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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which actors were originally considered for the role of Data in the Star Trek: The Next Generation series?

Please include all who were approached and maybe those who auditioned and later became famous.
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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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Which actor plays Thanos in the Avengers mid-credits scene?

I know what characters are shown in the extra scene in the credits but I can't find a name for one of the actors. I know one is Alexis Denisof but it's the actor I need help with. Thanks.
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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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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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Which Actors Were Featured in Both Star Wars Trilogies?

Apart from the voice of Yoda, Frank Oz, have there been any other actors who played a role in both trilogies? I suppose Hayden Christensen counts, having been recently included in the Blu Ray version ...
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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?