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Movie Trivia: Actors Appearing in 2+ Trilogies

Postby dmmx3 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:17 am

At a bar the other day, a friend asked me to name 10 actors who have appeared in two distinct trilogies-or-better.
We were able to come up with 11 between the two of us, but I imagine there are a number of others of which we forgot or were unaware. Also, voice actors count. And I don't think we need to be too picky on whether or not something is a true trilogy, as long as the actor is playing essentially the same role.

So, how many can we come up with on this message board? I'll get it started with a couple gimmes:

Harrison Ford: Star Wars (3); Indiana Jones (4)
Clint Eastwood: Dollars Films (3); Dirty Harry (5)
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Postby RingoOSU » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:28 am

Talia Shire: Rocky (5), Godfather (3)
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Postby RingoOSU » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:31 am

Sylvester Stallone: Rocky (6), Rambo (4)
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Conan (3, counting Kalidor in Red Sonja), Terminator (3)
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Postby Ken Jennings » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:41 am

More low-hanging fruit:

Orlando Bloom is in LotR and Pirates. Hugo Weaving is in LotR and Matrix. Ian McKellen is in LotR and X-Men.

I'd be surprised if there aren't any Harry Potter actors on this list, but I can't think of any.
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Postby RingoOSU » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:45 am

Warwick Davis: Harry Potter (6) Leprechaun (6, including a few direct to video)
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Postby melissa » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:48 am

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Postby braggtastic » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:55 am

Ken got to Ian McKellan first - that's what I get for not refreshing when coming back from lunch.

Mike Myers - Shrek & Austin Powers
Eddie Murphy - Shrek & Beverly Hills Cop
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Postby grodney » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:01 am

Matt Damon in Bourne and Oceans.
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Postby Whatsahoe » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:06 am

Mel Gibson
Mad max and Lethal weapon
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Postby econgator » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:11 am

RingoOSU wrote:Warwick Davis: Harry Potter (6) Leprechaun (6, including a few direct to video)


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

As voice Actors count, then Michael J. Fox (BttF and Stuart Little).
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Postby Ken Jennings » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:12 am

Ah, here's a good one that I didn't think of right away: Marc McClure (Superman and Back to the Future).

Edit: IMDb says his BttF 2 scenes were deleted. Wait, really?
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Postby econgator » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:16 am

Also, Patrick Stewart -- X-Men and Star Trek.
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Postby malonetd » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:02 am

Ben Stiller could be added soon if the rumors are true about "Meet the Fockers." Madagascar 3 is on the way.
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Postby Bill » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:22 am

Ghostbusters III has also been announced, which would put Rick Moranis on the list. (He also did the "Honey" movies.)
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Postby grodney » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:24 am

Bill wrote:Ghostbusters III has also been announced, which would put Rick Moranis on the list. (He also did the "Honey" movies.)


And maybe Sigourney?
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Postby jbenz » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:18 am

Tim Allen (The Santa Clause trilogy) will join the club when Toy Story 3 is released in 2010.

Lots of near misses:

John Rhys-Davies (LotR) was not in Temple of Doom
Bruce Willis (Die Hard, of course) was not in Look Who's Talking Now
Ice Cube (Friday) has yet to make a third installment of Barbershop or those really lame Are We There Yet movies (So sad, Ice. So sad.)
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Postby SMWinnie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:28 am

jbenz wrote:Tim Allen (The Santa Clause trilogy) will join the club when Toy Story 3 is released in 2010.
Not Jim Varney, unfortunately. Knowhutimean?
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Postby Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:29 am

jbenz wrote:Lots of near misses:

John Rhys-Davies (LotR) was not in Temple of Doom
Bruce Willis (Die Hard, of course) was not in Look Who's Talking Now
Ice Cube (Friday) has yet to make a third installment of Barbershop or those really lame Are We There Yet movies (So sad, Ice. So sad.)


John Ratzenberger will be in Toy Story 3, but appeared only in Superman and Superman II.

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Postby Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:34 am

George Kennedy (Airport and The Naked Gun).

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Postby rockgolf » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:46 am

Could you count John Cleese for the Monty Python & James Bond series?

How about Christopher Lee for Dracula and the extended Lord of The Rings? Or Star Wars II, III & Clone Wars?
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Postby SMWinnie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:53 am

jbenz wrote:Lots of near misses:
John Rhys-Davies (LotR) was not in Temple of Doom
Bruce Willis (Die Hard, of course) was not in Look Who's Talking Now
Ice Cube (Friday) has yet to make a third installment of Barbershop or those really lame Are We There Yet movies (So sad, Ice. So sad.)
Steve Guttenberg will qualify when the series crossover Father of the Groom (Three Dads and a Bride) comes out.

Then Steve Martin would need only defile Peter Sellers' memory once more to join the club.

Hey, does Godzilla count for his appearances in the Rodan and Mothra series? How about Jackie Chan for Police Story and Rush Hour?
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Postby marpocky » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:08 pm

I think Leslie Nielsen is a near miss (3 Naked Gun, but only 2 of the Scary Movies)
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Postby jzerocsk » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:13 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:George Kennedy (Airport and The Naked Gun).

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I thought about the same for Leslie Nielsen but then it occurred to me that there was never an Airplane III.
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Postby dmmx3 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:17 pm

marpocky wrote:I think Leslie Nielsen is a near miss (3 Naked Gun, but only 2 of the Scary Movies)


I think we are getting into sketchy territory here, but Nielsen appeared in a trilogy of golf videos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Golf_Made_Easier
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Postby Dobie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:27 pm

George Sanders was in the Saint and Falcon movies.
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