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12 actors who played iconic roles so well we hardly recognised them in other films


It was hard to accept Daniel Radcliffe in a role other than Harry Potter, just as it was strange to see Tobey Maguire in a role other than Peter Parker. And it was certainly strange for them too. But the truth is that actors are always looking for a challenge and are happy to leave behind the roles that made them famous. In this article, you can see world-famous actors in famous and lesser-known roles.


1. James McAvoy

In 2005, he played Lord Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. You have to look hard to recognise the Scottish actor in his extraordinary costume. In X-Men, he is less conspicuous in his appearance as Professor Xavier. Interestingly, the actor has shaved his hair for the role.

2. Freddie Highmore

The innocent little boy who found the golden ticket in one of Wonka’s chocolates was Freddie Highmore. He was first recommended to Tim Burton by Johnny Depp, who had already been impressed by his performance in I, Peter Pan. In Bates Motel, he is seen growing up with immaculate looks and features.


3. Logan Lerman

He played the 7-year-old Evan in The Butterfly Effect and has been seen as the lead in the Percy Jackson films. It’s been 9 years between the two films, and as you can see, the actor is still a child in one picture and an adult in the other.


4. Henry Thomas

In E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Elliott, a lonely 9-year-old boy who befriends an alien, was played by Henry Thomas. In the Netflix horror series Ghost of the Hill House, he played Hugh Crain, who, along with his wife and 5 children, experienced paranormal phenomena in a very special house. It was 36 years between the two films.


5. Christopher Lloyd

Who’d have thought that the creepy Uncle Fester from The Addams Family was the same as Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future? Well, if you compare the photos, you’ll find some of Christopher Lloyd’s distinctive features.

6. Joseph Mazzello

He ran away from dinosaurs and was also the bass player for Queen, having played in Jurassic Park and played John Deacon in the Bohemian Rhapsody. In real life, Joseph Mazzello, born in 1983, is an actor, screenwriter and director.


7. Max Thieriot

Uncle Gorilla’s rebellious teenager, who looks like a troublemaker but is actually a lover of theatre and musical comedy, is none other than Max Thieriot. He was 15 when he was cast in a film starring Vin Diesel. In the Bates Motel, Dylan Massett, Norman’s half-brother, is none other than Thieriot.

8. Sarah Jessica Parker


Another great example of when cinema and make-up artists worked wonders. The youngest of the 3 witches in Hocus Pocus is the truly beautiful actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Very few people recognised her in this classic Disney film.

9. Elle Fanning

Oviapu, starring Eddie Murphy, has lots of children. But there’s also the ever-performing blonde girl, Elle Fanning, who has since been seen in films such as Super 8 and Demona.


10. Andrew Lincoln

In True Love, several stories and love threads are intertwined. One of the main roles is played by young Andrew Lincoln, who also fights a zombie apocalypse as Sheriff Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead.

11. Lisa Edelstein

She played Lisa Cuddy in Doctor House, but was also previously seen in Oviapu. She played the mother of Crispin, one of the naughtiest kids in the nursery.

12. Pam Ferris


Pam Ferris, born in Germany in 1948, played the unforgettable schoolmistress Ms Trunchbull in Matilda the Underage Witch. But she was also seen as Marge Dursley in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Both characters were equally full of evil, but both Matilda and Harry taught her a lesson.


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