Whether they are character actors or super stars, some actors just… never change. They go from film to film playing virtually the same role, doing virtually the same things, and sometimes walking the line between character and caricature. Whereas some actors will dramatically undergo changes in their appearance for a film (Christian Bale, I’m looking at you); others simply walk on set as themselves.
This isn’t always a bad thing. Some actors are so good they don’t need to do something dramatic to fill the shoes of their role. Or, they are often typecast due to previous success and unique appearance or personalities (sorry Steve Buscemi). And, in some cases, an actor simply “phones it in,” relying on their name alone to sell tickets, capitalizing on their bankable star power to draw audiences to a theater. Either way, it’s interesting to look back at an actor’s filmography and see how little their appearance has changed over the years.
This is a list of 10 actors who seem to always look the same, whatever the reasons behind it may be…
10. Ed Harris
Notable Films: Apollo 13, The Right Stuff, The Truman Show, The Abyss, A Beautiful Mind
You may not immediately recognize his name, but I’m sure you recognize Ed Harris when you see him. He’s been nominated for four Academy Awards and is one of the finest actors in Hollywood. He also looks exactly the same today as he did fifteen years ago.
Harris has played a number of cops and government officials in his time and seems to have a thing for ties. We won’t hold this against him, because even if the film he’s in isn’t very good, he’s always enjoyable to watch.
This article was first posted on August 14, 2013