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Movie Character to Actor #2

Can you name the actors who portrayed these famous movie characters?
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Last updated: December 30, 2019
First submittedMarch 17, 2013
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Character
Actor
Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Alec Guinness
Ewan McGregor
Katniss Everdeen
Jennifer Lawrence
Hannibal Lecter
Anthony Hopkins
Forrest Gump
Tom Hanks
John McClane
Bruce Willis
Danny Ocean
Frank Sinatra
George Clooney
Character
Actor
Jack Torrance
Jack Nicholson
Derek Zoolander
Ben Stiller
Jason Bourne
Matt Damon
Jerry Maguire
Tom Cruise
Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts
Mary Poppins
Julie Andrews
Emily Blunt
Harry Callahan
Clint Eastwood
Peter Venkman
Bill Murray
Character
Actor
Dirk Diggler
Mark Wahlberg
Jack Dawson
Leonardo DiCaprio
Harvey Milk
Sean Penn
Iron Man
Robert Downey, Jr.
Ferris Bueller
Matthew Broderick
Neo
Keanu Reeves
Spock
Leonard Nimoy
Zachary Quinto
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level 7
May 15, 2013
Only 29% knew Venkman? Lame! Everyone should see Ghostbusters at one point or another :p
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level 81
Oct 10, 2014
It may be that they've seen Ghostbusters, but thought Venkman was a different guy? I eventually got it, but I haven't seen it in so long, it took a bit to think which actor they were asking for. Was pretty obvious actually that they're looking for the most popular actors.
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level 56
Feb 16, 2016
As Joey said, I'm sure many people have seen the movie, but they may just not have remembered the names of the characters. For example, I honestly can't remember the names of the characters in Sleepless in Seattle, Big, Groundhog Day, etc...
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level 67
Jul 7, 2018
I mean, yeah, but Venkman does spend a good part of the movie literally wearing his name on his chest.
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level 64
Sep 23, 2019
I mean, yeah, but the movie is literally 35 years old..
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level 45
May 24, 2013
Can you accept Mads Mikkelsen for Hannibal Lecter?
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level 40
Jun 8, 2013
Mads is great, but it clearly says movie characters.
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level 46
Jun 9, 2013
brian cox
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level 84
Oct 18, 2019
If Emily Blunt and Frank Sinatra warrant an alternate-line entry, I think Brian Cox should get one as well.
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level 76
Dec 8, 2019
IF Frank Sinatra warrants an alternate-line entry??? He was the original Ocean, for Pete's sake. No idea who Brian Cox is, but if he was the original and was well known at the time, then he should be on here, too.
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level 43
Jun 8, 2013
Nice quiz- thwarted by the second Spock.
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level 55
May 28, 2014
He's a lot better than the second versions of the rest of the crew.
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level 81
Oct 10, 2014
Karl Urban and Chris Pine are pretty good!
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level 77
Nov 8, 2015
Agree with Joey. The best part about the new Trek films has been the casting. I actually like everyone they chose.. Cho, Pegg, Saldana.. all very good in their roles. Pity they had to use hacks like Kurtzman and Orci to write the things, and overrated Abrams to direct them. With better scripts and less hamfisted directing those two movies could have been quite good.
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level 67
Nov 8, 2015
I agree with Joey about Karl Urban - he was fantastic. Chris Pine though, I cannot disagree more strongly. He's the single worst thing about the newer Trek films. The character he's playing bears no resemblance to Captain Kirk.
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level 77
Jun 28, 2018
Chris Pine is a hammy over actor who thinks swagger makes up for a lack of talent. A lot like another actor who once played the same role. Seems to fit to me.
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level 67
Dec 8, 2019
JJ is a phenomenal director when he’s directing his own original movies or TV shows. He’s terribly boring when it comes to franchise reboot films though. We’ll see what happens with Episode 9, but I’m coming in with low expectations.
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level 77
Jun 8, 2013
oh.. I forgot Ocean's 11 was a remake. I was trying to think if they had replaced Clooney in some D2V or TV show I hadn't heard of or maybe in a flashback I couldn't remember... the original film completely slipped my mind.

The original Spock/Spock Prime (played by Nimoy) has now been in more Trek films than any other character in the Star Trek universe. Earned him a spot on my Actors With Frequently Recurring Roles quiz. RDJ almost made it for playing Iron Man, but so far he's only played good ol' Shell Head a total of 6 times, and I had to make the cut off 7 to keep the quiz a reasonable size. If he shows up in Avengers 2 then I'll update it.
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level 77
Nov 8, 2015
updated

Also Danny Ocean and OB1 make an appearance on my characters played by multiple actors quiz linked to in the comments of the above.
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level 28
Jun 8, 2013
you shoulld give marky mark
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level 67
Aug 23, 2013
Richard Chamberlain also played Jason Bourne.
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level 66
May 23, 2014
Stephen King wrote a redo of The Shining movie that starred the guy from Wings. Steven Wright, I believe his name is. That should be on here for Jack Torrance, too. Also, who is Jack Dawson? What movie is that from? Only one I missed because I've never heard of him. :(
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level 66
May 23, 2014
Sorry, Steven Webber is his name. Not Steven Wright. I think Steven Wright is a comedian. :D
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level 81
Oct 10, 2014
Hint on Dawson - It's a big ship that sinks. Agreed that it's not a memorable name.
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level 58
Nov 30, 2014
I didn't know who either of the Jacks was, so I looked up Torrance (ironically, I saw the movie just the other week!) As soon as I got that one, I thought about it for a second and then remembered who Jack Dawson was likely to be. Not Dawson, obviously! (TV)
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level 58
Nov 30, 2014
How can people not remember the name of the new Spock? His initials score more in Scrabble than my entire name!
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level 48
Nov 8, 2015
Hannibal Lecter actors: Manhunter - Brian Cox Silence the lambs - Anthony Hopkins Hannibal - Anthony Hopkins Red Dragon - Anthony Hopkins Hannibal Rising - Gaspard Ulliel Hannibal Rising - Aaran Thomas (Hannibal as a child) Tv series Hannibal - Mads Mikkelsen
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level 68
Jul 4, 2016
Yeah! 2 minutes 30 seconds left
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level 18
Jan 28, 2018
how come you didn't include the original Hannibal Lector?
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level 80
Dec 8, 2019
How many people know who Brian Cox is?
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level 71
Dec 8, 2019
At least 6 if we consult this comment section.
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level 63
Dec 8, 2019
Make that seven
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level 80
Dec 9, 2019
Well congrats to those seven. But if he was on the quiz I have no doubt he'd be the least-guessed answer.
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level 52
Dec 9, 2019
so Jack...if it's correct, but people won't know it, it doesn't make the quiz?
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level 80
Dec 9, 2019
What I mean is that Brian Cox is not as well known as Anthony Hopkins or anyone else on the quiz except for maybe Zachary Quinto. And I want to make it clear that I’m not against adding Cox. I just think that because only a few people seem to know who he is and that he played Hannibal Lecter, the quiz creator has to make some cuts, so...
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level 80
Dec 9, 2019
That being said, if Quizmaster adds Brian Cox to a future quiz and a reasonable number and of people get him right, you can all laugh at me for being wrong 😁😁
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level 63
Dec 8, 2019
Oh man I'm so bad at remembering names! When I saw the answers, I'm like, Doh! I knew most of them, but couldn't recall.
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level 59
Dec 8, 2019
The only name I couldn’t recall was ‘Blunt’. Went so far as typing Emily in the answer box hoping it would jog my memory but to no avail.
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level 52
Dec 9, 2019
Henry Thomas as Jack Torrence in Dr. Sleep, the sequel to The Shining