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6 Actors Who Will Always Be...

6 Actors Who Will Always Be...

By Scott Greenstone

You know when "that actor" appears on screen? You bounce up and down on the couch like a sex-crazed meerkat and shout "Oh! Oh! It's—it's—it's—that guy who played BLANK!" Or, just "It's BLANK!"

Some people are never going to be anyone other than that one famous role they played.

1. Elijah Wood

Who he'll always be: Frodo Baggins

What he'll always be: A Hobbit from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, and probably also The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Why he'll always be: -No one else had ever portrayed Frodo in a live action film

-He's not very tall

-His wide, scared eyes are more wide and scared than humanly possible, and therefore can only belong to a Hobbit

2. Hayden Christensen

Who he'll always be: Anakin Skywalker

What he'll always be: A Jedi (and then Sith) from Star Wars Episodes II and III

Why he'll always be: -His clumsy acting and angry face define the character he played

-Because there was no book version of Anakin to compare him to (like most other actors on this list), the way he portrayed the character became the definition of that character

-He hasn't been in much since then

3. Rowan Atkinson

Who he'll always be: Mr. Bean

What he'll always be: A mostly mute, antisocial British man from the show Mr. Bean and the films Bean and Mr. Bean's Holiday

Why he'll always be: -The fact that Atkinson can make audiences pants drip without even saying a word puts him up there with the greats of comedy

-Even though he's been in other well-known films (most notably Johnny English and Johnny English Reborn), he always seems like he's talking just a little much.

-Let's be honest; thanks to Mr. Bean, none of us ever ate M&Ms the same way again.

4. Tobey MacGuire

Who he'll always be: Spider-Man (Peter Parker) from Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.

What he'll always be: A wall-crawling, web-slinging, tights-wearing superhero

Why he'll always be: -Tobey was the first to portray Peter Parker in a live-action film

-Tobey gave a face to a character millions of people only knew from comics

-He played the dork really well

5. Emma Watson

Who she'll always be: Hermione Granger

What she'll always be: A witch of Hogwarts in all the Harry Potter films, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Why she'll always be: -Watson was the first to portray Hermione Granger

-She perfectly captured the character and became a role model for a whole generation of girls

-She's got class

6. Keanu Reeves

Who he'll always be: Neo

What he'll always be: The Chosen One from the films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions

Why he'll always be: -Reeves only really has one expression, which can be described as "worried-grim-shocked-serious-and-in-pain," and this expression doesn't really belong to him; it belongs to Neo

-He hasn't been in anything nearly as iconic since then

-After being a sort of technological Jesus, every other role is at least a little bit of a let-down

Do you agree?

Topics: Celebs & Stuff
Tags: movies, emma watson, actors, elijah wood, tobey mcguire

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