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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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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Which actors have played The Doctor over the years?

I remember watching Doctor Who as a kid and they went through about 2-3 Doctors in that time. And nowadays I think the new TV series have had one or two. So how many different actors have played The ...
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How much say do the actors of the Doctor have in how (s)he is portrayed?

Whenever a new actor portrays a new incarnation of the Doctor, the Doctor has like a completely new character and basically nothing in common with the last incarnation. How much saying does the actor ...
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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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Actor with the most comic-book movie roles?

When Ryan Reynolds starred in Green Lantern (2011), I recall seeing jokes based on the fact that he'd recently appeared in another comic-book adaptation, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Even before ...
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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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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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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 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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What's the most money actors earned for Star Trek in each era? [closed]

This means: most per episode in the TOS era? most per episode in the TNG era (incl. DS9, Voyager and Enterprise)? most for a TOS film? most for a TNG film? most for an Abrams-verse film? most in the ...
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Who played the second evil motorcyclist in A-ha's "Take On Me" video?

In the A-ha music video “Take On Me” who was the actor that portrayed the second evil motorcyclist? (The one with the 13 helmet who gets punched by Morten Harket) I understand the first one was ...
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Why did Phlox's mouth start to exhibit this behavior?

I've been watching Star Trek: Enterprise and I noticed that, starting with Season 2, the left side of Dr. Phlox's mouth no longer moved correctly. I looked up the actor, John Billingsley, to see if he ...
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Did any Star Trek actors have issues with the anti-religious 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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Was Richard Bremmer the voice of Lord Voldemort in Goblet of Fire?

I know that Richard Bremmer played Voldemort in Philosopher’s Stone and in flashback scenes in Deathly Hallows Part 2. But his Harry Potter Wiki page identifies him as the voice of Lord Voldemort ...
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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 ...
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Who played Krugarr in Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

One of the many side-chararacters we see in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, is Krugarr. But looking them up on Wikipedia and IMDB there's no actor listed. Even previous questions here has failed to find ...
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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 actor appears as the most different species in Star Trek?

Highly related: Which actor has portrayed the most distinct roles in the Star Trek universe? The reason I ask this, and the reason it's not a dupe is because if we look at the answer to that question,...
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Was the "Two Spirit" played by a real berdache?

In Lovecraft Country S1E04, "A History of Violence", Tic, Leti, and Montrose, following the trail of Titus Braithwaite's last voyage in the secret vault, encounter a "corpse" that ...
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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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1980's, Victoria Wood played WordWitch, who played SuperSign?

There was a children's programme weekdays on UK television in the mid 1980's. The idea was to help children to read. Maybe twenty minutes twice a week. Lots of short sketches. Victoria Wood played a ...
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Which of these is the real O.G. Kovacs, and how did he get back into the sleeve?

In Altered Carbon, the first episode opens with Kovacs in what is in this question called his “birth sleeve”, and IMDb lists as “O.G. Kovacs”, played by Byron Mann. O.G. meaning “original”, if I am ...
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Was Ron Glass's role in Firefly inspired by his role in Voyager?

I noticed that Ron Glass (and respectfully RIP Mr Glass) from Firefly (playing Shepherd Book) also played the same type of character (Loken) on Star Trek Voyager Season 7, 2 years earlier in the ...
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What actor has portrayed the most comic book/science fiction superhero characters with some sort of special abilty and/or capabilities?

The following question asks about the actor that has appeared in the most comic book movies: Stack Exchange question: Actor with the most comic-book movie roles? I'd like to know, which actor has ...
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Was the casting of Alan Rickman as Snape based on the full knowledge of the future of that character?

Casting Alan Rickman (a great actor) in the role of Snape would make a great deal of sense if one considers the depth of the character as exposed by all the books up to the seventh one. A great ...
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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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Besides those who did, did any other Star Trek cast members come close to leaving?

Of course we have: Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby) Dr. Crusher (Gates McFadden) who left for a season Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell) Kes (Jennifer Lien) (Links are to related questions) Were there any other ...
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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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How many characters has Warwick Davis played in Star Wars?

Warwick Davis is renowned as an actor that has appeared in a number of Star Wars media. He has appeared in multiple roles throughout the years including: A Ewok in ROTJ A side character in The ...
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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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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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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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Which actor has portrayed the most distinct roles in the Star Trek universe?

This question got me to thinking about how there have been many actors who have had several roles across the Star Trek franchise. It seems that once an actor demonstrates good performance in that ...
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Why was Kestra Troi played by two actresses?

In the Next Generation episode "Dark Page" the viewer learns that Deanna Troi had an older sister named Kestra. During the memory sequence when Lwaxana remembers how Kestra died Kestra is played by ...
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Are Maurice Cole's eyes really as bad as they appear in "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe"?

In the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe, I noticed that the little boy is wearing glasses with rather powerful lenses (as opposed to "prop" glasses with plain ...
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What's the full story behind Michael Shanks and Season 6 of Stargate: SG-1?

I've been re-watching Stargate SG-1 and I was a little bit surprised to see that despite Michael Shanks leaving the show, he actually appears in seven episodes in Season 6 (as Daniel Jackson and as ...
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Which actress accrued the most TV screen time as Catwoman?

In the TV series Batman, which actress had the most screentime as Catwoman, Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, or Lee Meriweather?
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Earliest TV show/movie to have an actor portray a comic book character with dissimilar ethnicity?

With the new Fantastic Four (yet another Hollywood reboot) coming out soon, it's great to see that the actor Michael Jordan (nah... not that one) playing the Human Torch isn't another white actor ...
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Why did Dr. Weir (Torri Higginson) leave Stargate: Atlantis?

Related, among others, is "Why did they get rid of Carson and Weir?" on GateWorld.net. As when I asked about Why was Crusher replaced with Pulaski who was replaced by Crusher? I have found that on ...
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What's the relationship between Blunt Talk and Star Trek?

The new Starz network show Blunt Talk marks Patrick Stewarts return to television. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the pilot episode and upon looking at Wikipedia to link this question ...
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What edition of Underworld has Rhona Mitra retconned into it?

I asked this question over on Movies SE, but haven't gotten any bites in the 3 weeks since. Maybe I'll have better luck over here. While watching Underworld on Netflix, I noticed that in flashbacks ...
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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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Have Star Trek actors commented on why they didn't work more after Star Trek?

Among the few dozen main characters in the Star Trek series, very few take any successful main roles in subsequent series. Exceptions: Patrick Stewart in the X-Men movies William Shatner in Boston ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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. ...