12 Actors Who Excelled At Playing Multiple Roles In The Same Film

Acting is a unique artistic skill that not many actors are capable of mastering. It's difficult to comprehend the complexity of embodying a character, so convincing two characters in the same movie must have high imagination and emotions that fluctuate quickly and intensely. Have you ever seen your favorite actor play more than one role in a single movie? Well, this often appears in films with storylines that include twins or clones. In addition, thanks to the help of prosthetic makeup and special effects, actors have the opportunity to play a variety of roles in the same movie. Even if you're a big fan of these actors, it's hard to recognize all their roles when you just watch their movies for the first time.
Whatever the case, it's very interesting to watch a movie and find out which different roles are played by the same actor or actress! So, we have rounded up a list of 12 actors and actresses who played multiple personalities in a single film. Pulling off such a feat isn't easy, but it can be done by a truly talented actor. Here are some of our favorites throughout the movie history. Keep reading for more details!

#1 Natalie Portman — Ines and Alice in Goya’s Ghosts (2006)

Source: © Goya's Ghosts / Warner Bros. Pictures

#2 Queen Latifah — Marissa Redman and Dee Dee in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 — 1996)

Source: © The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air / Warner Bros. Television Studios

#3 Ralph Fiennes — Ignatz Sonnenschein, Adam Sors, and Ivan Sors in Sunshine (1999)

Source: © Sunshine / Bavaria Film

#4 Cate Blanchett with 13 different roles in Manifesto (2015)

Source: © Manifesto / Bayerischer Rundfunk

#5 Mike Myers - Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard, and Goldmember in Austin Powers films (1997, 1999, and 2002)

Source: © Austin Powers: The Spy Who S*** Me / New Line Cinema© Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery / New Line Cinema© Austin Powers: The Spy Who S*** Me / New Line Cinema© Austin Powers in Gold*** / New Line Cinema

#6 Donald Glover — Earnest “Earn” Marks and Teddy Perkins in Atlanta (2016 — present)

Source: © Atlanta / 20th Television

#7 Bella Heathcote — Victoria Winters and Josette du Pres in Dark Shadows (2012)

Source: © Dark Shadows / Warner Bros. Pictures

#8 Jack Nicholson — President James Dale and Art Land in Mars Attacks! (1996)

Source: © Mars Attacks! / Warner Bros. Pictures

#9 Amy Adams — Amelia Earhart and Tess in Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Source: © Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian / 20th Century Studios

#10 James McAvoy with 24 different personalities in Glass (2019)

Source: © Glass / Universal Pictures

#11 Rose Abdoo — Berta and Gypsy in Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life (2016)

Source: © Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life / Warner Bros. Television Studios

#12 Tobias Menzies — Frank and Jack Randall, in Outlander (2014 — present)

Source: © Outlander / Sony Pictures Television

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