A single role or film can change an actor’s life and career forever. It can either make or break them, and in some cases it can do both. We will always remember the actors on this list for their portrayals of some of the most crazy, loveable, and influential characters in TV and film, for better or for worse.
Check out our list of 15 Career-Defining Movie Roles We Will Always Remember
Tyler Perry as Madea
Tyler Perry is known for two things: being a one man brand and starring as his greatest character creation Madea. The all-in-one filmmaker has had 15 completed roles in feature films and 8 of them are Madea, the trash talking-wisecracking-gun toting-bible beating walking contradiction of an old lady who has a knack for protecting her own and taking in strays. She’s a character the public knows well. So well, in fact, it’s hard to separate Madea from Tyler Perry and to take Perry seriously in anything that’s not a Tyler Perry movie.