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10 Actors Who Became Unlikely Action Movie Stars

Jim from The Office? In an action movie? There's no way that will work. Right?

Well, the days of seeing John Krasinski as the geeky but adorable Jim Halpert are long gone, as he's reinvented his career, and a lot of that was due to his drastic switch from light-hearted comedy everyman to badass action hero.

Before 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi released, it seemed that Krasinski would be forever mulling around the industry in bit parts, slowly trying to chip away at his reputation as the funny guy from The Office. But, minor roles in projects like Monsters University just weren't going to cut it, and he made a dramatic leap into the action genre.

John fully showed off a new ripped physique in this movie about soldiers fighting in Libya and displayed that he could be far more intimidating than ever imagined.

This badass side to the actor rocked his career and allowed for him to get serious in the incredible A Quiet Place, and even in the iconic role of Jack Ryan.

It seems his days as a prankster paper salesman might someday be a distant memory.