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Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

Which actors have been involved in two or more movie franchises (movies with sequels)? It will be surprising because some huge actors don't have so many as lesser-known ones.

6 Christopher Lee: The Wicker Man, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Three Musketeers, Dracula, Fu Manchu
5 Eddie Murphy: Shrek, Doctor Dolittle, The Nutty Professor, Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hours
4 Harrison Ford: Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Jack Ryan movies, American Graffiti
3 Samuel L. Jackson: Marvel superhero movies, Star Wars, XXX
3 Owen Wilson: Night at the Museum, Meet the Parents, Shanghai Noon
3 Ben Stiller: Night at the Museum, Meet the Parents, Madagascar
3 Mike Myers: Shrek, Austin Powers, Wayne's World
3 Vin Diesel: Fast and the Furious, XXX, Riddick
3 Steve Martin: Pink Panther, Father of the Bride, Cheaper by the Dozen
3 Robert De Niro: Meet the Parents, Analyze This, Godfather
3 John Rhys-Davies: Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Anaconda
2 Bruce Willis: Die Hard, Whole Nine Yards
2 Arnold Schwarzenegger: Terminator, Conan
2 Sylvester Stallone: Rambo, Rocky
2 Clint Eastwood: Dirty Harry, Any Which Way
2 Tommy Lee Jones: Men In Black, The Fugitive
2 Sean Connery: Highlander, James Bond
2 Mel Gibson: Lethal Weapon, Mad Max
2 Jason Statham: Transporter, Crank


Any others??
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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

You left off "Indiana Jones" for Sean Connery and the Navarone films for Harrison Ford
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3 Chevy Chase: Vacation Films, Caddyshack, Fletch
2 Billy Crystal: Analyze This, City Slickers

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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

Tim Allen: Toy Story, Santa Clause...and I just noticed Wild Hogs 2 is in pre-production.
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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
You left off "Indiana Jones" for Sean Connery
only if you count Sean Connery's photograph in Crystal Skulls.
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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

"The Wicker Man" was a franchise? I don't think remakes count.
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Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
...and I just noticed Wild Hogs 2 is in pre-production.
Wild Hogs 2 is dead, but your post made me think of this one;

2 John Travolta: Saturday Night Fever/Staying Alive, Look Who's Talking 1-3
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
"The Wicker Man" was a franchise? I don't think remakes count.
They're in pre-production for Wicker Man 2: Pagan Boogaloo
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3 John Rhys-Davies: Anaconda 2-3, Indy 1 & 3, LOTR 1-3

2 Bruce Campbell: Spider-Man 1-3, Evil Dead Series
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I've never been so glad to have someone correct me.
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2 Joe Pesci: Lethal Weapon 2-4, Home Alone 1-2
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2 Patrick Stewart: Star Trek 7-10, X-Men 1-3
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+ X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

Will Smith: MIB, Bad Boys
Martin Lawrence: Bad Boys, Big Momma's House, House Party
Anne Hathaway: Get Smart (part 2 in development), Princess Diaries
John Travolta: Look who's talking, Taking of Pelham 1, 2 & 3

Seriously, though, he would have made the cut had Wild Hogs 2 gone forward.

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Jackie Chan-Drunken Master,Police Story,Rush Hour,Shanghai Noon/Knights
Sonny Chiba-Streetfighter,Mas Oyama series (Bearfighter/Bullfighter)
Jet Li-Once/China,Fong Sai Yuk (The Legend)
Jimmy Wang Yu-One Armed Swordsman,One Armed Boxer
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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

How can the OP leave the Dollars trilogy out of Eastwood's list?
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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

Orlando Bloom - Rings, Pirates
Arnold Vosloo - Darkman, Mummy
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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

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How can the OP leave the Dollars trilogy out of Eastwood's list?
It's debatable as to whether it's a trilogy or not.
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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

Hugo Weaving: Matrix, LOTR, Transformers
Ian McKellen: LOTR, X-Men
Matt Damon: Bourne Trilogy, Ocean's Trilogy, Good Will Hunting & Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Steve Guttenberg: Police Academy, Three Men and a..., Cocoon
Lance Henriksen: Aliens, Pumpkinhead (including DTV)?
Chuck Norris: Missing in Action, The Delta Force

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Re: Which Actors Have Been in Two or More Movie Franchises?

Add "Gremlins" to Christopher Lee.
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Robert DeNiro was in only one Godfather movie.

3 Samuel L. Jackson: Marvel superhero movies, Star Wars, XXX
What the heck are the "Marvel superhero movies"?
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Matt Damon - All 3 Bourne films & Ocean's 11,12,13
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Bruce Spence: Mad Max, The Matrix, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia
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3 Martin Lawrence: House Party 1 & 2, Bad Boys, Big Momma's House
3 Antonio Banderas: Shrek, Spy Kids, Desperado & Once Upon a Time in Mexico
3 Dan Akroyd: The Blues Brothers, My Girl, Ghostbusters
2 Both Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau: The Odd Couple, Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men
2 Danny Trejo: Spy Kids, Desperado & Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Same could be applied to Salma Hayek)
2 Steve Martin: Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther
2 Sigourney Weaver: Ghostbusters, Alien
2 Michael Douglas: Jewel of the Nile/Romancing the Stone, Wall Street
2 Charlie Sheen: Hot Shots!, Wall Street
2 Jeff Bridges: Tron, The Last Picture Show/Texasville
2 Joe Pantoliano: Bad Boys, The Fugitive/U.S. Marshals
2 Burt Reynolds: Smokey and the Bandit 1 & 2, The Cannonball Run 1 & 2
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Add "Gremlins" to Christopher Lee.
He was only in the second one though, right?
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The OP just says "involved," so I assumed the actor only had to be in at least one movie.

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