We all know that stunt doubles ensure that Hollywood’s finest don’t have to risk life and limb. But there are also times when the stars of the show need to be temporarily replaced for less daredevil reasons. Here’s a look at 20 cases in which big-name actors were briefly substituted without anyone really noticing.
20. Hugo Weaving – V Is For Vendetta
V Is For Vendetta had a relatively easy task when it came to hiding its secret switch from the great cinema-going public. Indeed, its titular character spends the entirety of the comic book adaptation behind a mask of Guy Fawkes’ face. Audiences therefore had no reason to doubt that billed star Hugo Weaving portrayed V in each and every scene.