7 MOST TYPECAST ACTORS – To be an actor is to play characters, but what happens if you’re playing the same character over and over again? Sadly, you become typecast, something many actors try to avoid being. However, there are those who embrace portraying the same character because as it turns out, they’re really good at it! And if the critics love it and their fans love it, there’s nothing wrong with that…right? Some notable typecast actors are Samuel L. Jackson, who plays a motherf—ing bad-ass in all his movies, and Ray Liotta, who is always some kind of gangster. Here is our list of the seven most typecast actors in Hollywood today:
7. Hugh Grant
“The Bumbling yet Charming British Sweetheart”
British actor Hugh Grant sure has a way with the ladies with his silly sense of humor, messing up his words, and the frequent facial expressions. He became an international star with his role as Charles in 1994’s Four Weddings and a Funeral. His following roles were either praised or criticized, and in 1999, he reunited with the same team from Four Weddings and a Funeral in Notting Hill, starring alongside Julia Roberts. The film was a box office hit, and Grant eventually decided to stick with this type of characters.
YOU’VE SEEN HIM IN: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Notting Hill (1999), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Love Actually (2003)
HIS AGAINST-TYPE ROLES: The Pirates! (2012), Cloud Atlas (2012)
IF NOT AVAILABLE, REPLACE WITH: Rupert Everett
6. Danny Trejo
“The Gritty & Dangerous Hispanic Criminal”
Danny Trejo had a rough start before he made it as a Hollywood star. Training to become a boxer, Trejo got caught up with crime and served over ten years in prison. A couple years after his release, he was given a small role in 1985’s Runaway Train. Since then, he has appeared in bigger roles as the tough guy you don’t want to mess with. One of his more popular roles was Johnny 23, the sadistic rapist in 1997’s Con Air. Then in 2010, he starred in Machete, a movie based on a character Trejo played in Grindhouse. He is reprising his role as the deadly ex-Federale in Machete Kills later this year.
YOU’VE SEEN HIM IN: From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Con Air (1997), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Grindhouse (2007), Machete (2010), Machete Kills (2013)
HIS AGAINST-TYPE ROLES: Spy Kids (2001)
IF NOT AVAILABLE, REPLACE WITH: Noel Gugliemi