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19 Actors Who Somehow Got Overlooked In One Of Their Lesser-Known Roles

There are famous actors who we may know from equally well-known movies and TV shows. This is probably the main reason why most of us have come to idolize our favorite movie stars. However, sometimes we may have missed out on moments of these same famous actors, but in different films. Remember Elton John in Rocketman (2019)? Who would have thought he was the spy recruit Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).

And why is it so hard to recognize these actors at first glance? Well, first of all, it may be due to their makeup and costumes, which are very polished. This is all thanks to the backstage crew. After all, high-quality filming staff in blockbusters are a must-have in Hollywood.

Here, studying filmographies of prominent actors and actresses is one of our hobbies. As a result, we decided to compile a list of their lesser-known film parts that have somehow gone overlooked by the audience.

#1 Chris Hemsworth

Source: © Thor: The Dark World / Marvel Studios and co-producers© A Perfect Getaway / Rogue and co-producers

In the movie A Perfect Getaway, Kale, along with Cleo, was encountered by Cliff and Cydney on the drive to the start of the hiking trail. After several teeth were discovered in Kale’s backpack, he and Cleo were arrested for the killings.

#2 Taron Egerton

Source: © Kingsman: The Secret Service / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producers© Rocketman / Paramount Pictures and co-producers

In the movie Rocketman, Taron Egerton played Elton John, a talented musician. The film is named after John’s 1972 song “Rocket Man” and chronicles the tale of John’s early days in England as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his creative connection with Taupin.

#3 Julie Walters

Source: © Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros. and co-producers© Mary Poppins Returns / Lucamar Productions and co-producers

In the movie Mary Poppins Returns, Julie Walters played Ellen, Michael’s and Jane’s long-time housekeeper. The character was previously portrayed by Hermione Baddeley in the original film.

#4 F. Murray Abraham

Source: © Homeland / Teakwood Lane Productions and co-producers© The Grand Budapest Hotel / Fox Searchlight Pictures and co-producers

In the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, F. Murray Abraham played the role of old Zero at the start of the film. Zero is the main character of the movie, while Tony Revolori played the younger version of the character.

#5 David Harbour

Source: © Stranger Things / 21 Laps Entertainment and co-producers© Suicide Squad / Atlas Entertainment and co-producers

In Suicide Squad, David Harbour played Dexter Tolliver. Dexter Tolliver is the President’s National Security Advisor, and he ends up supporting Amanda Waller’s Task Force X concept because of its potential assets.

#6 Ginnifer Goodwin

Source: © Why Women Kill / Imagine Entertainment and co-producers© Mona Lisa Smile / Revolution Studios and co-producers

In Mona Lisa Smile, Ginnifer Goodwin played the role of Constance “Connie” Baker. Betty convinces Connie that Charlie, Betty’s cousin, is simply using her since his parents had planned for him to marry Deb MacIntyre. Connie leaves the relationship because she believes in Betty’s narrative. However, Connie and Charlie reunite a few weeks later, with Charlie stating that he has already chosen not to marry Deb, so Connie and he get back together.

#7 Evan Rachel Wood

Source: © Westworld / Bad Robot and co-producers© Practical Magic / DiNovi Pictures and co-producers

In the movie Wood Practical Magic, Evan Rachel Wood played Sally’s (Bullock) daughter Kylie Owens before rising to fame for her role in “Westworld”. She looked and acted a lot like her Aunt Gillian and she was only approximately 11 years old at the time (Kidman).

#8 Omid Djalili

Source: © The Mummy / Universal Pictures and co-producers© Casanova / Touchstone Pictures and co-producers

In Casanova, Omid Djalili played the role of Lupo. Francesca misidentifies Casanova as Lupo Salvato (Casanova’s servant), and Casanova amuses her because she despises the infamous Casanova.

#9 Michael Gambon

Source: © Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Warner Bros. and co-producers© Judy / Pathé and co-producers

In Judy, Michael Gambon played the supporting role of Bernard Delfont. He was the one that brought Judy in to perform in his venue. The character is grumpy and upset at her drug and booze-induced unreliability but unmistakably moved.

#10 Dakota Johnson

Source: © Fifty Shades of Grey / Focus Features and co-producers© The Office / Reveille Productions and co-producers

In The Office Series, Dakota Johnson reprises her role as Dakota in its last episode, fittingly continuing the show’s habit of utilizing the actors’ true names for their roles. Dakota begins working at Dunder Mifflin as a new accountant after the documentary airs, as the firm needed to fill up for the numerous Scranton branch workers who were fired or quit.

#11 Brad Dourif

Source: © The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King / New Line Cinema and co-producers© Moonlighting / ABC Circle Films and co-producers

In Moonlighting, Brad Dourif played Father McDonovan in the Season 3 episode “All Creatures Great and… Not So Great”. The Catholic priest is smitten with a woman who attends confession on a regular basis. The woman has stated that she intends to commit suicide this week. He employs Blue Moon Investigations to track her down since she vanishes before he can catch up with her.

#12 Olivia Colman

Source: © The Favourite / Fox Searchlight Pictures and co-producers© The Iron Lady / DJ Films and co-producers

In The Iron Lady, Olivia Colman played the role of Carol Thatcher, the daughter of the main character, Margaret Thatcher. She is an English journalist, novelist, and media figure who was born on August 15, 1953.

#13 Corey Stoll

Source: © House of Cards / Media Rights Capital (MRC) and co-producers© Midnight in Paris / Mediapro and co-producers

In Midnight in Paris, Corey Stoll played the role of Ernest Hemmingway, a famous American novelist. The character here, in a way, is said to be an idealized and romanticized version of Hemingway.

#14 Adam Scott

Source: © Big Little Lies / Home Box Office (HBO) and co-producers© The Aviator / Forward Pass and co-producers

Adam Scott is most likely best known for his role on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” Scott appeared in 96 episodes of the long-running comedy series as Ben Wyatt (via IMDb). However, Adam Scott also played Johnny Meyer in The Aviator. He had a little role in the film, but his portrayal as Hughes’ publicity agent Johnny Meyer is memorable. Hughes hired Meyer from Warner Bros. during his time in Hollywood. Meyer was a real-life publicist of the time.

#15 Willem Dafoe

Source: © At Eternity’s Gate / CBS Films and co-producers© Cry-Baby / Universal Pictures and co-producers

In the movie Cry-Baby, Willem Dafoe played the role of Hateful Guard, a minor character in the movie. His ass slap on Johnny Depp was improvised, making it one of the funniest moments in cinema.

#16 Rose McGowan

Source: © Charmed / Spelling Television and co-producers© Conan the Barbarian / Lionsgate and co-producers

Rose McGowan plays evil sorceress Marique in the Conan the Barbarian film, but her exaggerated forehead – aka her “10-head,” as she called her character’s look, was simply down to movie magic.

#17 Sean Astin

Source: © The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King / New Line Cinema and co-producers© 50 First Dates / Columbia Pictures and co-producers

Sean Astin playing Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is definitely his most famous role. However, what people don’t know is that he also played a part in the film 50 first dates, as Doug Whitmore. He is Lucy’s older brother, a lisping, steroid-dependent bodybuilder.

#18 Drew Barrymore

Source: © 50 First Dates / Columbia Pictures and co-producers© Batman Forever / Warner Bros. and co-producers

The most memorable role in 50 first dates is probably Lucy Whitmore, portrayed by Drew Barrymore. However, she did also play one of the two female assistants for Two-Face in the film Batman Forever.

#19 Eddie Redmayne

Source: © Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them / Heyday Films and co-producers© The Other Boleyn Girl / Columbia Pictures and co-producers

According to Digital Spy, the 34-year-old British Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne played William Stafford, the husband of Scarlett Johansson’s Mary Boleyn. The actor claims he was hilariously miscast in “The Other Boleyn Girl.”

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