The nature of the acting profession is essentially to transform into other people. This in itself is a daunting task that often requires many years of training. However, there is one task that requires an even higher skill level and that is when the same actor plays twins: characters that must be different enough so that each can be identified separately, but at the same time have certain similarities so that the relationship is obvious. If we add to all the above the fact that the actor has to perform and interact with a character that is not really there on set, but must be recreated mentally by the actor in a sort of dual task, acting as twins becomes a much more complicated and difficult challenge to achieve successfully. Some twins seen on screen are actually two separate people who are actually twins in real life, as is the case of James and Oliver Phelps in the Harry Potter saga or the iconic twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who starred in several films, including It Takes Two. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, with a little help from the FX and make-up team, well-known actors managed to play a pair of twins for movie productions. Such was the case with Leonardo DiCaprio in Randall Wallace’s The Man in the Iron Mask, in which he simultaneously performed King Louis and Philippe.
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