Two Vastly Different Roles That Perfectly Demonstrate an Actor’s Range

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Two Vastly Different Roles That Perfectly Demonstrate an Actor’s Range

It’s, of course, an actor’s job to act. So it shouldn’t be surprising when we see them in two completely different roles. But some actors are so good at what they do that such transformations render them nearly unrecognizable. In fact, it makes it hard to believe that the two roles could possibly be played by the same person. 

Twitter user @ohsethy recently acknowledged this phenomenon by pointing out Al Pacino’s range between The Godfather and Jack & Jill

He then let Twitter do the rest:

Liza Minelli in Cabaret and Arrested Development:

Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire and One Hour Photo:

James Gandolfini in Sesame Street and The Sopranos:

Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones, The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games and Captain America:

Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show and Clue:

Glenn Close in Hook and 101 Dalmatians:

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote, Almost Famous, The Master and Punch-Drunk Love:

Hugh Jackman in The Music Man and Logan:

Angela Bassett in American Horror Story: Coven, What’s Love Got to Do With It and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:

Wesley Snipes in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar and Blade:

Natalie Portman in Garden State and Black Swan:

Bill Hader in Saturday Night Live and Barry:

Ryan Gosling in First Man and Barbie:

Matthew Macfayden in Pride & Prejudice and Succession:

Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained and Ray:

JK Simmons in the M&Ms campaign and Invincible:

Saoirse Ronan throughout her entire filmography:

Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap:

Nicolas Cage (and John Travolta) in Face/Off:

The Rock in Jumanji and Rampage:

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