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  • Boris Karloff - never a good-looking guy
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger - never a sissy
  • Fred Astaire - never the shabby husband
  • Harold Sakata - never the romantic hero
  • Marilyn Monroe - never the smart brunette
  • Margaret Rutherford - never the fragile introvert
  • Jodie Foster - never the love interest
  • Halle Berry - never a servant or slave
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  • Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
  • The Saint in New York (1938)
  • Mr. Lucky (1943)
  • Buffalo Bill (1944)
  • Wonder Man (1945)
  • The Falcon Strikes Back (1953)
  • Sissi (1955)
  • Daddy Long Legs (1955)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1957)
  • Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
  • Lolita (1962)
  • The Black Dahlia (2006)
  • Lady Bird (2017)
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The Lemon Drop Kid...aka Sidney Milburn  (Bob Hope)                                                                                                     Animated GIF

Cookie...aka Carmela Voltecki (Emily Lloyd)  

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Speedy...aka Harold Swift (Harold Lloyd)                                                                  Animated GIF

and since the 'real' one was in the movie above, I thought of The Babe...aka George Herman Ruth (John Goodman)  Animated GIF

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Mister Radio (1924)

Mister Dynamite (1935)

Mister Big (1943)

Mister Taxi (1952)

Mister Ten Per Cent (1967)

Mr. Jealousy (1997)

Mr. Death (1999)

Mr. Handy (2004)

Mr. Fix It (2006)

Mister Lonely (2007)

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Mr. Nice (2010)

Mr. Perfect (2011)

Mr. Right (2015)

Mr. Wrong (1996)

Mr. In-Between (2001)

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ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE — Steve McQueen

ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN and THE POST — Nixon and the reporters are all controversial depending on your POV

1776 — Congress hates Adams so much they have to get someone else to propose independence

MARY TYLER MOORE “The Critic” — a critic is hired to stir up controversy and it works

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Lenny  Animated GIF

The Great White Hope  Animated GIF

Wilde (1997)...or any film about Oscar Wilde..                                               .Animated GIF

Betty Grable is a controversial 'working woman' in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim                             Animated GIF

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Maid  of  Salem  1937  the  town  folk  think  Claudette  Colbert   is  a  witch.     Joan  of  Arc  1948   (  Ingrid  Bergman)  Joan  is  burned  at  the  stake  for  heresy   Death  Wish  1974   Charles  Bronson  becomes  an  vigilante  

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Caligula (1979) (Malcolm McDowell)

Salome (1953) (Rita Hayworth as Princess Salome; Charles Laughton as King Herod)

Quo Vadis? (1951) (Peter Ustinov as Nero)

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) (Georges Corraface as Columbus; Marlon Brando as Spanish Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada)

Galileo (1968: Cyril Cusack; 1975:  Topol)

Quills (2000) (Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis de Sade)

Reds (1981) (Maureen Stapleton as Emma Goldman--pioneering anarchist, feminist, and birth-control advocate)

Kinsey (2004) (Liam Neeson as pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey)

Roots: The Next Generation (1979, TV miniseries) (Marlon Brando as George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party)

Malcolm X (1992) (Denzel Washington)

Che Guevara: Omar Sharif in Che! (1969); Antonio Banderas in Evita (1996); Gael García Bernal in Fidel (2002) and The Motorcycle Diaries (2004); Benicio Del Toro in Che (2008)

Abbie Hoffman: Richard D'Alessandro in Forrest Gump (1994); Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

The Last King of Scotland (2006) (Forrest Whitaker as Idi Amin)

A Cry in the Dark (1988) (Meryl Streep as wrongly-accused murderer Lindy Chamberlain)

The Iron Lady (2011) (Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher)

Milk (2008) (Sean Penn as Harvey Milk)

Snowden (2016) (Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NSA leaker Edward Snowden)

The Comey Rule (2020, TV miniseries) (Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump)

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Love Affair (1939) / An Affair to Remember (1957)

Across the Pacific (1942)

Christopher Columbus (1949) / 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) / Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Ship of Fools (1965)

Amistad (1997)

Golden Door (Nuovomondo) (2006)

Kon-Tiki (2012)

The Immigrant (2013)

 

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exercise on deck...Eleanor Powell in Honolulu                                                           Animated GIF

The Big Broadcast of 1938....Thanks for the Memory                                                                                               Animated GIF

more deck dancing...the 1956  version of Anything Goes                           Animated GIF

Fred and Ginger, not dancing (!) on deck in Shall We Dance                       Animated GIF

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The  Sea  Hawk  1940   Two  Years  Before  the  Mast  1946   Captain  Horatio  Hornblower RN  1951   The  Sea  Chase  1955  Around  the  World  in 80  Days  1956  Run Silent,  Run  Deep  1958   A  Night  to  Remember  1958    Midway  1976

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