It’s hard to imagine anyone else playing the roles these celebrities made famous on the big screen. Their performances, from action stars to comedy legends, left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide.
The actors often define characters in movies and TV series. While various actors may play characters, one actor always manages to best fit a character’s shoes, and audiences couldn’t envision anybody else in the part. Some celebrities created iconic roles in movies that are irreplaceable. These roles helped make these actors and actresses into movie stars. While some of these roles may have been small, they left a lasting impression on audiences.
Here are some examples of celebrities who starred in unforgettable roles.
1. Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
2. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones
3. Hugh Laurie as Dr. House
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator
5. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
6. Christopher Lloyd as Doc in Back to the Future
7. Tim Curry as Frank N Furter
8. Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams
9. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn
10. Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice
11. Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley
12. Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge
13. Heath Ledger as the Joker
14. Jack Nicholson in the Shining
15. Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka
16. Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride
17. Jim Carrey in The Mask
18. Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad
19. Jody Foster as Clarice Starling
20. Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin
21. Ron Pearlman as Hellboy
22. Christopher Lee as basically anything.
23. Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator
24. Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier
25. Danny Trejo as Machete
26. Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds
27. Steve Carrell as Michael Scott
28. Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson
29. James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
30. Kelsey Grammer, Frasier Crane
31. John C. McGinley as Dr. Cox
32. Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute
33. Ronald Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket
34. Catherin O’Hara as Moira Rose
35. Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
36. Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
37. Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean
38. RDJ for Iron Man, the man was Tony Stark
39. Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
40. Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
41. Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump
The people who inhabit the world of movies make up a special breed. They’re not just actors but also characters and icons we have known and loved for generations. So it’s no surprise that many celebrities go on to create iconic roles in films time after time again—and these are some of them!
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