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Old 09-25-13, 07:16 PM
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Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Now that remakes are becoming so common, has any actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film as well as the remake, particularly in a main role in both films and not just a small cameo in the remake?
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Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum appeared in both versions of Cape Fear...albeit in the remake, in extended cameos.
Vera Miles was in the original Psycho and had a bigger role in Psycho II.
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The three actors that played the ghost family in the original Grudge series played the same roles in the remake series.
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Recently there will be Miguel Ferrer in Robocop and the remake.
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Michael Caine - in both Sleuth & Get Carter remakes

Danielle Harris - Halloween 4 & 5; Zombie's Halloween 1&2

Burt Reynolds - The Longest Yard

Richard Roundtree - Shaft
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Charlton Heston in the original Planet of the Apes and as an ape in the Tim Burton remake.
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Charlton Heston in the original Planet of the Apes and as an ape in the Tim Burton remake.
For some odd reason this bit of trivia somehow escaped me. Usually I'm on top of stuff like this. Interesting.
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Penelope Cruz in Abre Los Ojos and Vanilla Sky.
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Jean Reno, Just Visiting and Les Visiteurs.
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

doesn't this happen like a lot now?
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Originally Posted by JumpCutz View Post
Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum appeared in both versions of Cape Fear...albeit in the remake, in extended cameos.
You forgot Martin Balsam.
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Penelope Cruz in Abre Los Ojos and the substandard remake Vanilla Sky.

EDIT: Doh, J Farley got it first.
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Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger appeared in both Dawn of the Dead films.
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Peter Dinklage - Death at a Funeral
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Alfred Hitchcock -- both versions of The Man Who Knew Too Much.
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Leonard Nimoy in all the classic Star Trek film, and the 2009 reboot
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

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You forgot Martin Balsam.


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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Vincent Price did it! "Tower of London" - 1939 and 1962. The first movie was during his early career when he was playing handsome/suave supporting character roles; the second was during his "horror icon" days.

Price also kind of did it twice. He was in 1940's "House of Seven Gables" ... which was also one of the three stories in 1963's "Twice-Told Tales".

In both cases, Price played major (but different) roles.

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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Marlon Brando was "resurrected" via CGI for Superman Returns, which was both a remake and "pseudo-sequel" to Superman.
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Gérard Depardieu played the same character in My Father the Hero and the French original.

Same with Jean Reno and Christian Clavier with Les visiteurs and Just Visiting.

Ingrid Bergman in both versions of Intermezzo

And how am I the first person to mention Sean Connery in Thunderball and Never Say Never Again?
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Does the Ferris Bueller's Day Off parody from a few years ago count?

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Kevin McCarthy in two different Invasion of the Body Snatchers movies. His and Sutherland's.
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

Jerry Stiller in Hairspray. He was Traci's dad in the original and Mr. Pinky in the musical remake. Ricki Lake also cameoed.
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Re: Has an actor or actress ever appeared in both the original film and the remake?

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Danielle Harris - Halloween 4 & 5; Zombie's Halloween 1&2
Doesn't really count. She was in 4 & 5 but there are no remakes of those.
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Whit Bissell - The Time Machine (1960) & The Time Machine (1978)

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