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33 Actors You Didn't Realize Were In That Other Thing

The missing link between Game of Thrones and Elf, and other surprising casting crossovers.

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1. Jason Bateman

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Teen Wolf Too, the sequel to the hit 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, currently has a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

3. Seth Green

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As well as providing the voice for the adolescent star of Family Guy, Green also previously starred as Daniel "Oz" Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


7. Mandy Patinkin

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In a 2012 interview in New York Magazine, Patinkin said that his most famous line from The Princess Bride ("Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.") gets quoted back to him by at least two or three strangers every day of his life.


14. Matt Smith

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Before he got the Doctor Who gig, Smith graced British TV screens alongside Billie Piper, playing a salesman in one episode of the first series of the raunchy drama.

16. Ben Whishaw

Whishaw's kind of a big deal these days, thanks to his breakthrough stage role as Hamlet, as well as film roles including Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Brideshead Revisited and Cloud Atlas.


23. Hugo Weaving

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Weaving is also an in-demand voice actor. He supplied the voice of Rex in Babe, Noah in Happy Feet, and Megatron in the Transformers film series.


25. Bob Odenkirk

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You might remember him from "The Abstinence" episode in Season 8 of Seinfeld. Giving up sex proves problematic for Elaine. She goes out with Ben, who is almost a doctor. Almost.

26. Anna Gunn

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Gunn appeared in "The Glasses," Season 5. It's the one where George thinks he recognizes Jerry's girlfriend Amy (Anna Gunn) kissing Jerry's cousin Jeffrey, who apparently has a "horse face."

28. Anna Paquin

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Paquin's role in The Piano won her the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1994 at the age of 11 — the second-youngest winner in history.


29. Jerry O'Connell

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Sci-fi show Sliders ran for five seasons, between 1995 and 2000. Stand By Me came out in 1986, when O'Connell was 12.