The acting profession is all about transforming into different roles, which sometimes can be radically different. Unfortunately, sometimes famous actors and actresses get stuck in a whirlpool of similar projects, hanging above their heads like a curse. However, there are some chameleon artists out there who can play any kind of role they want. And it’s not thanks to the fantastic makeup but rather their phenomenal talent and incredible charisma.
Let’s take a look at ten fantastic actors and some of their strangest roles.
1. Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie gets transformed beyond recognition in the movie Mary — Queen of Scots. Even compared to her Harley Quinn, Mary looks quite bizarre.
2. Helena Bonham Carter
Remember Ari from Planet of the Apes? That’s the same person who played Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter movies, which is just unbelievable.
3. Jared Leto
Before playing the obnoxious Joker in the Suicide Squad, Leto preferred more “sane” roles, like that drug addict in Requiem For A Dream.
4. Emma Watson
We all remember the lovely Emma as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series or even Belle from Beauty and the Beast, so seeing her all grown up in The Bling Ring was quite a shocker for the fans.
5. Tilda Swinton
Tilda has proven time after time that she can play anyone and everyone. Let’s take Madame Céline Villeneuve Degoff from The Grand Budapest Hotel, and compare it to The Ancient One from Doctor Strange.
6. Johnny Depp
When I was a wee lad, I was really scared of Edward Scissorhands. But when 20 years later I found out it’s just Captain Jack Sparrow, the nightmares have finally stopped!
7. James McAvoy
From the funny-looking Faun in The Chronicles of Narnia to a total nut-case in Split, McAvoy’s acting skills are pretty much limitless.
8. Rowan Atkinson
When you see Rowan Atkinson, you immediately think of the goofy Mr. Bean, but the truth is, he can be serious when he wants to, like in Blackadder.
9. Bruce Willis
And finally, we have Bruce Willis. Everyone knows him as the Die Hard guy, but have you seen North? He’s playing a freaking bunny! It’s hilarious and kinda sad, but it’s well worth your time.