19 Actors and Actresses That Seem to Have a Stash of Polyjuice Potion for Every New Role

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Many actors are afraid of becoming hostages to one role. But even a great script and gorgeous makeup are useless if an actor or an actress can’t portray different characters convincingly. We think that the people from our article are masters of transformation. It was a tough job choosing just 3 roles for each of them.

Cate Blanchett

Eva Green

  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005) — Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem
  • Cracks (2009) — mysterious teacher at a boarding school for girls, Miss “G”
  • Dark Shadows (2012) — jealous Angelique Bouchard

Matthew McConaughey

Carrie-Anne Moss

  • The Matrix (1999) — Trinity, hacker, and officer of Nebuchadnezzar
  • Fido (2006) — housewife Robinson that met a zombie
  • Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) — Claudia Wolf, high priestess

Jennifer Jason Leigh

  • Dolores Claiborne (1995) — Selena St. George, journalist from New York, the daughter of a housekeeper, accused of a crime
  • The Machinist (2004) — the only companion of the main character
  • The Hateful Eight (2015) — convicted criminal, Daisy Domergue

Matt Damon

Sharon Stone

  • Total Recall (1990) — the fake wife of the main character, Lori
  • Last Dance (1996) — a young woman on death row, Cindy Liggett
  • Ratched (2020) — eccentric heir of a wealthy estate, Lenore Osgood

Geoffrey Rush

Anne Hathaway

Kathy Bates

  • Misery (1990) — Annie Wilke, the fan of a famous writer
  • Titanic (1997) — Molly Brown, one of the passengers
  • American Horror Story (2011–2022) — unstoppable overseer, Miriam Mead

Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Hocus Pocus (1993) — one of the witch sisters
  • Ed Wood (1994) — American actress Dolores Fuller
  • Mars Attacks! (1996) — ambitious TV journalist Nathalie Lake

Julianne Moore

  • Safe (1995) — Carol White, a young woman who is diagnosed with a strange illness
  • Far From Heaven (2002) — exemplary housewife whose life is derailed when she learns her husband’s secret
  • The Glorias (2020) — journalist, and leader of a feminist movement, Gloria

Renée Zellweger

  • Jerry Maguire (1996) — 26-year-old widow, single mom, Dorothy Boyd
  • Cold Mountain (2003) — Ruby Thewes, who knows how to achieve her goals
  • Judy (2019) — American singer and actress Judy Garland

Stanley Tucci

Catherine O’Hara

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) — Kate McCallister, the mother of the inventive Kevin, who somehow always gets left alone
  • For Your Consideration (2006) — actress Marilyn Hack, who’s hearing rumors she’ll be nominated for an Oscar
  • Schitt’s Creek (2015–2020) — the wife of a billionaire whose business collapsed and soap opera actress, Moira Rose

Frances McDormand

Vivien Leigh

Robert Pattinson

  • The Bad Mother’s Handbook (2007) — an awkward teenager who helps his friend deal with a pregnancy.
  • Good Time (2017) — bank robber, trying to escape and taking huge risks
  • The King (2019) — Louis, Grand Dauphin

Emily Blunt

Who is your favorite actor or actress? What movies with them are you ready to watch over and over again?


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