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16 Actors Who Showed Us What It Means to Be a Master of Disguise

The ability to reincarnate beyond recognition for a role signifies a talented actor. Remember Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady? Behind their success are actors, makeup artists, and costume designers. They help create this unique vibe that keeps us glued to the screen.

1. Helena Bonham Carter in Alice in Wonderland

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2. Hugh Grant in Cloud Atlas

3. Marion Cotillard in La Môme

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4. Emma Thompson in Nanny McPhee

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5. Kate Winslet in The Reader

6. Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

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7. Meryl Streep in Angels in America

8. Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour

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9. Nicole Kidman in The Hours and Destroyer

10. Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder

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11. Tilda Swinton in Suspiria and The Grand Budapest Hotel

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12. Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock

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13. Cate Blanchett in Manifesto

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14. Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas

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15. Christian Bale in Vice

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16. Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl

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What other characters would you add to this compilation? Please tell us about your favorite actors’ roles that you liked the most.

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