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Movies those have multiple roles by same actor

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1. Jack and the Beanstalk (1917)
Francis Carpenter plays dual role
1. Francis
2. Jack

Virginia Lee Corbin plays dual role
1. Virginia
2. Princess Regina

People who added this item 55  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
2. The Play House (1921)
Buster Keaton virtually every role
1. Audience
2. Mr. Brown
3. Stagehand,
4. Orchestra
5. Dance Troupe
..Every Member in the Audience
..All nine members of a minstrel
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People who added this item 390  Average listal rating (248 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
3. The Circus (1928)
Harry Crocker plays three roles
1. Rex (a tightrope walker)
2. A disgruntled property man
3. A clown
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People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
4. The Iron Mask (1929)
William Bakewell plays dual role
1. Louis XIV
2. His twin brother

People who added this item 13  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
5. Smilin' Through (1932)
Fredric March plays dual role
1. Kenneth Wayne
2. Jeremy Wayne

Norma Shearer plays dual role
1. Kathleen
2. Moonyeen

People who added this item 598  Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
6. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Elsa Lanchester plays dual role
1. Mary Shelly
2. The Monster's Mate
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People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
7. Our Relations (1936)
Stan Laurel plays dual role
1. Stan
2. Alf Laure

Oliver Hardy plays dual role
1. Ollie
2. Bert Hardy

People who added this item 3271  Average listal rating (2104 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
8. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Frank Morgan has five roles
1. Professor Marvel,
2. The Gatekeeper,
3. The Carriage Driver,
4. The Guard
5. The Wizard of Oz
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People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
9. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
Louis Hayward plays dual role
1. Louis XIV
2. Philippe of Gascony

People who added this item 1222  Average listal rating (764 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. The Great Dictator (1940)
Charlie Chaplin plays dual role
1. Adenoid Hynkel
2. A Jewish barbe
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People who added this item 2  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
11. Smilin' Through (1941)
Gene Raymond plays dual role
1. Kenneth 'Ken' Wayne
2. Jeremy 'Jerry' Wayne


Jeanette MacDonald plays dual role
1. Kathleen
2. Moonyeen Clare

People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
12. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
Red Skelton plays dual role
1. Louis Blore
2. King Louis XV

People who added this item 14  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
13. Wonder Man (1945)
Danny Kaye plays dual role
1. Edwin Dingle
2. Buzzy Bellew

People who added this item 34  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.5 
14. A Stolen Life (1946)
Bette Davis plays dual role
1. Kate Bosworth
2. Patricia Bosworth

People who added this item 16  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Bud Abbott plays dual role
1. Cuthbert Greenway
2. Ralph Greenway

People who added this item 287  Average listal rating (159 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
16. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Alec Guinness eight plays roles
1. Duke Etherel
2. The Banker
3. Reverend Lord Henry d'Ascoyne
4. General Lord Rufus D'Ascoyne
5. Admiral Horatio d'Ascoyne
6. Young Henry d'Ascoyne
7. Lady Agatha d'Ascoyne
8. Lord Ascoyne d'Ascoyne
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People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
17. Watch the Birdie (1950)
Red Skelton plays three roles
1. Rusty Cammeron
2. Pop Cammeron
3. Grandpop Cammeron

People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. My Favorite Spy (1951)
Bob Hope plays dual role
1. Peanuts White
2. Eric Augustine

People who added this item 22  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.1 
19. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
Bud Abbott plays dual role
1. Mr. Dinkel
2. Mr. Dinklepuss

Buddy Baer plays dual role
1. Sgt. Riley
2. The Giant i

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
20. The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)
Moira Shearer plays four roles
1. Sylvia
2. Daphne
3. Olga
4. Colette

People who added this item 2360  Average listal rating (1434 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
21. Vertigo (1958)
Kim Novak plays dual role
1. Madeline Elster
2. Judy Barton
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People who added this item 81  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
22. The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Peter Sellers plays three roles
1. Grand Duchess Gloriana XII
2. Prime Minister Count Rupert Mountjoy,
3. Tully Bascombe

People who added this item 9  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
23. The Scapegoat (1959)
Alec Guinness plays dual role
1. John Barratt
2. Jacques De Gue

People who added this item 334  Average listal rating (209 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
24. The Time Machine (1960)
Alan Young plays dual role
1. David Filby
2. James Filby

People who added this item 393  Average listal rating (226 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
25. The Parent Trap (1961)
Hayley Mills plays dual role
1. Sharon McKendrick
2. Susan Evers

People who added this item 2  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
26. The Iron Mask (1962)
Jean-Fran├žois Poron plays dual role
1. Jean-Fran├žois Poron
2. Henri / Louis XIV

People who added this item 255  Average listal rating (162 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
27. The Nutty Professor (1963)
Jerry Lewis plays three roles
1. Professor Julius Kelp
2. Buddy Love
3. Baby Kelp

People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 5.4 
28. The Old Dark House (1963)
Peter Bull plays dual role
1. Caspar Femm
2. Jasper Femm

People who added this item 2557  Average listal rating (1508 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
29. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
Peter Sellers plays three roles
1. Group Captain Lionel Mandrake
2. President Merkin Muffley
3. Dr. Strangelove
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People who added this item 80  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
30. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
Elizabeth Shepherd plays dual role
1. The Lady Rowena Trevanion
2. The Lady Ligeia

People who added this item 2279  Average listal rating (1424 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
31. Mary Poppins (1964)
Dick Van Dyke plays dual role
1. Bert
2. Mr. Dawes Sr.

People who added this item 64  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
32. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Tony Randall plays seven sideshow roles
1. Dr. Lao
2. The Abominable Snowman
3. Merlin the Magi

People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 5.2 
33. Kissin' Cousins (1964)
Elvis Presley plays dual roles
1. Josh Morgan
2. Jodie Tatum

People who added this item 109  Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
34. The Great Race (1965)
Jack Lemmon plays dual role
1. Professor Fate
2. Prince Hapnik

People who added this item 131  Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
35. Cat Ballou (1965)
Lee Marvin plays dual role
1. Tim Strawn
2. Kid Shelleen

People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 2  IMDB Rating
36. White Comanche (1968)
William Shatner plays dual role
1. Johnny Moon
2. Notah

People who added this item 138  Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
37. The Color of Pomegranates (1968)
Sofiko Chiaureli plays four roles
1. Poet as a Youth
2. Poet's Love
3. Poet's Muse
4. Mime

People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
38. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Gene Wilder plays dual role
1. Claude
2. Philippe

Donald Sutherland plays dual role
1. Charles
2. Pierre

People who added this item 113  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
39. Female Trouble (1974)
Divine plays dual role
1. Dawn Davenport
2. Earl Peterson

People who added this item 923  Average listal rating (635 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
40. Blazing Saddles (1974)
Mel Brooks plays dual role
1. Gov. William J. LePetomaine
2. A Yiddish Indian chief
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People who added this item 3352  Average listal rating (2197 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
41. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
John Cleese plays six roles
1. Sir Lancelot the Brave
2. The Black Knight
3. Tim the Enchanter
4. Second Swallow-Savvy Guard
5. Peasant #3
6. Taunting French Guard

Eric Idle plays seven roles
1. Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot
2. Corpse Collector
3. Roger the Shrubber
4. Peasant #1
5. the First Swamp Castle Guard
6. Concorde
7. Brother Maynar

Terry Jones plays three roles
1. Sir Bedevere
2. Dennis's Mother
3. Prince Herbert

Michael Palin plays seven roles
1. Sir Galahad the Pure
2. First Swallow-Savvy Guard
3. Dennis
4. Peasant #2
5. The King of Swamp Castle
6. Brother Maynard's Brother
7. The Leader of The Knights who say NI!
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People who added this item 13  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 6.3 
42. Which Way Is Up? (1977)
Richard Pryor plays three roles
1. Leroy Jones
2. Rufus Jones
3. Reverend Lenox Thomas

People who added this item 21  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.8 
43. The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
Richard Chamberlain plays dual role
1. King Louis XIV
2. Philippe

People who added this item 45  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 5.9 
44. Circle of Iron (1978)
David Carradine plays four roles
1. The Blind Man
2. Monkeyman
3. Death
4. Changsha

People who added this item 2248  Average listal rating (1465 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
45. Life of Brian (1979)
Graham Chapman plays three roles
1. Brian
2. Biggus Dickus
3. Wise Man #2

John Cleese plays six roles
1. Reg
2. Wise Man #1
3. A Jewish Official
4. A Centurion
5. Deadly Dirk
6. Arthur
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People who added this item 13  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.4 
46. The 5th Musketeer (1979)
Beau Bridges plays dual role
1. Louis XIV
2. Philippe of Gascony

People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
47. Used Cars (1980)
Jack Warden plays dual role
1. Roy L. Fuchs
2. Luke Fuchs

People who added this item 104  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.1 
48. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Cheech Marin plays dual role
1. Cheech
2. Dwayne 'Red' Mendoza

People who added this item 53  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.3 
49. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
Lily Tomlin plays three roles
1. Pat Kramer
2. Judith Beasley
3. Ernestine i

People who added this item 36  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
50. Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)
George Hamilton plays dual role
1. Don Diego Vega
2. Bunny Wigglesworth


 

This is a list about movies where a single actor has played multiple roles in the same film.

This does NOT include
# Actors who play a character with multiple names and/or a secret identity (e.g. superheroes);
# Actors who play a single character that displays multiple personalities, either as a result of spiritual possession or dissociative identity disorder, or because the character is acting;
# Actors who play multiple copies of a single character(e.g. Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith in The Matrix series);
# Non-speaking extras, or stock characters (e.g. Redshirts);
# Voice actors who do not physically appear on screen in multiple roles (e.g. John Rhys Davies as Gimli and Treebeard in the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy - Gimli is on screen, but Treebeard is a voice-only role);
# Compilation films (e.g. Charlie Chaplin Festival), or anthology films with separate, unconnected stories (e.g. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)).

Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers , Peter Sellers, Cheech Marin and Jean-Claude Van Damme are having many multi-role movies while John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Alec Guinness are in few movies with multi-roles but more than four roles

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 6 7:42
Replicant also has Van Damme playing two roles. ;)
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 6 9:13
Would you include Sam Rockwell in Moon? He plays one character but there are two of him..
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 6 9:19
@SJMJ91
I think he is different than Sam Rockwell.
http://www.listal.com/person/robin-chalk

So its two separate persons.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 6 10:19
In Start the Revolution Without Me both Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland play dual roles.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 6 10:25
@Shaun,
Thanks for correcting me. Its done :)
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 6 10:57
Peter Jackson played a dual role in Bad Taste as Robert the Alien and Derek.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 6 11:38
@Larri,
Bad Taste is added to list. Thanks for suggestion
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 29 4:37
If you're including Bollywood, Don (1978)(Amitabh Bachchan as both Don and Vijay, Don (2006) (Shahrukh Khan as both Don and Vijay), and Om Shanti Om (2007)(Shahrukh Khan as both Om Prakash Makhija and Om Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone as both Shantipriya and Sandy) all have double roles.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 25 2:37
Youth and Revolt - Michael Cera as Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger
Posted: 2 years, 12 months ago at Sep 2 20:14
Mulholland Drive has several actors playing dual roles.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 25 19:14
Lena Olin plays two roles in "The Reader": Rose Mather / Ilana Mather

There is also that new Adam Sandler movie "Jack and Jill"
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 26 11:53
Mel Brooks, in Blazing Saddles, also plays another role: A tough, grunting town person!

If you've seen the film, you will know!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 26 23:16
Seth Rogen plays multiple roles in Fanboys, and Armie Hammer plays both Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. :)
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 27 13:40
Just saw this list and it's brilliant. Think I ought to point out that Mike Myers portrays four characters in Austin Powers: Goldmember: Austin, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard and Goldmember.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 25 18:53
Interesting. You'd think there would be even more, since its so convenient (and cheap) to have someone act in multiple roles, especially in super low budget films.

By the way is it in Jean-Claude Van Damme's contract that he MUST play multiple characters in EVERY movie? Sheesh.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 22 7:18
Great list!

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