It’s pretty awesome to be typecast as “yourself”. You don’t even have to act, just do whatever you’d do and say whatever comes to your mind! These eight talented actors play themselves almost in every movie. Their on-screen characters always match their personality, and they are even getting paid for it.
Here are 9 actors earning millions for playing themselves.
1. Will Smith
A kind of a charismatic and funny guy, who likes to run a lot. That’s Will Smith in a nutshell. In real life, he is not all that different from his characters. All his roles are a reflection of one side or another of himself.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
In “Terminator,” “Predator,” Total Recall”, and others, Arnold appears before us as a typical militaristic hero. It’s like he’s always playing the same badass, but the scripts call him different names.
3. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler usually plays charming, funny guys, who have the most basic things in common. Being the producer of most of his films, Adam has every right to express himself on the set and to introduce a little piece of himself into every role he plays.
4. Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is known for her eccentric and crazy roles. Her mad acting skills can be explained by the fact that these characters are somewhat similar to her inner self. Helena starred in Tim Burton’s films such as Sweeney Todd, Big Fish, Alice in Wonderland, etc.
5. Jim Carrey
Comedic genius Jim Carrey often plays unusual and hyperactive characters. Did you know that he improvised like 30% of his lines? Jim became the first actor to earn a $ 20 million fee for the film The Cable Guy in 1996. Although it’s sometimes impossible to take comedian seriously, he nailed dramatic roles in such films as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Truman Show.”
6. Samuel L. Jackson
The BAMF himself – Samuel L. Jackson often plays loud, formidable characters who won’t take no for an answer. Pulp Fiction, Shaft, Glass, and The Avengers are some of his best roles yet.
7. Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell often plays a village idiot, a sweet and narrow-minded yet lovable dude. He never starred in dramas, admitting in one of his interviews that he does not feel like a good enough actor to play with real feelings.
8. Morgan Freeman
We are accustomed to seeing Morgan as a wise, old gentleman, whose booming voice easily stands out from dozens of whispers. “Bruce Almighty”, “Shawshank Redemption”, “Million Dollar Baby” – these are just some of his smashing hits.