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Old June 29 2013, 10:09 PM   #31
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Re: Most Famous Movie Role

Not looking at anyone else's answers (and not looking up the names of some of the characters):


A) Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump

B) Mel Gibson - Mad Max

C) Arnold Schwarzenegger - the Terminator, but I'm not sure if it's the baddie in part 1 or the goody in part 2

D) Sylvester Stallone - Rocky. Or Rambo

E) Bruce Willis - John McClane

F) Tom Cruise - ?? I don't know. He's best known for being Tom Cruise, not for any particular role. Maybe Top Gun, or Mission Impossible?

G) Will Smith - Agent J or Fresh Prince of Bel Air

H) Robert Patrick (other than the T-1000) - Agent Doggett

I) Harrison Ford - Han Solo. Or Indiana Jones?

J) Richard Gere - the guy in An Officer and a Gentleman

K) Robin Williams - the teacher from Dead Poet Society

L) Robert DeNiro - Travis Bickle

M) Jim Carrey - not sure, maybe Truman?

N) Samuel Jackson - Jules in Pulp Fiction

O) Jack Nicholson - One Flew over Cookoo's Nest

P) Morgan Freeman - Se7en

Q) Danny Glover - Lethal Weapon

R) Joe Pesci - Goodfellas

S) Eddie Murphy - Beverly Hills Cop

Bonus Question: Which of the 3 actors above are most famous for their overall work/roles?
Robert De Niro; Jack Nicholson; Harrison Ford (I'm not sure how much Cruise is famous for his roles and how much for... other stuff)


1. Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry

2. Paul Newman - Butch Cassidy

3. Robert Redford - Sundance Kid

4. Steve McQueen - probably the guy from The Magnificent Seven, but there's no way I can remember his name

5. Warren Beatty - Clyde Barrow

6. Burt Reynolds - errrr... I dunno, Bandit?

7. Jeff Bridges - The Dude

8. Kevin Spacey - Keyser Soze

9. Michael Caine - for the younger generation, Alfred. For those who are more familiar with his career, one of the many gangster roles he's played, but there's no way I can remember specific characters or films. His characters tended to be similar. Basically, it's "Michael Caine Cool Gangster role"

10. Donald Sutherland - Hawkaye in MASH (maybe)

11. Tommy Lee Jones - Agent K

12. Tim Robbins - Andy Dufresne

13. Kevin Bacon - ?? I don't know. He's best known for the 6 degrees of himself

14. Sean Penn - Dead Man Walking

15. Liam Neeson - Oscar Schindler
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Old July 1 2013, 09:46 AM   #32
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Re: Most Famous Movie Role

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Respectfully, I'd rather you would have started another thread...
Sorry man, my bad. I intended for the two lists to complement, not compete with each other but in hindsight, a bit presumptuous of me. Apologies.
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Old July 2 2013, 02:21 AM   #33
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Re: Most Famous Movie Role

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Respectfully, I'd rather you would have started another thread...
Sorry man, my bad. I intended for the two lists to complement, not compete with each other but in hindsight, a bit presumptuous of me. Apologies.
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Old July 4 2013, 04:05 AM   #34
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Re: Most Famous Movie Role

A) Tom Hanks - Gump

B) Mel Gibson - Mad Max

C) Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Terminator

D) Sylvester Stallone - Rocky (Arguably Rambo)

E) Bruce Willis - John McClane

F) Tom Cruise - Either Ethan Hunt or Jerry Maguire I can't decide

G) Will Smith - J - Men In Black

H) Robert Patrick (other than the T-1000) - A movie? Nothing. Fire In The Sky maybe

I) Harrison Ford - Han Solo tied with Indiana Jones

J) Richard Gere - The Pretty Woman millionaire guy

K) Robin Williams - Mork (Edit: Just realized it's only movie roles. I'll say Mrs. Doubtfire then)

L) Robert DeNiro - Vito Corleone

M) Jim Carrey - Ace Ventura I suppose, though I'd like to believe Truman Burbank

N) Samuel Jackson - Jules Winfield

O) Jack Nicholson - Jack Torrence

P) Morgan Freeman - Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding

Q) Danny Glover - Roger Murtaugh

R) Joe Pesci - Tommy Devito

S) Eddie Murphy - Much to his dismay, it's probably Donkey from Shrek

Bonus Question: Which of the 3 actors above are most famous for their overall work/roles?

I'd say Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson & Harrison Ford

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Old July 4 2013, 04:24 AM   #35
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Re: Most Famous Movie Role

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I do remember Patrick portrayed a police officer or some other authority figure in a movie, but I don't recall which one.
Copland, which I was considering choosing, but neither it nor Fire in the Sky are really all that noteworthy. His ONLY truly memorable movie role was the T-1000
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Old July 4 2013, 04:42 AM   #36
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1. Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry

2. Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke

3. Robert Redford - Roy "The Natural" Hobbs

4. Steve McQueen - Bullitt

5. Warren Beatty - Dick Tracy

6. Burt Reynolds - Bandit

7. Jeff Bridges - The Dude

8. Kevin Spacey - John Doe Se7en

9. Michael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth, which seems a shame given his illustrious career

10. Donald Sutherland - Hawkaye in MASH

11. Tommy Lee Jones - Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard

12. Tim Robbins - Andy Dufresne

13. Kevin Bacon - the Footloose kid

14. Sean Penn - He can win a dozen Oscars. He'll never live down Jeff Spicoli

15. Liam Neeson - Oscar Schindler
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Old July 5 2013, 01:52 AM   #37
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Re: Most Famous Movie Role

A) Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump

B) Mel Gibson - Mad Max

C) Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Terminator

D) Sylvester Stallone - Rambo

E) Bruce Willis - John McClane

F) Tom Cruise - Maverick

G) Will Smith - Agent J

H) Robert Patrick (other than the T-1000) - Agent Doggett

I) Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones

J) Richard Gere - An Officer and a Gentleman role

K) Robin Williams - Mrs Doubtfire (though I prefer Rainbow Randolf!)

L) Robert DeNiro - Travis Bickle

M) Jim Carrey - Ace Ventura

N) Samuel Jackson - Pulp Fiction character

O) Jack Nicholson - The Joker

P) Morgan Freeman - Cross

Q) Danny Glover - Murtagh

R) Joe Pesci - His Goodfellas character

S) Eddie Murphy - Axel Foley






1. Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry

2. Paul Newman - Butch Cassidy

3. Robert Redford - Sundance Kid

4. Steve McQueen - The Cooler King, or Bullit

5. Warren Beatty - Clyde Barrow

6. Burt Reynolds - The Bandit (though I prefer Canon Ball Run's JJ!)

7. Jeff Bridges - The Dude

8. Kevin Spacey - Keyser Soze

9. Michael Caine - Carter

10. Donald Sutherland - Oddball

11. Tommy Lee Jones - Agent K

12. Tim Robbins - From Shawshank

13. Kevin Bacon - Tremors

14. Sean Penn - No idea??

15. Liam Neeson - Bryan Mills
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Old July 8 2013, 10:21 AM   #38
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Re: Most Famous Movie Role

It depends what generation you're from. A 70s, 80s and early 90s person will see
Will "The Fresh Prince" Smith
Godfather's Vito Corleone
"Maverick" Mitchell in TopGun


a late 90s or 2000 person will see
Agent J Men In Black
Meet the Fockers Jack Tiberius Byrnes
Mission Impossible's Ethan Hunt, or Tom Cruise doing his scientology dance on Oprah's chair



Someone from the US might see Lethal weapons Martin Riggs, Someone from England or Scotland might see Braveheart
Someone from Australia might see Mad Max

A film buff will see EVERYTHING
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