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Different TV/Movie Characters Played By The Same Celeb

An actor is supposed to bring life to the character he/she plays. But sometimes, they dive in so much into the feels to get it right, that we cannot imagine the character is not real! Moreover, these actors play many roles during their careers. So, lately, many people have started pointing out that there are actors who have played different roles and were just completely unrecognizable. Here’s a list of actors who played different TV/movie roles. This just doesn’t include their physical appearance, because that’s the same for many. But, it also includes their range, demeanor, and cultural significance. Also, you can mention in the comments celebs you think nailed their roles and were unbelievable.

1. Tilda Swinton

Universal / Disney
Universal / Disney

Tilda played Dianna from Trainwreck and the White Witch from The Chronicle of Narnia.

2. Daveigh Chase

Dreamworks / Disney
Dreamworks / Disney

Chase played Samar Morgan from The Ring and Lilo from Lilo & Stich.

3. Donald Glover

NBC / FX
NBC / FX

Glover played Troy Barnes from Community and Teddy Perkins from Atlanta.

4. Sandra Oh

ABC / Everett Collection / Disney
ABC / Everett Collection / Disney

Sandra played Cristina Yang from Grey’s Anatomy and Vice-Principal Gupta from The Princess Diaries.

5. Linda Cardellini

Warner Bros. / Marvel
Warner Bros. / Marvel

Linda played Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo and Laura Barton from Avengers: Age of Ultron.

6. James McAvoy

20th Century Fox / Disney
20th Century Fox / Disney

James played Professor X from X-Men and Mr. Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia.

7. Christian Serratos

Netflix / Summit
Netflix / Summit

Serratos played Selena Quintanilla from Selena: The Series and Angela Weber from Twilight.

8. Zach Tyler Eisen

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon

Zach played Pablo from The Backyardigans and Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

9. Yani Gellman

Freeform / Walt Disney Pictures
Freeform / Walt Disney Pictures

Gellman played Garrett Reyolds from Pretty Little Liars and Paolo Valisari from The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

10. Johnny Depp

Disney / Warner Bros.
Disney / Warner Bros.

Depp played the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

11. Catherine O’Hara

20th Century Fox / Pop TV
20th Century Fox / Pop TV

Catherine played Kate McCallister from Home Alone and Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek.

12. Lupita Nyong’o

Walt Disney Studios / Universal
Walt Disney Studios / Universal

Lupita played Maz from the Star Wars series and Red from Us.

13. Julie Walters

Warner Bros. / Universal Pictures
Warner Bros. / Universal Pictures

Julie played Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series and Rosie Mulligan from Mamma Mia.

14. John Travolta

Paramount / Everett Collection / New Line Cinema
Paramount / Everett Collection / New Line Cinema

John played Danny Zuko from Grease and Edna Turnblad from Hairspray.

15. Bryan Cranston

AMC / Everett Collection / Fox
AMC / Everett Collection / Fox

Bryan played Walter White from Breaking Bad and Hal from Malcolm in the Middle.

16. Idris Elba

NBC / Marvel
NBC / Marvel

Elba played Charles Miner from The Office and Heimdall, Thor’s best friend from Thor.

17. Noel Fisher

Showtime / Everett Collection / Summit Entertainment
Showtime / Everett Collection / Summit Entertainment

Fisher played Mickey Milkovich from Shameless and Vladimir from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

18. Eric Dane

ABC / HBO
ABC / HBO

Eric played Mark Sloan from Grey’s Anatomy and Cal Jacobs from Euphoria.