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Added by Lex on 7 Sep 2011 09:03
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Sarcastic, intelligent characters with deep personal issues who handle the stress of life by being jerks.

Examples: "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", "The Shining", "As Good as it Gets", "About Schmidt", etc...
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Highly intelligent (if not genius), unhinged characters that are usually also very formal and cultured but deeply bleeped up.

Examples: "The Silence of the Lambs", "Instinct", "Howard's End", "Surviving Picasso", etc...
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Artistic and/or antisocial weirdos who, while not evil, are not the type of people you'd want to run into in a dark alley. Most of his characters also have a slight criminal edge to them.

Examples: "Catch me if you can", "Suicide Kings", "Wild Side", etc...





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Energetic, childlike, funny-loving goof-balls (even in his serious roles, his goofy, child-like nature is usually apparent in a few scenes).

Examples: "Toys", "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Jumanji", "Hook", "Flubber", etc...





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Extremely kind, compassionate, forgiving, loving mother-figures (or actual mothers).

Examples: "Stepmom", "The Client", "Little Women", "Dead Man Walking", "Lorenzo's Oil", etc...





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Average listal rating (1817 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
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Street-smart, crafty, world-weary and very bright characters who are also good fighters/athletes etc...

Examples: "Good Will Hunting", "Ocean's Eleven", "The Bourne Identity", etc...





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Overly mature and precocious little kids in tough life situations or lacking appropriate parenting where Dakota's characters either have to parent or nurture themselves.

Examples: "I am Sam", "Uptown Girls", "Man on Fire", "Hide and Seek", "Taken", etc...





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Average listal rating (182 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
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Extremely intelligent but mentally controlling and emotionally manipulative characters who are interested (sometimes consumed) with sexual fantasies that are beyond and above what is considered "the norm".

Examples: "Sex, Lies and Videotape", "Crash", "The Secretary", etc...





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Calm, controlled well-educated but brooding, troubled individuals with a tendency to get themselves into trouble, and then get themselves back out again. A lot of his characters also feel guilty for some reason or another and are grieving the loss of a loved one or a lost opportunity.

Examples: "Kalifornia", "The X-Files", "Playing God", "The Red Shoe Diaries", etc...





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Average listal rating (305 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
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(Almost universally), military leaders (usually sergeants), extremely gruff and tough, take no nonsense a-holes.

Examples: "Full Metal Jacket, "Dead Man Walking", "The Frighteners", "Willard", etc...





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Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
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The adorable, but tough, little boy in physical and/or emotional danger being hunted by the bad guy/s.

Examples: "Mercury Rising", "Jack the Bear", "New Nightmare", etc...





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Warm, kind, well-meaning but ultimately naive young women.

Examples: "Case 39", "One True Thing", "Bridget Jone's Diary", "Miss Potter", etc...





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While they don't always play the *same* character or character type, they are cast in certain types of roles more often than not.

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