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    25 Roles That Totally Changed How We See These Actors

    “David Tennant in Jessica Jones absolutely floored me. I told all of my friends who knew him from Doctor Who not to watch that show unless they wanted their perceptions shattered.”

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the times actors pleasantly surprised them by taking on a role different to the ones we were used to seeing them in. Here's what they said!

    1. David Tennant in Jessica Jones

    Here's David as Kilgrave:

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    2. Keeley Hawes in It's a Sin

    Here's Keeley as Valerie

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    3. John Krasinksi in Jack Ryan

    Here's John as Jack:

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    4. Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire

    Here's Steve as Nucky:

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    5. Steve Carrell in The Morning Show

    Here's Steve as Mitch:

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    6. And Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show

    Here's Jennifer as Alex

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    7. Jon Hamm in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Here's Jon as Richard:

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    8. Aziz Ansari in Master of None

    Here's Aziz as well, Aziz:

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    9. Matthew Perry in The West Wing and The Good Wife

    Here's Matthew as Joe:

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    10. Betty White in Golden Girls

    Here's Betty as Rose:

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    11. Jamie Dornan in The Fall

    Here's Jamie as Paul:

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    12. Matt LeBlanc in Episodes

    Here's Matt as Matt:

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    13. Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad

    Here's Bryan as Walter:

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    14. John Lithgow in The Crown

    Here's John as Winsto Churchill:

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    15. Gillian Anderson in Sex Education

    Here's Gillian as Dr Jean:

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    16. Chris Rock in Fargo

    Here's Chris as Loy:

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    17. Hugh Laurie in House

    Here's Hugh as Dr House:

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    18. Rob Lowe in Parks and Recreation

    Here's Rob as Chris:

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    19. Helena Bonham Carter in The Crown

    Here's Helena as Princess Margaret:

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    20. Andre Braugher in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Here's Andre as Captain Holt:

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    21. Catherine Tate in Doctor Who

    Here's Catherine as Donna:

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    22. James Van Der Beek in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

    Here's James as (extra) James:

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    23. Jason Bateman in Ozark

    Here's Jason as Marty:

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    24. Kate Winslet in Extras

    Here's Kate as an extra:

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    And if you want more hilarity, check out the bloopers too!

    25. Zendaya in Euphoria

    Here's Zendaya as Rue:

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