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    18 Times Actors Played Characters That Are So Different From The Roles You're Used To Seeing Them In

    Prepare to be shocked.

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share a character an actor played that is far different from their typical role. Here are some of the submissions.

    1. Steve Carell in The Office vs. Foxcatcher

    2. Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones vs. Me Before You

    3. Will Ferrell in various comedies vs. Stranger Than Fiction

    4. Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls vs. The Notebook

    5. Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire vs. One Hour Photo

    6. Melissa McCarthy in various comedies vs. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    7. Bill Hader in Saturday Night Live vs. Barry

    8. Will Smith in action comedies vs. The Pursuit of Happyness

    9. Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place vs. Mary Poppins

    10. Ross Lynch in Austin & Ally vs. My Friend, Dahmer

    11. Zac Efron in various comedies vs. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    12. Mo'Nique in various comedies vs. Precious

    13. Jason Bateman in various comedies vs. Ozark

    14. Lizzy Caplan in Mean Girls vs. Castle Rock

    15. Bryan Cranston in Malcolm in the Middle vs. Breaking Bad

    16. John Lithgow in 3rd Rock from the Sun vs. Dexter

    17. Heath Ledger in various roles vs. The Dark Knight

    18. Jim Carrey in Liar Liar vs. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind