20 Smart Actors Portraying Dumb Characters

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When actors and actresses play certain characters effectively, it is quite easy to forget just who they are in real life. So when they play dumb characters, you might be surprised once you find out that they are actually smart when they are themselves. Here are some of the intelligent stars who have portrayed dumb characters at one point in their career.

1. Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson


Rowan Atkinson is best recognized for playing Mr. Bean, a goofy, silly, and childish character who is a bumbling loner with a series of misadventures in life. He plays it perfectly that you’d be shocked how Atkinson holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Newcastle University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Queens College, Oxford, the same college that made him an Honorary Fellow in 2006. Despite having had cinematic success after his roles in the Mr. Bean movie adaptations “Bean” and “Mr. Bean’s Holiday,” Atkinson himself admitted that the role is childish and that he no longer wants to keep playing it as he grows older.

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