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Best Double Performances in Film

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i.e.., when the same actor plays two separate characters.

Aside from Monty Python roles, the two best I can think of are Dick Van Dyke as both Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in Mary Poppins and Divine as both Edna Turnblad and Arvin Hodgepile in Hairspray.

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Mike Myers as Austin Powers and Dr Evil in 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery'. 

Smashing send up of a genre with two very different characters. You could potentially talk about the other two films but the first is quite sufficient. 

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Peter Sellers plays three roles in Dr. Strangelove and it's better than anything else.

Meh.

Hahaha! Ok...Divine's good, but Peter Sellers no. Gotcha.

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Peter Sellers plays three roles in Dr. Strangelove and it's better than anything else.

Meh.

That is a tad dismissive - I mean, Dr Strangelove is a film I admire for its satire more than I actually enjoy it (albeit I've only watched the movie once), but Peter Sellers is amazing in it and it's pretty much the most famous example of an actor playing multiple roles in the same film.

My answer? Mick Foley, Royal Rumble 1998.

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Peter Sellers plays three roles in Dr. Strangelove and it's better than anything else.

Meh.

That is a tad dismissive - I mean, Dr Strangelove is a film I admire for its satire more than I actually enjoy it (albeit I've only watched the movie once), but Peter Sellers is amazing in it and it's pretty much the most famous example of an actor playing multiple roles in the same film.

Fair enough.

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