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Greg Charles wrote:
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Greg Charles wrote:After making a quick scan, I think these are the ones that remain unanswered:

Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson


Hamlet, answered above.


Ah, right you are. I meant:
Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson (and could throw in Clark Gable)

Fletcher Christian, I believe.

Greg Charles wrote:
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Greg Charles wrote:Linda Hamilton, Lena Headey

Sarah Connor, The Terminator etc


Who's Lena Headey? It seems to me there was a TV series, right? Was she on that?'

Yup. She's also now Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones.
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Greg Charles wrote:Edward Norton, Eric Bana


This left off Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, and (now) Mark Ruffalo.


Answer: Bruce Banner. Bill Bixby is sort of iffy, since he played David Banner, though really the same character. Actors that played the Hulk get really iffy. I'd consider that a different role, but I could see it being argued either way.

Eh, the name change is a minor thing amongst all the other changes, I think. Which may support your contention that they're different roles. But I view them as different adaptations of the same character. Which is what we have in several of the other examples cited, I believe. Slippery slope I guess. To-MAY-toe, to-MAH-toe, YMMV and all that.
 
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Oh, I see - you were saying Hulk and Banner are different characters. True, mostly. (Depending again on interpretation.) But as Norton, Bana, and Ruffalo play both roles (with CGI) I though it appropriate to include both Bixby and Ferrigno.
 
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Mike Simmons wrote:Wait, really? Who would need to look at Wikipedia for that? What kind of geeks are you?


Where else should I look for that? Surely you weren't suggesting I should spend hours watching movies? It's much simpler to just look things up on the web when I need to know them.
 
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Well, just the good stuff. You can skip the third and fourth movies.
 
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Mike Simmons wrote:But as Norton, Bana, and Ruffalo play both roles (with CGI) I though it appropriate to include both Bixby and Ferrigno.


Ah, do they? That makes it even more of a gray area. I saw the Bana hulk, but I honestly can't remember how much playing of the Hulk role there was. Did he even speak, or just scream, "Smash!" every so often?

Anyway, Fletcher Christian was right, so I think we're all wrapped up except for Amitab, Rajini, Sharukh, Ajith, which non-Indians are probably not going to be able to guess. Is it Rama? Is it Shiva? If not, then I'm tapped out.


Oh, heck, how about some more examples:

Florence Henderson, Shelley Long
Dirk Benedict, Katee Sackhoff
Jackie Chan, Jet Li (may be multiple answers, but I only know one, both starring roles in multiple films)

 
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Greg Charles wrote:
Mike Simmons wrote:But as Norton, Bana, and Ruffalo play both roles (with CGI) I though it appropriate to include both Bixby and Ferrigno.


Ah, do they? That makes it even more of a gray area. I saw the Bana hulk, but I honestly can't remember how much playing of the Hulk role there was. Did he even speak, or just scream, "Smash!" every so often?

I don't really remember now. Probably minimal dialog.

OK, now I've gone to Wikipedia, and found that in the Norton movie, Hulk's lines consisted of "Betty!", "Leave me alone!" and "Hulk smash!". All voiced by...

wait for it...

Lou Ferrigno.

(!)

Greg Charles wrote:Dirk Benedict, Katee Sackhoff

Well, now your objection to changing the name of a character seems kind of trivial.
 
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Oh, and Florence Henderson & Shelly Long were Carol Brady. Back to my no-Wikipedia mode.
 
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Greg Charles wrote:Ah, right you are. I meant:
Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson (and could throw in Clark Gable)

I know they are in versions of the Mutiny on the Bounty story, so if it wasn't Captain Bligh (as someone guessed earlier) then it must be Fletcher Christian.

Edit: Whoops. Didn't notice the topic had gone onto a second page. I thought I was quoting from the last post.
 
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Greg Charles wrote:Dirk Benedict, Katee Sackhoff

Don't know that one but it made me think of
George Peppard, Liam Neeson
 
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* Andy Whitfield and Liam McIntyre, but to give an additional hint, I'll also mention Kirk Douglas



 
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Mike Simmons wrote:

Greg Charles wrote:Dirk Benedict, Katee Sackhoff

Well, now your objection to changing the name of a character seems kind of trivial.


Hey, you're the one who let the genie out of the bottle!


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Don't know that one but it made me think of
George Peppard, Liam Neeson


It does? I'm not seeing the connection, but ...

Hannibal Smith, from "The A Team"
 
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* Andy Whitfield and Liam McIntyre, but to give an additional hint, I'll also mention Kirk Douglas

No Goran Visnjic?

Yeah, I guess we can skip that one. Carry on.
 
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Greg Charles wrote:
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Greg Charles wrote:Dirk Benedict, Katee Sackhoff

Well, now your objection to changing the name of a character seems kind of trivial.


Hey, you're the one who let the genie out of the bottle!

And I'm fine with that. But you're the one who objected.

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Joanne Neal wrote:
Don't know that one but it made me think of
George Peppard, Liam Neeson


It does? I'm not seeing the connection, but ...

Hannibal Smith, from "The A Team"

The connection was Dirk Benedict, who was in the original TV versions of both Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team.

On one of the DVDs from the first season of the new Battlestar Galactica, they had an interview with Dirk Benedict and Katee Sackhoff. Where did they meet?

At Starbuck's.
 
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Mike Simmons wrote:
The connection was Dirk Benedict, who was in the original TV versions of both Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team.


Oh, yeah. Where's that face plant emoticon? Here I'll use the brick wall instead:

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On one of the DVDs from the first season of the new Battlestar Galactica, they had an interview with Dirk Benedict and Katee Sackhoff. Where did they meet?

At Starbuck's.


Nice. Starbuck was also the first mate of the Pequod in Moby Dick, but I'll magnanimously grant that's a different character and so I left out Ethan Hawke. Supposedly, even that Starbuck is not the namesake for Starbucks, although the founders were fans of Moby Dick and they originally intended to call it Pequods.
 
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Mike Simmons wrote:
Henry Wong wrote:
* Andy Whitfield and Liam McIntyre, but to give an additional hint, I'll also mention Kirk Douglas

No Goran Visnjic?

Yeah, I guess we can skip that one. Carry on.



Okay, here's a harder one....

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kristy Swanson

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Henry Wong wrote:
Okay, here's a harder one....

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kristy Swanson


??? hard? really? I had that one figured out at "Sarah".

How about Boris Karloff and Peter Boyle?
 
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??? hard? really? I had that one figured out at "Sarah".


Then I am assuming that Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy is not hard either??? ....

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W. Joe Smith wrote:William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Richard Hurndall, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith..


Doctor Who?

This one might be a little bit obscure: Clint Eastwood & Toshiro Mifune.
 
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Henry Wong wrote:
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kristy Swanson


Buffy (the Vampire Slayer)

fred rosenberger wrote:
How about Boris Karloff and Peter Boyle?


Frankenstein's monster (That's Frahnk-en-steen!!!)

Stephan van Hulst wrote:
This one might be a little bit obscure: Clint Eastwood & Toshiro Mifune.


The guy from Yojimbo? I can't remember the character name, or the Eastwood movie name ... is it Fistful of Dollars? You could add Bruce Willis from, Dead Man ... Something ... Standing, Walking, Eating Cheerios?
 
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Greg Charles wrote:The guy from Yojimbo? I can't remember the character name, or the Eastwood movie name ... is it Fistful of Dollars?


Good job! I don't remember the name from the Yojimbo movie, but I'm pretty sure Clint Eastwood's character was "The man with no name".
 
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Henry Wong wrote:
fred rosenberger wrote:
??? hard? really? I had that one figured out at "Sarah".


Then I am assuming that Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy is not hard either??? ....

Henry

Not Xtremely hard, no.
 
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mike myers- Dr. Evil

or Dr Evil - MINI HIS
 
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A few more...

Ray Liotta - D. B. Sweeney
Burgess Meredith - Danny DeVito
Kevin Costner - Cary Elwes
Steve Martin - Marlon Brando
 
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Bob Reardon wrote:A few more...

Ray Liotta - D. B. Sweeney
Burgess Meredith - Danny DeVito
Kevin Costner - Cary Elwes
Steve Martin - Marlon Brando


I know 1 and 2...
Shoe-less Joe from Hannibal, Mo
The penguin
 
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Bob Reardon wrote:Burgess Meredith - Danny DeVito

The Penguin?

A few more:

Peter Cushing / Hugh Jackman
Michael Caine / Sylvester Stallone
Alanis Morissette / Morgan Freeman
 
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Matthew Brown wrote:
Bob Reardon wrote:Burgess Meredith - Danny DeVito

The Penguin?

A few more:

Peter Cushing / Hugh Jackman
Michael Caine / Sylvester Stallone
Alanis Morissette / Morgan Freeman


Matthew and Fred are correct

Alanis and Morgan both played God. Morgan in Bruce Almighty and Alanis in a Jay and Silent Bob movie whose name escapes me...
 
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Bob Reardon wrote:Alanis in a Jay and Silent Bob movie whose name escapes me...

Actually a Ben Afleck/Matt Damon movie (although Jay and Silent Bob were in it) - Dogma
 
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Joanne Neal wrote:
Bob Reardon wrote:Alanis in a Jay and Silent Bob movie whose name escapes me...

Actually a Ben Afleck/Matt Damon movie (although Jay and Silent Bob were in it) - Dogma


I stand corrected.
 
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Bob Reardon wrote:A few more...

Kevin Costner - Cary Elwes


Robin Hood
 
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Matthew Brown wrote:Peter Cushing / Hugh Jackman

Van Helsing
 
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Mike Simmons wrote:
Bob Reardon wrote:A few more...

Kevin Costner - Cary Elwes


Robin Hood


Correct! Prince of Thieves - Men in Tights.
 
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Bill Pullman / Balthazar Getty
 
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Matthew Brown wrote:Michael Caine / Sylvester Stallone

Carter. Jack Carter, according to Wikipedia (after remembering the title on my own). I never saw those films, though. Any good?

Some more:

Jennifer Lopez / Carla Gugino
Judi Dench / Cate Blanchett
John Huston / Ian McKellen
Brian Cox / Anthony Hopkins

On one of these I bent the rules - it's not quite what we usually mean by "acting".
 
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Judi Dench / Bernadette Peters
Penelope Cruz / Penelope Cruz
 
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Mike Simmons wrote:Carter. Jack Carter, according to Wikipedia (after remembering the title on my own). I never saw those films, though. Any good?

The original is. The less said about the remake the better.
 
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can I stretch the rules?

Angela Landsbury, Patti Lupone, and Helena Bonham Carter
 
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From one rule-stretcher to another: sure.

I recognized the source, but couldn't remember the character name.
 
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W. Joe Smith wrote:William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Richard Hurndall, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith..


Doctor Who?



Doctor Who is the show, the character was the Doctor, but I'll give it to you .
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:can I stretch the rules?

Angela Landsbury, Patti Lupone, and Helena Bonham Carter


Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd.

Another rule stretch: Helena Bonham Carter and Emma Watson.
 
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W. Joe Smith wrote:
fred rosenberger wrote:can I stretch the rules?

Angela Landsbury, Patti Lupone, and Helena Bonham Carter


Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd.


Not only could I not get this one, I can't even figure out how it is a rule stretch. (Especially since I never laid out any rules!)
 
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