

Macaulay Culkin for Home Alone. Not sure he's ever done anything else.

Mark Hamil as Luke Skywalker

Anthony Hopkins - Psycho

Jennifer Grey - Baby on Dirty Dancing

by Anonymousreply 18012/07/2017

Anthony Hopkins has had a hugely successful, varied career. Yeah, Hannibal was an iconic role, but it's not like he did nothing of note besides that

by Anonymousreply 18112/07/2017

Mark Hamill. Thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 18212/07/2017

A number of the actors listed tried to escape from that one role rather than milk it.

Like Anthony Perkins.

by Anonymousreply 18312/07/2017

R180, Jennifer Grey is equally known for Ferris Bueller, so she doesn’t count. She’s a two hit wonder.

by Anonymousreply 18412/07/2017

183 posts and no Roseanne Barr she should own this thread.

Before the Roseanne Barr show she did a stand up comic routine based on the show character. Her talk show was her being herself and now she is bringing her show back once again. All the same person.

by Anonymousreply 18512/07/2017

R66 this guy is ugly but his asshole is a work of art. I'd be on that like a fat kid on a milkshake.

by Anonymousreply 18612/07/2017

Sylvester Stallone - Rocky

by Anonymousreply 18712/07/2017

No way, R187. What about Rambo?

by Anonymousreply 18812/07/2017

Jim Parsons is Gomer Pyle ugly and plays the exact same character on tv/movie/ the stage. Either he has a big dick or a big Hollywood connection. Else how did he ever make it in show business. Aunt Merv dead..she couldn't help ugly Jim..

by Anonymousreply 18912/09/2017

R82, glad to see Ms Wells was able to make a little bit of money. She made millions for holly-pimp Sherwood Schwartz, as did the rest of the cast on GI and The Brady Bunch.

by Anonymousreply 19012/09/2017

Vicki Lawrence - Mama

by Anonymousreply 19112/09/2017

"Guess I'm a troll."

You got that right.

by Anonymousreply 19212/09/2017

Someone like Sharon Stone was a starlet -- meaning, coasted by on looks without real theater training or work (the mark of a real actor actor who can endure and go on to character work). These women don't age well, professionally speaking. I think she also was a difficult person -- maybe drugs or bipolar or who knows, but it's been written about and even she has admitted in interviews she wasn't the easiest person pre-stroke ... also, if she was a high-class escort (as has been rumored on this site), it's no wonder she never got cast in any family films or stuff like that if everyone in Hollywood knew. But I think the biggest thing was the lack of training or real acting experience to build on. She preferred to just be glam and strut around on screen or red carpets.

by Anonymousreply 19312/09/2017

madonna was herself in desperately seeking susan, she ran on that gas for film after terrible awful film. and don't mention evita that was boring and long and awful.

by Anonymousreply 19412/09/2017

It's not true about Mark Hamill.

He has done decades' worth of voice-over work (very well liked and respected in that field) with no mention at all about Luke.

The return to the Star Wars movies was because Lucas/Disney wanted it. Didn't he say that if Harrison was going to do it, then he would as well?

by Anonymousreply 19512/09/2017

Hamill in The Last Jedi makes me nervous about the film. I'm not convinced he can pull of the gravitas.

by Anonymousreply 19612/09/2017

Michael Talbott as Stan Switek on Miami Vice. He looks completely different now but still uses a head shot from the mid 80s.

by Anonymousreply 19712/09/2017

[quote]It's not true about Mark Hamill. He has done decades' worth of voice-over work

Since when was VO work 'a role'?

by Anonymousreply 19812/09/2017


He was starred in Not The Nine O'Clock News (hysterical show) and the funny "Thin Blue Line" also a hit.

by Anonymousreply 19902/25/2018

Sharon Stone The guy who played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy.

by Anonymousreply 20002/25/2018

Omar Sharif just played Sherif Ali in every film that he made after Lawrence of Arabia.

by Anonymousreply 20102/25/2018

Barbara Eden, Julie Newmar, Tina Louise. They did many things but not known for them. Tina Louise doesn't really fit because she resented people knowing her as Ginger on that cheap TV show.

by Anonymousreply 20202/25/2018

Elder gays will remember Minnie Pearl, who milked her hayseed persona, complete with a price tag attached to her hat, until her dying day.

by Anonymousreply 20302/25/2018

The Merry Mouseketeers!!

by Anonymousreply 20402/25/2018

Richard Belzer - John Munch

by Anonymousreply 20502/25/2018

Has anybody mentioned Austin Powers I mean Mike Myers?

by Anonymousreply 20602/25/2018

Mike Myers doesn’t apply. He is equal famous for Wayne’s World.

by Anonymousreply 20702/25/2018
by Anonymousreply 20802/25/2018

OK, bitches - I win:

by Anonymousreply 20902/25/2018

Suzanne Somers still does "Chrissie" from Three's Company all the time. She'd done lots of other tv shows and some movies, but that's the one part she still clings to.

by Anonymousreply 21002/25/2018

Jim Caviezel as Jesus!

by Anonymousreply 21102/25/2018

Donna Douglas - Elly May Clampett. She didn't just take similar roles. She wore the hair and clothes just about every day for the rest of her life, thru her 80s so people could identify her. It was funny and charming the first few years, but when she got into her 70s it was pretty sad.

by Anonymousreply 21202/25/2018

OK I get it, always the same type. Carol Kane?

by Anonymousreply 21302/25/2018

R211 he had a critically acclaimed tv series, Person of Interest, as well. I don't think he counts.

by Anonymousreply 21402/25/2018

R213 No, I don't think so. I think OP means one specific role that an actor just kicked into the ground. Another example might be Vicki Lawrence still doing one-woman shows as "Mama".

by Anonymousreply 21502/25/2018

Kristin Bell is always Veronica Mars.

by Anonymousreply 21602/26/2018

R39 Jennifer "Can't keep a man" Aniston for sure. The collective psychosis that she is good looking, talented, or interesting is crazy to me.

by Anonymousreply 21702/26/2018

Most of Lucille Ball’s carrier was a show about her.

by Anonymousreply 21802/26/2018

Carreer, sorry.

by Anonymousreply 21902/26/2018

Mark Hamill owns this thread. By a country mile. He's been Luke Skywalker for the past 40 years.

by Anonymousreply 22002/26/2018

Fran Drescher

by Anonymousreply 22103/05/2018

Irene Carra from FAME ( I sing the same song foreverrrrrr!)

by Anonymousreply 22203/05/2018

Somebody talking about me?

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