23 Movie Roles So Well Performed, They Made People Realize An Actor Was Better Than They Originally Thought
Y'all already know Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems is on here.
A while back, we took a look at a viral Reddit thread that asked, "What film made you notice an actor was better/had more range than you originally thought?" and their incredibly accurate answers inspired even more great responses from our very own BuzzFeed Community! So here are a few MORE of the film roles that made people reevaluate the way they felt about certain actors:
Also, WARNING: There are some spoilers ahead for several of these movies!
1. Harry Styles as Alex in Dunkirk (2017)
2. Jennifer Lopez as Ramona Vega in Hustlers (2019)
3. Robin Williams as Randolph Smiley in Death to Smoochy (2002)
4. Marlon Wayans as Tyrone C. Love in Requiem for a Dream (2000)
5. Julia Roberts as Jessica Cobb in The Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
6. Jake Gyllenhaal as Officer Brian Taylor in End of Watch (2012)
7. Brad Pitt as Micky O'Neil in Snatch (2001)
8. Shailene Woodley as Alex King in The Descendants (2011)
9. Chris Evans as Ransom Drysdale in Knives Out (2019)
10. Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie in Django Unchained (2012)
11. Denzel Washington as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (2001)
12. Steve Carrell as Frank Ginsberg in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
13. Marilyn Monroe as Nell Forbes in Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
14. Bill Hader as Richie Tozier in It Chapter Two (2019)
15. Nicholas Cage as Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
16. John Krasinski as Lee Abbott in A Quiet Place (2018)
17. Tom Holland as Arvin Russell in The Devil All The Time (2020)
18. Ryan Reynolds as Jerry Hickfang in The Voices (2015)
19. Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Misérables (2012)
20. Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz in Foxcatcher (2014)
21. Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
22. Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner in Uncut Gems (2019)
23. And finally — Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008)
Now it's your turn! What film role made you reevaluate your feelings toward an actor's abilities? Share your pick(s) in the comments below! OH, but first — if you enjoyed this list — be sure to check out the initial list to see if your pick is on there!
Note: Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity.