While some actors can’t even get their mail without being spotted, there are others with the exact opposite problem: costume actors. It’s strange that someone can play such iconic characters as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or Michael Myers and then completely go under our radar.
For example, the following actors, mostly known for their costumed characters, have also appeared unmasked in other roles you might not have even noticed…
7. The Pale Man is in John Dies At The End
Doug Jones’s primary trade is having a bunch of crazy prosthetic bullshit all over his face. In Pan’s Labyrinth he was not only the Pale Man, but that goat thing as well. In Hellboy he was Abe Sapien, and he even had a role as a clown in Batman Returns.
In fact, other than John Dies At The End – a film where he plays a leech-wielding dimension hopper – I can’t recall a film where he actually showed his face before. It’s not a terrible face either, and an extremely fitting addition to the cast of this extremely surreal supernatural spectacle.
6. Kano From Mortal Kombat is in Pirates Of The Caribbean
It’s extremely possible that the Mortal Kombat movie character Kano is one of those things that only I find iconic from my childhood. And even though his only shroud is a single mask piece, I found it fascinating to learn that he had a speaking line in the first Pirates Of The Caribbean film, which also happens to be his last film ever. Did you know that Kano is dead? Also his real name is Trevor Goddard, which I should have mentioned before.
Anyway, he’s the pirate at the beginning who is all like “Say goodbye” and then gets wacked through a window to Legolas’s delight. It’s a fitting sign off, I guess. Oh also, he was in that X-File episode where Mulder fights the Nazis on the Bermuda Triangle – so that’s something.
5. Lurtz of the Uruk-hai is a Henchman in Die Another Day
Classic Bond, with your stupid understanding of laser technology. Honestly I don’t remember this scene in context, but I can’t think of a single scenario where a factory of robotic lasers comes in handy for anything but a dramatic action fight scene. That henchmen he fights there is “Mr. Kil” played by Lawrence Makoare – who not only played the lead Uruk-hai in Lord Of The Rings, but also the Witch-King in Return Of The King.
While it would have been cool to see him in the new Hobbit films, it appears that Peter Jackson has pretty much settled into terrible looking CGI orcs at this point.