18 actors who played characters that looked nothing like their usual roles



Steve Carell dans Office against. Foxcatcher

NBC, Sony Pictures Classics

“Typically Steve Carell is the lovable, weird, funny guy, but in this movie his character is dark and intense and unsettling. He absolutely succeeded. “



Emilia Clarke in The iron Throne against. Me before you

Photos de HBO, Warner Bros.


Will Ferrell in various comedies vs. Stranger than fiction

DreamWorks Pictures, Columbia Pictures

“Not only is this movie beautiful (and very underrated), Ferrell’s portrayal of a buttoned-up IRS agent is so charming and believable that you can’t help but fall in love with him. It’s the first time I’ve seen him in a more serious role and like many great comedians he has completely changed my view of him as an actor. ”



Rachel McAdams in Bad girls against. Notebook

“They were released the SAME YEAR. Crazy. ”



Robin Williams in Mme Doubtfire against. One hour photo

20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Images

“He’s totally different! He’s really disturbing and scary in this role. ”



Melissa McCarthy in various comedies vs. Can you forgive me?

Universal Pictures, Fox Searchlight Images

“I had only really seen her in comedies and it was far from it. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role. ”



Bill Hader dances Saturday Night Live against. Barry


“Although he’s still funny, he’s absolutely terrifying. He plays an ex-Marine who is now a hit man. The sheer rage, pain and agony that his character feels are perfectly represented. And I know what you are thinking: Bill Hader “Scary? No way. Oh my God, yes. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. ”



Will Smith in action comedies vs. The pursuit of happiness

Sony Pictures released

“At the time The pursuit of happiness came out, Smith had played some funny heroic characters. Her ability to make me cry ugly during the bathroom scene was amazing. ”



Emily Blunt in A quiet place against. Mary Poppins

Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Ross Lynch dans Austin et Ally against. My friend, Dahmer

Disney, FilmRise

“He’s gone from being a Disney kid to being one of the most prolific serial killers known to man, and he’s absolutely murdered the role (no pun intended). ”



Zac Efron in various comedies vs. Extremely wicked, terribly evil and vile

Universal Pictures, Netflix

“He had been in a lot of comedies (Neighbors) and family films (High school music), but he crushed him as serial killer Ted Bundy. ”



Mo’Nique in various comedies vs. Precious

MGM Distribution Co., Lionsgate

“His performance was incredible. ”



Jason Bateman in various comedies vs. Ozark

20th Television, Netflix

“Look at Jason Bateman in Development stopped, Boss horribles, The change up, and other silly comedies, so watch it in Ozark…  »



Lizzy Caplan dans Bad girls against. stone castle

Paramount Pictures

“You know his iconic humorous role of Janis in Bad girls, but have you seen her in stone castle? She plays Annie Wilkes, unstable and murderous, and wow. She is incredible! Talk about range. From “I have a big crush on lesbians” to a mind-blowing psychopath. ”



Bryan Cranston dans Malcolm in the middle against. Breaking Bad

Renard, AMC

“He shows incredible reach. ”



John Lithgow in 3rd rock of the sun against. Dexter

NBC, Showtime

“He was so scary – the best villain on Dexter. I had only known him in silly roles before that. All I could think of as I looked was, ‘This is the same guy from 3rd rock of the sun?! ‘»



Heath Ledger in various roles vs. The black Knight

Photos Buena Vista, Images Warner Bros.

“Heath Ledger as the Joker. Some thought it was a horrible casting choice. You only have to watch the first five minutes of the film to know that it was definitely the right choice. ”



Jim Carrey in Liar liar against. Eternal Sunshine of the Flawless Spirit

Universal images, focus features

“Honestly, Jim Carrey as Joel in Eternal Sunshine of the Flawless Spirit always struck me as something so poignant and unlike anything he has done. Hard to believe it’s the same actor Liar liar.  »

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