The movie and entertainment industry is equipped with a variety of actors to say the least. Some of the actors stick to just one theme or genre however, you can find several actors who play roles in movies that belong to multiple genres. They actually tend to pick different roles as much as possible.
Below is a list of some of the best versatile actors that you can see in movies:
1. Matthew McConaughey
Once upon a time, Matthew McConaughey preferred to stick to similar roles. In fact, he was seen as a cool and laid-back guy in many famous romantic comedies (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch and more). However, he later made a big decision where he decided to play a totally different role in the movie Mud. This later motivated him to play the role of a troubled detector, in the movie True Detective. He made several appearances after that, but the role he played in Dallas Buyers Club, a cowboy who is diagnosed with AIDS, lead him on to win the Best Actor Award in 2013.
2. Christian Bale
Christian Bale is one of those actors who goes to extremes in his movie roles. For example, he had to lose a considerable percentage of body weight for the movie The Machinist. Following that, he had to bulk up again in order to play the role of Batman in 2013. The first notable appearance of Christian Bale was back in 1992 in the movie Newsies. He has won many awards throughout his career and all of them are well-earned.
3. Hugh Jackman
The versatility of Hugh Jackman can be seen in both stage performances and in films. He was extremely popular for his role as Wolverine in the X-men series. However, he is not a person who usually plays the role of ‘buff tough guy.’ Hugh Jackman was able to win two different Tony awards as well. The role he played in movie Kate & Leopold as an aristocratic time traveler also received a lot of attention. The other famous roles played by Hugh Jackman include the movie Les Miserables and The Prestige.
4. Robin Williams
The late Robin Williams started his career in the entertainment industry as a comedian. During the 1970s, he was able to make audiences laugh with Mork and Mindy. However, he decided to play a different role in 1991 in the movie Hook. In another Williams film, Dead Poets Society, he played an amazing role as an English teacher. In the movie One Hour Photo, he was acting as a horrifying creepy stalker. Last but not least, let’s not forget about good old Mrs. Doubtfire, as seen in our featured photo. This role was perhaps one of Robin William’s best performances of all time.
5. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is considered an actor who has constantly played different and very versatile characters throughout his career. He is well known for his Captain Jack Sparrow role in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He has also played the role of an undercover cop in Donnie Brasco, an emotional bad boy in Cry Baby and a comic vampire in Dark Shadows. Depp is a very versatile guy to say the least, he seems to shine no matter what role he is playing and the viewers love it.