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Name the role shared by the pair of actors. Feel free to add more pairs too!

  • Jack Lemmon, Tony Randall
  • Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson
  • Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson
  • Yul Brynner, Chow Yun-fat
  • Margot Kidder, Teri Hatcher
  • Peter Ustinov, David Suchet
  • Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Montgomery
  • Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn
  • Mary Martin, Julie Andrews


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    A bit more recent:

    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton


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    Without googling, here's what I could get:

  • Jack Lemmon, Tony Randall
  • Felix Unger
  • Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson
  • Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson
  • Yul Brynner, Chow Yun-fat
  • The King of Siam
  • Margot Kidder, Teri Hatcher
  • Lois Lane
  • Peter Ustinov, David Suchet
  • Hercule Poirot*
  • Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Montgomery
  • Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn
  • Mary Martin, Julie Andrews



  • * Ustinov as Poirot was a travesty.
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  • Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson

  • Hamlet
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    Very good! You got all but four. Five counting Ulf's, but I can't get that one either.

    Hints:

    Elizabeth Montgomery is really only famous for one role.

    Mary Martin -- Julie Andrews -- Audrey Hepburn: you'll have to know something about Broadway shows.

    Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson: sailing, sailing!
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    Oh, of course: Samantha Stevens! I don't know how I missed that one.
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    Greg Charles wrote:Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson: sailing, sailing!


    Jack Aubrey then?

    [After googling: no, that was Russell Crowe I was thinking of.]
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    peter sellers - steve martin
    dick york - dick sargent
    steve mcqueen - pierce brosnan


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    Bert Bates wrote:peter sellers - steve martin
    dick york - dick sargent

    Clousseau
    Darren Stevens
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    steve mcqueen - pierce brosnan. Thomas Crown?
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    Ah, here's one that doubles as a double clue to Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn:

    Rex Harrison, Eddie Murphy
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    Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson
    Captain Bligh? [Edit...so close!]

    Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn
    Rex Harrison, Eddie Murphy
    Ah, they'll be a pair of Doolittles.
    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton
    And that's a bit of a trick question, if the answer is what I think

    Cate Blanchett & Miranda Richardson
    Linda Hamilton & Lena Headey
    Frank Langella & Anthony Hopkins
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    Amitab, Rajini, Sharukh, Ajith : ?
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    Matthew Brown wrote:Cate Blanchett & Miranda Richardson

    Is this a role that only these two actresses have played ?
    I'm thinking Elisabeth I, but there must be many actresses that could have been included - Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson, etc
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    Joanne Neal wrote:I'm thinking Elisabeth I, but there must be many actresses that could have been included - Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson, etc

    That's right. Thought I'd just choose two contrasting portrayals!
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    Ulf Dittmer wrote:A bit more recent:

    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton


    Tyler Durden in Fight Club - love that movie!

    Let's see, how about Edward Norton and Eric Bana?


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    How about Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig (and in some universes, David Niven)


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    Or Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale?
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    Joe Ess wrote:How about Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig (and in some universes, David Niven)

    Slightly less obvious would have been Bernard Lee, Robert Brown and Judi Dench.
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    Pamela Anderson Lee with anyone.? Show some mercy on actresses as well


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    Matthew Brown wrote:
    Joe Ess wrote:How about Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig (and in some universes, David Niven)

    Slightly less obvious would have been Bernard Lee, Robert Brown and Judi Dench.

    Maybe I was going for obvious
    I'm curious, is there any movie role that more actors have portrayed?
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    Joe Ess wrote:
    Matthew Brown wrote:
    Joe Ess wrote:How about Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig (and in some universes, David Niven)

    Slightly less obvious would have been Bernard Lee, Robert Brown and Judi Dench.

    Maybe I was going for obvious
    I'm curious, is there any movie role that more actors have portrayed?


    No movie role, but I can think of a TV role:

    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. There were actually multiple others playing pieces of this role, but these are regarded as the actual 11.


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    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colin Farrell
    Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp
    Frank Sinatra and George Clooney


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    Joe Ess wrote:I'm curious, is there any movie role that more actors have portrayed?

    Well, Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be the most often portrayed character, but I don't know how many separate actors have done it. A quick glance at http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0026631/ suggests quite a few, though!
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    fred rosenberger wrote:Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colin Farrell
    Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp
    Frank Sinatra and George Clooney


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    Willy Wonka
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    I would guess Tarzan is pretty high on the list as well.

    If you include actual historical characters, then the many appearances of Hitler in WWII movies (often briefly) could easily give him the #1 spot.
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    Matthew Brown wrote:
    Greg Charles wrote:
    Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn
    Rex Harrison, Eddie Murphy

    Ah, they'll be a pair of Doolittles.


    That's right. Harrison and Murphy both played Dr. Doolittle in movies. Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle on stage in My Fair Lady, but was replaced for the movie by Audrey Hepburn, who was a bigger star at the time. In both stage and screen though, the male lead, Henry Higgins was played by whom? Rex Harrison! Weird coincidence there.

    What goes around comes around though. Mary Martin played the role of Maria to great acclaim in the stage production of The Sound of Music, but was replaced for the movie by Julie Andrews.


    Matthew Brown wrote:
    Frank Langella & Anthony Hopkins


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    Matthew Brown wrote:
    Slightly less obvious would have been Bernard Lee, Robert Brown and Judi Dench.


    M, at least for Lee and Dench. I don't know Robert Brown. Add Edward Fox to the list though. He played M in Never Say Never.
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    Ulf Dittmer wrote:A bit more recent:

    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton


    Er, SPOILER ALERT ?
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    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?
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    Mary Martin, Julie Andrews

    -- Maria von Trapp???
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    Frank Silbermann wrote:Mary Martin, Julie Andrews

    -- Maria von Trapp???


    Right! Although, I gave that away a few posts up.


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

    Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson
    Linda Hamilton, Lena Headey
    Amitab, Rajini, Sharukh, Ajith (we may need a hint here)
    Edward Norton, Eric Bana


    (I'm not counting the ones where the answer was implied to be too obvious to merit posting: Superman, Batman, and Dr. Who.)

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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.

    Greg Charles wrote:Linda Hamilton, Lena Headey

    Sarah Connor, The Terminator etc

    Greg Charles wrote:Edward Norton, Eric Bana


    This left off Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, and (now) Mark Ruffalo.
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    Greg Charles wrote:Linda Hamilton, Lena Headey


    Not hard to find out if you eyeball their Wikipedia articles (which I'm assuming is not kosher in this thread), but it would be a lot easier if they ever got that Semantic Web idea off the ground.
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    W. Joe Smith wrote:
    fred rosenberger wrote:Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colin Farrell
    Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp
    Frank Sinatra and George Clooney


    Douglas Quaid
    Willy Wonka
    Danny Ocean



    They are remaking "Total Recall"? How did I not know that?

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


    Not hard to find out if you eyeball their Wikipedia articles (which I'm assuming is not kosher in this thread), but it would be a lot easier if they ever got that Semantic Web idea off the ground.


    Wait, really? Who would need to look at Wikipedia for that? What kind of geeks are you?

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    Mike Simmons wrote:Wait, really? Who would need to look at Wikipedia for that? What kind of geeks are you?


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    Mike Simmons wrote:
    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)


    Mike Simmons wrote:
    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?

    Mike Simmons wrote:
    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.
     
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