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Poll: Overused Job Clichés

Which of these 25 clichés regarding movie professions do you think is the most overused?

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    Roger Murtaugh

    THE COP WHO'S JUST ABOUT TO RETIRE
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    "Irma La Douce" Shirley MacLaine 1963 UA / MPTV

    THE STREETWISE HOOKER/STRIPPER WITH A HEART OF GOLD
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    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, and Matthew Modine in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    THE FOUL-MOUTHED MILITARY COMMANDER
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    Michael Douglas in Wall Street (1987)

    THE RUTHLESS, GREEDY AND ARROGANT BUSINESSMAN
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    Joe Turkel in The Shining (1980)

    THE FULL-OF-WISDOM BARTENDER
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    "Spellbound," Color Poster 1945 Selznick International

    THE ATTRACTIVE FEMALE THERAPIST IN AN UNETHICAL RELATIONSHIP
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    "Arthur 2, On The Rocks" Dudley Moore, John Gielgud

    THE DISTINGUISHED ENGLISH BUTLER
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    Robin Williams and Dylan Kussman in Dead Poets Society (1989)

    THE INSPIRATIONAL NON-CONFORMIST TEACHER
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    Tallulah Bankhead Film Set Lifeboat (1944) 0037017 *I.V.

    THE BOUNDLESS, WISECRACKING FEMALE JOURNALIST
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    Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary (2002)

    THE SEXY SECRETARY
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    Jude Law in Road to Perdition (2002)

    THE STOIC AND UNEMOTIONAL HIT MAN (WHO ALWAYS FINISHES HIS JOB)
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    Ellen Burstyn and Kris Kristofferson in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

    THE COMPASSIONATE WAITRESS (GENERALLY, A STRUGGLING MOTHER)
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    Juliette Binoche stars as Vianne

    THE CUTE AND LOVABLE 'LITTLE SHOP' OWNER
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    Keanu Reeves in The Lake House (2006)

    THE OVERWORKED ARCHITECT (WHO DOESN'T HAVE TIME TO FIND HIS SOULMATE OR TO SPEND WITH HIS FAMILY)
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    "The Verdict," Paul Newman.

    THE UNETHICAL LAWYER IN A SUDDEN IDEALISTIC QUEST FOR REDEMPTION
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    Max von Sydow in Minority Report (2002)

    THE EXPERIENCED, RESPECTABLE YET CROOKED COMMANDING OFFICER
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    Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future (1985)

    THE MAD SCIENTIST
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    John Goodman in Barton Fink (1991)

    THE JOVIAL AVERAGE-JOE TRAVELLING SALESMAN
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    Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    THE BITTER, GROUCHY AND SOMETIMES FOUL-MOUTHED SPORTS COACH
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    "The Maltese Falcon" 1941 Warner Bros.

    THE COOL AND LACONIC PRIVATE EYE
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    Jonathan Pryce in Brazil (1985)

    THE CHRONICALLY BORED OFFICE WORKER
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    Faye Dunaway in Network (1976)

    THE HIGH-POWERED MEDIA / AD / MARKETING FEMALE EXECUTIVE (IN PENCIL SKIRT AND HIGH HEELS) ” -
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    Stanley Tucci in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    THE GAY/EFFEMINATE TAILOR OR FASHION DESIGNER
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    John Turturro in Barton Fink (1991)

    THE, SOMETIMES UNSTABLE, SOMETIMES ALCOHOLIC, BUT ALWAYS STRUGGLING AUTHOR (GENERALLY FACING A MENTAL BLOCK)
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    Sylvester Stallone and Brian Dennehy in First Blood (1982)

    THE SHERIFF OF A QUIET-SMALL-TOWN WHO WANTS TO KEEP IT LIKE THAT

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