Features: 10 Actors Who Can’t Help But Play Themselves


Ever watch a particular character in a movie and realise that his look, mannerisms and personality are alarmingly familiar? One popular reason for this is that certain actors are notorious for basically playing themselves – or at least extensions of themselves – in every picture that they appear in.

Whether this is down to a case of lack of range and versatility from the actor in question or just that they have a very simple ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ outlook – hell, in some cases, it could even be a case of not forgetting what brought you to the dance in the first place – here we take a look at 10 names that have made a career of playing themselves on the big screen.

Even if what we see may not actually be themselves, these actors have played the same role so many times that public opinion is that they just regurgitate the same performance over and over. Of course, there are certain exceptions to this rule, where these actors have strayed from their usual, predictable performance, and these turns will be duly noted, too…

For the full list, head over to WhatCulture.



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