Best known for: Carrie Mathison, Homeland (Showtime)
Weirdest role: Hala, Polish Wedding (1998)

Claire Danes has had a solid career in the time between the bookending TV achievements of My So-Called Life and Homeland. Who doesn't have love for Romeo + Juliet, Princess Mononoke, and Stardust? In the midst of these varied Hollywood projects, Danes hit us with Polish Wedding. Polish Wedding, the story of a, you guessed it, Polish wedding, opened to a whopping eleven screens when it debuted in 1998. The film got some love at Berlin and Sundance despite not making much of a dent at the box office, and you never having heard of it.