Wanting to be a diverse actor is always the goal for a professional career. If you take the time to look, you might find some actors do this even in one production! Have you spotted performers doubling up in roles before? IPM put together some of our favourite actors who filled two roles in films with the lovely help of prosthetics and an incredible make-up team!
Eugenio Derbez is Felipe and Felipe’s grandmother, Jack and Jill (2011)
Warwick Davis is Griphook and Professor Filius Flitwick, Harry Potter movies (2001-2011)
Dick Van Dyke as Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr., Mary Poppins (1964)
Margaret Hamilton is Miss Almira Gulch & The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Jason Isaacs As Mr. Darling And Captain Hook In Peter Pan (2003)
Amy Adams is Amelia Earhart and Tess in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Some of our favourite Actors even went beyond just two roles!
Mike Myers in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (2002)
Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, Marty Jr. McFly, Seamus McFly, Marlene McFly & More! Back to the Future Series
Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem, Clarence, Randy Watson, and Saul in Coming to America (1988)
The Cast of Cloud Atlas (2012)
Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, and Hugh Grant all played six unique characters.
Though we of course can't list every single time an actor played more than one role in a production, there are many great classic shout outs like Peter Sellers, Ben Stiller, Michelle Williams and many, many more! What have been some of your favourite performances by a single actor in multiple roles for one project?
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