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Paul Dano

Paul Dano plays Paul and Eli Sunday in 2007’s There Will Be Blood opposite Daniel Day-Lewis. One is a preacher and the other is a simple man just trying to sell his father’s land. Kel O’Neill was originally cast as Eli but he was replaced two weeks in because he wasn’t giving Paul Thomas Anderson what he wanted.

13 actors who played more than one role in a single movie

Hanna Flint
Contributor

There’s much skill to playing a character in the movie but even more so when you’re playing two, and plenty of actors can tell you that.

Hollywood is filled with films depicting one performer in two or more roles, from identical twins to arch-enemies, it’s certainly brilliant when a double act is pulled off.

With cinemas set to welcome Venom this October, Yahoo Movies UK has put together a slideshow of actors and actresses who have played more than one part in a movie to great effect.

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