Will Smith at Will Smith, An overview of the most well-known double roles

With the release of a Gemini Man is to get bioscoopgangers as of this week, two of the times, Will Smith, for the price of one. A rarity in such a role is not in the film. Starring a number of characters to account for, in a variety of genres and styles, and can be found. make a list of the most well-known examples of this.

Thanks to the advanced digital techniques that could be Will Smith in a Gemini Man, both as a sniper and his young clone to play with. One of the dangerous copies, as it turns out, in the new science fiction film from Ang Lee. But it is not far-fetched. It is the rule rather than the exception that an exact clone is causing trouble.

Earlier this year, this was also the case in the film in the Us, where a family holiday is challenged by the griezelversies of themselves. It had Arnold Schwarzenegger’s battle against his clone, The 6th Day, and directing, Michael Keaton, of course, the consequences of which were not, when he himself copied in order to make his busy life, to control Multiplicity.

Myself and a clone is already not easy. Just look at Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson thriller The Island, or to go with Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan in the boekverfilming Never Let Me Go. Both movies are about cloning, which is to find out that they can only have been set up as an organ donor is to join.


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Role in a fantasy setting

The above examples will immediately show that the role of different functions. To the imagination of the story, add to it, for example. Just think of the endless copies of Agent Smith from The Matrix, and the ability to make one’s appearance in the Harry Potter series, or the manner in which dream and fantasy overlap, The Wizard of Oz.

In the meantime, it may have a role completely seriously and was meant to be. As it was, Tom Hardy has to be seen as identical twin brothers in the crime drama the Legend, was Armie Hammer, the brothers Winklevoss in The Social Network, and the king, Louis XIV, and his twin brother in The Man in the Iron Mask, both of them, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Trailer: The Matrix Revolutions

A number of characters, for comedic effect

And then, of course, there are the numerous double roles-of-comedians. Jerry Lewis played three roles in ” The Nutty Professor (1963), and Eddie Murphy played in even seven of the same name, the protagonist (1996). That is, the latter emerges more frequently as the dressing-up chest in. Thanks to the thick, low, make-up, was in the House four characters, the Coming-to-America-and three of them are in Norbit.

Adam Sandler did something similar with a brother and sister in Jack & Jill. And also, Mike Myers is pleased to be a comedy show of a variety of shapes and forms. In the Austin Powers films, in addition to the titelpersonage to be seen as the villains in Dr. First, register as a member, and the Fat Bastard. In the tijdreisfilm Back to the Future had Michael J. Fox, as well as the option to use the same character at different stages in their life cycle-to-play.

The fun of double roles is the fact that viewers will be able to see immediately that it is the same actor going. For example, consider the two extremes that Charlie Chaplin starred in the classic The Great Dictator. But it is a role that can often be very well hidden.

The boekverfilming Cloud Atlas is full of double roles, and actors such as Tom Hanks and Hugh Grant are, however, not always easy to identify. It could even take it a step further, proved to be Tilda Swinton in last year’s Suspiria. That is, in addition to a dansschooldocent a man play for a lot of people watching after the end credits have been shown.

Tilda Swinton is unrecognizable, made the supernatural thriller Suspiria. Photo: Cinéart.

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