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Playing the Same Role
Name the Character
"Can you identify the common character played by these fine combinations of actors?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Richard Harris played this magical man for the first two movies in the series, before succumbing to Hodgkin's Disease in 2002. Michael Gambon took up the role upon Harris' demise.
After donning a series of rather silly looking wigs, Gene Hackman bared his pate to play this evil villain in 1978...or was that really a skull cap? Kevin Spacey's bald head, when he reprised the role in 2006, looked a lot more convincing.
Morgan Freeman handed the powers and duties to Jim Carrey, but the role had been previously played by George Burns, Alanis Morissette and voiced by Graham Chapman, to name a few.
(One Word - three letters)
Eccentricity was the key to both Gene Wilder's original performance and to Johnny Depp's reprisal of this role.
Standing at 6 feet 2 inches, Michael Caine would have had more trouble squeezing into that Mini in 1969 than Mark Wahlberg would have when he reprised the role in 2003. Wahlberg's height of 5 feet 8 1/2 inches would have made all the difference in the world!
Ewan McGregor played the younger version of this character, in the three prequel episodes, to Alec Guinness' older portrayal of the character in the originally released trilogy.
Fay Wray and Naomi Watts compared screams, inspired by the same unwanted suitor, in the same named role from the same named movies from 1933 and 2005. Who was this lovely lady?
This valiant champion of the oppressed has been played, in varying degrees of seriousness, by Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner, and most irreverently by Cary Elwes. Brian Bedford even lent his voice to the Disney animated version.
(Two Words - nickname, not proper name)
The 1943 version of the film starred Claude Rains as former violinist Enrique Claudin, who adopted another identity after being disfigured by acid. The 2004 version starred Gerard Butler as the same cloaked and maimed character, but one who had been disfigured since birth, whose real name was never revealed.
The Green Hornet
The Headless Horseman
Dustin Hoffman and Jason Isaacs have each played this dastardly pirate, sworn enemy to those who didn't want to grow up.
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Compiled Jun 28 12