How Famous Characters Would Look If We Changed Their Most Telling Feature

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Some cinema characters’ images are so famous and recognizable to us that we can’t even imagine them looking differently. But what if we slightly modify their well-known haircuts and outfits?

Bright Side decided to experiment with certain characters’ appearances, and got some really extravagant results. Let’s have a look!

Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean

Captain Jack Sparrow always wears dreadlocks, a bandana, and a beard in braids. We decided to add some gloss: we brushed and straightened his hair and cut off the braids. Well, the result is rather funny: our hero also seems to be shocked by the metamorphosis.

Voldemort, Harry Potter films

The main villain among magicians was never very lucky, and perhaps that’s that the reason why he lost all of his hair. We corrected this injustice of the Universe, and even gave Voldemort a nose. Now that’s better, isn’t it?

The Joker, The Dark Knight

The Joker, played by Heath Ledger, is definitely gorgeous, but his makeup isn’t that neat and nice. We couldn’t resist the temptation to change the Joker’s face a bit. Now it’s neater, but no longer that scary.

Doc Brown, Back to the Future

If you’re asked to imagine a mad scientist, thanks to his hairstyle you’ll definitely recall Doc Brown from Back to the Future. It appears that Doc’s success is hidden in his hair: goggled eyes and a tidier hairstyle don’t match each other all that good.

Dumbledore, Harry Potter films

Professor Dumbledore, in contrast with his old fellow Tom Riddle, has great hair and a long beard. We decided to shorten them and took off his famous half-moon spectacles, but then understood that Dumbledore’s image was perfect and didn’t need any changes.


In this experiment, we picked the “classic” Superman: his blue and red costume was just what we needed. Though we laughed a lot, this hero didn’t become any less manly after he lost his main attributes. Although now his outfit looks like a heat-saving jumpsuit, but whatever.

Leeloo, The Fifth Element

Can we imagine Leeloo with a different hair color? We tried it out and realized that Luc Besson put everything together just flawlessly.

Legolas, The Lord of the Rings

Legolas probably wins the prize for the title of the most handsome blonde guy in global cinematography. After a small experiment, we learned that he looks good even with dark hair. But with hair like this, Orlando Bloom would have starred not in The Lord of the Rings but probably in King Arthur.


Out of all the superheroes, Spider-Man has the simplest costume — there’s just no extra stuff on it. But it appears that Spidey’s glasses are like eyebrows for a modern girl: there would have been another superhero in another cinematic universe without them.

Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare On Elm Street

Besides his legendary striped jacket and a hat, another important attribute that Freddy possesses is his face: it’s just so awful that it adds even more horror. It was difficult, but we tried our best: we sorted out his skin and found Robert Englund’s grimace hidden underneath. He’s a handsome guy, by the way!

So what would have happened if our favorite characters had appeared onscreen like this? Share your thoughts with us!

Please note: This article was updated in April 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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