Top 10 Cross-Gender Acting on TV and Movies



Cross-gender acting is when an actor or actress plays the role of different sex. Cross-gender acting has been around for thousands upon thousands of years. It doesn’t just exist in Shakespearean plays or movies set in this period.

Some actors and actresses do it very well. But others are not convincing and distract from the movie’s main plot. These are actors and actresses that took on the challenge of playing the opposite gender. You are the one who can decide if they did it right or wrong.

10 Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part II (1989)

This list doesn’t have to be serious, as I already mentioned. Let me give you an example of a comical cross-gender role. I must admit that I totally forgot about Michael J. This sequel to the 1980s cult favorite starred Fox as a woman. Fox portrays a number of characters in this sequel, including Marty McFly Jr. and Marlene McFly (Marty McFly’s child).

We must admit, he also played a beautiful daughter. The film was released in 1989, two years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Fox kept the secret from the public up to 1998. After that, Fox became a tireless advocate for finding a cure. He created the Michael J. He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000.