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Am I being typecast as a horrible person? I don't know. I don't think so. But if it happens, I'd rather get to play that, because there's nothing fun about being sweet. Sweet can be so boring, so I'd be happy staying away from that.
I think it's pretty crazy to say you've been typecast at the age of 20 before you've even really started getting going.
I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didn't think, 'Ooh I've got to avoid being typecast' - you can't ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors.
Helena Bonham Carter
I had a fear that I'd be typecast, but I don't really have that fear anymore.
It seems to me that one thing people do over and over again is try to figure out how to get married, stay married, fall in love, how to rekindle all this stuff. It seems to me to be a pretty eternal theme so I don't know if you can get typecast from making movies about men relating to women. It seems to be what is going on on the planet a lot.
It's about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That's partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they've done before.
It's up to the actor to make sure they don't get typecast.
I've definitely been typecast, but I have time to do other things and I was glad to have the chances I did.
Seann William Scott
Sometimes I've felt that the industry has typecast me as a certain kind of character. But then I think all it really takes is one role, the right role, to shake that up and change that perception.
As long as I keep getting cast, I don't care if it's typecast.
I don't believe in being typecast. If I believed it, it probably would have happened to me. You attract what you make.
Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that.
Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don't think so.
I think I'm under the radar enough where I don't think I'm typecast as anything yet, so I'm pretty free and clear.
I do turn down things that I feel aren't right for me, like when it's some kind of adolescent thing that might typecast me, but I'm not worried about it.
As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I'm trapped in a genre that I love, but I'm trapped in it!
George A. Romero
I don't ever want to be doing the same sort of thing, I never want to be typecast, because I have way too much to give to be sort of, to always be the hot chick in the movie.
I do try and stay away from the stereotype and getting typecast.
I'm happy with my career and I'm not going to have the trouble of being typecast.
I try to do as many different roles as the system will allow me. That's the benefit of not being in a giant blockbuster where you're the lead and you get typecast in that kind of role. I am able to slip in or out of a lot of different parts.
When I was first starting out, and I was less established, I was really concerned about being typecast.
I've never really been concerned about being typecast, for me it's just about enjoying my work and being very professional in taking things on.
The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast is the independent film world.
As an actor, you don't want to be typecast, because Hollywood is so quick to put you in things that you've succeeded in before.
Please, please, please - I would love to do some comedy. Once you have a reputation for one thing - in my case, crying and dying - you are typecast.
If you find yourself always playing the villain, or if you find yourself being typecast into a corner where you're not happy then that's probably rather miserable, but if I have been typecast I am quite happy about it.
I never got in this business, in cinema, to make horror movies. They arrived on my doorstep and I got typecast. Which was fine, I enjoy it, but I got into this business to make westerns. And the kind of westerns I used to see, they died. So that didn't work out.
Getting typecast is a dangerous thing to do.
At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much that I'm probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.
Hollywood loves to typecast, and I guess they saw me as a violent guy.
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