12 Celebrities That Were Brave Enough to Destroy Their Perfect Looks for an Unusual Role

Not all actors are willing to make dramatic changes in their appearance. However, actors that fall in love with their characters are willing to do anything to present viewers with a person they can easily believe in. And sometimes the transformations are so big, it’s almost impossible to recognize the actors.

We at Bright Side decided to remember the actors that chose great roles instead of attractive appearances. And in the bonus section, we’re going to tell you about an actress that went for such changes many times.

Winona Ryder — Edward Scissorhands

The film is about an old woman’s memories, where she tells her own story to her granddaughter. Winona Ryder portrayed both the old woman and her younger self.

Jim Carrey — A Series of Unfortunate Events

Jim Carrey is great at transforming into very different characters. For example, he portrayed the main villain, Olaf, in the film, along with assistant Stephano and Captain Sham.

Halle Berry — Cloud Atlas

The actress played 6 roles in this film. She had such amazing makeup that you could only recognize her if you saw the credits.

Chris Evans — Snowpiercer

It was really hard to turn Captain America into a poor guy that barely had any food. But costume designers and makeup artists managed to hide the actor’s superhero appearance behind high-quality makeup.

Cameron Diaz — Being John Malkovich

Cameron Diaz had to change her appearance quite a bit to portray a character in Being John Malkovich. The actress didn’t expect that people wouldn’t recognize her.

Cillian Murphy — A Quiet Place: Part II

Cillian Murphy appeared in this film with a bushy beard and long hair.

Olivia Cooke — Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The actress decided to shave her head to portray a girl battling leukemia.

Blake Lively — The Rhythm Section

The short haircut and bad looks were nothing more than very good makeup that this actress had to wear for the role. But when she posted a photo like this on her social media, some people thought it was what she really looked like without makeup.

Jared Leto — Mr. Nobody

Jared Leto portrayed a 118-year-old nobody — the last mortal person on Earth.

Mandy Moore — This Is Us

Mandy Moore also transformed into an old person. Her makeup added 40+ years to her age. In the series, she was also shown as a young person but, just like everyone else on the show, she changes throughout the series.

Willem Dafoe — Shadow of the Vampire

Dafoe portrayed vampire Max Schreck in 2000. For this amazing transformation, he was nominated for an Oscar as “Best Supporting Actor.”

Monica Bellucci — The Brothers Grimm

We only see Bellucci’s character in this scary makeup for several minutes, but it’s hard to forget.

Bonus: Emma Thompson

The actress who’s able to portray just about anyone is great at playing very different characters. In 2004, she played the weird Sybill Trelawney, a divination professor in the films about Harry Potter. Then, in 2005, she played Nanny McPhee. And in 2021, she portrayed the main antagonist in Cruella, Baroness von Hellman.

Who are your favorite actors that love transformations? Tell us about them in the comment section below!

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