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Looknsee Photography
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Portland, Oregon, US


I just saw a picture of Harrison Ford, and it struck me that he brought to life two iconic movie roles:  Hans Solo and Indiana Jones.

I can't think of any other actor that had more than one iconic role (in multiple films).  Are there any?
Nov 16 12 01:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Brando?

Apocalypse Now and The Godfather.
Nov 16 12 01:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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T-D-L
Posts: 9,979
Los Angeles, California, US


Most iconic roles IMO aren't going to be part of trilogies.  With the exception of the Godfather that is.  But Deniro, Pacino, Walken, Freeman, Oldman, etc are a couple off the top of my head who've done it multiple times just not in trilogies.

Edited to list films/roles:

Deniro:
Mean Streets - Johnny
Godfather - Corleone
Taxi Driver - (crazy dude, forgot name)
Heat - Neil MacCaulley
Raging Bull - Jake Lamotta
Casino - Sam
Goodfellas - Conway
Cape Fear -

Pacino:
Dog Day Afternoon - Sonny
Heat - Vincent Hannah
Scent of a Woman - Col. Slade
Glengarry Glen Ross - Ricky Roma
Godfather - Don Corleone

Walken:
Suicide Kings: Charlie
Deer Hunter: Nick
Pulp Fiction: Koons
True Romance:

Freeman:
Se7en: Det. Sommerset
Shawshank Redemption: Red
Unforgiven - Ned
Lucky Number Slevin - The Boss
Lean on Me: Principal Clark

Oldman:
The Professional: Det. Stansfield
The Fifth Element: Zorg
Harry Potter films: Sirius Black
Dracula: Dracula/Vlad Tepes
Sid and Nancy: Sid
Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy: Smiley

Kevin Spacey:
The Usual Suspects: Keyser Soze/Verbal Kint
Se7en: The killer
LA Confidential: Det. Vincenzes
American Beauty: (forgot his name)
Glengarry Glen Ross: Williamson
Nov 16 12 02:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Le_Demimonde
Posts: 100
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Umm, Robert Di Niro:

Too Many To List
Nov 16 12 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cherrystone
Posts: 35,195
Columbus, Ohio, US


Andialu wrote:
Brando?

Apocalypse Now and The Godfather.

I think you could add Stanley & Terry to his list.

DeNiro, Stewart, Bogie, Pacino and a few others come to mind aslo.

Nov 16 12 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Le_Demimonde
Posts: 100
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Clarke Gable

Paul Newman

George C. Scott

Jimmy Stewart

Rod Steiger

Sidney Portier

Sharon Stone

Michael Douglas

Meryl Streep

Johnny Depp

Brad Pitt

Sharon Stone

Edit: Sharon Stone
Nov 16 12 02:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,065
Hayward, California, US


pacino was in scarface and the godfather. 

whats his face was in rambo and rocky
Nov 16 12 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rick Dupuis Photography
Posts: 6,821
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


John Wayne: Rooster Cogburn twice and Sergeant Stryker
Clint Eastwood: Dirty Harry multiple times
Nov 16 12 02:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,406
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


Can you guys list these iconic roles instead of just the names of prolific actors.

Other then Brando I don't think anyone else is an iconic character in the godfather trilogy. At least not anywhere near Harrison Ford or Brando.

Stallone fits  well with Rambo and Rocky
Nov 16 12 02:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,065
Hayward, California, US


Dan K Photography wrote:
Can you guys list these iconic roles instead of just the names of prolific actors.

Other then Brando I don't think anyone else is an iconic character in the godfather trilogy. At least not anywhere near Harrison Ford or Brando.

Stallone fits  well with Rambo and Rocky

Michael Corleone isn't iconic?!

Nov 16 12 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,406
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


Damon Banner wrote:
Michael Corleone isn't iconic?!

nope. What is it that comes to mind when you think of Michael Corleone the character that says Icon to you?

When People think of The Godfather the first things most would bring up is Brando and "make him an off he can't refuse" and horsehead in bed.

Great movie, great performance by many including of course Pacino. Michael iconic? I don't think so.

I would say  Tony Montana (Scarface) is Iconic.

Nov 16 12 05:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,065
Hayward, California, US


Dan K Photography wrote:

nope. What is it that comes to mind when you think of Michael Corleone the character that says Icon to you?

When People think of The Godfather the first things most would bring up is Brando and "make him an off he can't refuse" and horsehead in bed.

That isn't the first thing I think of when I hear "the godfather."   I think of his... coronation at the end of 1.   Right after he lied to his wife.


Or this scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDlBLvc3YE

Nov 16 12 05:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,406
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


Damon Banner wrote:

That isn't the first thing I think of when I hear "the godfather."   I think of his... coronation at the end of 1.   Right after he lied to his wife.


Or this scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDlBLvc3YE

Iconic scenes not character.

Nov 16 12 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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SPRINGHEEL
Posts: 37,712
Gibraltar, Michigan, US


Hans Solo lol
Nov 16 12 06:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eastfist
Posts: 3,460
Green Bay, Wisconsin, US


Ahnuld it distinctively The Terminator and Conan.  All his other characters were generic, in hindsight.
Nov 16 12 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Garry k
Posts: 26,412
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Looknsee Photography wrote:
I just saw a picture of Harrison Ford, and it struck me that he brought to life two iconic movie roles:  Hans Solo and Indiana Jones.

I can't think of any other actor that had more than one iconic role (in multiple films).  Are there any?

I think you missed Blade Runner but I am not sure that Harrison would care

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/harisson-ford-indiana-jones-han-solo.jpg

Nov 16 12 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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R80
Posts: 2,567
Marceline, Missouri, US


Rick Dupuis Photography wrote:
John Wayne: Rooster Cogburn twice and Sergeant Stryker
Clint Eastwood: Dirty Harry multiple times

Hell man, you forgot Eastwood as "the man with no name."

We outta hang ya high for that one...pardner.

Nov 16 12 09:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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DarrylPascoePhotography
Posts: 451
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


T-D-L wrote:
Kevin Spacey:
The Usual Suspects: Keyser Soze/Verbal Kint

my favorite movie.....love it.

Nov 16 12 09:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Z_Photo
Posts: 6,849
Huntsville, Alabama, US


peter o'toole
lawrence of arabia
becket
the lion in winter
the ruling class
the stuntman

bogart
casablanca
the african queen
treasure of the sierra madre

and what about bond.  james bond
Nov 16 12 09:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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DarrylPascoePhotography
Posts: 451
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Mike Myers lol Austin Powers and FAT BASTARD lmaooo
Nov 16 12 10:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
Posts: 31,647
Lodi, California, US


Dustin Hoffman - Ratso Rizzo, Raymond Babbit, Ben Braddock

Mark Hamill - Fluke Starbucker

Carrie Fisher - Leia

Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry, Blondie/the Mysterious Rider (all those spaghetti westerns)

Marlon Brando - The Wild One, Stanley, Vito Corleone, Colonel Kurtz

Martin Sheen - Captain Willard, President Bartlett
Nov 16 12 10:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Let There Be Light
Posts: 7,657
Los Angeles, California, US


Dan K Photography wrote:

nope. What is it that comes to mind when you think of Michael Corleone the character that says Icon to you?

When People think of The Godfather the first things most would bring up is Brando and "make him an off he can't refuse" and horsehead in bed.

You think of Michael Corleone as the anchor character who connects all three movies.  Brando was only in the first Godfather movie.

Nov 16 12 11:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tropic Light
Posts: 7,006
Kailua, Hawaii, US


How's about Anthony Hopkins?

Quasimodo?
Richard Nixon?
Adolf Hitler?
Hannibal Lector?
Nov 17 12 12:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Right Poes
Posts: 798
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


Hugo Weaving
Agent Smith, Elenrod, Red Skull

Sir Ian McKellen
Magneto, Gandolf
Nov 17 12 02:43 am  Link  Quote 
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London Fog
Posts: 6,218
London, England, United Kingdom


T-D-L wrote:
Most iconic roles IMO aren't going to be part of trilogies.  With the exception of the Godfather that is.  But Deniro, Pacino, Walken, Freeman, Oldman, etc are a couple off the top of my head who've done it multiple times just not in trilogies.

Edited to list films/roles:

Deniro:
Mean Streets - Johnny
Godfather - Corleone
Taxi Driver - (crazy dude, forgot name)
Heat - Neil MacCaulley
Raging Bull - Jake Lamotta
Casino - Sam
Goodfellas - Conway
Cape Fear -

Pacino:
Dog Day Afternoon - Sonny
Heat - Vincent Hannah
Scent of a Woman - Col. Slade
Glengarry Glen Ross - Ricky Roma
Godfather - Don Corleone

Walken:
Suicide Kings: Charlie
Deer Hunter: Nick
Pulp Fiction: Koons
True Romance:

Freeman:
Se7en: Det. Sommerset
Shawshank Redemption: Red
Unforgiven - Ned
Lucky Number Slevin - The Boss
Lean on Me: Principal Clark

Oldman:
The Professional: Det. Stansfield
The Fifth Element: Zorg
Harry Potter films: Sirius Black
Dracula: Dracula/Vlad Tepes
Sid and Nancy: Sid
Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy: Smiley

Kevin Spacey:
The Usual Suspects: Keyser Soze/Verbal Kint
Se7en: The killer
LA Confidential: Det. Vincenzes
American Beauty: (forgot his name)
Glengarry Glen Ross: Williamson

What a fantastic list, couldn;t have put any better than this...awesome!

Nov 17 12 03:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Axioma
Posts: 6,665
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


Jack Nicholson!
as the Joker, in one flew over the cuckoo's nest and of course as Jack Torrance in the shining
Nov 17 12 04:07 am  Link  Quote 
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