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Mike Simmons
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Well, Sweeney Todd was originally a Broadway musical - that's what Angela Landsbury and later Patti LuPone starred in. Though it does turn out that both are listed in IMDB as TV movies, so that's a little closer to the sort of "actor" that has dominated the discussion in this thread thus far.
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John Ritter, Vincent Price, Robert Deniro, Gabriel Byrne, Peter Stormare among many others
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Mike Simmons wrote:Well, Sweeney Todd was originally a Broadway musical - that's what Angela Landsbury and later Patti LuPone starred in. Though it does turn out that both are listed in IMDB as TV movies, so that's a little closer to the sort of "actor" that has dominated the discussion in this thread thus far.


I included two Broadway actresses in my OP, so as far as I'm concerned, that's fair game, especially if the actor originated the role, or was otherwise famous for playing it.

OK, new rule: someone post some easier ones! I'm completely baffled at this point.
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Tim McGuire wrote:John Ritter, Vincent Price, Robert Deniro, Gabriel Byrne, Peter Stormare among many others

Probably Satan / Lucifier / the Devil. Though now I have to look up when Ritter did that. :)
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Greg Charles wrote:
Mike Simmons wrote:Well, Sweeney Todd was originally a Broadway musical - that's what Angela Landsbury and later Patti LuPone starred in. Though it does turn out that both are listed in IMDB as TV movies, so that's a little closer to the sort of "actor" that has dominated the discussion in this thread thus far.


I included two Broadway actresses in my OP, so as far as I'm concerned, that's fair game, especially if the actor originated the role, or was otherwise famous for playing it.


Ah, yes. Not to mention Yul Brynner. But I was thinking all those had been in movies as well -- in that, however, I was mistaken about Mary Martin. Oops.
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Greg Charles wrote:OK, new rule: someone post some easier ones! I'm completely baffled at this point.


I tried, but I got make fun of ... .... okay, how about....


Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender





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Henry Wong wrote:
Greg Charles wrote:OK, new rule: someone post some easier ones! I'm completely baffled at this point.


I tried, but I got make fun of ...


Only because you prefaced it with, "here's a hard one," and then asked about Buffy the Vampire Slayer on a nerd board.

Henry Wong wrote:
.... okay, how about....


Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender


Still too hard. I've never even heard of Michael Fassbender. Sounds like a made up name to me. Let's issue a name warning.
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Greg Charles wrote:
Henry Wong wrote:
.... okay, how about....


Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender


Still too hard. I've never even heard of Michael Fassbender. Sounds like a made up name to me. Let's issue a name warning.



To continue on the same pattern (meaning the answers are related to each other) ....


James Marsden and Tim Pocock
Rebecca Romijn (Stamos) and Jennifer Lawrence
January Jones and Tahyna Tozzi


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I think you're stuck in a rut, Henry.
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Greg Charles wrote:
Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender

Still too hard. I've never even heard of Michael Fassbender.

He's a German actor who's become quite well-known here in the last few years. I'd have guessed Rochester in Jane Eyre, but apparently Ian McKellen never played that role in a movie.


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Henry,

Your questions are X-tremely hard. maybe you should X-plain them?



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OK, here's an easy one. Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.
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Linda Lavin and Ellen Burstyn
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Henry Wong wrote:

Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender



I just watched these. MAGNETO
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Matthew Brown wrote:OK, here's an easy one. Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.


this reminds me of when trekkies posted easy questions to chatrooms and then ridiculed those who answered.
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Tim McGuire wrote:
Matthew Brown wrote:OK, here's an easy one. Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.


this reminds me of when trekkies posted easy questions to chatrooms and then ridiculed those who answered.


but..... these aren't the trekkies that you're looking for.... move along.

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trekkies or trekkers? There is a difference, from what I understand.
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Matthew Brown wrote:OK, here's an easy one. Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.


Ha! Obi Wan Kenobi

Ridicule away.


Tim McGuire wrote:Linda Lavin and Ellen Burstyn


Alice? I didn't realize, or possibly just don't remember, that those were supposed to be the same character.
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Joe Ess wrote:
Dennis Deems wrote:
Ulf Dittmer wrote:A bit more recent:

Brad Pitt, Edward Norton


Er, SPOILER ALERT ?


Can you spoil a movie that came out 13 years ago?

Yes.
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Seems like something the was much less spoilery before someone else drew attention to it. An example of the Streisand effect, I suppose.
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Michael Nyquist and Daniel Craig

Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando
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Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando

Don Corleone
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Edmund Gwenn and Richard Attenborough
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fred rosenberger wrote:Edmund Gwenn and Richard Attenborough

I've never heard of Edmund Gwenn so I'm going to take a guess based on films that Richard Attenborough was in that have been remade.
Pinkie from Brighton Rock ?
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Heath Ledger ~ Jack Nicholson
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Hussein Baghdadi wrote:Heath Ledger ~ Jack Nicholson

The Joker
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Joanne Neal wrote:
fred rosenberger wrote:Edmund Gwenn and Richard Attenborough

I've never heard of Edmund Gwenn so I'm going to take a guess based on films that Richard Attenborough was in that have been remade.
Pinkie from Brighton Rock ?

I think he's going for Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street; wasn't there a remake a few years ago starring Attenborough?
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a. Rosalind Russell, Bette Midler
b. Rosalind Russell, Lucille Ball
c. Rosalind Russell, Jack Lemmon
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Dennis Deems wrote:I think he's going for Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street; wasn't there a remake a few years ago starring Attenborough?

Okay. In that case (after a quick Google)

Richard Attenborough, Sam Riley
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Dennis Deems wrote:I think he's going for Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street; wasn't there a remake a few years ago starring Attenborough?

correct.

And by "a few years ago" you mean eighteen, right?
 
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