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Has one actor ever played two different characters from Marvel?

In the MCU For an extensive list including all the unnamed background characters, see here. I've chosen to focus just on the characters with memorable roles who I can find pictures of. Laura Haddock ...
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Has one actor ever played two different characters from Marvel?

Chris Evans played Johnny Storm (AKA Human Torch) and Captain America.
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Does Lwaxana Troi ever talk to herself (as the computer voice)?

Yes. Twice in fact. From TNG Season 2 Episode 19, Manhunt (transcript here): LWAXANA: Hello, computer? Is Commander Riker still on the Bridge? COMPUTER: Negative. Riker is currently in holodeck ...
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In which Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes did Patrick Stewart not appear?

Patrick Stewart appeared in every episode; there's a discrepancy in how those two pages are counting. Star Trek: The Next Generation aired 176 episodes. However two of those episodes, the premiere ...
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Which characters have been recast in the Harry Potter films?

There are 17 : Griphook : Verne Troyer -> Wawrick Davis Lavender Brown : Jennifer Smith -> Jessie Cave Elphias Doge : Peter Cartwright -> David Ryall Katie Bell : Emily Dale -> Georgina Leonidas ...
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Is it intentional that most of the antagonists from the original trilogy are British?

According to a BBC interview with LucasFilm's UK production executive Peter Beale, casting senior British actors in seeming title roles was instrumental in helping to get Fisher, Hamill and Ford work ...
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Which actor has played the same sci-fi character for the longest time?

If you extend from film and TV to audio plays, Carole Ann Ford has been playing Susan Foreman for 58 years: Dr Who: An Unearthly Child (1963) Dr Who: After the Daleks (2021) William Russel is close ...
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Has one actor ever played two different characters from Marvel?

Ray Stevenson is the Punisher in Punisher: War Zone and Thor's Tight Buddy as Volstagg in Thor. Volstagg
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Which actor has played the same sci-fi character for the longest time?

In keeping the with SF&F aspect: Leonard Nimoy played Spock over a period of ~47 years. From his initial appearance in the original Star Trek TV series in 1966 to Star Trek: Into Darkness in 2013. ...
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Earliest sci-fi film or program where an actor plays themself

1935: the movie serial The Phantom Empire. A vehicle for the singing cowboy Gene Autry, who plays a singing cowboy named Gene Autry, so presumably a fictional version of himself (and there is a story-...
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How do these refer to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart?

Cowboy Crooner Patrick Stewart recently released a (spoof) album of Cowboy and Western songs. From the goodnewsnetwork website: Billed in the video as “England’s ...
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In which Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes did Patrick Stewart not appear?

Per Memory Alpha: Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard) and Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series. That being said, ...
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Has one actor ever played two different characters from Marvel?

Ryan Reynolds plays both Deadpool and Hannibal King from Blade: Trinity. Also (half-jokingly), Stan Lee has played a character in many of the Marvel movies dating back to X-Men in 2000. Some samples ...
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Did Daniel Craig appear in The Force Awakens?

According to this article in Entertainment Weekly by Chris Lee, the initial rumor was floating around since May 2015 and the author of that same piece confronted him earlier in the year during an ...
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Which actor has played the same sci-fi character for the longest time?

Since Jones was only supplying a voice, it might be fair to mention the large number of voice actors who played the same role for many decades. For example: Mel Blanc voiced Bugs Bunny from 1940 ...
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Which characters have been recast within the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

There have been five definite recasts in the MCU thus far: Hulk Originally played by Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk and then by Mark Ruffalo in subsequent MCU films. War Machine Originally ...
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How do these refer to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart?

Replicants in Blade Runner have a 4-year life span: The "4-year lifespan" with regards to Harrison Ford refers to a long-running rumour / belief that Ford's ...
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Which actor has portrayed the most distinct roles in the Star Trek universe?

Frank da Vinci has portrayed no less than 12 separate and distinct roles in Star Trek TOS. Lt. Brent Transporter Operator Crewman Security Guard Soldier at Party Capellan Warrior Vulcan Aide ...
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Has the person in the suit ever also supplied the sounds for the creature/character they portray?

Andy Serkis was the CGI actor for Gollum, and provided the voice as well. His work on The Lord of the Rings started a debate on the legitimacy of CGI-assisted acting. Some critics felt Serkis ...
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Did any Star Trek actors have issues with the anti-religious nature of the series?

It is unlikely that any of the well-known actors made such statements. Your premise is not entirely correct. Roddenberry's thoughts are well known, but they didn't always translate to the screen. The ...
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Was the casting of Alan Rickman as Snape based on the full knowledge of the future of that character?

It appears that while Rowling herself knew what was coming, she did not release all of that information to Rickman, just a few pieces. As K-H-W states Rowling did want Rickman to play the part, so she ...
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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?

There was a flashback scene where SEVERAL Knights of Ren appeared (no good screenshot yet, sorry), surrounding Kylo Ren, not just him alone.
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Has any Marvel or DC character been played by the same person, first in cartoon and then in live-action?

Mark Hamill first played The Trickster in the 1990 live action TV series The Flash, then voiced the part in the 2004 animated series Justice League Unlimited and then went on to appear in the 2014 ...
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Is it true that Robin Williams was turned down from being Hagrid because he wasn't British?

It was one of the reasons, yes, but not the only one. It's true that because he was not British, he was told outright that it was a no go for him to have the part of Hagrid. “Robin [Williams] had ...
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Has any Marvel or DC character been played by the same person, first in cartoon and then in live-action?

Megalyn Echikunwoke played Vixen first in an animated webseries (premiered 25 August 2015), then later in the live-action Arrow series in an episode that aired on 24 February 2016.
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Has one actor ever played two different characters from Marvel?

Ben Foster plays both Spacker Dave in The Punisher (2004) and Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand. Spacker Dave Angel
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Which actor has played the same sci-fi character for the longest time?

Returning to Dr. Who, I haven't seen a mention of the Fourth Doctor Tom Baker yet. Baker was "The Doctor" from 1974 to 1981, but later appeared as the Fourth Doctor in a 1993 special, and ...
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Has one actor ever played two different characters from Marvel?

Enver Gjokaj plays a cop in the first Avengers film and Agent Sousa in the Agent Carter TV show, a role her reprised in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. final season.
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Which property features the most Firefly actors?

Assuming you want to discount anything that's Firefly-related, the winner is Con Man, Wash [ahem, sorry] Alan Tudyk's pet project. It has six of the main actors, although not all in the same episodes. ...
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In the Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, what is each cameo provider's connection to Doctor Who?

As you might expect, it's a long list. Sean Pertwee is the son of the late Jon Pertwee, who played the Third Doctor Olivia Colman appeared in "The Eleventh Hour" as the Mother, one of the forms taken ...
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