Newsflash: Actors often aren't like the characters they play. Yes, we know! We were shocked too! Did you know that they actually train to pretend to be different people? Unbelievable!

The thing is, sometimes we get so used to see an actor in a role, it's hard to imagine them doing anything else. That's how typecasting happens. But these actors didn't let themselves be pigeonholed. They didn't just play a different part -- they went and did the exact opposite of the roles they're known for.

CRACKED COM EMMA WATSON WENT FROM NERD TO AIRHEAD. You saw her grow up as top student Hermione Granger. So if yOu watch The Bling Ring, you'll be surp

STEVE CARELL CAN PLAY VERY DIFFERENT KINDS OF BOSSES. The Office's Michael Scott is bumbling and oblivious, but ultimately a good guy completely unlik

CRACKED co FRED SAVAGE HARASSED HIS BROTHER'S (FICTIONAL) GIRLFRIEND. The Wonder Years' Kevin Arnold is the purest character to bless our TV screens.

MELISSA MCCARTHY HAS BEEN KNOWN TO GET VERY SERIOUS. If you see McCarthy On screen, YOU prepare for things to get funny, like in Bridesmaids. You don'

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CRACKED co ROBERT ENGLUND LOOKS REALLY FRIENDLY WITHOUT MAKEUP. There's nothing about Freddy Krueger that doesn't scream thus guy will rip your guts

CRACKEDC CLANCY BROWN SOMETIMES GETS TO PLAY GOOD GUYS. Brown plays villains like nobody else. No one was ever as happy to be evil as his Kurgan in Hi

CRACKED COM ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY WENT THE OPPOSITE OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY. In the '60s, she magically wiggled her nose as the wholesome witch Samantha i

WILL ARNETT AS A CARING GUY? IT HAS HAPPENED! In NBC'S Up All Night, Arnett played Chris, a supportive husband and loving stay-and-home dad. Yup, that

CRACKED COM JULIE ANDREWS IS CLASSY EVEN AS AN ANCIENT MONSTER. Mary Poppins has magical powers, SO it isn't SO much of a stretch for Andrews to play

JOHN WAYNE WAS AN ALL-AMERICAN ICON MOST OF THE TIME. If you think of John Wayne, you think of rugged cowboys. But in The Long Voyage Home, the Duke t

PETER FALKSOMETIMES UPHOLDS LAW AND ORDER, SOMETIMES HE REBELS. You know Falk as the unassuming Lieutenant Columbo. But do you recognize him behind th

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS DOESN'T ALWAYS LOOK AIS CONFIDENT AS LANDO. Years before he was the smooth-talking Lando Calrissian, Williams played real-life foot

PATRICK STEWART IS TERRIFYING AS A NEO-NAZI. Stewart seems tailor-made for compassionate, wise leaders like Charles Xavier or Jean-Luc Picard. But in
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