American actor Michael Keaton on the set of Batman, directed by Tim Burton. (Photo by Murray Close/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
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The 14 Best Against Type Performances In Cinematic History
Seth Rogen
Movies like "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Knocked Up," and "Pineapple Express" cemented Seth Rogen’s career as a comedy actor. While he flirted with dramatic roles earlier in his career, it was his role as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 2015's "Steve Jobs" that proved he’s not just a comedy actor.
Tom Cruise
Moviegoers are used to seeing Tom Cruise play the hero who saves the day in blockbuster hits like "Top Gun," and "The Mission Impossible" franchise. However, in 2004 Cruise convincingly transformed himself into the straight-up villainous hitman Vincent in "Collateral."
Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda cultivated a reputation
for playing wholesome, soft-spoken characters who belie a quiet, inner strength and integrity. Although when Fonda played the cold-blooded villain Frank in Sergio Leone's classic western "Once Upon a Time in the West," he showed his range as an actor.
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler is one of the most prolific comedic actors in Hollywood who rose to prominence with movies like "Billy Madison," "Happy Gilmore," and "The Waterboy." Yet Sandler won over critics when he was chosen to play the lonely Barry Egan in "Punch Drunk Love."
Bruce Willis
When you think of Bruce Willis, you think action star, the "Die Hard" franchise, and tough guy. However, in 1992’s "Death Becomes Her" Willis displayed his comedy chops when he played the once-successful plastic surgeon named Ernest Menville and he held his own alongside Meryl Streep.