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Questions tagged [actors]

Questions about actors/actresses and voice actors, as related to their roles in science fiction and Fantasy works. Use this tag for questions about the casting process, actors' opinions on the work, history of their role, etc.

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Movie where a blind girl has three guys trying to kill her, shoots them with revolver after sensing them [closed]

I remember watching a movie where a young girl (16-21 probably) is blind. Even though I don't remember the whole movie the ending of the movie was that there's a house where the final scene takes ...
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Has any Marvel or DC character been played by the same person, first in cartoon and then in live-action?

I know that voice actors tend not to do much camera acting. (The same can't be said in reverse, of course; camera actors lend their voices to movies and TV shows all the time.) But are there any ...
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Is it intentional that most of the antagonists from the original trilogy are British?

In the original Star Wars series was it intentional that most of the antagonists were British, while the main protagonists (Luke, Leia and Han) are American - was this intentional? Just to give some ...
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Was Wicket W. Warrick named after Warwick Davis?

Wicket W. Warrick is an Ewok from the Star Wars universe. The character first appeared in Return of the Jedi and was intended to be played by R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker. However, Baker fell ill and was ...
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I am auditioning for a role in Shrek. Which role is bigger? Fiona as a princess or Fiona as an ogre?

I am auditioning for a role in Shrek The Musical and I want a big role. Which role is bigger (e.g. more stage-time): Fiona as a human, or Fiona as an ogress?
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Does the Crew/Cast Love Captain Kirk and Not Shatner [closed]

I've heard the actors of Star Trek TOS didnt get along well with William Shatner and they all hated to be with him. It was said Nichelle Nichols wanted to quit because of him. On some sources it says ...
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Has Mark Hamill talked about his line delivery in The Last Jedi?

Specifically, I was impressed with his clearly deliberate choice to deliver lines In particular this was conspicuous when he Has Mark Hamill or Rian Johnson commented on these choices?
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Was Leonard Nimoy a vegetarian?

In the episode "All Our Yesterdays" of TOS, Spock reveals he is a vegetarian. The other day I was reading that Leonard was a vegetarian in real life. But I also read a 1967 magazine where he said his ...
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Were there any other serious contenders for the role of Mr. Wednesday?

When I read the book, I imagined Mr. Wednesday looking quite different from Ian McShane, the actor who plays him in the TV episodes - more wolf-like, leaner, a tad smoother, suave-like, sort of. ...
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Were Asian actors cast for native Jedha citizens for a reason?

In Rogue One, Jyn and Cassian visit Jedha City which is packed with crowd. There were pilgrims and other spacefarers from all over the galaxy, but the humans, who appeared to be native citizens to the ...
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What TV show has had the most actors appear on any of the Star Trek movies and/or TV series?

Watching an episode of Frasier followed by watching the TNG episode Cause and Effect with Kelsey Grammer as Captain Morgan Bateson got me to thinking. What TV show has had the most actors appear on ...
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When was the first suggestion that Patrick Stewart should play Charles Xavier / Prof. X?

In honor of the release of Logan, widely acknowledged most likely to be the last time Patrick Stewart will play Professor X: It strikes me as rather lucky that a bald English actor of the skill and ...
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Was Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) considered for the role of Rey?

Let's face it, they look similar enough and have similar accents. And Jones seems to have received critical acclaim for Rogue One. And you'd better believe Disney took the job of casting the ...
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Is it true that Robin Williams was turned down from being Hagrid because he wasn't British?

The Harry Potter movies famously had a British only cast edict. Was this the reason why Robin Williams was turned down to play Hagrid in the movie or was something else at play?
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In which Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes did Patrick Stewart not appear?

I'm a little confused by what I see on Wikipedia. The wikipedia article for Patrick Stewart says he appeared in 176 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The wikipedia article for the series ...
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Did any Star Trek actors have issues with the anti-religous nature of the series?

We know from the question Do Earth religions persist in Star Trek? that Gene Roddenberry wanted the world of Star Trek to be a world that had "outgrown" religion. However, some Star Trek actors, such ...
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Which speaking roles on Game of Thrones are played by non-European actors?

It is well known that most of the Game of Thrones cast is European. By European, I count people that have at least one nationality being inside Europe in the large meaning (so I don't restrict to EU). ...
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Who plays 'Obama' in The End of Time?

In the 2010 Doctor Who special The End of Time, Part 1, the President of the United States makes a minor appearance, as seen in this video: From his general ...
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How do these refer to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart?

I just got an ad/email from ThinkGeek which says, Today marks the birth of two of our favorite actors: one a scruffy-lookin' archaeologist with a 4-year life span and the other a cowboy crooner. ...
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Has the person in the suit ever also supplied the sounds for the creature/character they portray?

Every once in a while, I come across someone who thought Peter Mayhew did the wookiee sounds for Chewbacca, or something like that, when in actuality those sounds were create by sound designer Ben ...
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Are there any actors besides Sean Bean who were in both Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings?

I'm a big fan of both Game of Thrones TV show and The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and I really want to know if there is any actors who appeared in both of them, because I haven't noticed anyone ...
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Is the 1990 Flash part of the Arrowverse continuity?

Spoilers for the season two finale of The Flash (2014) In episode 2x13 of The Flash (2014) we were shown a glimpse of John Wesley Shipp as Flash from the 1990 show. In the season two finale Also ...
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In the Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, what is each cameo provider's connection to Doctor Who?

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot features cameos and roles from dozens of actors, crew-members and other people connected to Doctor Who, as well as various relatives and associates of those people. How ...
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Does Lwaxana Troi ever talk to herself (as the computer voice)?

They were both played by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, but I can't remember if she ever interacted with a Federation computer. Which would be a nice in-joke if it happened.
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Besides Stephen King himself, what actor has appeared in the most Stephen King supernatural film/TV adaptions and/or audio works?

I was watching The Green Mile the other day and noticed an actor that seemed familiar from another Stephen King movie, Jeffrey DeMunn. I had also remembered DeMunn from a Stephen King audio book ...
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Why was Eric Stoltz substituted by Michael J Fox?

I read in many places that Eric Stoltz was substituted by Michael J Fox in the film Back to the future. And the main reason is that Eric wasn't bringing the screwball energy the film needed. Is this ...
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Is there any evidence that Laurie Holden was fired due to dissatisfaction with her performance?

Having followed The Walking Dead since before it came to television, I am convinced that no one on the show has been more reviled by fans than Laurie Holden (Andrea). I share the view that she was ...
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Who is the unidentified character in this photo of dead characters from The Walking Dead?

I was able to identify all but one of the people in this photo of actors who played characters who are now dead on the show. I can't figure out who the last one is - Randall? Gareth? Someone else?
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Which characters have a different appearance in the Harry Potter films compared to the books? [closed]

The Harry Potter films weren't always so careful to cast according to the physical descriptions in the books. Sometimes the movies have actually directly contradicted the character descriptions in ...
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Main characters actors playing background characters in DW? [duplicate]

As Peter Capaldi, who played Roman merchant Lucius Caecilius Iucundus in 4x02 (2005 serie) and Freema Agyeman (Adeola Oshodi, 2x12), are there others main character's actors who played background ...
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Which characters have been recast in the Harry Potter films?

Which characters in the Harry Potter films have been recast? As the same character being played by two different actors in different films. Which characters from the Harry Potter films have been ...
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Which property features the most Firefly actors?

The actors in Firefly have since appeared in numerous other sci-fi tv shows and movies. Which show/movie has the most Firefly actors? Does any property have all of the main cast members? Note: The ...
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Which characters have been recast within the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Which characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been recast? As in one character being played by two different actors. I'm only asking about works set within the MCU, and not about other ...
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Did Alan Rickman research Spock and/or Leonard Nimoy for Galaxy Quest?

In Galaxy Quest, Alan Rickman plays fictional actor Alexander Dane, who in turn became famous for playing an alien science officer — Dr. Lazarus — on television. Not relishing his role as ...
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Is Dean's name in Supernatural a reference to Gilmore Girls?

Jared Padalecki portrayed Dean in Gilmore Girls and then, in Supernatural, his chararacter Sam had a brother named Dean. Jared Padalecki's roles in Gilmore Girls and Supernatural are among his most ...
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Why not credit Kenny Baker as R2-D2 on The Muppet Show?

Given the release of The Force Awakens and my subsequent introduction to the Star Wars universe, it seemed appropriate to rewatch Episode 4.17 of The Muppet Show, guest starring "The Stars of Star ...
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Did Daniel Craig appear in The Force Awakens?

Daniel Craig, noted for his film appearances as James Bond and his resemblance to Vladimir Putin, was rumoured to be going to appear in the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens. According to this ...
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Was JK Rowling involved with Noma Dumezweni's casting as Hermione Granger in Cursed Child?

It has been announced that Noma Dumezweni, a person of color, will play Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Is there any indication of JK Rowling's involvement in this casting? And ...
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When did another “Knight of Ren” played by Mark Stanley appear in “The Force Awakens?” Is anything known about his role in the film?

One of the interesting mysteries in The Force Awakens is the origin and nature of the “Knights of Ren”. We learn quite a lot about Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), but little to nothing about what I presume ...
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Why are there so many Sci-Fi actor appearances in Arrow?

In Season 1 of Arrow, I've noticed an unusual number of appearances of actors that are well-known for their roles in Sci-Fi shows. There's: John Barrowman, known for his role as Captain Jack ...
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Has anyone played more distinct roles in Star Wars than Warwick Davis?

Warwick Davis has played Wicket in Return of the Jedi, three bit characters in The Phantom Menace, and apparently another role in The Force Awakens. Has any other actor played more distinct roles ...
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Was Plutarch Heavensbee based on any real-life figure?

As a follow-up to this question about Caesar Flickerman... Was the character of Plutarch Heavensbee based on any real person? This time I'm more interested in his film portrayal by the late Philip ...
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Has one actor ever played two different characters from Marvel?

Has a single actor ever played two separate characters from the Marvel universe? If so, who?
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Who played these characters at the end of Mockingjay Part 2?

In the final scene of the (brilliant) film Mockingjay Part 2, I noticed in the end credits that Surely this is not a coincidence, since both the lead actress and the director of the film share the ...
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Prim's cat in the Hunger Games films

Who played Prim's cat in the Hunger Games films, and why the change? What do we know about the cats who play Prim's cat Buttercup in the Hunger Games films? In the first film, he looks like this: ...
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Why wasn't Paul McGann asked to play The Doctor in the 2005 revival?

I have been recently watching a UK Gold programme, "Doctor Who @ 40", and there was a segment on the future of Doctor Who after the cancellation. They were showing an interview with Paul McGann, about ...
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Did any Star Trek actor play both a Starfleet crewmember and one of the encountered aliens? [duplicate]

Is there any actor who has played, in different Star Trek episodes, both a Starfleet crewmember (of the Enterprise, Voyager, etc.) and one of the alien strangers encountered by the crew? ...
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Is it a coincidence that this actor guest starred in Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived?

In The Woman Who Lived, However, we've seen this actor in Doctor Who before. Specifically, as Given that that character was a bit of an elephant in the room during the episode, enough to warrant an ...
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Which character in Star Trek has been played by the most actors?

Some recurring characters have been played by different actors in different films or episodes. Many main cast members have been portrayed by different actors due to flashbacks, and [(mumble) insert (...
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Actors appearing in both Star Trek and Star Wars?

Are there any actors who appeared in both Star Trek and Star Wars? If so, who and how many? (All series and films of Star Trek, and both Star Wars trilogies, are included. Upcoming productions such ...