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There are tons of lists on the internet exploring movie directors and their associated “trademarks,” but there aren’t quite as many dealing with the actors in the frames of said movies, who you might not have realised are also fond of doing the same things all the time, too. Whereas movie directors are probably more conscious in their attempts to insert their trademarks (Steven Spielberg’s fondness for shooting stars, for example), it’s quite possible that some of the world’s most famous actors aren’t actually fully aware of their own reoccurring idiosyncrasies.

Some actor trademarks have become incredibly well know, of course: Tom Cruise’s fondness for running in literally every movie he’s ever made has since become pretty much the highlight of every Tom Cruise movie made since, and there’s barely anybody alive who hasn’t noticed that Brad Pitt likes eating in every Brad Pitt movie. »

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