It would be nice to think that every Hollywood actor is a versatile, chameleon-like performer along the lines of a Daniel Day Lewis or Robert De Niro. In actuality, the vast majority tend to play the same characters over and over and over again. To help break your silver screen sense of Déjà vu, here is a guide to 15 performers who play the same parts again and again.
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On the whole, Clint Eastwood has been playing a variation of two different types of characters the majority of his career. During his Western period, he mostly fell back on “The Man With No Name” archetype that made him a star thanks to A Fistful of Dollars and its ensuing trilogy. Eventually, the character type was retired after the release of Eastwood’s Academy Award winning film Unforgiven. Nowadays the actor continues to fall back on his Dirty Harry archetype—the gruff, grouchy, antisocial but morally upstanding man of action. This “grumpy old badass” has characterized his recent performances in everything from Million Dollar Baby to The Trouble With The Curve.