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Poll: Comedy Personas

Which comedy persona is the closest to your own personality?

(NOTE: Included are only personas which the actors established while playing different characters)

The user borimor deserves credit as he came up with this idea originally. Thanks!

Discuss here

Make Your Choice

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    Jennifer Aniston in Bruce Almighty (2003)

    Slightly scatterbrained but sympathetic "girl next door"

    (Jennifer Aniston; similar persona: Zooey Deschanel, Goldie Hawn)

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    Adam Sandler stars as Happy Gilmore

    Bad-tempered manchild

    (Adam Sandler; similar persona: Will Ferrell, Jack Black)

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    Kathleen Turner in The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

    Clever and perceptive woman who knows what she wants. (suggested by expectmiracles)
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    Jim Carrey in The Cable Guy (1996)

    Rubberface with a fondness for weird behavior (grimaces, way of speaking, gestures)

    (Jim Carrey)

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    Woody Allen in Annie Hall (1977)

    Neurotic and somewhat hypochondriac intellectual

    (Woody Allen)

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    Bette Midler in Jinxed! (1982)

    Strident and wisecracking power woman.

    (Bette Midler; similar persona: Melissa McCarthy)

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    Bill Murray in Rushmore (1998)

    Witty cynic with deadpan expressions

    (Bill Murray)

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    Tom Hanks in Bachelor Party (1984)

    Good-natured "boy next door"

    (Tom Hanks; similar persona: Paul Rudd, Zach Braff, Josh Radnor)

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    Michael Cera in Superbad (2007)

    Insecure, shy and awkward, especially around girls.

    (Michael Cera)

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    Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    Shrewd, elegant, feminine as well as feminist

    (Meryl Streep)

    (suggested by expectmiracles)

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    David Niven in The Pink Panther (1963)

    Sophisticated and serene gentleman.

    (David Niven)

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    Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby (1938)

    Sophisticated but nervous and prone to paranoia.

    (Cary Grant)

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    Hugh Grant in Love Actually (2003)

    Somewhat stiff and inarticulate, but well-intending gentleman

    (Hugh Grant; similar persona: John Cleese)

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    "Grumpy Old Men" Walter Matthau

    Grumpy sourpuss who rather puts wrinkles than smiles on his face.

    (Walter Matthau)

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    Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

    Notorious misfit with idiosyncratic behavior, style and quirks

    (Johnny Depp)

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    Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

    (Overly) enthusiastic and wayward, but with a warm heart underneath

    (Robin Williams; similar persona: Roberto Benigni)

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    722-2236 Katharine Hepburn "Rooster Cogburn" 1975 Universal

    Strong(headed), independent, as well as free-spirited, spontaneous, and fond of teasing

    (Katharine Hepburn; similar persona: Diane Keaton)

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    Buster Keaton, BLACKSMITH, THE, short, First National, 1922, **I.V.

    Resilient and very deadpan in any situation

    (Buster Keaton)

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    Charles Chaplin in City Lights (1931)

    Affectionate and often inept, but stubborn and defiant

    (Charlie Chaplin)

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    Simon Pegg in Paul (2011)

    Lazy and hedonistic geek

    (Simon Pegg; similar persona: Edward Frost, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill)

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    Neil Patrick Harris in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

    Extremely confident womanizer

    (Neil Patrick Harris)

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    Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

    Perky and (seemingly) naive nonconformist

    (Audrey Hepburn)

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    Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

    Romantic and sensitive "girl next door"

    (Meg Ryan)

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    Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    Energetic, wisecracking, very vocal, and sometimes rude

    (Eddie Murphy; similar persona: Chris Tucker)

    (suggested by borimor)

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    Roseanne Barr in She-Devil (1989)

    Brash, informal, and brutally honest

    (Roseanne Barr)

    (suggested by expectmiracles)

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    Ben Stiller in Little Fockers (2010)

    Nice guy who is no macho and doesn't want to offend but is very maladaptive.

    (Ben Stiller)

    (suggested by borimor)

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