12 Actors Whose On-Screen Image Is the Polar Opposite of Their Personality

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Prepare to have your perceptions challenged because what you see on screen isn’t always what you get in real life. You may have witnessed some of the toughest, most ruthless characters on the big screen, but behind that façade lies a heart of gold. Believe it or not, some of the most famous actors have portrayed roles that are poles apart from their real-life personas. Here are some examples.

1. Danny Trejo

Dany Trejo is known for playing the role of the villain. The bad boy role suits him well in movies, but he couldn’t be further from it in real life. He uses his celebrity status to set a positive example by participating in various charities and doing good deeds that make him the ultimate good guy in real life.

2. Jason Momoa

Portraying the powerful and imposing tribe chief in the first season of Game of Thrones, Jason’s behavior and physique in the series were menacing and sometimes even terrifying. However, in real life, the 6’4″ actor is known for his adorable personality, goofiness, and friendliness. He has even revealed that he travels around the world with his kid’s stuffed animals and adores wrapping his co-stars in a warm hug.

3. Josh Brolin

Apart from playing super-villains, Josh Brolin opts for less scary transformations in real life. For example, this is how he celebrated last Halloween with his family.

4. Mads Mikkelsen

In real life, Mads Mikkelsen’s eyes are absolutely normal, unlike the eyes of most characters he plays. Recently, he congratulated everyone on International Cat Day.

5. Rami Malek

In the series Mr. Robot, Rami plays an introverted professional hacker with a dissociative personality disorder. Rami admitted in an interview that the character he portrays on screen has nothing to do with him, saying, “He’s my polar opposite. I’m an exuberant person. I thrive on affection. I like chitchat.”

6. Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan is considered one of the most attractive men on the big screen. But this confident-looking guy may be afraid to put himself in the spotlight. He has even confessed that he has certain insecurities, like the way he walks. Something that reminds us that even the most seemingly confident actor is just like the rest of us.

7. Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling has played lots of different roles, but some of the most outstanding ones were very edgy characters. Whether or not real-life Ryan Gosling is like that, we don’t know, but when he met his true love, Eva Mendes, we learned that Ryan is a caring father and a loving husband.

8. Ron Perlman

Not only does Ron Perlman like to play bad-guy roles, but he also adores animals.

9. Lisa Kudrow

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For years, Phoebe Buffay drew a smile on our face as one of the 6 main characters in Friends, portraying the role of a free-spirited and spontaneous woman. Although smart, Phoebe preferred to rely on her intuition and was rather skeptical about scientific theories. However, in real-life, Lisa Kudrow has a degree in Biology and has co-authored a scientific research paper with her dad on headaches.

10. Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston could be multifaceted and be the bad guy in an action series. But in his private life, he’s more the type who likes to keep it cool. He has been described as warm and funny, and someone who never forgets where he came from.

11. Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston looks and behaves in such an aristocratic manner on the screen that he has been called the sexiest man in the movie industry several times. Years ago, his relationship with the famous Taylor Swift ended, and since then, he has been doing a great job at hiding information about his personal life.

He considers himself to be a loyal feminist, and he spends a lot of his time doing charity work. His love for children drives him to devote a lot of time to helping others. In his life, Tom is also known as an intelligent man with a great sense of humor and is also a great dancer.

12. Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill is like a box of curiosities. His masculine appearance has helped him land strong character roles. However, Henry is the type of guy who would rather keep it cool and spend time with his dogs or play video games.


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