One of the key defining characteristics of a talented actor or actress is range. They don’t stick to the same kinds of roles and they are comfortable and able to adapt to any and all characters, no matter how challenging. Unfortunately, there are countless actors who have not demonstrated that they have range and have been pigeonholed into specific roles as a result. Many of these typecast actors make a pretty good paycheck; however, many of us are totally sick and tired of seeing them do the same thing again and again. We have created a list of 7 of Hollywood’s most typecast actors. These guys need to stop what they’re doing and try something else!
7. Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey’s off-the-wall humor is what made him famous. Movies like “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “The Mask,” “Cable Guy” and “Dumb and Dumber” really highlighted his over-the-top humor and proved that he was a bankable star. When Carrey tried to make the switch into drama, he did experience some success; however, he was never truly able to break into that genre. These days, he is still stuck in comedy, unable to really get away from the ridiculous sort of characters that made him famous to begin with.