Diversity in life never hurt anyone, especially actors. Not to get stuck in the same typecasting for the whole life, they take roles which really contrast to their previous ones. Some of role changes turn to be unexpected that it is hard to believe the two characters were played by the same actor. We rounded up the combinations of completely different roles taken by a single person.
1. Daniel Radcliffe
A wizard-boy from Harry Potter film series and a corpse in Swiss Army Man.
2. Matthew McConaughey
A stripper from Magic Mike and a space explorer in Interstellar.
3. Gary Oldman
Charming Harry Potter’s godfather and a villain in The Fifth Element.
4. Cate Blanchett
Elven Queen in The Lord of the Rings and a singer Bob Dylan in I’m Not There.
5. Tom Cruise
A special agent from Mission: Impossible and a rock musician in Rock of Ages.
6. Heath Ledger
Charming squire in A Knight’s Tale and Joker in The Dark Knight.
7. Charlize Theron
Evil queen in Snow White & the Huntsman and a serial killer in the film Monster.
8. Margot Robbie
A model and the main character’s wife from The Wolf of Wall Street and Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots.
9. Jim Carrey
A comic character from Ace Ventura and sad television personality in Kidding series.
10. Elijah Wood
Pretty hobbit from The Lord of the Rings and a homicidal maniac from Sin City.
11. Helena Bonham Carter
A villain from Harry Potter and queen’s sister in The Crown series.
12. Emily Blunt
Angel of Verdun in Edge of Tomorrow and the famous nanny from Mary Poppins Returns.
13. David Duchovny
A writer and ladies’ man from Californication series and ATF trans-agent in Twin Peaks.
14. Maggie Smith
An uptight lady from Downton Abbey series and an eccentric old lady in The Lady in the Van.
15. Leonardo DiCaprio
Romantic main character of Titanic and a little bit crazy slaveholder from Django Unchained.
16. Emma Watson
Right Hermione from Harry Potter and a member of a teenage gang in The Bling Ring.
17. Tom Hardy
In the film Legend, the actor played two roles at once — the twins-gangsters. In Mad Max: Fury Road he is a lone wanderer.