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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does The Doctor have to be white?

Each time The Doctor regenerates, there is speculation as to who the actor will be. And each time the speculative lists include both women and non-white actors. However, The Doctor has so far always ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Shatner disapprove of TNG?

I remember a discussion with at least Shatner and Stewart, I believe it was The Captain's Summit, where Shatner admitted to Stewart that he had never watched a single TNG episode. They seemed to know ...
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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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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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What's the story behind the departure of Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby)?

I believe it's been mentioned elsewhere, but in compiling the question "Besides those who did, did any other Star Trek cast members come close to leaving?" I couldn't find a question on Tasha Yar's ...
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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 ...