11 Actors Who Are Completely Unlike the Roles They Usually Play

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Even the toughest guy on screen can have the kindest heart in real life. Most of the actors on this list have played roles that are complete opposites of who they really are. Don’t let their look fool you and find out who, despite their appearance on the big screen, will surprise you with their true personality.

1. Danny Trejo

Dany Trejo is known for playing the role of the villain. The bad boy role suits him well in movies, but he couldn’t be further from it in real life. He uses his celebrity status to set a positive example by participating in various charities and doing good deeds that make him the ultimate good guy in real life.

2. The Rock — Dwayne Johnson

Behind that tough-guy look, Dwayne Johnson couldn’t be sweeter. His favorite role of all is being a father, and there is nothing this action movie actor wouldn’t do for his 3 daughters.

The Rock is not afraid to show his true self on social media. Here you can find our favorite moments with him on Instagram.

3. Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan is considered one of the most attractive men on the big screen. But this confident-looking guy may be afraid to put himself in the spotlight. He has even confessed that he has certain insecurities, like the way he walks. Something that reminds us that even the most seemingly confident actor is just like the rest of us.

4. Tom Felton

Tom Felton gave us mixed feelings about his role as the anti-hero Draco Malfoy. But this huge Harry Potter fan couldn’t be more different than his character if he tried. In real life, he’s definitely not Team Slytherin. He would rather spend time with his pets and play music than cast spectrum patronus.

Tom isn’t the only good guy who played a villain role. Here you can find our favorite villains who have hearts of gold.

5. Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston could be multifaceted and be the bad guy in an action series. But in his private life, he’s more the type who likes to keep it cool. He has been described as warm and funny, and someone who never forgets where he came from.

6. Keanu Reeves

The only thing the actor has in common with his John Wick character is that they would both do anything for their dogs. The action movie actor is definitely more of a humble type of guy who sets his own example to inspire others.

Read here to find out how other celebrities feel about Keanu Reeves.

7. Liev Schreiber

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Don’t let Liev’s tough looks fool you. Since he was little, his nickname has been “Huggy” and despite his serious appearance, he is all tender-hearted on the inside.

8. Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston actually auditioned to play the superhero role of Thor. He ended up playing the bad boy, but his personality is more like a real-life hero.

9. Alan Rickman

© Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros. and co-producers, Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection / East News

Severus Snape has nothing to do with the real Alan Rickman. The actor was a very kind man and spent most of his time working for various charities. Find out all about his private life here.

10. Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester is a different person from her most famous character, Blair. In contrast to her role as a spoiled socialite, she had more humble beginnings and this has helped her keep her feet on the ground at any given time despite her success in Hollywood.

11. Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill is like a box of curiosities. His masculine appearance has helped him land strong character roles. However, Henry is the type of guy who would rather keep it cool and spend time with his dogs or play video games.

Actors work hard for their roles, and some of them go the extra mile. Here you can find those who became unrecognizable for a role they’ve played.


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