7. Michael J. Fox And Marty McFly
In January 1985, Michael J Fox was cast as Marty McFly to replace Eric Stolz in Back to the Future. The role lasted for three movies, which became an iconic franchise. People still love these movies today. Marty McFly was the quirky teen who hung out with he weird scientist, and we can all relate to that, right?
Fox went on to play many other memorable roles, but he will always be remembered as McFly. In early 1991, Fox started to have symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. He has become an activist for others who have the disease, and he continues to fight every day.
8. Courtney Cox And Monica Geller
"Not just clean, "Monica" clean." Courtney Cox's most acclaimed role was as Monica Geller in the '90s sitcom Friends. She was the OCD hard-working chef who was often the voice of reason for Rachel. Originally Cox was supposed to play Rachel, but like Monica better after reading the script.
In Friends, Cox has a series of flashbacks to when she was overweight as a teen. The first time she put on the fat suit, no one recognized her on set. Cox has had plenty of other roles, but she will always be loved for her time as Monica.
9. Charlie Chaplin And The Tramp
Charlie Chaplin was an English comedian, actor, and composer, who gained fame during the silent movie era. He was able to use his body language and facial expressions to compel audiences all over the world. His claim to fame was in the movie A Dog's Life as The Tramp.
This persona became recognized by many people. In his later films, Chaplin abandoned the Tramp persona and decided to take on more serious roles. Many of his films are slapstick comedy mixed with pathos, which is why he was so beloved.
10. Mark Hamill And Luke Skywalker
"I'm Luke Skywalker, I'm here to rescue you." Mark Hamill is best known for his fantastic role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series. In 1977 the firm movie was released, and to everyone's surprise, it was a big hit. Hamill came back on to play Skywalker until 2017.
While most people only associate Hamill with the Star Wars films, he has also done work in Sleepwalkers, Time Runners, and Child's Play. Hamill is so talented, but people in the fandom only recognize his role as Skywalker.
11. Emilia Clarke And Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke got her claim to fame as the Daenerys Targaryen (aka Mother of Dragons) in Game of Thrones. Her character is one of the most popular from the critically acclaimed show, and Clarke has one many awards for this character. Time named her one of the most influential people of 2019.
Clarke became so attached to her character that she got a tattoo of the three dragons on her wrist once the show wrapped. This role meant so much to her, and Clarke is grateful that she had the opportunity to bring the Mother of Dragons to life.
12. Joaquin Phoenix And The Joker
Joaquin Pheonix took on the role of the Joker, and it was a smash hit, Joker premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2019, and it was raved about by critics. People loved Pheonix's portrayal of this well-known character, and how he made the role unique to his acting skills.
Joker hit the box offices and grossed over $1 billion, which made it the highest-grossing R-rated film in history. For this incredible performance, Pheonix won a Golden Globe and received several other nominations. He continues to prove how talented he is with each role he is given.