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    People Are Sharing Actors Who Played A Role So Well, They Still Can't Unsee Them As That Character

    "I absolutely despised him, which means he did his job right."

    Every once in a while, you'll watch an actor encompass a role so completely that you realize you'll never be able to unsee them in that specific part for the rest of your life.

    Well, this week, redditor...*ahem*...u/HugeBlackBalls69 asked, "Which actor played their role TOO WELL?" and movie lovers really came through with their favorite performances — including both heroic and villainous characters!

    So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the actors whose talent has made it difficult for people to separate them from their characters:

    1. Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

    Delores Umbridge drinking a cup of tea and sitting in fancy office

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

    2. Danny Glover as Mister in The Color Purple (1985)

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Warner Bros / Via youtube.com

    3. Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator (2000)

    Joaquin Phoenix dressed in armor in "Gladiator"

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    DreamWorks / Via youtube.com

    4. Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (2007)

    Anton Chigurh wearing a jean jacket with a serious look on his face

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Miramax / Via youtube.com

    5. Kim Eui-sung as Yong-suk in Train to Busan (2016)

    Kim Eui-sung talking to a man next to a train

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Well Go USA Entertainment / Via youtube.com

    6. Malcolm McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Alex from "A Clockwork Orange" smiling and peeking out from under the brim of his hat

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

    7. Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler (2014)

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Open Road Films / Via youtube.com

    8. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Logan (2017)

    Wolverine with his claws out with blood on his shirt standing outside at night

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

    9. Gerard Butler as Clyde Owen in Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

    Clyde Owen handcuffed and in police custody

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Overture Films / Via youtube.com

    10. Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (2006)

    Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin pointing with his finger and speaking in his military uniform

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Fox Searchlight / Via youtube.com

    11. Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Hans Landa pointing a gun

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    Weinstein Company / Via youtube.com

    12. Sam Rockwell as Wild Bill in The Green Mile (1999)

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Warner Bros / Via youtube.com

    13. Robin Williams as Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting (1997)

    Sean Maguire and Will Hunting sitting in a park

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Miramax / Via youtube.com

    14. Alan Rickman as The Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    Alan Rickman in armor riding a horse

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

    15. Vincent D'Onofrio as Edgar in Men in Black (1997)

    Edgar looking menacing in a room

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Columbia Pictures / Via youtube.com

    16. Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972)

    Michael Corleone sitting in a fancy office chair looking serious

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Paramount Pictures / Via youtube.com

    17. Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990)

    Annie WIlkes driving a car

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Columbia Pictures / Via youtube.com

    18. Matt Dillon as Jack in The House that Jack Built (2018)

    Matt Dillon wearing glasses and looking confused

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    IFC Films / Via youtube.com

    19. Billy Zane as Cal in Titanic (1997)

    Billy Zane talking to Kate Winslet in "Titanic"

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

    20. Christopher Mintz-Plasse as McLovin in Superbad (2007)

    McLovin looking worried

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Columbia Pictures / Via youtube.com

    21. J.K. Simmons as Fletcher in Whiplash (2014)

    Fletcher looking sternly at a drummer

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Sony Pictures Classics / Via youtube.com

    22. Saoirse Ronan as Briony in Atonement (2007)

    A small girl looking at a note

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Focus Features / Via youtube.com

    23. Adam Scott as Derek in Step Brothers (2008)

    Derek in a tracksuit

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Columbia Pictures / Via youtube.com

    24. Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon (1999)

    Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman holding a wrench and standing by a cab

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Universal Pictures / Via youtube.com

    25. Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992)

    Denzel Washington as Malcolm X talking at a press conference

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Warner Bros / Via youtube.com

    26. Gary Oldman as Drexl Spivey in True Romance (1993)

    Gary Oldman as Drexl Spivey with a glass eye in "True Romance"

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

    27. And finally, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy in Scooby-Doo (2002)

    A live-action Shaggy and Scooby-Doo

    Watch a little of the performance here:

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    Warner Bros / Via youtube.com

    All right, you've read theirs, but now it's your turn! What actor did a little TOO WELL in a specific role? Share all your thoughts in the comments below!

    Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T: Reddit.