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Actors playing the same part in unrelated movies


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Last week it occured to me that Peter O'Toole played Henry II in both Becket and The Lion in the Winter. These movies are otherwise unrelated, while Henry II is not exactly the most prominent of English kings. This makes me wonder whether there are other actors who played the same person in otherwise unrelated movies.

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Raymond Massey plays the sixteenth president in both ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS and HOW THE WEST WAS WON.

 

Also, Brian Donlevy plays McGinty in Preston Sturges' THE GREAT MCGINTY and THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK. He stars in the first one and does a cameo in the second film, but he is still doing the same character.

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Tom Conway plays Dr. Louis Judd in both THE CAT PEOPLE and THE SEVENTH VICTIM.

 

Raymond Massey plays john Brown in THE SANTA FE TRAIL and SEVEN ANGRY MEN.

 

Martin Kosleck played Goebbels in HITLER, THE HITLER GANG and on TV in THE LAST DAYS OF HITLER.

 

Speaking of Hitler, Bobby Watson played him in NAZI NUISANCE, THE DEVIL WITH HITLER, HITLER - DEAD OR ALIVE, THE HITLER GANG, A FOREIGN AFFAIR, THE STORY OF MANKIND and THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE.

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Charles Durning has played Santa Claus in several different Christmas tv movies and specials....probably a record holder for the most times Santa has been played by a single actor.

 

Margaret Rutherford, who played Miss Jane Marple in four movies, has a cameo appearance as Marple in The Alphabet Murders....and it's the best part of the film, incidentally.

 

Cassandra Peterson has played her character Elvira, Mistress of The Dark, in not only two of her own films and countless episodes of her tv series Movie Macabre, but has also been seen as Elvira in numerous tv appearances....some of which haven't identified her as Elvira, but she has appeared in the full Elvira costume and makeup.

 

Bela Lugosi played Dracula in the original 1931 movie and in Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.

 

Lon Chaney Jr. played the Frankenstein monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein and in a tv episode of Tales of Tomorrow. Chaney also played Thw Wolfman several times before playing him again in the Abbott & Costello film.

 

Glenn Strange played the Frankenstein monster in two movies and then in the Abbott & Costello film.

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Richard Martin played Chito Rafferty in RKO's BOMBADIER (1943). He then played the same character two years later in an RKO western with James Warren. Later that year Martin as Chito supported Bob Mitchum in WEST OF THE PECOS. The character then became the sidekick of RKO western hero Tim Holt for five years.

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The Caldicott and Charters characters (played by Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford respectively) from *The Lady Vanishes* were so popular that they were brought back together not only in *Night Train to Munich* but one or two other British movies. The two actors also appeared together in *Dead of Night* as the golfers, but weren't named Caldicott and Charters.

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