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  • I'm stick you acting like you is Stick your laugh, snoring.

  • Welcome to watch Mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 times.

  • Actors brilliantly reinvented themselves.

  • No, I am the one who knocks.

  • But let me confirm with my lawyer, she confirms I simply am not there for this list will be going over the occasions when actors began taking on roles or jobs drastically different from those they had previously been associating with.

  • Maybe even several times.

  • Which of these actors is your favorite?

  • Let us know in the comments.

  • Number 10.

  • Christian Bale.

  • This British actor has had quite the storied career and gone through a number of reinventions over the decades.

  • As a kid, Christian Bale appeared in musicals such as Newsies but also in prestige dramas like Empire of the Sun 51.

  • His breakout success came after immersing himself in dramatic roles such as the superficial psychopath Patrick Bateman in American Psycho Nice.

  • That mainstream success reached new heights after starring his Batman in the Dark Knight trilogy and several other action films.

  • What the hell are you?

  • I'm Bad.

  • Theo, 2010, saw bail returned to more dramatic roles receiving an Academy Award and several nominations throughout the decade.

  • The coming years will also see him return to the action genre by joining the Marvel cinematic universe.

  • Oh, good for him.

  • Seriously, I can feel you're recrimination, ins and your judgment, and I am fine with it.

  • Number nine.

  • Emma Stone.

  • Hey, Jules, your partner didn't come today.

  • It's kind of personal question.

  • At the beginning of Emma Stone's career, she got her start appearing in comedy and Romcom films such a Super Bad and Easy A.

  • She also branched out to other comedy genres with action comedies like Zombie Land.

  • But she was still primarily considered a comedic actress.

  • Nothing you mentioned, we'll take your weapons, your car keys, your ammunition.

  • However, Stone began flexing her dramatic muscles in the 20 tens, appearing in dramas like The Help, as well as the musical La La Land, which earned her an Academy Award.

  • Maybe I'm one of those people that has always wanted to do it, but it's like a pipe dream for me, you know.

  • And then you you said it.

  • You you change your dreams and then you grow up.

  • Maybe in one of those people, stone may have gotten famous by making us laugh, which she's proven she can still dio, but she also managed to reinvent herself to be more of an all around her number.

  • Eight.

  • Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock has had an odd place in the public eye.

  • She's always been relatively famous, as her early roles in blockbusters like Speed ensured that everyone knew who she waas Oh, guys, everybody.

  • Then her middle period saw her take on a slew of romantic comedies.

  • But despite being a household name, no one really took her seriously as an actress of it.

  • Don't worry, it's it's nothing embarrassing.

  • That's definitely changed in the 21st century.

  • I have to say, I'm glad to see you.

  • I don't think you're gonna make it.

  • Do you find the vodka?

  • Yeah, tell me where.

  • Oh, well, thanks to starring and critically acclaimed roles in films like Gravity and the Blindside, Bullock has illustrated toe everyone that she's not just a famous actress but also a great one.

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  • You will be sorry.

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  • I'm a member of the N.

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  • And I'm always packing Number seven.

  • Hugh Laurie.

  • That is true, isn't it?

  • But not to worry, because for most of you, this job could be done by a monkey with a bottle of Motrin.

  • It might be hard for those who know him his doctor Gregory House on house, But Hugh Laurie is not only English, but he also began his acting career as a primarily comedic actor.

  • It's an absolutely splendid job.

  • Okay, maybe it's pretty believable.

  • House is pretty hilarious, but let me confirm with my lawyer, she confirms.

  • But still, Laurie went from appearing in British comedies like Black Adder and A Bit of Fry and Laurie to playing the cynical and tortured maverick doctor on this side of the pond.

  • Since House concluded, he's also returned to his comedic roots with some more funny rules.

  • Oh, and did you know he's also a blues musician?

  • Teach all you pretty women how to treat your man number six.

  • Michael Keaton Michael Keaton has reinvented himself many times.

  • He's another actor whose roots tended towards the comedic becoming famous for eighties comedies like Mr Mom and Beetlejuice, and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it not to mention the fact that you're talking to a dead guy.

  • Now, what do you think?

  • But all that changed when he donned the Cape of Batman.

  • This marked a shift for the actor, as he illustrated he could be a leading man toe inspire as well as one to make you laugh.

  • He took on a hodgepodge of rules for the next few decades.

  • But it was only in the 20 tens that Keaton reached true critical acclaim for his parts in films like Spotlight and Birdman.

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  • Look.

  • What do you mean?

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  • He's also returned to his superhero roots.

  • But this time as a surprisingly effective villain in Spiderman homecoming, this guy conduce it all.

  • Business is good.

  • Number five Bryan Cranston.

  • I am not in danger, Skyler.

  • I am the danger Ah, guy opens his store and get shot.

  • You think that of me now?

  • I am the one who knocks.

  • Before he broke big and broke bad.

  • It could be hard to remember that Bryan Cranston was primarily known for being a comedic actor.

  • It's our sense of humor that sustained us as a people for 3000 years 55 Even better, his most well known roles were his Tim Watley on Seinfeld and is How on Malcolm in the Middle.

  • What the hell is wrong with that monkey?

  • He's crazy.

  • Well, he picked the wrong guy to mess with.

  • Still as funny and talented as he is, his dramatic chops drew everyone's eye with his masterful performances.

  • Walter White on Breaking Bad, which earned him multiple Emmy wins.

  • Now say my name.

  • Eisenberg, You're goddamn right.

  • Since then, while Cranston has appeared in a few comedies he's now thought of as a serious dramatic actor.

  • Number four Matthew McConaughey.

  • If you'd have told us that this stoner bro from Dazed and Confused would not only have a movie career but also that he'd reinvent himself multiple times, we might not have believed you would be a lot cooler.

  • He did.

  • Matthew McConaughey bucked his dude, Bro Beginnings to become one of the go to romantic comedy.

  • Leads in the two thousands had been the enemy, so I've cut it short.

  • More recently, though, McConaughey switched gears yet again, taking on dramatic roles on both the big and small screen.

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  • I'm going to d o a.

  • I gotta I gotta sue the hospital to get my medicine.

  • The actor has turned heads with his dramatic performances in films like Dallas, Buyers Club and Interstellar, as well as Prestige TV like True Detective Sounds Pretty all Right to us.

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  • Number three Robert Downey Jr.

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  • Has had a rocky career.

  • He got to start as a teen star in the eighties before achieving critical acclaim for films like Chaplin.

  • He then transition to TV starring on Ally McBeal, although several drug charges led to his departure from that show, derailed his public image and threatened to kill his prospects entirely.

  • Listen, May, this is important.

  • It will be devastating for him to hear.

  • The key is to leave him with something positive to hold onto by the end of the discussion.

  • But Downey rebounded with some hit films in the two thousands, such as Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang before achieving his greatest success in a role that he was born to play Tony Stark, also known as Ironman.

  • Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing.

  • Downey's charismatic performance helped lead the massive franchise for over a decade and led to him becoming one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.

  • Iron Man number two Joaquin Phoenix.

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  • Most of the actors on our list are fairly easy to pin down as they tend to get cast in a certain type of role for a period of time.

  • But Joaquin Phoenix has basically spent his whole career constantly reinventing himself.

  • The guy is a chameleon.

  • I can't believe I'm having this conversation, my computer.

  • Sure, he generally skews more towards drama, but he's also done oddball romances like her and even music biopics like Walk the Line.

  • Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.

  • Then there was the time it took a year off to pretend to become a wrapper for a mock You men tary.

  • Yeah, you didn't just dream that, like his recent Oscar winning turn as the Joker, you're never quite sure what Phoenix is going to do next.

  • But it's sure to be spectacular.

  • One small thing.

  • Yeah, when you bring me out, can you introduce me his Joker before we unveil our number one pick?

  • Here are some honorable mentions.

  • Chris Hemsworth.

  • Sure, we knew he's a great lead, but who knew he had such great comedic timing?

  • I choose to run toward my problems, not away from them.

  • That's what Robert Pattinson, from teen heartthrob to serious dramatic star stick.

  • You laughed snoring Goddamn fought Jason Bateman.

  • This actors talents aren't arrested in just comedy.

  • And if I wanna put all $7,945,400 into a hot tub, get buck naked and play Scrooge McDuck, that is 100% my business.

  • Now where's my money?

  • Leslie Nielsen.

  • Surely you knew that Nielsen was actually a serious actor.

  • Once upon a time.

  • Can you fly this plane and land it?

  • Surely you can't be serious.

  • I am serious.

  • And don't call me Shirley Before we continue.

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  • Number one Tom Hanks.

  • Given that he's one of the most famous actors in the world, Tom Hanks is beginnings, appearing in primarily comedies tend to surprise some people.

  • Susan, I'm not what you think I am.

  • What do you mean?

  • Before I met you, I was in Little League.

  • Sure, he hit it big with big.

  • But it wasn't until movies like Philadelphia and Forrest Gump that he really became one of Hollywood's most prominent actors.

  • My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates.

  • You never know what you're going to get.

  • And while being the quintessential Everyman is arguably Hanks's type, the actor isn't afraid to take a back seat in more ensemble pieces or voice a cartoon toy cowboy way.

  • Every eso play nice.

  • I guess you could say that like a certain Halloween themed role of his, Hanks is his own thing.

  • Yeah, and David Pumpkins is his own thing.