Films

14 Lesser Known Roles Of Famous Actors

You know that feeling when you're watching a movie you've seen a dozen times before and then suddenly, for the first time, you see an actor who really shouldn’t be there?

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Well, we’ve rounded up some of the most annoyingly ridiculous ones so you never have to be surprised again.

Benedict Cumberbatch - Nathan Barley

Ben's been preparing his Oscar losing face for years. 

Aaron Paul - Mission Impossible 3

"There's no Mr. White here, now sod off."

Billy Zane - Back to the Future

"I'll have HOW much hair in the future?"

Glenn Close - Hook

It really is Glenn, she gets thrown into the "boo boo box". Look a little closer. 

Elijah Wood - Back to the Future Part II

Yes, before all that ring nonsense, an even tinier Elijah was one of those kids playing a ‘retro’ computer game in the future. Stupidly young hobbitses.

Michael Shannon - Groundhog Day

Kneel before Zod. Kneel before Zod. Kneel before Zod. You get the idea.

Seth Rogen - Donnie Darko

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James Franco's reciting one of his poems. 

Christian Bale - Empire of the Sun

The Joker just called him a smelly silly-head.

Mischa Barton - Notting Hill

Mischa played a stuck up American kid in one of her first major roles and, let’s be honest, one of her last (The OC).

Laurence Fishburne - Apocalypse Now

The hat of darkness.

Jason Bateman - Teen Wolf Too

Everyone goes through an awkward teenager phase, Jason’s was just more god-awful than most.

That kid from ET (Henry Thomas) - Legends of the Fall

After ET sodded off, Elliott went to live in the country with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins. He took it pretty hard. 

Jack Black - Waterworld

A role few remember in a movie everyone would like to forget.

Benicio del Toro - Licence to Kill

Benicio played a baddie who was even better looking than Bond, so James dragged him into a meat pulveriser. Fair.