20 actors who fantastically changed for the sake of art

Art demands sacrifice. Preparing for a new movie part, actors confirm this every time. Trying to get closer to a perfect image, they put on heavy, voluminous costumes, wear wigs, and put up with several layers of makeup on their faces. But that isn't all. Sometimes they have to stand even more, including piercings, new hair colors, and even put on and losing up to 60 pounds. 

Bright Side gives you a chance to remember 20 of the most fabulous actor transformations. Some of these are hard to believe!

Johnny Depp — James "Whitey" Bulger
Black Mass, 2015

Tilda Swinton — Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis
The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014

Glenn Close — Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs, 2011 

Jared Leto — Mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer
Chapter 27, 2006

Rooney Mara — Lisbeth Salander 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2011

Hugo Weaving — Nurse Noakes
Cloud Atlas, 2012

Halle Berry — Jocasta Ayrs
Cloud Atlas, 2012

Matthew Fox — Picasso
Alex Cross, 2012

Javier Bardem — Ramón Sampedro
The Sea Inside, 2004

Cate Blanchett — Jude Quinn (Bob Dylan in 60s)
I'm Not There, 2007

Anthony Hopkins — Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock, 2012

Stanley Tucci — George Harvey
The Lovely Bones, 2009

Nicole Kidman — Virginia Woolf
The Hours, 2002

Christian Bale — Trevor Reznik
The Machinist, 2004

Charlize Theron — Aileen Wuornos
Monster, 2003

Vanessa Hudgens — Agnes "Apple" Bailey
Gimme Shelter, 2013

Joel Edgerton — Ramses
Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2014

Marion Cotillard — Edith Piaf
La Vie en rose, 2007

Tom Cruise — Les Grossman
Tropic Thunder, 2008

Matthew McConaughey — Ron Woodroof
Dallas Buyers Club, 2013

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