It’s not rare for an actor to take responsibility for multiple roles in the process of making a movie. Even this is considered a storied tradition in the cinema: popular performers have become directors while continuing their careers in front of the cameras.
But this isn’t the pure purpose of all actors. Probably, playing a wide range of characters on the big screen is what every single actor wants to do. It will be a good chance for them to improve their acting skills. However, portraying multiple characters in a single movie is absolutely a challenge that not all actors dare to take on. Actors need to be really flexible to present the different characteristics and feelings of different characters in a movie.
And some of the actors are so talented that they did this without being spotted by viewers. Definitely, it is a talent, a skill that every actor spends years achieving. Here are some big names who take on multiple roles in one film you never expect there’s a little catch. Be ready for this because you might be shocked!
Ryan Reynolds — Deadpool and the voice of Juggernaut, Deadpool 2 (2018)
Michael J. Fox — Marty McFly and Marlene McFly, Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Ben Mendelsohn — Keller and Talos, Captain Marvel (2019)
Benedict Cumberbatch — Dr. Stephen Strange and Dormammu, Doctor Strange (2016)
Eugenio Derbez — Felipe and Felipe’s grandmother, Jack, and Jill (2011)
James Remar — Ace Speck and Butch Pooch, Django Unchained (2012)
Jason Isaacs — Mr. Darling and Captain Hook, Peter Pan (2003)
Margaret Hamilton — Miss Almira Gulch and The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Michelle Williams — Annie and Glinda, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Arsenio Hall — Semmi, Morris, a girl in a bar, and Reverend Brown in Coming to America (1988)
Dick Van Dyke — Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr., Mary Poppins (1964)
Ben Stiller — Larry Daley and Laaa, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Warwick Davis — Griphook and Professor Filius Flitwick, Harry Potter movies (2001-2011)
Dean-Charles Chapman — Martyn Lannister and Tommen Baratheon, Game of Thrones (2011-)
Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem, Clarence, Randy Watson, and Saul in Coming to America (1988)
Jonathan Hyde — Sam Parrish and Van Pelt, Jumanji (1995)