8 Actors Whose Most Prominent Roles Were Both a Blessing and a Curse

There is that one role in the life of every actor that brings them recognition and fame and some of them get even better roles over time but some seem to get stuck with that one image.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of 8 actors who can’t escape one image.

Tom Hiddleston — Loki, Marvel films

Source: Marvel Studios

Tom Hiddleston is a wonderful man and an incredible actor who worked with some very prominent film directors. But for now, the role of Loki from marvel movies is his most memorable.

Robert Downey Jr. — Iron Man, Marvel films


Source: Marvel Studios Inc.

Just as Tom Hiddleston, his colleague Robedr Downey Jr. played many different roles (even Sherlock Holmes!), but his Tony Stark is his most prominent one.

Jim Parsons — Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory


Source: Warner Bros.

Can you imagine Jim playing some other character? It’s pretty hard because he devoted 12 years to playing Sheldon. And this is actually the reason he decided to quit.

“ It felt like we have been able to do this for so many years now, it doesn’t feel like there is anything left on the table. Not that we couldn’t keep doing it, but it feels like we’ve chewed all the meat off this bone,” he said.

Jennifer Aniston — Rachel Green, Friends


Source: Warner Bros. Television

We can all agree that Jennifer Aniston is an amazing actress and after Friends, she had some interesting roles, but none of them are as vivid as her Rachel Green character.

Rupert Grint — Ron Weasley, Harry Potter


Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

Rupert is a great actor but unfortunately, people only remember him as Harry Potter’s best friend. We hope we’ll see him is other great movies soon.

Chris Tucker — Ruby Rhod, The Fifth Element


Source: Gaumont

Sure, his role is Rush Hour was amazing and very charismatic but his Ruby character from The Fifth Element is just extremely remarkable.

Renée Zellweger — Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones’s Diary


Source: Miramax Films

Yes, Renee was amazing in Chicago musical, people will always associate her with such a relatable character – Bridget Jones.

Audrey Tautou — Amelie, Amelie


Source: France 3 Cinéma

Audrey Tautou’s roles in The Da Vinci Code and Coco Before Chanel were really outstanding but our minds will always think about her as that “weird girl” Amelie.

Do you know any other actors like this?