With multiple storylines crossing six different time periods, Cloud Atlas was one of the Wachowski siblings’ most complex films. Based on the novel by David Mitchell, the sci-fi fantasy epic had a star-studded cast who could be seen in multiple roles within the various time periods.
Hugo Weaving is one of the main actors in the film and stars as a number of villainous characters, including Tom Hanks, Nurse Noakes. and Halle Berry, who also appear in multiple roles in the film.
Christian Bale In The Prestige
In the 2006 Christopher Nolan film, "The Prestige," Christian Bale stars as twins “The Professor” Borden and Berard Fallon. The riveting thriller uncovers the truth that the Fallon’s had been tricking the audience simply by being twins.
All of the prosthetics (nose, beard, and glasses) became the perfect disguise for Bale’s second character in the film. Although the events that unfold eventually lead to the downfall of the rival magicians, audiences were enthralled by the plot twist and the two Christian Bales on screen.
Jack Nicholson In Mars Attacks!
Jack Nicholson brings his signature style of acting to every role that he takes. In the wacky film "Mars Attacks!" Nicholson plays President James Dale. But he also appears in the film later on.
As the film progresses, savvy viewers will realize that he also starred as the character of Art Land, a sleazy land developer who meets his demise when a copy of the globe rolls over his hotel, crushing him inside. The film also starred Sara Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan.
Anthony Daniels In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones
C-3PO is one of the most iconic and well-loved characters in the entire "Star Wars" franchise. The over-analytical droid is one of just a handful of characters who appeared in each one of the classic films.
In the "Attack of the Clones," actor Anthony Daniels stars as C-3PO and finds himself in quite the adventure when he swaps heads with the battle droid at The Battle of Geonosis. But Daniels has a random role (more or less as an extra) as a stranger in the club that Anakin and Obi-Wan enter.
Eddie Murphy In Norbit
Few actors have played as many roles in a single film as comedian Eddie Murphy. After wrapping production on the comedies like "Coming to America" and "The Nutty Professor," Murphy decided to continue with that style and starred in the film "Norbit."
Murphy plays the lead role of the dull Norbit character but also plays his overbearing wife, Rasputia. Although his acting is good enough without the extra makeup and the magic of prosthetics, Murphy was able to really lend all of himself fully to the different characters.