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10 actors who achieved immortality in just one movie

14 August 2011 5:31 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Many film actors have become box office stars thanks to one character, but while Sean Connery and Christopher Lee managed to break away from 007 and Dracula, Anthony Perkins’ was forever overshadowed by his infamous alter ego Norman Bates. For some actors, one film role was enough to give them lasting cinema immortality; if it hadn’t been for their performances as the Wizard of Oz and Ming the Merciless, Frank Morgan and Charles Middleton would have been long forgotten.

The following ten actors achieved their cult status in the horror and fantasy genre on the strength of one film. Although these working actors appeared in a variety of movies, it is that particular character and their well received performance that has pushed any other notable film work into the background!

Max Schreck (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens – 1922)

Rafaela Ottiano (The Devil-Doll – 1936)

Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz – 1939)

Stanley Ridges (Black »

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Some like it drag: cross-dressing in the movies

8 March 2011 9:01 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Daniel Craig's appearance in heels may be a cross-dressing first for the Bond hero but he follows a long tradition of gender role swapping from a tuxedo-clad Marlene Dietrich to Dustin Hoffman's Tootsie

Daniel Craig's appearance in heels, blonde wig and patterned dress for a video raising awareness of gender inequality for International Women's Day marks 007's drag debut. But cross-dressing is not, strictly speaking, new to the Bond franchise – remember the Spectre agent who attends his own faked funeral as his "widow" at the beginning of Thunderball? – and far from a novelty on the big screen.

The silent era, with its often stagey film productions, had its share of cross-dressing in the theatrical tradition, which continued into the sound era with numerous variations and embellishments. Generally speaking, girls dress as boys to get kinds of social access or agency normally denied to women while boys dress »

- Ben Walters

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