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15+ Actors And Actresses Who Are Unafraid To Get Ugly For Their Roles

We mostly know actors and actresses through their charming looks onscreen, but to be a successful actor takes more than just a beautiful appearance. There are many times when actors need to completely transform themselves to bring their characters to life. Some have to learn new and challenging skills for their role, while others have to ditch the whole glamorous look and get ugly for theirs.

These actors and actresses are the ones who are unafraid to sacrifice their beauty for their roles. They’re ready to gain or lose weight, shave off their eyebrows, and bury themselves under a ton of makeup every day if necessary just to make the character look as realistic as possible. It’s fascinating to see how much a person can change within a short amount of time like how these people do.

So let’s give these guys a round of applause for their dedication to their characters. Can you recognize these actors and actresses through their roles alone? Which transformation shocks you the most?

1. Nicole Kidman — Erin Bell in Destroyer

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2. Robert Pattinson — Ephraim Winslow in The Lighthouse

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3. Tom Felton — Grand Guignol in A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

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4. Margot Robbie — Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots

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5. Ryan Gosling — Dean in Blue Valentine

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6. Jim Carrey — Peter in The Bad Batch

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7. Blake Lively — Stephanie Patrick in The Rhythm Section

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8. Emma Stone — Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes

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9. Taron Egerton — Elton John in Rocketman

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10. Mariah Carey — Mrs. Weiss in Precious

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11. Sigourney Weaver — Claudia Hoffman in Snow White: A Tale of Terror

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12. Renée Zellweger — Judy Garland in Judy

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13. Charlize Theron — Aileen Wuornos in Monster

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14. Jared Leto — Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27

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15. Vanessa Hudgens — Gimme Shelter

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16. Ryan Reynolds — Just Friends

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17. Christian Bale — American Hustle

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These actors and actresses surely have a hell of a transformation for their roles, but they aren’t the only ones. Some celebrities went above and beyond for their characters to the point that nobody can even recognize them anymore. You would never have guessed they played these roles.