Top 10 Performances that Defied Expectations

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  • There's ordinary and then there are these. Join www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for Top 10 Out of the Ordinary Performances. For this list, we’re looking at actors who appear in a role vastly different from their usual performances. If you want to see actors who went on to do similar roles afterwards, check out our list for Top 10 Actors Who Broke Type-Casting.
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  • Mellissa Cross
    Mellissa Cross 3 дня назад

    I am a big Wes Anderson, Aronofsky, and PT Anderson fan. I consider that an illustration as someone with could taste in great films. Yet for the life of me, I don't understand why so many people pan Butterfly Effect. I think it is a fresh idea, well acted, edited in a non-chronological manner which at the time was reserved for people like Tarantino and Shyamalan. I really enjoy that film.

  • Eric Garcia
    Eric Garcia 3 дня назад

    How can you not have Robin Williams playing a killer at #1...not even an honorable mention?

  • Tristin Wombacher
    Tristin Wombacher 4 дня назад

    Umm...also Brian Cranston from Malcolm in the Middle to Breaking Bad...hello?? Lol

  • vincent fave
    vincent fave 5 дней назад

    Kercher also suck as Steve Jobs

  • blackiesun
    blackiesun 5 дней назад

    Ralph Fiennes was also in a romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez - that movie you showed isn't his only light-hearted one! The leading role in a romantic comedy with J Lo isn't exactly the role you'd imagine for him - more so than the one you showed. I'd say it was vastly more different than his usual roles.

  • Terence Hikawai
    Terence Hikawai 8 дней назад

    umm.. Henry Fonder?

  • AgainstAllOdds96
    AgainstAllOdds96 9 дней назад +1

    I didn't know Voldemort was a Nazi... then again that doesn't surprise me

  • Dhirendra Nath Biswas
    Dhirendra Nath Biswas 15 дней назад

    It's really true!!! I really shocked when Tom Cruise's name appeared in the closing scene of Tropic Thunder.

  • Barbara Vela
    Barbara Vela 16 дней назад

    In my opinion, Michael B. Jordan as N'Jadaka/Erik Stevens/Killmonger in Black Panther defied my expectations. I didn't even knew about the character and i though that he would come and go away. But his performance was very good, and there are even moments where you agree with his ideals.

  • j.p. lembach
    j.p. lembach 16 дней назад

    And what about ben kingsley in ghandi ????????????????

  • sportshistorybuff
    sportshistorybuff 19 дней назад

    Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption and that horror movie where he was seeing scary things, got buried in a coffin with a spider.

  • Luz Vargas
    Luz Vargas 20 дней назад

    No, You área not the only one ...l liked the movie and was surprised the dude was really acting...

  • Chill Dude
    Chill Dude 22 дня назад +1

    Steve carell's performance in Foxcatcher was mind blowing !!

  • Joe Rice
    Joe Rice Месяц назад

    The detox scene... way too close to home

  • Evan Peltier
    Evan Peltier Месяц назад

    Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction. 🍔💉💼

  • Sam Scott
    Sam Scott Месяц назад

    Adam sandler in reign over me

  • Arnor Johannesspn
    Arnor Johannesspn Месяц назад

    Heath ledger should be one this list and should by number 1

  • shakesisdead ya-cunts
    shakesisdead ya-cunts Месяц назад

    bleeping "fuck" but not "cunt", I like it

  • Jebeliddat
    Jebeliddat Месяц назад

    yo butterfly effect was a great movie
    edit: it got 33 % of rotten tomatoes holy shit lol but that shit sure was good when me and my buddies watched it high

  • Tere Rañada
    Tere Rañada Месяц назад

    For sylvester stallone in comedy, i prefer "Oscar."

  • Si Regan
    Si Regan Месяц назад

    How about this...Ryan Reynolds in Buried? Until then I'd always thought of him as a passable comedic actor but he delivered a powerhouse performance in that

  • Dillon Messick
    Dillon Messick Месяц назад

    What about steve Carrel l in little Mrs sunshine.

  • Michael Gomez
    Michael Gomez Месяц назад

    I think Adam Sandler played a better serious role in Reign Over Me...why doesn't anyone talk about that movie???

    • Quadry Johnson
      Quadry Johnson Месяц назад

      That movie is so sad. One of his best movies ever.

  • CMerritts90
    CMerritts90 Месяц назад

    Michael Keaton for Batman!! Heath Ledger as the Joker in the Dark Knight.

  • Scott F.
    Scott F. Месяц назад

    When you say Steve Carell's Dramatic debut was Foxfire in 2014, Is that your secret code for "Steve Carell made his drama debut as Frank Ginsberg in the 2006 film Little Miss Sunshine"? Or are you blanking that one, as well as "Dan in Real Life", which was released in 2007?

  • Tony Maxwell
    Tony Maxwell Месяц назад

    Big oversight w/ Val Kilmer - he was hilarious in 'Top Secret' long before his role in 'MacGruber''

  • Skyla 2000
    Skyla 2000 Месяц назад

    One of the greatest movie quotes ever
    "Take a big step back and FUCK YOUR OWN FACE!!!!!" 😂😂😂

  • Jacob Staten
    Jacob Staten Месяц назад

    Foxcatcher could have been really good if they edited it for pacing.

  • mlkoenen
    mlkoenen Месяц назад

    Will Ferrell was far better and more moving in Stranger Than Fiction.

  • Amber Renee Graves
    Amber Renee Graves Месяц назад

    These aren't defying performances. These are actors that broke typecast.

  • The Amazing Spider Wuss
    The Amazing Spider Wuss Месяц назад

    Where is Heath Ledger’s joker, or Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh?

  • Gnarly Nollie
    Gnarly Nollie Месяц назад

    Can't say "Fuck your own face" without bleeps but can totally say "Snap your dick off and jam it in your ass" with no bleeps. Kay.

  • cheetah2thedeath
    cheetah2thedeath 2 месяца назад

    I never knew that was tom cruise!!!

  • Raeburn Oliver
    Raeburn Oliver 2 месяца назад

    As if they censored fuck and not cunt 😂

  • spizal
    spizal 2 месяца назад

    Val Kilmer Top Secret! and Real Genius

  • JM A
    JM A 2 месяца назад

    Steve carrel(i dunno) is now a great serious actor

  • Elisha Singh
    Elisha Singh 2 месяца назад

    Heath Ledger as Joker is a major omission
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote should top this list
    Tim Robbins in Arlington Road was chilling
    Robert De Niro in Hide and Seek

  • Matt Drummond
    Matt Drummond 2 месяца назад +1

    Macgruber is fucking hilarious

  • Todd Jones
    Todd Jones 2 месяца назад

    Steve Carell as Dupont seems more like just a slightly tweaked Brick Tamland.

  • Jennifer Evans
    Jennifer Evans 2 месяца назад

    Val Kilmer was in Top Secret one of the best spoof movies ever made!

  • Simon Grinchpan
    Simon Grinchpan 2 месяца назад

    lmfaoooo Val Kilmer did Top Secret wayyyyyy before Magruber

  • TheDaveMaybe
    TheDaveMaybe 2 месяца назад

    Everything Must Go is a masterpiece, and Ferrell deserved an Oscar nom!

  • ProfessorM.
    ProfessorM. 2 месяца назад

    hoffman always plays serious roles tho

  • GonzaleeENTERTAINMENT The_KC_Suge
    GonzaleeENTERTAINMENT The_KC_Suge 2 месяца назад

    Val Kilmer? Are you forgetting he did silly in Top Secret!?

  • lukkash
    lukkash 2 месяца назад

    Michael J Fox was inserted at the beginning in simple and shallow roles so couldn’t show his full potential. This is also in other cases of actors like Will Ferrell here.

  • Bam bam Banuelos
    Bam bam Banuelos 2 месяца назад

    🦊 catcher was superb.

  • Jeremy Charlie
    Jeremy Charlie 2 месяца назад

    David Schwimmer as Duane Hopwood and the main character in Big Nothing, were good.

  • marley92282
    marley92282 2 месяца назад

    Oh god, Ralph Fiennes is an absolute orgasm. Grand Budapest Hotel is magnificent.

  • Kev10 Countdown
    Kev10 Countdown 2 месяца назад

    Mo’nique - Precious

  • Jake K
    Jake K 2 месяца назад

    Anyone else find it mad that they bleeped out the F word but still allowed cunt and retard in...

  • Ty_GH _
    Ty_GH _ 3 месяца назад

    Heith Ledger was doubted for the role of joker because of movies like a nights tale. But it’s probably the greatest performance ever so why aint he on there

  • John Carroll
    John Carroll 3 месяца назад

    Ralph Fiennes in 'In Bruges'

  • Victor Emanuel
    Victor Emanuel 3 месяца назад

    Steve Carrel
    Miss sunshine??

  • riley merrington
    riley merrington 3 месяца назад

    The Butterfly Effect was fucking mint

  • MoMo Melon
    MoMo Melon 3 месяца назад

    Arnold swartznegger in Twins? Him playing a pregnant man is hilarious.....wait is that the same movie...

  • Dylan
    Dylan 3 месяца назад

    when the f word is censored but the c word isn't

  • Set Fire to the Whole Damn House
    Set Fire to the Whole Damn House 3 месяца назад

    so ignorant. it actually takes a lot of skill to so comedy and "lighthearted roles," not the other way around.

  • MrFlipperInvader792
    MrFlipperInvader792 3 месяца назад

    I think Carell broke typecasting with foxcatcher

  • Willie Playz
    Willie Playz 3 месяца назад

    WHERE HEATH LEDGER AT BOY

  • Chelsea Jones
    Chelsea Jones 3 месяца назад

    I loved the butterfly effect , for the first time I thought Aston was actually good in something

  • Soph side
    Soph side 3 месяца назад

    I thought Ashton did great in the bitter effect

  • IHS
    IHS 3 месяца назад

    The fact that most people had no idea Tom Cruise was actually Les Grossman is enough in and of itself to earn him the first spot, but the fact that his acting was also brilliant and hilarious just puts him over the edge. The fact, however, that Heath Ledger didn't make this list as nr. 2 is dumbfounding, a rom-com actor who was considered a risky pick for the movie absolutely stole the entire movie with his performance, and even the Oscar (which again, is more than enough for him to be a solid 2nd place, if not first - as opposed to not even an honorable mention (wtf???)).

  • Thomas Byers
    Thomas Byers 3 месяца назад

    Val Kilmer did Real Genius and Top Secret! which were Comedy movies. Comedy was going back to earlier roles.

  • Thomas Reilly
    Thomas Reilly 3 месяца назад

    One time out of genre roles? Kilmer... Real Genius

  • Ben Warner
    Ben Warner 3 месяца назад

    I didn’t hate the butterfly effect

  • H Mel
    H Mel 3 месяца назад

    Fox catcher was awesome

  • TheEnd
    TheEnd 3 месяца назад

    the thumbnail is never in the clip. No pun intended

  • Matthew Ozuna
    Matthew Ozuna 3 месяца назад

    If you’re not gonna put Adam Sandler for punch drunk love on the list at least make him an honorable mention

  • Chris Topher
    Chris Topher 3 месяца назад

    I liked The Butterfly Effect. Thought it was one of his better movies.

  • David Hyslop
    David Hyslop 3 месяца назад

    Wrong. Jason Bateman, the kingdom.

  • Volcy Thoughts
    Volcy Thoughts 3 месяца назад

    Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine
    Heath Ledger in Dark Knight
    Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls

  • Tushar Sharma
    Tushar Sharma 3 месяца назад

    Fuck off watcmojo where is Heath ledger

  • Mousita Mousita
    Mousita Mousita 3 месяца назад

    That was like really rude about Val Kilmer

  • Anders Hansen
    Anders Hansen 3 месяца назад

    I still find it hard to believe that Les Grosman was Tom Cruise.

  • andrew ferg
    andrew ferg 3 месяца назад

    "Oh OK Flaming Dragon... fuck face"

  • IMDLEGEND
    IMDLEGEND 3 месяца назад

    Robert Downey Jr should have been there for Tropic Thunder also. Although I know he has done comedy before, but nothing like this!

  • PantherusNZ
    PantherusNZ 3 месяца назад

    I really enjoyed the Butterfly Effect - I thought it was a good depiction of time manipulation. Just wish they'd stuck with the original theatrical ending, not the one that went to DVD.

  • John Veitch
    John Veitch 3 месяца назад

    5:58 they bleeped out the F word but not the C word? What is this, the Swear Box from Hot Fuzz?

  • Broccoli Ninja
    Broccoli Ninja 3 месяца назад

    What about breaking bad, Aaron Paul ? His performance was fantastic

  • Vincent Matlock
    Vincent Matlock 3 месяца назад

    Lmao oh shit, idek that was Tom cruise this whole time.

  • Vince William
    Vince William 3 месяца назад

    It shoulda been robert downey jr instead of tom cruise he played 2 or 3 different people.

  • Justin Cox
    Justin Cox 3 месяца назад

    Tom Cruise as a villain in Collateral would be a better choice

  • Avengers Endgame
    Avengers Endgame 3 месяца назад +1

    I have and always will believe Thar Steve Carrell is the best actors in history!!

  • Jeremiah Krug
    Jeremiah Krug 3 месяца назад

    Jonah hill as Peter Brand in Moneyball

  • I AM BAYTOR
    I AM BAYTOR 4 месяца назад

    Tropic Thunder saved Tom Cruise's career.

  • You're Right
    You're Right 4 месяца назад

    Foxcatcher was a really good movie. The story is insane and shows just how money can cover up insanity and totally fucked up behaviors.

  • Jericho
    Jericho 4 месяца назад

    Donnie Wahlberg in Dreamcatcher.

  • 1000 volts of truth BS buster
    1000 volts of truth BS buster 4 месяца назад

    How do u bring up the movie Tropic Thunder and not give the best role to Robert Downy Jr. For ghod sakes he played a black guy in that movie..

  • Carlo Javier
    Carlo Javier 4 месяца назад

    shoulda used Stranger Than Fiction for Will Ferrell

  • blexys Niz
    blexys Niz 4 месяца назад +1

    you guys talk a lot like we are so stupid to understand, you screw every scene with your ugly voice, ok we got it we are not dumb, it's crystal clear TOP 10 Perf that Defied expectations, let us enjoy the scenes

  • Mark Ukrainetz
    Mark Ukrainetz 4 месяца назад

    Will Smith in Six Degrees of Separation. best performance to date.

  • Mark Ukrainetz
    Mark Ukrainetz 4 месяца назад

    I thought Steve Carrell was going to win the Oscar for Foxcatcher.

  • Jamal Vargas
    Jamal Vargas 4 месяца назад

    Stone cold the condemned OK film

  • Annika Pearson
    Annika Pearson 4 месяца назад

    So we are just gonna forget Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote? okay.

  • Rheanon Jasmyne
    Rheanon Jasmyne 4 месяца назад

    NO no no , Kilmer was BEST " I'm your Huckleberry" !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jalen Byon
    Jalen Byon 4 месяца назад

    What rock did they find this narrator underneath? 2:00 how are you handed a script and still say Ray?

  • scottieman2
    scottieman2 4 месяца назад

    The butterfly effect wasn't bad. Not the greatest movie but you know good movie to watch once in awhile.

  • Andrew Hanna
    Andrew Hanna 4 месяца назад

    where is jason statham in SPY !!!

  • Toner C.
    Toner C. 4 месяца назад

    Really confused why the list is defied expectations but then you said people hated Butterfly effect and he shouldn't try sci? Why was he on the list then? Did you accidentally add it to the wrong damn list like broke type cast? Lol

  • constantdoodle
    constantdoodle 4 месяца назад

    I loved batman forever as a kid. Yall can suck muh bawlz