Actors And Actresses Who Tried Unconventional Roles And Succeeded (20 PICS)

Posted in CELEBS       17 Feb 2021       2792       4 GALLERY VIEW

Will Ferrell in Stranger than Fiction

“I never liked his comedies, and then he does this, and it turns out he’s good at drama! And I end up loving a Will Ferrell movie!”

 

—j1z1

 

Bill Hader in IT: Chapter Two

“His acting was SO amazing. His mix of comedic and dramatic performances? *chefs kiss*”

 

—booknerd320

 

Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl

“Such a great movie that pulled her in the complete opposite direction from ‘Rachel’.”

 

—emilyjoon

 

Daniel Craig in Logan Lucky

“I’m used to seeing him in serious roles but I loved him as the wild Joe Bang.”

 

—a487fb74c2

 

Octavia Spencer in Ma

“When I saw the trailer I was surprised to learn that Octavia was playing the villain – I was so used to seeing her in roles where she played someone super caring, so this was refreshing.”

 

–hanifahrahman

 

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Jack Black in King Kong

“Definitely a surprise at how good his dramatic acting is.”

 

—manonamountain

 

Jason Statham in Spy

“I know he basically played a caricature of all of his normal roles, but he was so gloriously hilarious. It’s delightful to see him be funny on purpose.”

 

—huffletough

 

Ryan Reynolds in The Amityville Horror

“I read one time that he made the kids leave him alone between filming for preparing for the role and that they were scared of him. I love him in everything, especially The Change-Up, and it’s a huge difference to see him that serious.”

 

—lynzzeerae

 

Kate McKinnon in Bombshell

“I’ve only ever seen her play completely comedic roles, so I didn’t expect to see her in such a serious film, but she totally pulled it off.”

 

–hanifahrahman

 

Robert De Niro in Stardust

“He was legendary in it.”

 

—kebmillbrae

 

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Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones

“His character is absolutely bone-chilling.”

 

—indy1989

 

Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

“She plays a cynical, aggressive, alcoholic, struggling writer in 1990s New York. Totally unrecognisable. It’s a shame she is more known for being the token comedic sidekick because she is OUTSTANDING in this.”

 

—ailsafoley14

 

Samuel L. Jackson in Unicorn Store

“We’re so used to his [email protected]$$ persona that that role was a total shock, but I loved it.”

 

—duct_tape_heart

 

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show

“It was refreshing to see him step out of pure comedy and explore drama/dystopia. Plus, he nailed it because it’s one of my favourite movies.”

 

—hiitsnicetomeetyou

 

And of course, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“It shows that humour isn’t his only advantage when it comes to acting. In The Truman Show, he still used a lot of humour, but in Eternal Sunshine he became quite the opposite of himself, playing a boring and quiet guy. It was refreshing to see him so calm and collected, using his dramatics very well.”

 

—skylerisnotinteresting

 

 

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Donald Glover in The Martian

“He is one of the funniest people on Community, but then he showed us his serious acting skills.”

 

—savvymarie

 

Adam Driver in Logan Lucky

“He was HILARIOUS!”

 

—shellbell1130

 

Tilda Swinton in Trainwreck

“It was refreshing to see her in a comedy playing kind of a trashy character. I thought she was brilliant in it.”

 

—silentword

 

Steve Carrell in Little Miss Sunshine

“He never loses his signature charm, but this role as a man barely hanging on after a suicide attempt is so stellar. He has some amazing monologues and emotional moments in this.”

 

—emmajanep3

 

Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7

“The film is great, and he blew me away – I could not believe he was the same guy that played Borat. He is a seriously underrated actor.”

 

—katelinrene1988

 

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Ronald 3 month s ago
#18 doesn't look like Tilda...
       
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Brose 3 month s ago
#2 should watch Barry
       
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Brad 3 month s ago
logan lucky [email protected] big time its not a comedy its a bout a movie with 3 guys robbing some sh#t and who arent even by accident funny waste of time
       
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Martin 3 month s ago
Brad, nah, it was hilarious.
       
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