7 Actors Who Played Iconic Roles

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Sean Connery - James Bond

Five others have so far been members of Her Majesty's Secret Service, but by dint of being the first, and because he was so good at charming, joking, drinking, killing, and escaping, Connery remains the Bond-est of Bonds.

Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia

Fisher played Leia in the Original Trilogy of Star Wars, and left an incredible impact on the character and the universe by being so identifiable and loved as she was.

Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones

No other character in popular culture has as uniquely singular an identity as Indiana Jones, and large heaps of that is due to Ford's portrayal of him, which has produced likely the most iconic character associated with an actor.

Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne / Batman

Christopher Nolan chose Bale to play his wounded Batman, and Bale gave the character just the right amount of wit and charm mixed with a grieving, internalised profile to make it land.

Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow

Johansson had, for the longest time, the distinction of being the lone female combatant in the MCU, and she held on to it by combining the singularity of the character with an unmatched charisma.

Margot Robbie - Barbie

Barbie being a doll, and a rather stock product, posed a challenge to filmmaker Greta Gerwig and Robbie, but they imbued her with life and emotion and delight, all in great measure, to deliver the biggest hit of 2023.

Timothee Chalamet - Willy Wonka

A role previously played by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp can be daunting, but Chalamet truly made his version of Roald Dahl's chocolatier seem different, from his youthful zest to his sheer zaniness.

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