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Top 10 Split Personality Movie Characters

VO: Rebecca Brayton
It’s two for the price of one: whether it’s achieved thanks to a special serum, or it’s a figment of the imagination, split personalities in movies can be both hilarious and terrifying. In this video, WatchMojo.com counts down our picks for the top 10 split personality movie characters. For this list, we just mean people with alter-egos they can’t control. But no, your beloved Two Face and Phoenix don’t count since those aren’t so much split personalities as they are other sides to the same personality. Also, since we’re giving away one or two twist endings here, we gotta warn you: SPOILER ALERT. Special thanks to our users Daniel John and IrisFan FanIris for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Split Personality Movie Characters


It’s two for the price of one. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 split personality characters in movies.

For this list, we just mean people with alter-egos they can’t control. But no, your beloved Two Face and Phoenix don’t count since those aren’t so much split personalities as they are other sides to the same personality. Also, since we’re giving away one or two twist endings here, we gotta warn you: Spoiler alert.

#10: Sherman Klump
“The Nutty Professor” franchise (1996-2000)

Professor Klump is a portly, jolly fellow with more than enough smarts and more than enough chins. Outside the classroom, he’s conducting research into a serum that’ll help obese people lose the poundage pronto, and he’s using himself as the guinea pig. The result of this test is slimmed-down alter-ego Buddy Love, who’s way smoother and way smaller, but also a way bigger jerk. Y’can’t have it all.

#9: Teddy Daniels
“Shutter Island” (2010)

Haunted by his past, this U.S. marshal visits an isolated loony-bin to find answers and an escaped patient. But nothing in his world makes sense, nothing adds up, and everyone’s hiding something. Turns out that something is Teddy’s true identity: in reality, he’s Andrew Laeddis, a deeply disturbed patient incarcerated for his wife’s murder. But that reality is too horrible to bear.

#8: Eve White
“The Three Faces of Eve” (1957)

Eve White’s meek; Eve Black’s mischievous, and Jane’s, well, pretty normal. But all three live inside the same woman. Based on a true story, this character – or characters – suffer from headaches and blackouts, and that’s when her counterparts come out to play – or in some cases, ruin her life. However, with help from a faithful doctor, Eve uncovers the childhood trauma that caused her personality to split into pieces.

#7: Charlie Baileygates
“Me, Myself & Irene” (2000)

Charlie’s a state trooper, but the biggest doormat you ever did see. Abused by his wife, his friends and pretty much anyone he meets, he eventually can’t take it anymore and invents a new personality. Hank Evans is a badass, but he’s also vulgar and violent and gets Charlie into way more trouble than he’s ready for. Also, did we mention that Charlie and Hank don’t really get along?

#6: Sybil Dorsett
“Sybil” (1976)

For decades, this was the only representation of multiple personalities most people knew. Based on a real-world case, Sybil has over a dozen personas. With some crippled by fear and others trying to tear her apart, it’s a struggle for Sybil to get through a day. But, as her doctor discovers, Sybil’s struggles didn’t begin there: her disorder stemmed from horrible abuse suffered at her mother’s hands.

#5: Dr. Bruce Banner
“The Incredible Hulk” (2008)

This is an experiment gone very wrong. After being exposed to gamma-radiation, the mild-mannered Dr. Banner transforms into the giant green colossus known as The Incredible Hulk, a monster he tries – but usually fails – to control. From then on, if Bruce’s heart rate goes up, in bursts The Hulk in all his smash-and-grab glory. But practice makes perfect, so eventually he’ll be able to manage his other personality. Eventually.

#4: Sméagol
“The Lord of the Rings” franchise (2001-03)

Once a hobbit like any other, Sméagol found the magic ring and immediately fell under its spell, lying and murdering to do its bidding. After being bewitched for years, he devolved into something far less human – both physically and mentally. Though at times still capable of summoning the hobbit he once was, Gollum is a living testament to the destructive and corruptive nature of the One Ring.

#3: The Narrator
“Fight Club” (1999)

Can you be so bored with life that you simply invent a new one? Unnamed narrator says yes – but it helps if your alter-ego is aggressive, confrontational and sexy. Our friend tries everything to overcome his insomnia before turning to Tyler Durden and his world of violence and anarchy. But even imaginary friends can take things too far, which the narrator learns too little too late.

#2: Norman Bates
“Psycho” (1960)

He seems like a regular Joe running a regular motel. But the Bates Motel is anything but regular, and things really unravel when one of Norman’s guests ends up stabbed in the shower and it looks like his mother’s to blame. If only it were that easy: Norman killed his mom years ago, but was so mortified he kept her alive in the form of a split personality – in spirit and body.

#1: Dr. Henry Jekyll
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (various)

One’s a respected doctor, the other a homicidal madman; one refined, the other passionate. But both inhabit the same man. After growing tired of supressing his innermost urges, Dr. Jekyll uses his scientific genius to create a serum that transforms him into Edward Hyde. But Hyde is more than a simple alter-ego: he’s the evil that lives inside us all, an inescapable part of ourselves and of pop-culture.

Do you agree with our list? Which split personality character has you seeing double? With more entertaining top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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