Many actors in Hollywood have a reputation of being capable of playing a variety of roles, and winning prestigious awards for doing it. But there are also plenty of actors who have delivered such an outstanding performance playing a particular character that they are now typically only cast to play one type of role. (Here, on the other hand, are actors who turned down iconic roles.)
These actors are what is known in the industry as “typecast,” which basically means that in every movie or TV appearance they play a similar role. Most actors probably want to break out of the mold and show they have range but casting directors have the final say.
To compile a list of actors who are constantly typecast 24/7 Tempo reviewed online entertainment magazines and other media publications.
Click here to see 44 actors who are always typecast
Entertainment is, first and foremost, a business and people in it have a tendency to measure the bankability of an actor based on stereotypical traits. Some by design and some by accident, prolific A-list stars have been subjects of typecasting over many years, with varying degrees of success. Some have become among the most bankable actors of the 21st century.
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