10 Movie Actors About To Play Totally Against Type

Adam Sandler's gunning for an Oscar.

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A big part of being a successful actor in Hollywood is finding your niche and exploiting the hell out of it - finding out in what type of role audiences will accept you and doing it to the best of your ability.

But with success comes the desire for performers to branch out and try new things, and above all else avoid being fatally typecast, as affects so many working actors.

It's a difficult rut to break out of, but these 10 actors are set to totally upend expectations by playing wildly against their set type in these upcoming films.

From an indie darling looking to dip their toes back in the blockbuster arena, to a talented-yet-lazy actor finally gunning for an Oscar and everything in-between, these actors are all hoping to shift audience perception of exactly what they're capable of.

It remains to be seen whether they'll succeed, of course, but given that most of these actors are tremendously talented as it stands, they've certainly got a solid chance to change how you see them...

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