Total Nerd 50+ Actors You Forgot Were In Comic Book Movies  

Ranker Comics
35.9k votes 3.7k voters 937.7k views 50 items

List Rules Vote up the actors you are most surprised by who appeared in comic book films.

Over the years, some of the most celebrated actors in history have shown up on the big screen to star, to support, or even just to make a cameo appearance in blockbuster comic book movies. It's easy to recall actors such as Robert Downey, Jr. and Michael Keaton, but there are several celebrities that probably slid right under your radar when you saw many of these comic book films.
 

This list is all about the actors and celebrities in large roles or small cameos that you don’t even remember being in comic book movies. From Coolio to Colin Farrell, we’re taking you down memory lane to see which parts these Hollywood celebs played throughout the years. Some were already established A-listers when they snagged the part, and others got their big break from it. Think you know who we’re talking about? Read through the list to find out. The answers may surprise you.

1 1,644 VOTES

Nick Offerman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50+ Actors You Forgot Were In Comic Book Movies
Photo:  Sin City/Miramax

What you know him from:
Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec

Who he played in a comic book movie:
Slubb in Sin City

Also Ranked

#96 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#35 on The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

#27 on Who Should Host the Oscars?

#25 on Which Celeb Do You Want as Your Introverted Best Friend?

1,400 244
Did this surprise you?
see more on Nick Offerman
2 1,307 VOTES

Sam Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50+ Actors You Forgot Were In Comic Book Movies
Photo:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Warner Bros.
What you know him from: 
Moon, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Conviction, Hitchhiker's Guide
   
Who he played in a comic book movie: 
Head thug in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Also Ranked

#56 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#50 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

#82 on The Best Living American Actors

#86 on Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies

907 400
Did this surprise you?
see more on Sam Rockwell
3 672 VOTES

Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50+ Actors You Forgot Were In Comic Book Movies
Photo:  Mystery Men/Universal Pictures
What you know him from: 
Blowing stuff up as the director of the Transformers and Bad Boys franchises
 
Who he played in a comic book movie: 
Frat Bro in Mystery Men

Also Ranked

#1 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

469 203
Did this surprise you?
see more on Michael Bay
4 991 VOTES

Emily Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50+ Actors You Forgot Were In Comic Book Movies
Photo:  Spider-Man 2/Sony Pictures

What you know her from: 
Dr. Temperence Brennan from Bones

Who she played in a comic book movie: 
Receptionist in Spider-Man 2

Also Ranked

#94 on The Best Actresses Working Today

657 334
Did this surprise you?
see more on Emily Deschanel