13 Actor Transformations That Made Us Rub Our Eyes in Disbelief
A truly talented actor can be equally good in different movie genres, from comedies to thrillers. Sometimes, in order to make viewers believe what’s happening on the screen, actors need to drastically change their appearance. They lose or gain weight, use prosthetics, and apply tons of makeup. We want to show you a compilation of actors that changed beyond recognition to portray their characters in the most plausible ways.
The makeup artists needed 3 hours to turn Nicole Kidman into the English writer, Virginia Woolf, in The Hours. The actress had a prosthetic nose to look more like her character, and it was worth it. Kidman got an Oscar for Best Actress.
When you compare Michael Keaton in Birdman and Beetlejuice, it’s hard to believe it’s the same actor. Thanks to the amazing work done by makeup artists, Keaton is impossible to recognize in Beetlejuice. It’s no wonder the film won an Oscar for Best Makeup.
French actor Tahar Rahim is well-known thanks to the film, A Prophet. But the role in The Serpent was one of the biggest challenges of his career. With his clean-shaven face, a ’70s hairstyle, prosthetics on the face, and a cold manner of speaking, Rahim was barely recognizable.
A lot of people love Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump. And we want to show you how much he changed for Cast Away. Hanks took a 1-year-long break from filming to lose over 40 pounds and grow out his beard and hair.
Johnny Depp has had a lot of eccentric roles, and it’s hard to pick his best transformation. In the new film, Jeanne du Barry, he’s going to play King Louis XV, and we can’t wait to see him on the big screen.
What other actors do you like for their amazing transformations? Name some of them in the comment section below.