Celebrity actors and actresses are cast for particular starring roles all the time. There are circumstances where another role in the movie needs to be cast where the director just can’t seem to find the right fit.
When that happens, the star of the movie is either asked or volunteers to play a double duty movie role. That has happened many times when celebrity actors and actresses are cast two or more roles in the same movie.
Here are some celebrities that have provided us with double duty entertainment roles:
Arsenio Hall – played Semmi, Extremely Ugly Girl, Morris and Reverend Brown in the 1988 production of “Coming to America”
Bette Davis – played Kate Bosworth and Patricia Bosworth in the 1946 production of “A Stolen Life” and in 1964 played both Edith Phillips and Margaret DeLorca in “Dead Ringer”
Charlie Chaplin – played the Dictator of Tomania as Adenoid Hynkel as well as a Jewish barber in the 1940 production of “The Great Dictator”
Danny Kaye – played Edwin Dingle and Buzzy Bellew in the 1945 production of “Wonder Man”
Hayley Mills – played Sharon McKendrick and Susan Evers in the 1961 production of “The Parent Trap”
Jack Nicholson – played President James Dale and Art Land in the 1996 production of “Mars Attacks!”
Jeremy Irons – played Beverly and Elliot Mantle in the 1988 production of “Dead Ringers”
Jerry Lewis – played Professor Julius Kelp, Buddy Love and Baby Kelp in the 1963 production of “The Nutty Professor”
Kevin Kline – played Dave Kovic and Bill Mitchell in the 1993 production of “Dave”
Kim Novak – played Madeleine Elster and Judy Baron in the 1958 production of “Vertigo”
Lee Marvin – played Kid Shelleen and Tim Strawn in the 1965 production of “Cat Ballou”
Leonardo DiCaprio – played King Louis XIV and Phillippe in the 1998 production of “The Man in the Iron Mask”
Michael J. Fox – played Marty McFly, Marty McFly, Jr. and Marlene McFly in 1989 during “Back to the Future – Part II” and them in 1990 he played Marty McFly and Seamus McFly in “Back to the Future – Part III”
Nicholas Cage – played Charlie and Donald Kaufman in the 2002 production called “Adaptation”
Olivia de Havilland – played Terry and Ruth Collins in the 1946 production “A Dark Mirror”
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