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Old 08 August 2018, 02:16 PM
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Okay, I'll play (a little)

Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry, definitely
Michael Caine - Alfie
Richard Dean Anderson - MacGyver

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Old 08 August 2018, 02:24 PM
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Roy Scheider = Sherrif Martin Brody

Jamie Lee Curtis = Laurie Strode

I'm sure our British members will disagree, but High Laurie will always be Dr. Gregory House.
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Old 08 August 2018, 02:53 PM
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I'm sure our British members will disagree, but High Laurie will always be Dr. Gregory House.
Damn tootin, He’s George. (Either 3rd or Lt.)
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Old 08 August 2018, 02:54 PM
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What about Richard Dreyfuss?

To me his is Roy Neary from Close Encounters but equally Hooper from Jaws.
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Old 08 August 2018, 03:20 PM
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I'm not sure why, but I think that if someone is to have an iconic role, it must also work in reverse. That that role must have one and only one iconic actor.
But then we have Doctor Who. Sure, you may say it was Tom Baker, but David Tennant is the one with more exposure. The third most famous nemesis of the Doctor (The Master) also is known for at least three different portrayals (Delgado, Ainley and Simm, even if Derek Jacobi did play two different incarnations).

Also, there was an iconic Fitzwilliam Darcy for fifty years before Colin Firth made the part his own (Grandpa preferred Olivier). Leslie Howard was Henry Higgins thirty years before Rex Harrison. We have three actors known for playing Batman (and one more known for voicing him). Hell, the earliest of those actors has three co-stars known for playing Catwoman.
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Old 08 August 2018, 03:31 PM
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Yeah, I don't think it makes sense to make it go both ways. George Reeves was Superman. So was Christopher Reeve. If the question is who had the most iconic portrayal of Superman, you can have a single answer. If the question is what was the actor's most iconic role, it might be one where they are not even in the running for most iconic portrayal.
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Old 08 August 2018, 05:50 PM
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What about Richard Dreyfuss?

To me his is Roy Neary from Close Encounters but equally Hooper from Jaws.
Not Mr Holland? I wouldn't think Hooper just because he wasn't the main character there.

Edit: especially since he can't go slow ahead.
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Old 08 August 2018, 06:28 PM
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I'm sure our British members will disagree, but High Laurie will always be Dr. Gregory House.
Hi, Laurie!

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Damn tootin, He’s George. (Either 3rd or Lt.)
Actually, he's Bertie Wooster, and I saw that without ever having seen Jeeves & Wooster.

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Old 08 August 2018, 06:29 PM
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Charlton Heston - “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”

But he’s probably be most remembered for Ben Hur.
Actually I tend to think of "Let my people go!" Though the "stinky paws" line is close, along with "You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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Old 08 August 2018, 06:30 PM
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Yeah, I don't think it makes sense to make it go both ways. George Reeves was Superman. So was Christopher Reeve. If the question is who had the most iconic portrayal of Superman, you can have a single answer. If the question is what was the actor's most iconic role, it might be one where they are not even in the running for most iconic portrayal.
Yeah, Roger Moore is certainly best known for James Bond, but very few would argue that he's the James Bond.
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Old 08 August 2018, 07:15 PM
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Actually I tend to think of "Let my people go!"
Ugh, the Bible epics of the mid-20th century were just horrible, though. It’s no wonder people have this notion of the Bible as an affirmation of 1950s American values (or at least the rose-colored glasses version of those values, never mind those marginalized minority and female populations) in spite of everything it actually says, particularly in the Old Testament featured prominently in The Ten Commandments. I mean, the producer even had to get out in front of that film and tap dance around the stage trying to explain how The Exodus story totally endorses American Democracy as opposed to communism (he’s half right, it is actually in opposition to both ideologies, preferring a patriarchal theocracy).

And don’t even get me started on Quo Vadis.

Ben Hur wasn’t so bad (helps that the main character is a 19th century conjuring and the action mostly takes place on the periphery of the biblical story, rather than being deeply rooted in it) but I can’t think of a memorable Heston line on the spot, so I’ll conclude by throwing my vote in for Planet of the Apes with an honorable mention for his appearance (especially his archival footage with his ubiquitous "from my cold dead hands” line) in Bowling for Columbine.
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Old 09 August 2018, 02:21 AM
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What do you think for Ahnold? Terminator?
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Old 09 August 2018, 05:09 AM
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What do you think for Ahnold? Terminator?

Works for me.

Are we learning yet???
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What do you think for Ahnold? Terminator?
Well especially since they were calling him The Govinator.
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Old 09 August 2018, 02:37 PM
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Yeah, Roger Moore is certainly best known for James Bond, but very few would argue that he's the James Bond.
Stuff and Nonsense. For a whole generation he was “The” James bond. I think in surveys the top two rankings are usually pretty evenly split between Moore and Connery.
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Old 09 August 2018, 03:43 PM
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IMDB user poll - Moore is 4th behind Connery, Craig, and Brosnan.
The Guardian reader poll - same order as above.
CBS poll - Moore is 3rd behind Connery and Brosnan.
Buzzfeed poll - same as IMDB.
YouGov poll - same order as CBS, with the caveat that the highest votes were "no favorite".

Those are all polls from this decade. I think what you say may have been true once, but it isn't any moore.
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Old 09 August 2018, 05:02 PM
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Bruce Willis is obviously John McClain.

And while I think Moore might not be the most popular Bond, Bond still is his most iconic role- I'd have to actually look up his filmography before I could name a non-Bond role of his.
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Old 09 August 2018, 05:23 PM
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Honestly, I hear/read "Roger Moore" and my mind goes straight to, "Roger and Me, directed by Michael Moore" before coming back to, "Wait, wrong guy, I think he was one of the Bonds." So, yeah, I'm gonna have to agree with Roger Moore = James Bond, but James Bond != Roger Moore (it's a nontransitive association).
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Old 09 August 2018, 06:33 PM
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For those of us who remember, Roger Moore is Beau Maverick.

Speaking of which... James Garner is Rockford first, then Maverick.

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