ArtLung: Joe Crawford Moorpark & Los Angeles, California, USA. Since 2001. April 2008

April 4th, 2008

Multiple Roles in Movies

The other day at lunch my workmates and I spent an inordinate amount of time discussing people who played multiple roles in the same film. The major one I thought of was Peter Sellers — and Eddie Murphy is practically the canonical example from Coming to America. It vexed me that I could not think of very many off the top of my head, but it was sort of a pleasant kind of ignorance riffling through my mental rollodex, even if it came up empty.

As predicted, there turned out to be an extensive Wikipedia page dedicated to this topic: List of actors who have played multiple roles in the same film.

I suspect it’s incomplete, and if I come up with more entries you betcha I’ll be adding to that page. Perhaps you can think of some?

Comments: 2


April 4, 2008 7:44am

The first one that comes to my mind is Tom Hanks in The Polar Express. I think that Mel Brooks is usually two roles in his movies as well. Just my two-cents.



April 5, 2008 4:04am

How about Woody Allen in “Zelig”? Tricky one! 🙂

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