Once you tune in to I Know This A lot Is True on HBO this Sunday, no want to regulate your units: There actually are two Mark Ruffalos in your display.
Within the restricted collection based mostly on the best-selling novel of the identical name by Wally Lamb written and directed by Blue Valentine auteur Derek Cianfrance, the Avengers star takes on the extreme process of enjoying equivalent twins Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in what the community describes as “a household saga that follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.
Whereas enjoying two characters in a single challenge sounds troublesome sufficient, Ruffalo’s job right here additionally requires him to sensitively sort out the portrayal of extreme psychological sickness as Thomas suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. No straightforward feat, but when he pulls it off, put together to listen to his name come this 12 months’s Emmys. (In the event that they even occur, that’s.)
Ruffalo’s hardly the primary actor who’s tackled enjoying twins, nonetheless. In reality, it is turn out to be one thing of a ceremony of passage in Hollywood. To see all the celebs who’ve come earlier than him, scroll down!
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Freddie Highmore, The Spiderwick Chronicles
On this 2008 fantasy journey based mostly on the ebook collection of the identical name, the long run Good Physician star performed the Grace twins, Jared and Simon.
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Present
Paulson’s performed many various characters over the course of her tenure on Ryan Murphy‘s anthology, typically even inside the identical installment, however within the fourth, she had the excellence of enjoying conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler.
Mireille Enos, Large Love
Earlier than her breakout position on The Killing, Enos appeared on HBO’s polygamy drama as twins JoDean and Kathy Marquart.
Jason Sudeikis, Eastbound & Down
The SNL vet appeared on the HBO comedy’s third season as twins Shane and Cole Gerald.
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Jackie Chan, Twin Dragons
On this 1992 Hong Kong action-comedy, the legendary martial artist starred as twins separated at delivery.
Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin, Large Enterprise
On this 1988 farce loosely based mostly on William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, the icons every starred as a set of equivalent twins mismatched at delivery, with one in all every pair rising up in a rich city household and the opposite in a poor rural household.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Double Impression
On this 1991 motion flick, the long-lasting Belgian actor starred as twins Chad and Alex Wagner.
Vanessa Hudgens, The Princess Swap
The Excessive Faculty Musical alum starred as Woman Margaret Delacourt, Duchess of Montenaro and the equivalent wanting baker Stacy DeNovo in Netflix’s 2018 replace on The Prince and the Pauper, in addition to within the forthcoming sequel, The Princess Swap: Switched Once more.
James Franco, The Deuce
For 3 seasons, the Catastrophe Artist actor performed twins Vincent and Frankie Martino, a bartender and a gambler, respectively, who get embroiled in with the Mob in late ’70s-NYC on this HBO drama from The Wire creator David Simon.
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This A lot Is True
The Avengers star will play equivalent twins Dominick and Thomas Birdsey on this limited-series adaptation of Wally Lamb‘s novel of the identical name from director Derek Cianfrance, premiering on HBO on Could 10, 2020.
Yael Grobglas, Jane the Virgin
For a lot of the CW hit’s five-season run, the Israeli actress performed each the scheming Petra and her twin sister Anezka.
Alexandra Chando, The Mendacity Recreation
On this ABC Household collection loosely based mostly on the ebook collection of the identical name, which aired for 2 seasons from 2011-13, the Because the World Turns alum performed equivalent twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer who uncover each other as youngsters after being separated at delivery.
Troian Bellisario, Fairly Little Liars
Within the seventh season of the Freeform hit, we realized that Bellisario’s Spencer Hastings had an evil twin named Alex Drake and he or she started pulling double obligation.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer
On this short-lived 2011-12 CW collection, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer legend performed estranged twins Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin.
Lindsay Lohan, The Father or mother Entice
The Disney star performed twins Hallie and Annie within the 1998 remake, leaving ’90s children all over the place asking, “How did they do that?!”
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
The 2-time Golden Globe nominee performed onscreen twins Emmit and Ray Stussy within the hit drama collection.
Armie Hammer, The Social Community
The actor portrayed real-life Winklevoss brothers within the 2010 Academy Award-winning movie.
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Mike Meyers, Austin Powers
The enduring comic performed a complete of 4 characters over the course of three films; most famously he performed estranged twins Austin Powers and Dr. Evil.
Lisa Kudrow, Associates
The unique forged member’s first onscreen twin look as Pheobe and Ursula Buffay came about within the 1995 episode “The One With Two Parts, Part 1.”
Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill
The nine-time Folks’s Selection Award winner performed fraternal twins Jack and Jill within the 2011 vacation comedy.
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Dove Cameron, Liv and Maddie
With assist from physique doubles Emmy Buckner and Shelby Wulfert, Cameron pulled double obligation as brainy basketball star Maddie and girly teen star Liv within the Disney Channel collection.
Yasmine Al Massri, Quantico
The actress performed CIA and FBI agent twins Nimah and Raina Amin in ABC’s hit drama collection.
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Man within the Iron Masks
Eighteen years earlier than profitable the Oscar for Finest Actor in a Main Position, Leonardo performed twins King Louis and Phillippe within the 1998 drama.
Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Improvement
The Golden Globe-winning performed George and Oscar Bluth within the Fox/Netflix sitcom.
Nicolas Cage, Adaptation
The actor picked up a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for his work as enjoying Charlie and Donald Kaufman within the 2002 movie.
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Christian Bale, The Status
The star portrayed Alred and Frederick Borden within the 2006 Academy Award-nominated movie.
Edward Norton, Leaves of Grass
The Golden Globe winner performed lead twins Invoice and Brady Kincaid within the 2009 image.
Tom Hardy – Legend
The actor took dwelling a British Impartial Movie Award for his work as gangsters Reggie and Ron Kray within the 2015 crime indie.
Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
The New York native performed Paul and Eli Sunday within the 2007 Oscar-winning movie.
Chris Rock, Dangerous Firm
The previous Saturday Night time Dwell star performed estranged twins Kevin Pope and Jake Hayes within the 2002 motion comedy.
Matt Lucas, Alice in Wonderland
The English actor confirmed his enjoyable facet when he performed Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Disney’s 2010 live-action remake.
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
The star received an Emmy for her portrayal of Sarah Manning and her many sestras (aka clones) within the BBC America present.
Bette Davis, Lifeless Ringer
The 2-time Academy Award winner performed sisters Margaret DeLorca and Edith Phillips within the 1964 thriller.
Jennette McCurdy, iCarly & Sam and Cat
The Nickelodeon star performed twins Sam and Melanie Puckett in two episodes, ttled “itwin” and “#twinfection.”
Sam Underwood, The Following
The TV star put his performing talents to the take a look at as Luke and Mark on the Fox crime collection.
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James Carpinello, The Punisher
The actor performed Bobby and John Saint in Marvel’s 2004 motion movie.
Eddie Murphy, Bowfinger
The Academy Award-winning actor performed Jiff and Package Ramsey within the 1999 comedy.
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Sam Worthington, Avatar
The actor performed Jake Sully and his deceased twin brother within the 2009 blockbuster.
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Hayley Mills, The Father or mother Entice
The Academy Award-winning actress took on the roles of Susan Evers and Sharon McKendrick within the unique model of the 1961 basic movie.
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Jeremy Irons, Lifeless Ringers
The Academy Award-winning actor performed Beverly and Elliot Mantle within the 1988 image.
I Know This A lot Is True premieres Sunday, Could 10 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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