Hollywood’s Least Versatile Actors According to Research

Have you ever noticed that certain actors seem to appear over and over again in the same types of movies and TV shows? You don’t imagine anything. Switch recently conducted a study revealing some of the least versatile actors. They analyzed the filmographies of more than 1,000 actors on IMDb and looked at the types of movies they starred in most often. Here’s what they found.

10. Kevin Hart

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 90.91%

Kevin Hart mainly appears in comedies. According to Uswitch, over 90% of his work is in the comedy genre. Some of Hart’s film credits include appearances in horror movie 3, Soul plane, Get hard, little fockersand think like a man.

9. Woody Allen

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 91.11%

According to the research results, around 91% of Woody Allen’s movie credits are in the same genre. Some of his films include manhattan, Mighty Aphroditeand Deconstruct Harry.

8. Carey Mulligan

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 92.59%

About 92% of Carey Mulligan’s film credits are in one genre. Some of his film appearances include roles in Pride and Prejudice, Brothersand Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

7. Adam Sandler

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 92.86%

Although Adam Sandler has begun to diversify his roles, most of his work falls into the comedic genre. Nearly 93% of his roles are in comedy. Some of Sandler’s film appearances include roles in Happy Gilmore, The adultsand The wedding singer.

6. Jet Li

Jet Li at the premiere of Mulan.
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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 93.75%

Most of Jet Li’s movie credits fall under the action movie category. Some of his film appearances include roles in Romeo must die (also featuring the late singer Aaliyah), The Expendablesand The Sorcerer and the White Serpent.

5. David Pique

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 94.74%

Almost 95% of David Spade’s movie credits are in the comedy genre. Some of Spade’s film appearances include roles in The adults, conical heads, Tommy Boyand Joe Dirt.

4. Eddie Murphy

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 95.56%

Almost 96% of Eddie Murphy’s movie credits are in the comedy genre. Some of Murphy’s film appearances include roles in Norbit, Dr. Dolittle, Coming to Americaand The mad professor.

3. Will Ferrel

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 95.59%

Almost 96% of Will Ferrell’s movie credits are in the comedy genre. Some of Ferrell’s film appearances include roles in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blade of Glory, Elfand Presenter: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

2.Andy Samberg

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 96.15%

About 96% of Andy Samberg’s movie credits belong to the comedy genre. Some of Samberg’s film appearances include roles in He’s my boy, hot rodand Palm Springs.

1. Martin Laurent

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Percentage of movie credits in a genre: 96.43%

About 96% of Martin Lawrence’s film credits belong to the comedy genre. Some of Lawrence’s film appearances include roles in the Bad Boys franchise, house party, Grandma’s houseand University road trip.

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