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  1. Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
  3. Robert Pattinson in Twilight
  4. Nikki Reed in Twilight
  5. Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones
  6. Austin Butler in Elvis
  7. Ashley Tisdale in High School Musical
  8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper
  9. Charlize Theron in Monster
  10. Orlando Bloom in The Lord of the Rings
  11. Rachel McAdams in The Notebook
  12. Ryan Gosling in The Notebook
  13. Nicole Kidman in The Hours
  14. Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas

10+ Things We Went Unnoticed While Watching Our Favorite Movies

Makeup has played a crucial role in transforming actors into beloved movie characters. With the use of prosthetics, makeup artists have been able to bring imaginative creatures to life, such as the iconic Yoda from Star Wars series.  

Furthermore, makeup has also been instrumental in creating realistic injuries and wounds, as seen in war Saving Private Ryan. Indeed, makeup has magic, allowing us to fall in love with our favorite characters and their fantastical worlds.

However, it seems that these transformations have often been ignored, blurring the lines between fiction and reality on the silver screen. Many actors underwent stunning makeovers to portray their iconic characters. 


#1. Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek had to perfect his portrayal of Freddie Mercury's voice and appearance in order to fully convey the character. Malek wore several sets of fake teeth made by Jan Sewell, the film's head of hair and makeup, as prosthetic dentures for a year to hone his singing and speaking.


#2. Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

With the help of prosthetics artist Mark Coulier, Meryl Streep transformed perfectly into former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. The actress had to wear silicone masks and prosthetic teeth to feature Thatcher’s realistic again versions. 


#3. Robert Pattinson in Twilight

Robert Pattinson is best known for his role as Edward Cullen in Twilight. However, to embody this character, he wore golden contact lenses during the films to match the character’s eye color, despite having naturally blue eyes.


#4. Nikki Reed in Twilight

For her role as Edward’s sister Rosalie Hale in Twilight, Nikki Reed underwent a dramatic transformation. She dyed her hair blonde and wore wigs on set to match her character’s looks, despite being a natural brunette. 


#5. Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones

In The Lovely Bones, Stanley Tucci had to make a considerable change to his appearance in order to portray the antagonist, George Harvey. For his transformation into the character, Tucci donned a blonde wig and blue contact lenses to conceal the actor's dark brown eyes and more like the character's features.


#6. Austin Butler in Elvis

Austin Butler’s portrayal of Elvis Presley, in Elvis required meticulous attention to detail. To resemble the legendary singer, the actor wore prosthetics to create a chiseled jawline and dyed his naturally blonde hair to fit the iconic look. 


#7. Ashley Tisdale in High School Musical

Ashley Tisdale underwent a drastic transformation to portray Sharpay Evans in High School Musical. The actress gave up her natural hair to become synonymous with the character’s iconic blonde locks.


#8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper

Subtle prosthetic enhancements were required for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play the younger version of Bruce Willis' character in Looper. This included lip pieces, a nose attachment, false eyebrows, and blue contact lenses to resemble the older actor, resulting in a seamless transformation.


#9. Charlize Theron in Monster

For the role of Aileen Wuornos in Monster, Charlize Theron had to wear makeup and prosthetic teeth to become the complete opposite of her glamorous Hollywood image.


#10. Orlando Bloom in The Lord of the Rings

Orlando Bloom underwent a tremendous makeover for his roles as Legolas the Elf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the subsequent Hobbit movies. Despite having naturally brown eyes, Bloom used bright blue contact lenses to mimic Legolas' recognizable blue eyes.


#11. Rachel McAdams in The Notebook

Character Allie Hamilton in The Notebook was described as an iconic strawberry blonde hairdo. Therefore, Rachel McAdams, who took on this role, had to dye her brown hair to achieve the character’s signature look. 


#12. Ryan Gosling in The Notebook

His role as Noah in The Notebook required him to undergo a dramatic transformation. To match the eye color of the elderly version of his character, he put on brown contact lenses, despite having blue eyes in real life. 


#13. Nicole Kidman in The Hours

Nicole Kidman had to wear a prosthetic nose to match the role of English writer Virginia Woolf. It took her 3 hours each day to transform into the character, but Kidman enjoyed the anonymity it provided while the cameras were rolling.


#14. Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas

Halle Berry had to go through several changes in order to play her part in the science fiction movie Cloud Atlas. One of her more well-known roles was that of Jocasta Ayrs, who had golden brown eyes, blonde hair, and a prosthetic nose in contrast to her real looks. Through these amazing changes, Berry demonstrated her acting range.


Whose transformation comes to you as a surprise? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

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