Edward Norton in 'Leaves of Grass'In 'Leaves of Grass,' out this Friday, Edward Norton plays a pair of very different identical twins, one an Ivy League professor, one a drug dealer. He's the latest in a long line of actors who have taken on dual sibling roles, often involving one "good" and one "bad" twin, though there are also alternative versions (shy twin, gregarious twin, nerdy twin, slick twin). These dual roles give actors the chance to display dramatic or comedic range, and us the opportunity to get a double dose of a favorite star.

Though technology has lessened the impact of movie scenes involving two incarnations of the same person, it's still fun and a little freaky to watch actors play off themselves, as they do in several of the films cited below:
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