5 Actors Who Were Born to Play One Role
- Danny Trejo
The closest thing director Robert Rodriguez has to a male muse: Danny Trejo is a man who lives for type casting. Need an older, grizzled Mexican Hero: call Danny (Machete, Machete Kills), need an older grizzled henchman: call Danny (Heat, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado). Need an older, grizzled, Mexican villain (no there’s just too many). Featured in a staggering 250 films throughout his career, and turning up in guest roles in hard hitting dramas like, Sons of Anarchy, and Breaking Bad (doing some great turtle acting, you know what I mean), Trejo is the man you want , if what you want is a badass. I hear he even terrified the Muppets.
- Michael Cera
Ever since he played the loveable rogue who abandoned his pregnant girlfriend Juno, it has been one Michael Cera performance vs the world, and by joe he’s still winning. Unlike Jesse Essienberg, who Cera is often compared too, Cera’s brand of mawkish anti cool has made him one of the most popular stars of recent years. His hits include Superbad, Youth in Revolt (which will have you shouting “I won’t stand for these allegations” the next time you’re caught doing something you shouldn’t) and Arrested Development, Cera has always been the same.
- George Clooney
Like having an awesome shoulder-pop as your only dance move (guilty), George Clooney has only one type of character and that is: effortlessly cool. The man who doesn’t need a script, unless it’s taped to the floor for his signature head tilt and eye strain move, or a camera pointing at him to be Danny Ocean, Clooney has solidified his status as the world’s most swoon-worthy star and the only man we will forgive for agreeing to bat nipples. However this will all change when Mr Clooney faces his most challenging role to date: George Clooney in, The Married Man. Directed by Mrs Clooney.
- James Stewart
One of the best actors of all time, has starred in the most films in the American Film Institute’s top 100, and one of Alfred Hitchcock’s go-to everymen, but is it just me or is James Stewart the same in every film? Whether it’s politely spying on people in Rear Window, or (again politely) stalking people in Vertigo, talking to an imaginary bunny through a drunken haze in Harvey or discovering the true meaning of Christmas in It’s a Wonderful Life, James Stewart is always the same strong, fatherly figure that it’s impossible not to get behind.
- Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant, to his credit plays to types of the same character, both equally British, and both equally annoying. He plays the lovably posh and bumbling charming hero in rom-coms like, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Mickey Blue Eyes. The other character is pretty much the same except with an added layer of smarm: like in, Bridget Jones’ Diary and its sequel The Edge of Reason, and About a Boy. Recently though he appeared in Cloud Atlas as a futuristic tribal cannibal so he gets points for trying.