More often than not, Trejo is seen as a background latino gangbanger. Covered in tats and with a trademark handlebar moustache, he probably has killed people before in real life, so he pulls off the role with aplomb!
From Dusk till Dawn
Once upon a time in Mexico
The huggable teddy-bear of a cop that would probably let even the most sinister of villains off with just a slapped wrist and a terse verbal warning. Things aren't quite all right on the home front though...
Die Hard 2
Turner and Hooch
Painting a disgraceful picture of Londoners everywhere. He's untalented and boring, the kid that managed to avoid being bullied at school by telling jokes. Gets any roles because his accent is oh so funny.
The Football Factory
Apparently there are still single women all over the world who live in Austen-ian fantasies. The heroine of choice in big screen adaptations of this frightful period is a woman so skeletal that she often fails to deliver even her own accent convincingly.
Pride and Prejudice
Pirates of the Caribbean
Michelle is big and tough and she's out there to break up conventions and stick two fingers up at the sexist establishment and she's in your face and she'll kick your arse and anything a man can do she can do better and on and on and on...
The Fast and the Furious
It doesn't matter what discipline, nor weather he is an anti-social loner or a wise-cracking, smug genius, Goldblum can play them all. At least he's not giving us a bad name, I wish real scientists were like him.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
No doubt Ironside is one of the best in the business, but he is more than capable of being a menacing villain as well as a military mastermind, Hollywood!
X-Men: First Class
Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars
Highlander II: The Quickening
The Flagship's rating:
A bunch of actors who have seemed to make their living off of being typecast in certain roles. The list of typecast actors could go on forever, but these guys in particular seem to excel in their chosen roles and are quite contented with recognition that lies well down on the billing sheet.
I dare say that cult followings emerge as a result of such inspired repeat performances in different films.