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Old 12-16-13, 09:54 AM
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

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Cary Elwes in Superman III.
Old 12-16-13, 11:34 AM
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Sean Penn in Carlito's Way
Sharon Stone in Lovelace
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Robert De Niro in Rocky and Bullwinkle.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

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Robert De Niro in Rocky and Bullwinkle.
He's been pretty unrecognizable in everything he's done since 1998.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Kelly McGillis in The Innkeepers
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

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Cary Elwes in Superman III.
I watched the Princess Bride over the weekend and it just reinforced how hilarious this all was.
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Donnie Wahlberg in The Sixth Sense.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

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I had no idea it was Chris Evans in Ice Man until almost the end of the movie.


Saw this over the weekend and had the same reaction.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

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Who's this guy? Looks just like Chris Evans.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

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Who's this guy? Looks just like Chris Evans.

Naw, it's the Hangover Dude in "American Hustle"
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Naw, it's the Hangover Dude in "American Hustle"
Oh, Jeremy Renner? He was awesome in that Affleck movie. "The City."
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

John Ritter in Slingblade.

When I was watching it for the first time, I knew he was in it, but didn't recognize who he was playing until I had almost finished watching it.
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Dwight Yokum too. Didn't even recognize him before the credits rolled.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
Not sure why Samuel L Jackson is such a laughable pick. His role in Django Unchained is unlike anything I've seen him do in any other film. Had I not known ahead of time he was in the movie I'm sure it would have taken some time for me to identify the actor playing Stephen.

And he looks totally different person in Goodfellas.
Well as to Goodfellas I think there's a difference between saying someone was difficult to recognize because they immersed themselves in a role or wore elaborate prosthetics, and saying some was difficult to recognize because you're watching a role they played 23 years ago.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Doug Jones in Hellboy and Hellboy 2.

It was the voice(s) that fooled me
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Josh Brolin in Sin City.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Originally Posted by benedict View Post
Doug Jones in Hellboy and Hellboy 2.

It was the voice(s) that fooled me
I actually didn't recognize Doug Jones in John Dies at the End because he wasn't a make-up caked nightmare monster.
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Roddy McDowell in PLANET OF THE APES series.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
John Ritter in Slingblade.

When I was watching it for the first time, I knew he was in it, but didn't recognize who he was playing until I had almost finished watching it.
I wanted to think of a role that doesn't have the actor covered in makeup or a mask or something. That's just too easy, and I thought the thread should be about actors that disappear in performances as opposed to those that are obviously disguised.

I'm going to say Billy Bob Thornton in Sling Blade. Granted, I knew it was him because that was the film that introduced me (and I'm sure many of us) to him, but he hasn't done anything like that since. If you were to show that to someone who knows of BBT based on his roles since that one, I bet quite a few people wouldn't realize it was him.

While Ritter was also very good and playing against type, I felt his voice made him recognizable.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Most recently, Melissa Leo in Prisoners. I had no idea she was in that until the credits rolled.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

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I wanted to think of a role that doesn't have the actor covered in makeup or a mask or something. That's just too easy, and I thought the thread should be about actors that disappear in performances as opposed to those that are obviously disguised.
That's what I was going for with this thread.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

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Roddy McDowall in PLANET OF THE APES series.
The one interesting thing about the Tim Burton remake is you could still recognize Paul Giamatti and Helena Bonham Carter despite their ape makeup.
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I honestly had no idea Sam Jackson was in GoodFellas. I'm going to have to rewatch it soon.
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Re: Actors who are unrecognizable in some movies?

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
I wanted to think of a role that doesn't have the actor covered in makeup or a mask or something. That's just too easy, and I thought the thread should be about actors that disappear in performances as opposed to those that are obviously disguised.
Bradd Pitt in Kalifornia. Brad Pitt in Snatch.

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