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David Harbour interview on how Stranger Things changed everything.

The Independent spoke to the actor about season two, Hellboy, and Hamlet.

THE INDEPENDENT — Before Stranger Things, David Harbour was a relatively unknown actor. Despite having minor roles in Brokeback Mountain, War of the Worlds, The Green Hornet, End of Watch, and Quantum of Solace, the actor — whose first professional role was on Broadway — never quite broke into the mainstream consciousness.

Thanks to the break-out Netflix series, though, everything has changed: people recognise Harbour on the streets, the actor’s SAG Awards speech went viral, and he’s landed the leading role in the rebooted Hellboy. Things are, they seem, going quite well.

Speaking over the phone with The Independent from a hotel in Bulgaria, Harbour talked about the upcoming second season of Stranger Things — comparing his character Jim Hopper to Hamlet — along with discussing Hellboy, the state of blockbusters at the moment, and life in the limelight. Read the full Q&A below.

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EDIT: this post is from 2015 but it’s been going around again so i updated it with more movies that have since come out. previously there were 112 movies listed, and in less than two years since this post was made, nineteen more movies have been released from these franchises, for a new total of 131

count how many of these franchise movies you’ve seen and reblog with the number you’ve seen in the tags! there’s a total of 131 movies listed

Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Harry Potter

  • Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  • Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  • Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

James Bond

  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)

The Lord of the Rings

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Return of the King (2003)

The Hobbit

  • An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Star Wars

  • The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • A New Hope (1977)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Spider-Man

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

The Fast and the Furious

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)

DC

  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)

Transformers

  • Transformers (2007)
  • Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • Age of Extinction (2014)
  • The Last Knight (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • At World’s End (2007)
  • On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Jurassic Park

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World (1997)
  • Jurassic Part III (2001)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

The Twilight Saga

  • Twilight (2008)
  • New Moon (2009)
  • Eclipse (2010)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

X-Men

  • X-Men (2002)
  • X2 (2003)
  • The Last Stand (2006)
  • Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • First Class (2011)
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Apocalypse (2016)
  • Logan (2017)

Mission: Impossible

  • Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  • Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • Rogue Nation (2015)

The Hunger Games

  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Catching Fire (2013)
  • Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
  • Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Indiana Jones

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Last Crusade (1989)
  • Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Star Trek

  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Into Darkness (2013)
  • Beyond (2016)

Terminator

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Judgment Day (1991)
  • Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • Judgement Day (2009)
  • Genisys (2015)

The Divergent Series

  • Divergent (2014)
  • Insurgent (2015)
  • Allegiant (2016)

The Maze Runner

  • The Maze Runner (2014)
  • The Scorch Trials (2015)

Mad Max

  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mad Max 2 (1981)
  • Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  • Fury Road (2015)

Planet of the Apes

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2012)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Alien

  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Resurrection (1997)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Covenant (2017)
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