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Postby rockgolf » Wed May 13, 2009 10:45 am

As would (at least in the duration category) Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.
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Postby Bill » Wed May 13, 2009 10:55 am

rockgolf wrote:As would (at least in the duration category) Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.


True, and if we're defining duration as time between consecutive films (as opposed to time between first and last films), Mayhew has Daniels and Baker beat.
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Postby rockgolf » Wed May 13, 2009 11:01 am

Similar to Mayhew, Leonard Nimoy spent 18 years between movie appearances as Spock. Mark Lenard went from 1967 to 1990 between TV consecutive appearances as Sarek, Spock's father.
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Postby Bill » Wed May 13, 2009 12:26 pm

Bill wrote:There is no character (as far as I know) who appears in all four plays of [Shakespeare's] Second Tetralogy. But oddly enough, there is one character who appears in both Richard II (the first play) and Henry V (the fourth play). This character does not appear in either Henry IV play between them. Who is that character?

(Warning: This question is much, much harder than it looks. Feel free to use all resources at your disposal.)



I'm not sure if this was a stumper, there was no interest, people were dissuaded by the warning, people are still working on this, or if it just got buried, but I thought I'd give it a bump.
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Postby titaniferous » Wed May 13, 2009 12:27 pm

Jerry Haleva has appeared as the same character six times, only the first two directly related. :)
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Postby Craig S. Cottingham » Wed May 13, 2009 12:29 pm

titaniferous wrote:Jerry Haleva has appeared as the same character six times, only the first two directly related. :)


Six listed roles at IMDb, and they're all the same character. Is that a record for typecasting?
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Postby skullturfq » Wed May 13, 2009 12:42 pm

Similar performers:

Jeannette Charles

Eugene Greytak
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Postby RingoOSU » Wed May 13, 2009 12:57 pm

December 30, 2006 was the worst day of Jerry Haleva's life.


Pretty bad day for Saddam, too.
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Postby skullturfq » Wed May 13, 2009 1:00 pm

The spring of 2005 wasn't too kind to Greytak's career either.
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Postby Dobie » Wed May 13, 2009 1:25 pm

Gene Barry twice, 30 years (Bat Masterson) and 28 years (Amos Burke).
Mike Connors, 22 years (Mannix).
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Postby grodney » Thu May 14, 2009 5:53 am

This list (and related lists linked on the right) may turn up more double-trilogies, even if you exclude direct-to-video:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_trilogies

Burt Reynolds had a cameo in Smokey and the Bandit Part 3, but for some reason wasn't in the 3rd Cannonball Run!
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Postby grodney » Fri May 15, 2009 4:24 am

rockgolf wrote:How about Christopher Lee for Dracula and the extended Lord of The Rings? Or Star Wars II, III & Clone Wars?


Dracula
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars
Fu Manchu
Muskateers

Quin-trilogy!? Or do I have something wrong above?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christophe ... ilmography


Also, add Judge Reinhold for Beveryl Hills Cop and Santa Clause.

And James Earl Jones for Star Wars and Clancy series?
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Postby rockgolf » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Sean wasn't in 3 highlander films.

I've built a Sporcle quiz from the list, which I'm going to submit under the JenningsGang user id we set up back in 2010. The credit for this should go to everybody who contributed, not just me.

The link will be (after 11:30 EST tonight) http://www.sporcle.com/games/JenningsGa ... imes-three

Since this list was created, Tim Allen has joined the list with 3 Toy Storys and 3 Santa Clauses. Martin Lawrence will join next year with 3 Big Mommas and 3 Bad Boys. Any other recent additions?

(PS: This is my 2000th post to this site. I coulda written the great Canadian novel instead!)
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Postby marpocky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:29 pm

rockgolf wrote:The link will be (after 11:30 EST tonight) http://www.sporcle.com/games/JenningsGa ... imes-three


So, 12:30 am EDT?
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Postby rockgolf » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:34 pm

I can never remember which is which. When it's 11:30 pm in New York, local time.
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Postby marpocky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:54 pm

rockgolf wrote:I can never remember which is which. When it's 11:30 pm in New York, local time.


S = standard (Nov-Mar)
D = daylight (Mar-Nov)
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Postby grodney » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:57 pm

rockgolf wrote: Any other recent additions?


John Cho? There are lots of "near misses" on the previous pages that might have recently made it.
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Postby marpocky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:30 pm

grodney wrote:
rockgolf wrote: Any other recent additions?


John Cho? There are lots of "near misses" on the previous pages that might have recently made it.


Cho's (likely) on his way to a 3rd also, within the next 5 years or so.
I haven't backread the whole thread, but if Will Smith wasn't already on the list, he'll join alongside Martin Lawrence.
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Postby marpocky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:31 pm

Ken Jennings wrote:
grodney wrote:John Cho (Sulu in the new Star Trek) looks to be added, perhaps in 2010, when the 3rd Harold and Kumar movie is made/released, having already been in 3 of the American Pie movies (where he uttered the now-standard-usage "MILF").


He's also virtually a lock to have been in three Star Trek movies by 2012 or so. Would he be the world's only three-trilogy man?


Ah, I see Ken already covered it.
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Postby rockgolf » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:21 am

I added Cho before it published. Right about Big Willie. MIB & Bad Boys 3rds are underway.
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Re: Movie Trivia: Actors Appearing in 2+ Trilogies

Postby Ken Jennings » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:16 pm

I just revived this thread...but totally missed grodney's Christopher Lee post. Star Wars probably doesn't count, but the guy is still at four trilogies even without The Hobbit!

I also noticed tonight that Boris Karloff is a two-trilogy man, playing the Monster in three Frankenstein movies and Mr. Wong in six of those movies. Of course, as we know, six Wongs don't make a white.
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Postby Bill » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:49 am

Dobie wrote:
econgator wrote:
I was looking for another, but Gary Oldman still needs one more Batman movie.



So does Michael Caine.


And now they both have it.
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Re: Movie Trivia: Actors Appearing in 2+ Trilogies

Postby Cannon » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:39 am

This isn't the answer for the actor who has been in the most two movie series .... but....

Bruce Willis:

Die Hard (series) more than two
The Expendables (1 and 2)
Look Who's Talking (1 and 2) as the voice of a baby
The Whole Nine Yards and The Whole Ten Yards
Red (1 and 2)
and Sin City (#2 is on the way)
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Re:

Postby Bill » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:22 am

Ken Jennings wrote:
grodney wrote:John Cho (Sulu in the new Star Trek) looks to be added, perhaps in 2010, when the 3rd Harold and Kumar movie is made/released, having already been in 3 of the American Pie movies (where he uttered the now-standard-usage "MILF").


He's also virtually a lock to have been in three Star Trek movies by 2012 or so. Would he be the world's only three-trilogy man?


It looks like he will be the first, as Star Trek Beyond is slated to be released in July.

I have a guess of who will be the next to join him. This actor already has one trilogy, is currently filming his third film in a second trilogy, and is also currently filming his second film in what promises to be a third trilogy. He is, in my opinion, highly likely to be in the third film of that trilogy as well.

Who is this three-ring actor?
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Re: Re:

Postby Neel Mehta » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:06 am

Bill wrote:It looks like he will be the first, as Star Trek Beyond is slated to be released in July.


Probably not the first. Ken's 2013 post mentions Sylvester Stallone, Christopher Lee, and Hugo Weaving.

Bill wrote:I have a guess of who will be the next to join him. This actor already has one trilogy, is currently filming his third film in a second trilogy, and is also currently filming his second film in what promises to be a third trilogy. He is, in my opinion, highly likely to be in the third film of that trilogy as well.

Who is this three-ring actor?


Don't know, but Ice Cube is inching closer to 3 trilogies, and doing it primarily in a tougher genre: comedy. He has three Friday movies and a 3rd Barbershop movie due in April. Then he'll have to make a Ride Along 3 (likely), 23 Jump Street (rumored), or Are We Trilogized Yet? (less likely).
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