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15 Actors Who Transformed Into Different Characters on the Same Show and Impressed Us All

Some actors are so good, that playing just one role in one movie isn’t enough. For example, in The Nutty Professor, Eddie Murphy played not only Sherman Klump, the main character, but he also played his mom, dad, grandmother, and a couple more relatives, which makes 7 different roles in total. Or Cate Blanchett, who portrayed 13 various characters in the movie, Manifesto. It’s amazing, but these are not the only surprising examples of “chameleon” actors who brilliantly transformed into multiple characters in the same movie or TV show.

Bright Side found 15 great actors who played more than one role in the same production. Let’s check how observant you are based on how many examples you’re familiar with.

1. Andy Serkis — King Kong and Lumpy, King Kong, 2005

2. Jack Nicholson — President James Dale and Art Land, Mars Attacks!, 1996

3. Meg Ryan — DeDe, Angelica and Patricia Graynamore, Joe Versus the Volcano, 1990

4. Christian Bale — Alfred Borden and Bernard Fallon, The Prestige, 2006

5. Mike Myers — Dr. Evil and Austin Powers, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 1997

6. Michael Fassbender — Walter and David, Alien: Covenant, 2017

7. Jet Li — Gabriel Yulaw and Gabe Law, The One, 2001

8. David Schwimmer — Ross and Russ, Friends, 1994-2004

9. Armie Hammer — Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss, The Social Network, 2010

10. Eddie Murphy — Mama Klump, Grandma Klump, and Sherman Klump, The Nutty Professor, 1996

11. Charles Chaplin — a Jewish barber and the Dictator of Tomania, The Great Dictator, 1940

12. Cate Blanchett — 13 different characters, Manifesto, 2016

13. Johnny Depp — Lieutenant Victor and Bon Bon, Before Night Falls, 2000

14. Meryl Streep — the rabbi and Ethel Rosenberg, Angels in America, 2003

15. Kevin Kline — Artemus Gordon and President Grant, Wild Wild West, 1999

How many of these examples did you already know about? Which ones surprised you the most? Do you know any other “chameleon” actors? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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