A movie might become legendary when the cast embeds their characters inside out. If it works, these characters will be convincing to the audience. So, the actors need to get into their roles in the movie.
Becoming a perfect match for a movie role is an exceptional talent, and some actors are gifted with it. These actors can make their roles unique so it’s hard to shift the roles to someone else. It’s hard to imagine someone else other than Robert Downey Jr. playing Tony Stark in Iron Man. And he made it unique by portraying an arrogant wealthy playboy who sacrifices himself to save the universe. He just nails his character.
Today, we have compiled a list of 11 actors who genuinely brought their characters to life. Scroll down and enjoy!
#1 Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean movies
Thanks to the success of 2003’s “The Curse of the Black Pearl”, Johnny Depp got an Oscar nomination for “Pirates of the Caribbean” which became a trilogy.
#2 Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise
Robert Downey Jr has played Iron Man for over 11 years. He started the beginning of MCU in 2008 with Iron Man. He excellently portrays the character and even landed Marvel Studios the lineup of superheroes.
#3 Walker Scobell as Adam Reed: The Adam Project:
In The Adam Project, no one can play Adam Reed better than Walker Scobell. In the film, Scobell portrays brilliantly the characteristics and snark of the younger Adam.
#4 J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in The Spider-Man trilogy:
J.K. Simmons took the role of Jonah Jameson in the 2002 movie “Spider-Man”. It was a career-changing experience for actor J.K. Simmons.
#5 Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman:
Elton John began developing “Rocketman” over 12 years ago. It is a film about his life. Surprisingly, he wasn’t the first choice for the character.
#6 Alan Rickman as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise:
Severus Snape’s look and voice can be embedded in all Potterheads’ memory and other audiences who enjoy the wizarding series. Although he was a nemesis to Harry, Alan Rickman’s acting chops challenged the character’s depth and development.
#7 Matthew Lillard as Shaggy in Scooby-Doo:
When you’ve played Shaggy more than 130 times, you will consider the role to be your own. Yes, I mean Shaggy is an iconic character in a children’s animated TV show.
#8 Christa B. Allen as Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30:
We all remember amazing Christa B. Allen playing the role of 13-year-old Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30. If you’re like me, you might rewatch the movie dozens of times.
#9 Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family movies
There is no surprise when Anjelica Huston delivered a great performance as the Addams family matriarch. She portrays the character with her sharp sense of humor which created her most prominent acting style.
#10 Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movies
It took director Roar Uthaug a long time to find Angelina Jolie to cast as the titular adventure seeker. Angelina successfully landed the role of Lara Croft in the 2001 film.
#11 Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Gene Wilder had a single stipulation to play Willy Wonka, which became one of the most iconic characters in the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.