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Marvel Cinematic Universe - Actor to Character

Name the characters who are portrayed by these actors.
Last updated: September 09, 2018
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Actor
Character
Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth
Thor
Mark Ruffalo
Hulk
Chris Evans
Captain America
Scarlett Johansson
Black Widow
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr. Strange
Don Cheadle
War Machine
Tom Holland
Spider-Man
Chadwick Boseman
Black Panther
Tom Hiddleston
Loki
Elizabeth Olsen
Scarlet Witch
Sebastian Stan
Winter Soldier
Pom Klementieff
Mantis
Dave Bautista
Drax the Destroyer
Zoe Saldana
Gamora
Actor
Character
Vin Diesel
Groot
Gwyneth Paltrow
Pepper Potts
Benicio del Toro
The Collector
Josh Brolin
Thanos / Cable
Chris Pratt
Star-Lord
Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury
Bradley Cooper
Rocket Raccoon
Jeremy Renner
Hawkeye
Paul Rudd
Ant-Man
Anthony Mackie
Falcon
James Spader
Ultron
Michael B. Jordan
Eric Killmonger / Johnny Storm
Jeff Goldblum
Grandmaster
Paul Bettany
Vision
Idris Elba
Heimdall
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level 71
May 17, 2018
AFAIK Tony Stark is neither an actor nor a real person :p
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level 59
May 17, 2018
Where it says "Paul Lang" it should be "Paul Rudd"
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level 80
May 17, 2018
Jarvis should work for Bettany.
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level 25
May 17, 2018
really liked the quiz. got all of them right accept grandmaster
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level 71
Jun 6, 2018
That was the only one where I knew exactly who it was but could not remember the character's name.
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level 61
Jun 7, 2018
Same. And for 29/30 I got only 4 points? Sheesh. Average score is 20.
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level 70
May 17, 2018
Got a perfect score (though Klementieff took a while), but I reckon I'd have done terribly trying to do it the other way around - i.e. character to actor.
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level 73
Jun 6, 2018
Good quiz.

Paul Bettany also portrayed Jarvis in the MCU.
Benedict Cumberbatch also portrayed Dormammu in the MCU.
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level 73
Jun 6, 2018
My own observation here inspired me to make a new quiz. It ended up much longer than I thought it would be.

Actors Who Have Played More Than One Comic Book Character
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level 56
Jun 6, 2018
I reckon I should have been allowed "The Grand Master", never mind ;)
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level 53
Jun 6, 2018
Perhaps you can activate the "yellow box". Cause in actual version, you just have to type super-heroes names to win.
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level 73
Jun 6, 2018
With all the characters in the MCU you could very well run out of time if that was your strategy. But you'd probably end up with at least a large portion.
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level 47
Jun 6, 2018
Seeing as how Jarvis and Vision are both the same actor and the same entity in the MCU, I think Jarvis should be an acceptable alternative. On an unrelated note, I somehow was able to remember "T'challa" faster than Black Panther.
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level ∞
Jun 7, 2018
Okay
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level 73
Jun 7, 2018
Jarvis and Vision are not the same entity, but Paul Bettany plays them both.
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level 66
Jun 7, 2018
If we're gonna split hairs here, Vision is partly Jarvis, but Jarvis is not Vision :)
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level 48
Jun 6, 2018
Kind of pointless without the yellow box....
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level 44
Jun 8, 2018
Josh Brolin plays Cable in Deadpool 2, so that should be accepted as an answer. Same goes for Michael B Jordan who played Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four.
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level 75
Jun 8, 2018
Those aren't MCU movies.
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level 44
Jun 9, 2018
Both Fantastic Four and Deadpool 2 are produced by Marvel studios and are based on Marvel characters. What else would qualify them as MCU movies? I'm curious
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level 73
Jun 10, 2018
The MCU is the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the interconnected universe of films envisioned by Kevin Feige and Avi Arad, beginning in 2008 with Iron Man and most recently culminating in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. The MCU films are produced in house by Marvel Studios and were distributed by Paramount Pictures originally, but since Marvel became a Disney subsidiary they are now effectively Disney films.

Prior to 2008 there was a period of time when Marvel Comics was going through hard financial times and they sold off the movie rights to most of their most popular characters. The X-Men and Fantastic Four went to Fox. Spider-Man went to Sony. The Incredible Hulk, Blade, Ghost Rider, and the Punisher were sold off, as well. After the success of Fox's X-Men and Sony's Spider-Man movies, Marvel decided to try and produce their own movies, with the problem being they had sold off the rights to most of them.
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level 73
Jun 10, 2018
Fiege, then 2nd at Marvel Comics, realized that Marvel still owned the rights to almost all of the members of the original Avengers team and came up with the idea to try an interconnected universe: start with several different films about Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, etc, leading up to a cross-over event film The Avengers. They only needed to work out a deal with Universal who owned the film rights to the Hulk.

Feige's plan succeeded brilliantly and since then many other studios have tried (and mostly failed) to copy it. But with one exception all of those popular Marvel characters I listed above still have their film rights owned by other studios. Marvel Studios might work on the films, or they may simply have the Marvel logo at the beginning, but they are not set in the MCU.

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level 73
Jun 10, 2018
The one exception is Spider-Man. Sony cut a deal with Marvel so that Spidey could be in the MCU, and that's why Spider-Man appears in the MCU films Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man Homecoming (Homecoming being a nod to the fact that Spidey had come home to Marvel), and Avengers: Infinity War.
The Sony Spider-Man films Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, and TASM2 do NOT take place in the MCU... they are in their own alternate reality. Different universe/timeline and Marvel Studios had nothing to do with them.
It may get more confusing in the future as Sony is still producing their own Spider-verse films. The first one to come out since the deal with Marvel will be Venom. It's unclear if this will be considered part of the MCU or not.

Further in to the future, Disney is in the process of acquiring Fox, and once that deal goes through, since Disney owns Marvel, it's likely that the X-Men and Fantastic Four will also appear in the MCU.
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level 73
Jun 10, 2018
I could list all of the films in the MCU but if you're really interested it's easy enough to Google...
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level 72
Jun 11, 2018
That was quite a good summary! And for all the reasons Kal pointed out, Spider-Man can appear on this quiz, but not Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield (or all the villains but Vulture).
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level 73
Aug 22, 2018
One thing to add that I've recently learned: even though Feige was the president of Marvel Studios who saw the MCU come to life in 2008 through the present, apparently it wasn't his brainchild. That credit seems to be deserved by David Maisel, who in 2003 pitched the idea of Marvel self-financing and producing its own films in an interconnected universe to Avi Arad. Maisel was hired on as president of Marvel Studios, and later became CEO of Marvel Entertainment and the Marvel Studios' Chairman. So he was Feige's boss.
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