Actors who just ''play themselves?''

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#1 skywalker95  Online

Which actors do you think, no matter the role, just play themselves?

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#2  Edited By RedHood_JayTodd

Dwayne “The Overrated” Johnson - He’s a great and cool guy outside of acting but he’s a sub par actor who shouldn’t have gotten half the roles he’s been in. Overrated as an actor. I was always more impressed with The Rock as a wrestler than as an actor.

Kevin Hart - the most obvious here. Truly plays the same exact character no matter what movie or role it is. I cannot distinguish any of his roles whatsoever. He’s an awesome dude and comedian but a not-so-good actor.

Nicolas Cage - kinda tired of Cage tbh. He’s just flat out boring and dull now. He was a decent Ghost Rider though and I liked the brief moments he was the villain in Face/Off.

Will Smith - Smith is my favorite actor of all time who usually plays himself which I generally enjoy. I enjoy Will playing himself in almost every role because he’s a great actor in general.

Jon Bernthal - a one dimensional actor overall but he is the best Punisher and was decent as Shane from Walking Dead...and a cool dude.

Vin Diesel - I’ve enjoyed all of his movies but Diesel just needs to play more diverse and better quality roles. His talent has been underutilized because I think he can do so much better. He’s a terrific actor with the material he’s given.

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Will Smith

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Ryan Reynolds with a few exceptions but I'm ok with that.

@redhood_jaytodd said:

Dwayne “The Overrated” Johnson

I'm kinda sick of him. Not that he's bad but his range is limited and they keep trying to fit him into roles that call for something different. Like the common man roll. Sorry he just doesn't fit that.

This will piss people off on this site but he's not a right fit for Black Adam either. Nor is he for Doc Savage.

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@dernman: Dwayne is a good dude with a good heart who is prone to accepting roles that require his huge build and perfect man image. Hence why he's always the strong arm. Is he the right fit for Black Adam? We don't know because the movie hasn't come out yet.

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Ryan Reynolds but more accurately he is only good at playing himself.

RDJ - he just adjusts how manic he is.

Nick Cage - everything is the same

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@baldur_odinson said:

@dernman: Dwayne is a good dude with a good heart who is prone to accepting roles that require his huge build and perfect man image. Hence why he's always the strong arm. Is he the right fit for Black Adam? We don't know because the movie hasn't come out yet.

I like him just as much as the next guy (even if I'm sick of him in roles he shouldn't be in) but that doesn't change anything. Many of his roles he wasn't right for. You don't have to watch Black Adam to know he doesn't fit the role. Black Adam is an ancient Egyptian with a certain personality. The Rock isn't that. He doesn't look like the role not have the aura of the role.

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Johnny Depp is the antithesis to this whole thread.

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Johnny Depp is the antithesis to this whole thread.

And Christian Bale.

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@ninetoadclown said:

Ryan Reynolds but more accurately he is only good at playing himself.

RDJ - he just adjusts how manic he is.

Nick Cage - everything is the same

Johnny Depp is the antithesis to this whole thread.

And Gary Oldman

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I don't have an issue with most of the people who just "play themselves", nor do I agree with all the actors who get labeled that way. I disagree with Will Smith. I disagree with RDJ and think too many people are only familiar with him in the Iron Man era. I have zero issue with The Rock. I enjoy him and his films for the most part, and he seems like a genuinely great dude. Don't know why he gets so much hate here. Anyway, names:

  • Jason Statham most times (though I have no issues watching one of his movies; I know what I'm getting)
  • Vin Diesel most times (same as the Statham take)
  • Mark Wahlberg most times
  • Kevin Hart
  • Adam Sandler most times

I might be forgetting a couple. The only person who "plays themselves" that I really find hard to enjoy now is Nicholas Cage. I also can't ever take Tom Cruise seriously, but that's a different matter...

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I heard that David Carradine died playing himself

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Dwayne Johnson

Seth Rogen

Jason Statham

At this point Anthony Hopkins

Mark Wahlberg

Ryan Reynolds

RObert Downey Jr.

Kevin Hart

Vin Diesel

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Johnny Depp is the antithesis to this whole thread.

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#17  Edited By WolverineBatmanFTW  Online

@dernman said:

This will piss people off on this site but he's not a right fit for Black Adam either.

I agree with this. Johnson lacks the intensity, the presence needed for Black Adam. He doesn't have that sense of regality either.

I know physically he isn't a fit, but I always thought Arnold Vosloo (the guy who played Imhotep in The Mummy) would have been a great choice acting-wise.

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@dernman said:

This will piss people off on this site but he's not a right fit for Black Adam either.

I agree with this. Johnson lacks the intensity, the presence needed for Black Adam. He doesn't have that sense of regality either.

I know physically he isn't a fit, but I always thought Arnold Vosloo (the guy who played Imhotep in The Mummy) would have been a great choice acting-wise.

I agree. I loved him voicing Adam in Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam.

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@wolverinebatmanftw said:
@dernman said:

This will piss people off on this site but he's not a right fit for Black Adam either.

I agree with this. Johnson lacks the intensity, the presence needed for Black Adam. He doesn't have that sense of regality either.

I know physically he isn't a fit, but I always thought Arnold Vosloo (the guy who played Imhotep in The Mummy) would have been a great choice acting-wise.

I agree. I loved him voicing Adam in Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam.

Yeah, and I honestly think he'd be perfect if he buffed up. Even his face looks kinda like Adam's.

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Who cares.

aslong as they got enough ppl enjoying seeing them playing themselfs in different movies.

so either ignore their movies if you dont like it because there are enough other movies and actors or go protest against them😂

i mean , what exactly is there to talk about here? you can debate pointless stuff from time to time but there are things that are so pointless , might aswell talk about what socks the rock wears while filming.

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#21  Edited By WolverineBatmanFTW  Online

@arthur_morgan said:

Who cares.

aslong as they got enough ppl enjoying seeing them playing themselfs in different movies.

so either ignore their movies if you dont like it because there are enough other movies and actors or go protest against them😂

i mean , what exactly is there to talk about here? you can debate pointless stuff from time to time but there are things that are so pointless , might aswell talk about what socks the rock wears while filming.

What exactly is your problem? You've always got this bullshit superior attitude, and it's really starting to get on my nerves. You act as though you're some grand f***ing saviour of humanity who only discusses the most important things in the world, whilst in all likelihood, you do nothing in reality.

People like to talk about film and actors, especially if they feel like a certain artist is wasting their own talent. There's nothing wrong with that. Your pompous, condescending garbage is petulant and unnecessary.

If you don't think its important, then what the f**k are you even doing here? Jesus Christ, we get it, you're the great all-wise sage who's above any and all discussion about this sort of topic. So why not just leave it alone instead of patronizing everybody?

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@arthur_morgan said:

Who cares.

aslong as they got enough ppl enjoying seeing them playing themselfs in different movies.

so either ignore their movies if you dont like it because there are enough other movies and actors or go protest against them😂

i mean , what exactly is there to talk about here? you can debate pointless stuff from time to time but there are things that are so pointless , might aswell talk about what socks the rock wears while filming.

What exactly is your problem? You've always got this bullshit superior attitude, and it's really starting to get on my nerves. You act as though you're some grand f***ing saviour of humanity who only discusses the most important things in the world, whilst in all likelihood, you do nothing in reality.

People like to talk about film and actors, especially if they feel like a certain artist is wasting their own talent. There's nothing wrong with that. Your pompous, condescending garbage is petulant and unnecessary.

If you don't think its important, they what the f**k are you even doing here? Jesus Christ, we get it, you're the great all-wise sage who's above any and all discussion about this sort of topic. So why not just leave it alone instead of patronizing everybody?

damn

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#23  Edited By Arthur_Morgan

@wolverinebatmanftw: chill , madboy.

Google lied to me , i typed “pointless“in german and the word “Zwecklos“ was result and not “wrong“.🤔

Pretty sure you dont know what superior means.

pompous, too.

or maybe google lied to you , too😂

Going by your logic , why the f**k are you anywhere ? thats one of the dumbest logic ever.

Some guy is here because he thinks the rock sucks or maybe not and i am here because i think its pointless.

A little advice , dont come at some1 with an argument he can simply use against you.

so if you think there are ppl that like to talk about it than why the f**k do you get mad about a random guy on the internet instead simply ignore him? did my comment force them? jesus christ , we get it , you dont care for humanity and big problems , so keep scrolling down.

What a noob.

its like owning noobs on CoD.😂

And you mad like them, too😂

let me grind on your nerves some more😏😂😂

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#24  Edited By Arthur_Morgan

but ok, lets talk about it.

i think the rock cant play roles that are too different character wise, he is the type of actor that doesnt fit them and producer‘s look for fitting actors and not pick random ppl.

ok, i am sorry and i promise to forget about saving shit for a moment , pretty sure ppl can dodge war and survive alittle bit longer while starving for now and concentrate on the rock being a average actor with no interesting actor career past basic cool guy whatsoever 😂

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Surprised nobody hasn't mentioned Samuel L. Jackson.

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Literally everyone mentioned.

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RDJ since Iron Man 1

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Are they playing themselves or have they been typecasted.

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Daniel Day Lewis

Meryl Streep

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#32  Edited By WolverineBatmanFTW  Online

@barretstrife said:

Daniel Day Lewis

Meryl Streep

Lol wut. DDL is the antithesis to this question.

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there's a ton out here

but there's some play themselves in a good way like RDJ

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#34 skywalker95  Online

Are they playing themselves or have they been typecasted.

By ''playing themselves'' it means their personality off screen is very similar to their personality on screen. Actors like RDJ, Ryan Reynolds, Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Aniston etc. Their personalities in interviews, press conferences, talk shows etc is the same as the characters they're portraying.

Typecasting just means when actors are just known for one specific genre and rarely go beyond that. E.G. John Wayne in several western films, Arnie, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme in action films, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn Will Ferrell in comedy films etc.

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Daniel Day Lewis

Meryl Streep

GTFO! Neither of them play themselves.

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