In Hollywood, actors usually build their reputation for the same characters and end up being one role actor. There are many actors whom we can’t imagine playing any other character. Can you imagine Daniel Radcliff playing a character other than Harry Potter? No right? We can only think of him to play one character.
So, we have brought a list of 10 such actors who eventually play one character in almost every movie or show.
We do love a sweet guy who’s lovable, caring, and adorable, and all other synonyms; that’s Owen Wilson for you. He portrays a mellow, friendly guy that brings all the more charm to the character. It’s tough to picture him doing action sequences.
Since the beginning of his career, from The Haunting and Anaconda to his latest releases like Father Figure, he’s no doubt one of the actors who play one character over and over again.
Whereas Owen Wilson is the guy who is cast to play an adorable guy, Jason Statham is here for the action. He is mainly offered roles for one character where he would be a sarcastic action man, kicking people in the guts as seen in movies like Fast and Furious series, Transporters, and Expandables series. He can’t be missed in our list of one role actor. It would be a surprise and a change of scene to see him show off his acting abilities in other roles.
Here comes our lovely Rachel Green, oh Jennifer Aniston. There is not much difference, though. If you look closely at every character played by her, you will notice that she is a one role actor. From FRIENDS to Just Go With It and The Switch, we see her surrounded by issues and not being rich enough to afford things. She works hard to make her life. She would also fall for the guy with whom she was trying to keep a distance. However, she’s always refreshing and brings a decent vibe to the screen, which makes her fall in love with her again and again, so we don’t mind seeing her play one character.
Imagine Michelle Rodriguez walking down from stairs wearing a nice gown and with glitter on her eyes. That is a dream. Famous for her role in the Fast and Furious franchise, Michelle Rodriguez is the IT girl to play a badass woman. When asked, she does not mind being one role actor. She says she wants to represent tomboyish girls so that they can see her and feel empowered. Now that is cool.
Talking about comic actors and not including Steve Carell? Naaa. Famously known for his role as Michael Scott from the American adaptation of The Office, Steve Carell has the perfect comic timing. He is generally seen as one role actor in the comedy genre. This puts him on the pedestal of people doubting his acting abilities other than just a funny guy. He can be seen in movies like 40-Year-Old Virgin and Crazy Stupid Love being one role actor. We would be enthralled to see him in other roles for a change.
Samuel L. Jackson
The 71-year-old actor is wildly famous for his active role in several Marvel movies, and even outside of Marvel movies, he is regarded as a one role actor. Although he is famous as one of the actors who play one character for most of their career, it is really exciting to see him blow-out badassery on the screen. He has done some fantastic action sequences throughout his career in movies like The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Pulp Fiction, Die Hard With A Vengence. We do not doubt his acting abilities, but we would be delighted to see him in roles other than a fighter.
Muscle man Vin Diesel is hardly seen as a good boy in movies he does. He is the epitome of being a one role actor. Vin Diesel is no doubt brilliant, but we have not seen him doing anything except kicking people, flying cars, playing with guns and explosives. We doubt his acting abilities outside of these roles. His most popular movies include the Fast and Furious franchise, XXX series, and Babylon AD. Even though he has become the action hero, hopefully, we might see him in different roles than play one character.
Milla Jovovich is no different than any action hero. She is seen in movies kicking and jumping in mind-blowing acting scenes. Her movies like The Resident Evil, The Messenger, and A Perfect Getaway really shows how good of a badass she is. Despite that, for being such a good looking woman, we would love to see her in a soft character than doing the same one character most of the time.
Zooey Deschanel is a quirky, fun-loving, adorable girl in real life as much as in her reel life. Audiences loved her spontaneous character in New Girl. However, she has not offered a variety of roles for us to see, which makes us judge her acting abilities outside of the roles she has done. She is seen to play one character in whichever movie or series she picks up. She might be cute and dorky, but we would really love to see her evolve with different roles.
Danny Trejo, as seen in his movies, is unlike that in real life. But it does not stop him from picking the roles of a bad, and we do love him being a bad guy. He is always playing the role of a villain and give a tough time to the hero of the movie. However, we do wish we could see him in roles other than that of a bad man.
We love all these actors and the roles they have played over the years. More than that, we would love to see them in different roles than they usually do. They probably do not want to move out of their comfort zone and do something out of the ordinary roles.