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The Surprising Hidden Actors Behind CGI And Costumed Characters  

Stephan Roget
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List Rules Vote up the roles you didn't even realize were played by recognizable thespians.

Everyone loves that moment when they recognize one of their favorite actors in a surprise cameo. But for every noticeable appearance, countless cameos slip by viewers. Even the most eagle-eyed film fans can't always catch the actors behind certain CGI and masked characters, because the people portrayed are intentionally unrecognizable

Actors make cameo appearances for many reasons. Sometimes, it’s a favor to a friend, or a desire to work with a particular director. Other times, actors want a part in a massive movie franchise - which is why many unrecognizable and uncredited cameos come from blockbuster franchises like Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Most people will do anything to get their face in one of these films, even if it's not their own face.

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Clancy Brown, The Voice Of Mr. Krabs, Also Voiced Surtur In 'Thor: Ragnarok'
Clancy Brown, The Voice Of Mr.... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Surprising Hidden Actors Behind CGI And Costumed Characters
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Disney/Marvel Studios
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Glenn Close Played A Random (Male) Pirate In 'Hook'
Glenn Close Played A Random (M... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Surprising Hidden Actors Behind CGI And Costumed Characters
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Sony
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Benedict Cumberbatch Voiced His Own Enemy, Dormammu, In 'Doctor Strange'
Benedict Cumberbatch Voiced Hi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Surprising Hidden Actors Behind CGI And Costumed Characters
Photo:  Warner Brothers/Disney/Marvel Studios
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Rats Out The Heroes As Slowen Lo In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Rats Out ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Surprising Hidden Actors Behind CGI And Costumed Characters
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Disney/Lucasfilm
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