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Old 03-19-07, 10:59 PM
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Random/Unexpected Roles By Actors/Actresses

So I just realized that Billy Bob Thorton was in, "Love Actually"...and that got me thinking....what are other actors/actresses have popped up in films, and you've been like, 'WTF are they doing in this?!'

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Tom Cruise in Austin Powers: Goldmember.
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Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers.
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I don't know if it fits in with the theme of your thread, but Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time In the West was one of the most effective and startling performances against type in cinema history.
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sure it fits.

Keep 'em coming, this is interesting.

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Mickey Rourke in Animal Factory.

Rourke playing an inmate in prison...No big deal. But check out what kind of inmate he is!
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Chuck Norris in Dodgeball

David Hasselhoff in both Dodgeball and the Spongebob movie
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Would Rip Torn at the end of the first Jackass movie count?
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Originally Posted by joltman
Would Rip Torn at the end of the first Jackass movie count?
That was Rip Taylor.

How about the voice of James Earl Jones in Click? "He does a lot of voiceover work."
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Christopher Meloni in Harold and Kumar.
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Sean Connery in Prince of Thieves.
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Mel Gibson in Father's Day

Danny Glover in Maverick
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actually Tim Robbins was more surprising to see on Anchorman imo



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Bronson Pinchot in True Romance surprised me.

Ted Danson in Saving Private Ryan was weird.
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Tim Robbins in "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny"
Doogie Howser in "Starship Troopers" and "Harold and Kumar"
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Gary Oldman in Hannibal.
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs

Ted Danson in Saving Private Ryan was weird.

Good one.
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Now that I think about it John Candy in JFK was a bit unexpected when I saw it.
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Roman Polanski in Chinatown

"Hold'n there kitty cat!"
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Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July. Up to this point, most of his films (other than Rain Man) didn't appeal to me; it was almost always some pretty boy and/or teen heartthrob role. I was very pleasantly surprised at his powerful performance of Ron Kovic.

Jim Carrey in Doing Time on Maple Drive. This was a TV (dramatic) movie on Fox, and I think it aired when Carrey was still doing his over-the-top comedy shtick on "In Living Color." Big contrast in his acting there.

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