Actors that played some unrecognizable roles (60 Photos)

Some roles are more familiar than others but almost all of these characters look astonishingly different from the people who played them.

  • imdowngetme

    wheres heath ledger as the joker?

    • GuntherSquirrel

      A valid point good sir… *tips hat*

    • Mukumber

      This obsession people seem to have with Heath Ledger gotta stop, he was an good actor sure, but suddenly when he died it seemed like he became the best actor who ever lived…

      • Oscar

        I agree. The last batman franchise was mediocre at best. Any batman follower knows that.

      • BTK

        Or you know since this gallery contains guys like Danny Devto and Jack Nicholson and a bunch of other guys in make up or costumes he probably should of been in. His portrayal of the joker was the best villain in a batman film regardless of if he died.

        • I don't know

          Also your grammar is horrible of

        • Rubberbunsnliquor

          Isn't Brandon Lee dead too?

    • IrishInNJ

      I would hardly call him unrecognizable in that role.

      • TheDrunkITGuy

        Be honest though, many of these are easily recognisable.

      • Btk

        A lot more unrecognizable than Jim Carey in lemony snicket, devito as the penguin, or walken in sleepy hollow sooooo I think his point still stands champ.

    • krypto092108

      Yeah. Heath Ledger did that Batman Villain Total Justice(pun intended).

  • GuntherSquirrel

    I think I just had a geekgasm….

  • Duh Chiver

    #7 no fucking shit

    • Peter


    • Johnny Slappingham

      And Robin Williams was in fact Mrs. Doubtfire also?!?! Mind blown!

      • MissVega84

        lol nice

    • James

      I think Mac put some of these in here…

  • Dick trickle

    Just rename this "60 shades of Doug Jones"… Dude is a 1 man show

    • Simon

      With just the one photograph, so it would seem.

      • FDSE

        Because he spends 97% of his time in costume for films!

    • So_english

      One film three roles.. nice job man

  • Grossed out

    # 58 Makes me want to pluck all that shit of his face!

  • McBeastie666

    #35 – Did you have to do that to poor Doug, he's been pinhead since the beginning and you choose part 6?

    • Edogg82

      Not too mention that is not Doug as Pinhead, it's just some guy in a costume. Man, I feel like an enormous nerd now.

    • kmarcini

      It's even worse, He wasn't Pinhead in the last movie (Hellraiser: Revelations) and that's the image that they grabbed the Pinhead image from.

    • yam


    • HeavyP

      As others said, Doug Bradley played Pinhead in EVERY Hellraiser except for the last one, Hellraiser: Revelations. Which was the picture you managed to choose for that comparison. Pinhead was played by Stephan Smith Collins in that one. As an aside, don't see that one – it barely counts as a Hellraiser, it's terrible, and I seriously regret the $2.99 I spent to get it out of the bargain bin.

      • Visitohr

        Totally agree on these comments, unforgiving! He'll enjoy making you bleed and he'll enjoy making you enjoy it.

  • OmahaDude


    Fuck, how about Mickey Rourke 2012 compared to Mickey Rourke 1989?

    • alex

      That would be 2005 Mickey Rourke, not 1989.

      • RMbrandon

        As in Rourke looks nothing like he did in 1989. Dumbass.

        • roessnakhan

          I think he's saying compare 1989 Mickey Rourke to 2012 Rourke if you wanna see how unrecognizable he is.

  • white guy #2

    I hope this was a joke. 95% of these were common knowledge, the other 5% nobody gives a shit about. Lame post, bro.

    • Anotherwes

      I was thinking the same thing, don't let the thumbs down keep ya down!

    • kthanx

      >1% give a shit about your opinion.

      • derp

        Not sure you know what that means…

      • tic

        Stay in school!

      • Matt

        I think you meant <1%

    • ibs2pid

      Yeah, bad post here. A good chunk of them you can tell just by looking. And if you watch the movie, you can tell it by there voice. Big miss on this one.

    • ImpressMe

      Certainly can tell its a crappy friday….all the kiddies are home from school and playing on the internet….. bunch of whiney trolls….

  • Zac


    In hindsight, this was probably his most comfortable role.

    • Chills

      Also the scariest pic of the post.

      • JrNotion

        I like because squishy

  • Carl

    #60 Needs sequel!

    • AdamMaitland


      • Rich


        • Sean

          It only counts if one person says it three times. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice- Ah! Aaaahhh! Get away! Run for your lives!

    • Justin

      They almost did one and set it in Hawaii but production of the entire film was canned. Google it

  • jmonster

    #34 so much hotter out of makeup

    • Jesus Christ

      I dunno, I'd get freaky with that.

  • mike

    ray park (darth maul)
    as: toad from xmen, headless horseman from sleepy hollow and snake eyes from gi joe

  • Mario

    49 was John Alexander and James Dodd, and 15 was Scott Adkins.

    • Patrick


      Scott Adkins as Weapon XI / Deadpool: Weapon XI is the final antagonist of the film, having been genetically altered to be the ultimate mutant killer. He has powers taken from other mutants killed or kidnapped in the film, as well as retractable blades in his arms. Ryan Reynolds portrays Weapon XI for close-ups, standing shots, and simple stunts while Scott Adkins is used for the more complicated and dangerous stunt work.

    • ZachBob

      #49 #15

  • echogeo

    He was the balls too.

    • Bud

      Ya, Kelsey Grammer as Beast. Good call hollywood. And just when we thought it couldn't get any worse in came the Beast in First Class. The actor was fine but when he turned to Beast he looked like he should be in Cats the musical.

  • RSC

    Check out Glen Close in Hook. That one will really throw you for a loop.

    • alex

      Just looked that up. Yup. You were right.

    • rAs

      David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) also makes a cameo to take a nutshot.

    • Whoa

      what…the…fahk? Your comment makes this whole post worthwhile. Mind blown. I'll be over there, contemplating what I've just seen, in the boo box.

      • thedude325

        THE BOO BOX!!!!

    • Courtesy Flush

      HAHA U win.

    • Yuppp

      That kind of disturbed me a little.

    • saraofoz

      That was the first one I thought of when I saw this post. Disappointed it wasn't on here.

    • GlibTongue

      What about Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven?

  • Static

    Some of these are amazing!

    • Gonz

      #21 remember this dude in the original Bad New Bears movie with Walter Mathau? I thought he was dead, like Walter Mathau. Good for him…not being dead.

  • Guest

    In Number 35, the photo of Pin Head is from the Movie Hellraiser: Revelations which is in fact the only Hellraiser movie where Pinhead is not played by Doug Bradley but rather by Stephan Smith Collins. Check it out

    Regardless, great article

  • alex

    The entire time I was going down the list I was thinking "They aren't going to have Tim Curry in Legend." Yay Chive! #57

  • less R

    Missing Ron Pearlman as Hellboy also.

    • Tom?

      And Alan Tudyk in I, Robot.

  • Chive?

    Few things have made me go, "well, no f'ing duh" like this post has. I'm ashamed I kept scrolling after #1. Unrecognizable? …maybe to the profoundly dumb – or blind.

    • zenkthetank

      shut up

      • Frank

        Why don't you asswipe?

    • Dan

      some them were impossible to tell if you hadn't known already. But John was obvious…

  • GuntherSquirrel

    I would like to see Boris Karloff and Doug Jones do a make up contest… If it were possible of course

  • PSB

    American Horror Story: Asylum – Naomi Grossman as Pepper …

  • Nate

    Where's Charlize Theron in Monster?

    • echogeo

      Good question.

  • DDD

    #38 one of the best actors of this generation

    • lawnguyland

      True dat!

    • Hunter

      How about Gary Oldman as Zorg in the fifth element? Another great role

    • Keith_D

      You speak truth, DDD. It's just too bad that even the combination of him and Heather Graham weren't able to make Lost in Space watchable…

    • Fish

      How about Gary as the white Pimp in True Romance? Brilliant

  • sfb101

    #31 Miss him

    • DannoTheManno88

      Bruce and Brandon – amazing people

      • McBeastie666

        what? no joke about the prop gun that killed brandon? you're slipping.

        • DannoTheManno88

          ahem…..He died doing what he loved…being shot at


    • Steel Jaguar

      Just got a glimpse of his true acting potential from that movie. If he was sitll alive today he would be one of the top leading men for sure.

    • Bhodi

      Can't rain all the time

    • YaSee

      It'a a shame not everyone did.

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