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12 Times We Couldn’t Even Recognize Our Favorite Actors on the Screen

Actors frequently undergo remarkable physical transformations for their roles, but there are instances where they receive significant assistance from skilled makeup artists, making their job a bit easier. Occasionally, these transformations are so extraordinary that the actors become entirely unrecognizable, leaving us in awe of their talent and the power of makeup.

1. Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

2. Helena Bonham Carter as Ari in Planet of the Apes (2001)


3. Eddie Murphy as Clarence in Coming to America (1988)

4. Sarah Paulson as Linda Trip in American Crime Story (2021)

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5. Sebastian Stan in A Different Man

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6. Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci in House Of Gucci (2021)

7. Famke Janssen as Muriel in Hansel and Gretel (2013)

8. Emma Thompson as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical (2022)

9. Chris Evans as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame (2019)

10. Mia Goth as Pearl in X (2022)

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11. Sean Penn as David Kleinfeld in Carlito’s Way (1993)

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12. Halle Berry as Ovid in Cloud Atlas (2012)

Actors possess a remarkable talent for embodying diverse characters, almost like they have a touch of magic. They can seamlessly transform themselves into any role they take on, captivating audiences with their ability to bring characters to life.

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