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Actors Known For Roles Opposite To Who They Are In Real Life

Updated November 4, 2020 5.2k votes 1.3k voters 121.8k views14 items

List RulesVote up the actors who are least similar to their most famous characters.

You think you know someone then bam!, image shattered. Some actors feel comfortable playing roles close to their own identity. Then there are actors who are a far cry from the characters they portray. You may believe Liev Schreiber scowls at produce like Ray Donovan, but he’ll tell you he’s an absent-minded klutz. What about Rami Malek? He’s got to be intense, right? Glaring at his coffee, saying about six words a day? Nope. He's a chatterbox.

There’s plenty of times we want to believe the character we see onscreen is really like that and then there’s Machete. It’s probably for the best that Danny Trejo is a really nice guy who’s been on the straight and narrow for decades. Read on to learn about actors who play some of our favorite roles, but are nothing like their characters in real life.

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