Lucky 7: Seven actors who played the same role at least seven times

Hugh Jackman joins a select group with the upcoming 'Days of Future Past'

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Drew McWeeny sat down with Hugh Jackman to talk about the evolution of the character over six films.

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Comic-Con is on the way but I'm skipping out on San Diego entirely this year for various reasons -- none of them unfortunate. Meanwhile, James Mangold's "The Wolverine," one of at least 10 comic book adaptations hitting screens this year, is right around the corner.

The new film will be Hugh Jackman's sixth as the mutant Logan/Wolverine after "X-Men" (2000), "X2" (2003), "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006), "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (2009) and "X-Men: First Class" (2011). Not only that, but next year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will bring him into the rare air of a seventh portrayal, and as he told HitFix's Drew McWeeny in a recent interview, the actor is "not ready to give him up just yet."

All of this got me thinking: Who else has played a character seven times?

I came up with an interesting array. Sorry, "Police Academy" fans, I left that crew off, but yes, some actors appeared in all seven films. And Richard Belzer deserves a shout-out for playing Detective/Sergeant John Munch countless times across multiple series on television. But prepare yourself for the record-holder here; if anybody was ever tired of playing the same character over and over, it has to be that guy.

Find out who that is and more by clicking through the gallery below.

"The Wolverine" opens nationwide on July 26.


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Kristopher Tapley
Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.