Typecasting is nothing new in Hollywood; it's not very surprising, seeing as some actors just look and act like the cliched roles they attract. This phenomenon explains why Meg Ryan has never taken a role as a transvestite vampire, and Meatloaf has never been the object of affection in a romantic comedy.
But amazingly, some people seem to perform uncannily similar roles over and over, like Groundhog Day, but with less appealing actors. Causality loop, strange coincidence or extreme lack of range? You make the call.
Olga Kurylenko's Sexual Advances Are Constantly Spurned by Video Game Characters
Nika Boronina in 2007's Hitman
Natasha Sax in 2008's Max Payne
Nika and Natasha attempt to seduce the title character in a film adaptation of a popular, violent video game. Though he is interested in her tattoo, he brutally shoots her down (figuratively speaking).
Who would want to remove a sweet Turtleneck like this?
Erstwhile hit man Agent 47 is commanded to kill a sexy Russian named Nika, who he's told witnessed a recent assassination he committed. Upon meeting her, he figures out she couldn't have been present at the shooting, and decides to protect her. Nika tries her damnedest to seduce Agent 47 by showing off how good she looks in only panties, but he only seems interested in finding out about her tattoo. Finally, she decides to get aggressive and parades around him wearing almost nothing but a tiny red dress.
What does she get for her effort? A hypodermic needle to the neck!
Not the prick she was hoping for.
Max Payne meets the sexy Russian Natasha at a party while investigating his family's murder. Natasha tries to put some moves on Max wearing a tiny red dress. He's interested in learning more about her tattoo, so he invites her back to his apartment. Natasha decides to turn up the seduction by showing off how good she looks in only panties. And what does she get for her effort? A rude expulsion from Marky Mark and the Angry Teeth!
At least he's not fighting killer plants.