Ultra-charismatic director Taika Waititi is certainly a multi-talented individual. Along with being a director, the New Zealand native also writes and (at times) even stars in his own films. In the blockbuster Marvel film “Thor: Ragnarok,” Waititi played the loveable, rock-like character of Korg.
The giant creature quickly won over audiences with his soft-spoken and witty one-liners and uncomplicated friendliness. Being so distracted by his performance of Korg, some may not realize that Taika also played Surtur, the fire giant.
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.
Doug Jones In Pan’s Labyrinth
Although he may not be well-known for his actual face, actor Doug Jones has been the talent behind many creatures in various sci-fi films. Jones is typically covered in makeup and prosthetics, but it still takes a lot of talent to bring these fictional characters to life.
Jones starred as the fawn character of Pan in Guillermo del Toro’s "Pan’s Labyrinth." In the film, Pan helps a young girl to process her childhood trauma. He simultaneously plays the Pale Man in the film, a terrifying monster who eats children.
Anthony Hopkins In Bram Stoker’s Dracula
The story of Dracula has been told many times, but when Francis Ford Coppola’s decision to create a film, it certainly was unique. One of the primary characters of the film, Van Helsing, is a vampire bounty hunter played by legendary actor Anthony Hopkins.
Audiences may not have originally realized it, but upon watching the film again, they may notice that Hopkins also plays another character. He also plays the priest to whom Vlad Tepes confesses his renouncement of faith.