15 Famous Actors Who Brilliantly Played The Opposite Gender


A great actor is not recognized by just one great role and character. It’s all about range when it comes to acting, and of course consistency. Take a look at Friends for example. The whole crew, Ross, Chandler, Joey were simply born to play the roles of Friends.

But outside of the famous TV show, their careers were not as successful as we all hoped they would be, and Matthew Perry is still recognized as Chandler Bing.

The list you’re about to see is about acting on a different level. The actors from the list are not all legendary and Oscar winners, but they do have the ability to brilliantly play the opposite gender.


1Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt

It’s no wonder Angelina Jolie did such a great job playing CIA officer Evelyn Salt in the movie Salt. We all saw how she can easily handle all sorts of weapons and spy tools in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In Salt, she had to play the opposite gender and she killed it!

Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt

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2Gael Garcia Bernal as Ángel / Juan / Zahara

The La Mala Educacion education movie is not your typical blockbuster, but it is definitely worth your time. In the La Mala Educacion or Bad Education, Bernal is playing the opposite gender and two more extra characters. That certainly seems like a way to prove yourself as an actor, and Bernal wasn’t shy from the opportunity.

Gael Garcia Bernal as Ángel

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3Eddie Redmayne as Lili

Eddie Redmayne is a brilliant actor indeed, regardless of what gender he’s playing. The Danish Girl movie is all about Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Eddie was amazing playing Lili. He even had to deal with few Ricky Gervais jokes during the Golden Globes, that of course most of the audience didn’t appreciate.

Eddie Redmayne as Lili

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4Cillian Murphy as Patrick ‘Kitten’ Braden

If you’re fan of Peaky Blinders, you know who Cillian Murphy is. But in the movie Breakfast on Pluto, he’s not quite the ruthless gangster. He managed to completely transform himself for the role of Patrick Braden. He even looks like Scarlett Johansson in the picture below, and that’s what we call a great actor.

Cillian Murphy as Patrick 'Kitten' Braden

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5Adam Sandler as Jack / Jill

When we talk about actors and range, Adam Sandler simply doesn’t fit into the conversation. People either love him or hate him, and it seems like there’s more hatred than love for Adam these days. But he played an opposite gender in Jack and Jill, a poor rated movie that even Al Pacino couldn’t save.

Adam Sandler as Jack

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