11 Classic Hollywood Doctor Roles
Classic medical roles in film
By Rick Staehling
Sure, we love our TV doctors: Gregory House, Meredith Grey, Doogie Howser. But they're just so… two-dimensional. Movie doctors are deeper, more complex, and more compelling. Just as talented as their small-screen colleagues, they're often arrogant, troubled, and unethical, too.
Here are 11 of the most memorable Hollywood portrayals, from Rock Hudson's too-good-to-be-true saint to Julia Roberts' death-defying intern to Alec Baldwin's egomaniacal surgeon. Whether you're aching for some campy operating room thrills or heart-warming tales of true-life healing, a trip to the DVD store may be just the cure you need.
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