These Actors And Actresses Played Multiple Roles In The Same Film

Idolator Staff | January 30, 2018 5:47 pm

Clearly, acting is no walk in the park. Not only is it one of the hardest industries to break into, but it’s also one of the most competitive and challenging even after you’ve made a name for yourself. To completely change innate things about you such as your body language, personality, and voice, all to make an audience believe you are someone you’re not truly takes talent. As if acting in one role wasn’t hard enough, some actors and actresses have taken on the challenge of playing multiple roles in the same film. From acting as a set of twins to playing nine roles at once, here are some actors and actresses that stepped up and took on multiple roles in one movie.

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Tom Hanks: Cloud Atlas


Photo Credit: LA Times

In the 2012 epic science fiction film Atlas Sound, a variety of actors and actresses play multiple roles. This was necessary because the plot spans across numerous short interconnecting storylines that deal with themes such as reincarnation, change, and human development. However, out of all the actors, Tom Hanks gets the award for the most roles played throughout the course of the film. In total, he takes on five roles including a murderous doctor, a hotel manager, a physicist, a gangster, and finally, a tribesman in a post-apocalyptic world. Although it is clearly Hanks playing each role, it’s an impressive acting performance.