Actors Who Have Been Type-cast as a Particular Character

There are few legendary characters that we see on-air and we accept the actor playing the character as the character itself. We somehow flow with the fantasy and don’t come out of it. When the show or the series get over, we don’t let the actor character combo out of our mind and when the same actor is casted in some other role, we don’t accept him or her. Such characters are typecasted for one legendary character they played and that character become their identity.

WheeBuzz brings you the list of good actors who were typecasted and never played another significant role again.

1.   David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

David Schwimmer has been active in the industry for so long. But the only role that he is recognized with is of Ross Geller from F.R.I.E.N.D.S., and given that almost all the actors of the series are here, we can’t really wonder why. The show was such a huge success that after almost 23 years of its launch, the reruns are still running. In this scenario, it would have been a miracle if he would have left the whole Ross image behind.

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2.  Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley

The famous Harry Potter star is considered as more handsome than his Harry Potter co-star. But he was so much adored as Ron in the series that the audience can’t really seem to digest him playing other roles.

3.  Matthew Perry as Chandler

If you know wit and sarcasm, you must really know Chandler; the sarcasm God. So in that case, if he could ever play anything even near as successful as Chandler, it would have been a miracle. But miracles aren’t easy, are they?

4.  Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange

Bellatrix Lestrange definitely was a (le)strange character. Maybe that was the reason that her Harry Potter identity never left her. Though she does receive many roles, courtesy Tim Burton aka hubby, but the similarity is very apparent.

5.  Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

If you look at a werewolf who is not a werewolf but a shapeshifter with that Tribe tan and chiseled muscles, you definitely don’t let the image out of your mind very soon. But the impact was taken by Taylor’s career as people still think of him as the huge wolf slash huge-musclesJake.

6. Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay

Phoebe was quirky and cute and slightly ditzy and Lisa is well really inspiring and believes her to be really lucky with the way she ended up with Phoebe. But after the show ended, she never moved on properly, well the audience never did. We love her anyway.

7. Jim Carrey as The Mask

The goofy character of the mask and the antics that he pulled, the faces that he made and the way he goofed around became a symbol of Jim Carrey. An image, he could never really pull off from.

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8.  Adam Sandler as the unlucky in love guy

Adam Sandler was lucky to be typecast as a character who was abundantly available in the scene and became a household acceptable. But he could never really experiment with those cute looks and egg head.

Well typecast or anything, we do love them really well.

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Written by Lipi Gupta

Writer, Poet, Blogger, and Editor. Founder of Gully Writers and an aspiring author.

A writer who loves to depict the psychology behind the emotions and express them in words

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