23 TV And Movie Characters I Refuse To Believe Are Played By The Same People

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Earlier this year, there was a trend on TikTok where users started pointing out which characters they genuinely cannot believe are played by the same actor, so I tried to name some examples myself.

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So now, here are 23 more characters I, too, refuse to believe are actually played by the same actor:

Note: This list isn't just about appearances, folks! I obviously know some of these actors look the same in each of their roles. That's the point. I'm talking about range, demeanor, and cultural significance, people!

1.Dianna from Trainwreck and the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia:

Both played by: Tilda Swinton

Both played by: Tilda Swinton

Universal / Disney / Everett Collection

2.Samara Morgan from The Ring and Lilo from Lilo & Stich:

Both played by: Daveigh Chase

Both played by: Daveigh Chase

Dreamworks / Disney

3.Troy Barnes from Community and Teddy Perkins from Atlanta:

Both played by: Donald Glover

Both played by: Donald Glover

NBC / FX

4.Cristina Yang from Grey's Anatomy and Vice Principal Gupta from The Princess Diaries:

Both played by: Sandra Oh

Both played by: Sandra Oh

ABC / Everett Collection / Disney

5.Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo and Laura Barton from Avengers: Age of Ultron:

Both played by: Linda Cardellini 

Both played by: Linda Cardellini

Warner Bros. / Marvel

6.Professor X from X-Men and Mr. Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia:

Both played by: James McAvoy

Both played by: James McAvoy

20th Century Fox / Disney / Everett Collection

7.Selena Quintanilla From Selena: The Series and Angela Weber From Twilight:

Both played by: Christian Serratos

Both played by: Christian Serratos

Netflix / Summit

8.Pablo from The Backyardigans and Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender:

Both played by: Zach Tyler Eisen

Both played by: Zach Tyler Eisen

Nickelodeon

9.Garrett Reynolds from Pretty Little Liars and Paolo Valisari from The Lizzie McGuire Movie:

Both played by: Yani Gellman

Both played by: Yani Gellman

Freeform / Walt Disney Pictures / Everett Collection

10.Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

Both played by: Johnny Depp

Both played by: Johnny Depp

Disney / Warner Bros.

11.Kate McCallister from Home Alone and Moira Rose from Schitt's Creek:

Both played by: Catherine O'Hara

Both played by: Catherine O'Hara

20th Century Fox / Pop TV

12.Maz from the Star Wars series and Red from Us:

Both played by: Lupita Nyong'o

Both played by: Lupita Nyong'o

Walt Disney Studios / Universal / Everett Collection

13.Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series and Rosie Mulligan from Mamma Mia:

Both played by: Julie Walters

Both played by: Julie Walters

Warner Bros. / Universal Pictures

14.Danny Zuko from Grease and Edna Turnblad from Hairspray:

Both played by: John Travolta

Both played by: John Travolta

Paramount / Everett Collection / New Line Cinema / Everett Collection

15.Walter White from Breaking Bad and Hal from Malcolm in the Middle:

Both played by: Bryan Cranston

Both played by: Bryan Cranston

AMC / Everett Collection / Fox

16.Charles Miner from The Office and Heimdall from Thor:

Both played by: Idris Elba

Both played by: Idris Elba

NBC / Marvel

17.Mickey Milkovich from Shameless and Vladimir from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2:

Both played by: Noel Fisher

Both played by: Noel Fisher

Showtime / Everett Collection / Summit Entertainment

18.Mark Sloan from Grey's Anatomy and Cal Jacobs from Euphoria:

Both played by: Eric Dane

Both played by: Eric Dane

ABC / HBO

19.Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody and Ahkmenrah from Night at the Museum:

Both played by: Rami Malek

Both played by: Rami Malek

20th Century Fox / Everett Collection

20.Robbie Jennings from Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging and Pietro Maximoff from Avengers: Age of Ultron:

Both played by: Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Both played by: Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Paramount / Marvel

21.Betty Suarez from Ugly Betty and Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon:

Both played by: America Ferrera

Both played by: America Ferrera

ABC / Everett Collection / Dreamworks

22.Gus from Psych and Sam from Holes:

Both played by: Dulé Hill

Both played by: Dulé Hill

USA / Walt Disney Pictures

23.Finally, Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride and Jason Gideon from Criminal Minds:

Both played by: Mandy Patinkin

Both played by: Mandy Patinkin

20th Century Fox / Everett Collection / CBS / Everett Collection