I don't ever want to be doing the same sort of thing, I never want to be typecast, because I have way too much to give to be sort of, to always be the hot chick in the movie.

— Elisha Cuthbert

Heartwarming Typecast quotations

Though I soon became typecast in Hollywood as a gangster and hoodlum, I was originally a dancer, an Irish hoofer, trained in vaudeville tap dance. I always leapt at the opportunity to dance in films later on.

I refuse to be typecast, and I'll have a go at anything so long as it's different, challenging, hard work and demands great versatility.

I don't want to play a superhero. Drogo may not be Superman, but it is a phenomenal role. I didn't want to get typecast. Drogo is an exceptional character. Conan is iconic. Whether it does good or not, you just try to elevate it to the next level.

Am I being typecast as a horrible person? I don't know.

I don't think so. But if it happens, I'd rather get to play that, because there's nothing fun about being sweet. Sweet can be so boring, so I'd be happy staying away from that.

I have never wanted to be typecast, one of those actors who plays a variation on a one-note theme. So just as I enjoy playing a wide variety of characters, from good to bad to ugly to cute - so I have enjoyed of late working in film and television, as well as in theatres of various sizes and shapes.

As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I'm trapped in a genre that I love, but I'm trapped in it!

Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices.

I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that.

You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music.

I think I've proven with my career that I can play a wide variety of characters.

Yet, I still get typecast as the crazy slob guy. That's how it always works.

Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don't think so.

I loved doing all those costume dramas.

I didn't think, 'Ooh I've got to avoid being typecast' - you can't ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors.

That was my one big Hollywood hit, but, in a way, it hurt my picture career.

After that, I was typecast as a lion, and there just weren't many parts for lions.

When I was first starting out, and I was less established, I was really concerned about being typecast.

At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much that I'm probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.

I hope I will not be typecast as a Bond girl for the rest of my life.

I'm very proud of being a part of the Bond family, but I don't want to be the sexy girl forever. I'm not meaning to complain, but I just want to be taken seriously.

I never got in this business, in cinema, to make horror movies.

They arrived on my doorstep and I got typecast. Which was fine, I enjoy it, but I got into this business to make westerns. And the kind of westerns I used to see, they died. So that didn't work out.

In the second half of the 20th century, people are becoming more limited: Vocabularies are smaller, thoughts are smaller, aspirations are smaller, everything is very scaled down. Everyone is typecast.

People try to typecast astronauts as heroic and superhuman. We're only human beings.

I give two hoots about being typecast. It's not in my hands.

Getting typecast is a dangerous thing to do.

The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast is the independent film world.

Hollywood typecast me as the secretary.

I could have worked as the quirky secretary for the rest of my life, but I decided not to do that.

Unfortunately, I think I'm going to be typecast in Hollywood as the kid who can cry. I don't like putting audiences through those emotional ups and downs. I don't want people to think Dana Hill is so depressing all she does is cry. But the parts are so good, I can't turn them down.

I don't feel particularly typecast because I think I do so many different kinds of things. Whether or not they're seen is another issue.

I was not only typecast as a Russian, but I was typecast as Yakov Smirnoff.

This is understandable, and I was very happy to get the roles, but it would be nice to be in a movie where I could be someone else.

As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.

It seems to me that one thing people do over and over again is try to figure out how to get married, stay married, fall in love, how to rekindle all this stuff. It seems to me to be a pretty eternal theme so I don't know if you can get typecast from making movies about men relating to women. It seems to be what is going on on the planet a lot.

I don't really worry about being typecast much.

I mean, everyone in Hollywood is typecast to a degree.

I do try and stay away from the stereotype and getting typecast.

I don't believe in being typecast. If I believed it, it probably would have happened to me. You attract what you make.

I tend to get cast as a certain type of quiet, almost introverted person who's strong on the inside, but the characters are so very different I don't see it as any kind of typecasting.

After The Wizard Of Oz I was typecast as a lion, and there aren't all that many parts for lions.

If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast, you'll never do anything good.

I have been typecast in my career, although the type changes with the decades.