Sometimes an actor is so associated with a particular role that it is difficult to imagine anyone else ever playing the same role. However, even some of the most iconic roles in Hollywood history were played by someone else before and/or after the role became famous. (Read about actors who turned down iconic roles.)
To determine the list of different actors who played the same character, 24/7 Tempo used information from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), as well as ratings from other sources and media sites.. This is not intended to be a definitive list. Television films and series, as well as Broadway musicals, were excluded. Only films with the same or very similar plots were considered, so the James Bond, Star Trek or X-Men franchises, among others, were excluded.
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It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Anthony Perkins playing Norman Bates in Psycho. However, Vince Vaughn took up the challenge in the reboot, 38 years after the original. Rosalind Russell has played many memorable film roles, but she is perhaps best known for her role as the indomitable, slutty socialite “Mame.” TV star Lucille Ball tried her hand at film 16 years later, in 1974.These are actors who are always the same type.)
Charlton Heston was best known as Judas Ben-Hur in the epic film Ben-Hur, but he was only the second actor to play the role in a feature film, after Raymond Novarro in 1925. Heston was not the last. how Jack Huston wore sandals for the role in 2016. Humphrey Bogart played the cynical and bumbling Sam Spade in 1941’s The Maltese Falcon, but Ricardo Cortez played the hardboiled detective on screen 10 years earlier.