List your favorite "Theft" of a character by another actor..
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Author:  bucketfoot-al [ March 27th, 2020, 1:34 am ]
Post subject:  List your favorite "Theft" of a character by another actor..

OK. Here's the idea: There are many instances in the movies where an actor shamelessly "steals" another actor's famous character - and has success doing it. I listed one instance over on the other current off-topic thread, so I figured I'd give everyone a chance to give their nominations here.

Example: Fred Dryer (late of the L.A. Rams) "stealing" Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" character lock-stock-and-barrel right down to the raspy drawl and lip snarl - for his role as the 1980s TV Cop "Hunter".

I'll begin: My favorite example (that no one talks about) that was obvious to me the moment I first saw "A Fish Called Wanda":

Kevin Kline (who would - bizarrely - win an Oscar [WAIT- WHAT??!!!?? Yes, he really did] for his comedic portrayal of the angst-ridden bad guy "Otto". I have often wondered if Steve Martin (whose comedic angst-ridden character Kline was CLEARLY ripping off 110% ever called him to ask for his Oscar back!).

Your turn ... :lol:

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