Actors Who Transformed Themselves For Roles And Looked Unrecognizable

An actor’s work is not easy. Apart from being exceptional at your job you will sometimes have to dawn a ton of makeup and prosthetics to play a role. These can make the character come to life and better aid the actor in their portrayal.

Most often we can recognize actors even when they are in makeup but sometimes the makeup is so good that we’re left speechless and have to check the cast listing to see who played the character. Today, we have some actors who were transformed beyond recognition.

1Tilda Swinton

In the 2018 supernatural horror art film “Suspiria” actress TildaSwinton played three different roles one of which was that of ‘Lutz Ebersdorf’. The character was a male and the makeup and prosthetics were incredible on the actress that many did not even know it was here in the role.

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2Halle Berry

Talking about actresses who played male roles in movies we come to Halle Berry. The Oscar-winning actress was seen in 2012 The Wachowskis’s science fiction film ‘Cloud Atlas’. In the movie, Halle Berry plays 6 different characters one of whom was Dr. Ovid. The makeup was so good that many did not know that was her in the role.

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3Tom Cruise

When you think of Tom Cruise you will naturally think of fast-paced action movies like the ‘Mission Impossible’ franchise or other action movies. But, did you ever think of the actor in a fat suit dancing to some hip-hop songs? That’s what he did in 2008’s ‘Tropic Thunder’. In the movie, Tom plays ‘Les Grossman’.

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4Anthony Hopkins

When Hollywood wanted to make a biopic for one of the most legendary directors Alfred Hitchcock, they chose the perfect actor, Anthony Hopkins. Not only did the actor look like the acclaimed director even without makeup but the process to transform the actor completely was very quick and easy.

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5John Leguizamo

One of the movies where the effort in the costume department was more than the scriptwriting was 1997’s ‘Spawn’. The comic book adaption came during an era where comic book movies were not that great but the costumes in the movie were incredible. From the main character to the evil clown played by actor John Leguizamo was incredible and absolutely comic accurate.

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