They were prophesied great fame, but... Five actors who became "hostages" of one image. Photo
Getting used to a particular role is an extremely difficult task that requires great professionalism, but sometimes it happens that actors and actresses are so talented at transforming themselves into their character that they become literally one with him or her. Thus, no matter how many successful and striking films they appear in after the same "star" role, the audience will forever associate the artist with that very character.
For example, there is hardly a person who is not familiar with the charismatic Mr. Bean. But not everyone knows the name of the actor Rowan Atkinson, who gave the world this colorful character. Today, OBOZREVATEL offers to talk about talented filmmakers who have become hostages to one image.
Since we're talking about Mr. Bean, let's start with him. The first episode of the show, which tells the story of the adventures of a funny Englishman, was released in 1990. The funny episodes gathered more than 20 million viewers. For Rowan Atkinson, this role was a great success, but at the same time a real "curse", because he could not get out of the image of a not very smart red-tie good guy.
Samantha Jones has become a real icon for the fans of the cult TV series Sex and the City, a guru in sexual matters and simply one of the most striking characters in the project. Despite the difficulties in her relationship with the main actress Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall brilliantly coped with the role of Carrie Bradshaw's friend. In addition to the series, the actress's filmography includes about a hundred films and TV movies, as well as many theater roles. However, for the public, Cattrall will forever remain the heartthrob Samantha.
Tobey Maguire's career began in 1993 with the movie Life of This Guy with Robert De Niro. At that time, the young actor was only 18 years old. However, the movie did not bring much success to the celebrity, like many other subsequent projects. But the real fame came to Maguire thanks to the cult superhero trilogy Spider-Man, where he played the lead role. The last installment was released in 2007. Since then, no matter how talented the actor has been in other projects, most viewers call him Peter Parker.
The first film of the Alien trilogy was released back in 1979, and after its premiere Sigourney Weaver could safely call herself a world-class star. The role of Ellen Ripley brought her many awards and nominations, including an Oscar. After that, the actress had dozens more successful films in her career, but she was never able to surpass her own success in the cult films about alien invaders - for most people, Weaver was and remains Lieutenant Ripley. However, a new generation of moviegoers associate the actress more with Grace Augustine, the head of the Avatar program in the cult fantasy of the same name.
Hugh Laurie was offered to star in a long-running TV show about the misanthropic doctor Gregory House back in 2004, . This role helped the British actor wake up to become truly famous. World fame and two Golden Globes, and with them a direct association with Dr. House, which Laurie still can't get rid of.
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