Double Trouble: 8 Hollywood Films with Multiple Roles

Bollywood loves the use of double roles. While it has only been effective in a handful of them, Hollywood has been more efficient with the use of double or even multiple roles. Here we have eight films where the actors play more than one role – some double, some triple and some even quadruple. A varying range of thrillers, all with multiple roles with a twist. Here's an honorable mention – Being John Malkovich (1999), there's a pivotal scene in the film where actor John Malkovich plays hundreds of versions of himself. We only go as crazy as he does. Enjoy the list!

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The Double (2013)
This bleak comedy film is about a man driven to breakdown when he is usurped by a doppelganger. The film boasts of a riveting performance by Jesse Eisenberg who portrays the polarized personalities of Simon and James with ease.
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Cloud Atlas (2012)
A heavy film with multiple plots set across six different eras. Each actor of the ensemble cast (including Tom HanksHalle BerryHugh Grant and more) plays a different role across each of the six timelines.
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The Fountain (2006)
Similar to Cloud Atlas, this movie has actors playing different characters across three story-lines. The movie stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz . The film blends elements of fantasy, mortality, history, spirituality and science fiction.
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
A rather dark comedy for children, the film is carried by Jim Carrey who disguises himself across three different roles, returning to haunt the children every time.
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Adaptation (2002)
Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman, the film is about a screenwriter named Charlie Kaufman, played by Nicholas Cage. He also happens to have a twin brother in the film, only adding to the film's unconventionality.
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Face/Off (1997)
Another Cage starrer, opposite John Travolta, this one's an FBI agent and the other is a terrorist and they literally exchange faces in this thriller.
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Enemy (2013)
A purely psychological thriller hard to crack, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as two men who are physically identical, but different in terms of personality.
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The Parent Trap (1998)
A Disney movie starring Lindsay Lohan back when she was cute. What's as cute as a little Lindsey? Another Lindsay!
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