Actors And Actresses Who Didn’t Seem Right For Their Roles, But Nailed Them Anyway! (20 PICS)

Posted in CELEBS       12 Aug 2021       3012       8 GALLERY VIEW



Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger on Parks and Recreation:

 

“Based on some of his other work, it didn’t seem as if the role of an enthusiastic health nut would fit him, but he killed it.”

 

—u/-notjosh-

 

Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad:

 

“Who would have guessed that Hal from Malcom in the Middle would absolutely kill it in this role?”

 

—u/-eDgAR-

 

Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight:

 

“I’ll always refer to the pushback that Dark Knight got when it was first revealed they cast ‘that blonde dude’ from A Knight’s Tale and 10 Things I Hate About You. The internet collectively went, ‘WTF???’ Wow. That was a huge error on our part.”

 

—u/Happy8Day

 

Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Misérables:

 

“I had only seen her in The Princess Diaries, and she seemed like a lightweight for a pretty heavy role. But she ended up being the best actor in the movie and winning the Academy Award. Her version of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ was amazing.”

 

—u/qwerty9814

 

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in the Bourne series:

 

“In 2002, nobody could imagine Matt Damon playing a [email protected]$$ CIA assassin with amnesia. I saw the preview on TV and was like, ‘The dude from Good Will Hunting?’ The Jason Bourne movies are among my all-time faves now, and I can’t picture anyone else in that role.”

 

—u/yossarian1943

 

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Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray:

 

“I always thought of him as a comedic actor, but he nailed that role.”

 

—u/PandaMuffin1

 

John Krasinski as Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan:

 

“Jim from The Office? No way he’s Jack Ryan. Turns out he’s totally Jack Ryan.”

 

—u/Mama_cheese

 

Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club:

 

“From a rom-com hero to playing an AIDS-infected cowboy. He was perfect for the role. Blew me away completely.”

 

—u/Much_Place8431

 

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

 

“‘That guy from Not Another Teen Movie is gonna be Captain America?! He already sucked as the Human Torch!’ Hee-hee, whoops. My bad, Chris Evans.”

 

—u/SylancerPrime

 

Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarchy:

 

“I was expecting a vapid ditz similar to her character in Married With Children. Boy, was I wrong.”

 

—u/swvagirl

 

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Mathayus in The Scorpion King:

 

“I heard a pro wrestler was going to make an acting debut, and I was hoping his role was small. I watched the movie and loved it! At the end, my friends asked, ‘Did the wrestler ruin your movie?’ I told them, ‘No, I couldn’t even tell by the bad acting who the wrestler was.’ When they told me he was the Scorpion King, I was blown away! He did an amazing job. Now if I hear The Rock is in a movie, I get excited!”

 

—u/fromhelley

 

Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman:

 

“At the time, people were outraged, which is hilarious in retrospect because he ended up being amazing.”

 

—u/Vercetti1701

 

Regina King as Angela Abar/Sister Night in Watchmen:

 

“I was like, ‘Huh, how is this gonna work?’ But she won me over once again, as she has done many times over the years.”

 

—u/AnonnBlonde

 

Bruce Willis as John McClane in the Die Hard series:

 

“Before that, he was a rom-com guy cast in an action film during a time when most action leads were absolutely shredded. So much so that the trailers had audiences laughing, and they ACTUALLY REMOVED HIM FROM THE POSTER. Needless to say, the rest is history.”

 

—u/r1333609

 

Alan Rickman as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise:

 

“Snape was supposed to be a younger, scrawny, greasy-looking guy. Rickman didn’t really look at all how he was described in the books, but he still made a fantastic Snape.”

 

—u/filetemyoung

 

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Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in the DC universe:

 

“She was a way better Harley Quinn than I think anyone expected. She fit the role like a glove.”

 

—u/everythinglatte

 

John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell in Dexter:

 

“I grew up watching him play a goofball alien in 3rd Rock From the Sun. I was massively disappointed when I heard he was playing a serial killer in the new season of Dexter. I thought it would be ruined. His first scene — no dialogue, just him stalking a family at the beach while sipping tea — somehow chilled me to the bone. Man’s an amazing actor.”

 

—u/dd28064212

 

Edward Norton as Derek Vinyard in American History X:

 

“I could never feel intimidated by Norton…or so I thought. I was terrified of his character.”

 

—u/MGCIII

 

Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line:

 

“I am a huge Cash fan and was very disappointed when he was cast. He absolutely killed it, though. I was so wrong.”

 

—u/Jaqen-Atavuli

 

Keanu Reeves as Neo in the Matrix franchise:

 

“In my head, he was typecast as Theodore Logan, but he did really well in The Matrix, too. The Matrix was so far removed from Bill & Ted and the other stuff he had done until that point that it was surprising how well his Neo turned out.”

 

—u/eksyte

 

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Madelyn 9 month s ago
#5 #9 #10# #11 #16 are cr#p.
       
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Tilly 9 month s ago
Madelyn, leave out #10 & #16 and I agree
       
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Shelton 9 month s ago
The only one not cr#p was the Matrix
       
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Isabelle 9 month s ago
#17 Shut up c#nt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDPpYcfNs0s
       
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salamoon 9 month s ago
"The Jason Bourne movies are among my all-time faves now, and I can’t picture anyone else in that role.”

i feel it the same way. First 3 movies with him are in my personal The best of...
       
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Helen 9 month s ago
Why are people always amazed that actors can act? Any actor who can't adapt to a part wouldn't have made it this far.
       
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Liley 9 month s ago
Idk but point break and speed was totally different from billy & ted and more like matrix stuff so why the surprise
       
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Hal 9 month s ago
Lmaooooo. Regina in watchman? did u even watch that sjw garbage?
these are just pathetic people from reddit.
       
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