11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role

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Landing the role of a lifetime is probably a dream for every actor out there. No matter what other things you may do in your career, be they good or bad, people will always remember you for that one amazing performance you gave.

Let’s take a look at some actors that will always be linked to that one amazing role.

Anthony Hopkins – Hannibal Lecter

There isn’t a person in the world that wasn’t chilled by Anthony’s performance of the serial murderer Hannibal Lecter.

Anthony Hopkins – Hannibal Lecter | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Renée Zellweger – Bridget Jones

I’ll be honest: I actually thought Renée Zellweger’s name was Bridget Jones for a little while. And I’m pretty sure that if I called her Bridget Jones now, everyone would know who I was talking about.

Renée Zellweger – Bridget Jones | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Wesley Snipes – Blade

No matter what Wesley has done since then, whenever people start talking about a new Blade movie or series, they ask for Wesley Snipes to reprise his role. He was such a great match for the Daywalker that it seems almost silly to not have him play Blade for the rest of his life.

Wesley Snipes – Blade | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Carrie Fisher – Princess Leia

Even in death, she will always be our Princess.

Carrie Fisher – Princess Leia | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Hugh Jackman – Wolverine

Let’s be honest: could you see anyone else playing Wolverine after how Hugh Jackman absolutely nailed the character and made it his own? Heck, Hugh Jackman was so good that we forgave him for not looking anything like the comic book character, physically speaking.

Hugh Jackman – Wolverine | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Audrey Tautou – Amelie

Despite her wonderful performance in the Da Vinci Code and other movies, we’ll always remember Audrey Tautou as Amélie.

Audrey Tautou – Amelie | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Brendan Fraser – Rick O’Connell

Brendan’s done quite a few things in his acting career, but we’ll always remember him as “that guy from The Mummy”. And considering how he barely acted after those movies, he’s not exactly making it easy on us to forget.

Brendan Fraser – Rick O’Connell | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Lucy Lawless – Xena

It’s been over two decades, but Lucy Lawless has never really shook off the Xena part. This despite her playing in shows like Spartacus, which were aimed at a completely different audience.

Lucy Lawless – Xena | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Macaulay Culkin – Kevin McCallister

Well, let’s be honest, apart from doing lots of booze and drugs, there really isn’t much to remember Macaulay Culkin for besides playing in Home Alone, so I guess this one could’ve turned out differently if Macaulay made different choices in life.

Macaulay Culkin – Kevin McCallister | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Sheryl Lee – Laura Palmer

Well, once you’ve played a popular character from Twin Peaks, you’re pretty much always going to be that popular character from Twin Peaks. That’s just the way it goes.

Sheryl Lee – Laura Palmer | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter

Daniel has been going to great lengths to get rid of his Harry Potter image – even doing a nude part in a theatrical performance – but he’ll always be the Boy Who Lived.

Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter | 11 Actors That Will Always Be Defined By That One Role | Brain Berries

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