11 of Your Favorite Actors Who Play Notorious Real-Life Killers on Screen

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Zac Efron & Ross Lynch have more in common than you realized. In recent months, the High School Musical alum and the Austin & Ally frontman completely shed their Disney Channel images (though, Zac’s been working on getting rid of his DC image for years at this point) and opted for one of the most controversial roles you can ever tackle: that of a real-life serial killer.

We know, it’s like… Zac?? Ross?? Look at their faces! But, let that be a lesson to you: There isn’t one “look” for criminals; they can be male, female, non-binary, short, tall, fat, skinny, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, white, black, Asian, Latino, etc. And TV/movie execs apparently saw something in the aforementioned two stars, along with the following nine faves, to make ’em think they’d make for good on-screen murderers.

WARNING: The subject matter is pretty heavy, so proceed with caution.