14 Actors Who Were Unrecognizable Under Bizarre Makeup

Many of us are amazed by how an actor memorizes the most complex lines or turned into a different person for a movie role. When it comes to their role requirements, we all know that it often goes beyond delivering a few lines here and there or wearing some make-up or perhaps a fake mustache during the shooting. Actors themselves clearly understand that their job demands an incredible amount of skill and dedication.
In fact, some actors have actually sacrificed themselves for a movie role. To bring their character to life, they decided to lose a remarkable weight in the efforts of making the role more convincing. And with the help of make-up and modern technology, these actors have truly been unrecognizable in different Movies that not everyone can realize. Whatever the purpose of these transformations, it definitely relies on the believability of the makeup effect, as well as the acting skill of the actor to adapt their mannerisms and persona totally became somebody else.
Below are 14 times movie makeup made the actors literally disappear in their movie roles. Let’s scroll down and check them out!

#1 Johnny Depp in "Tusk'' (2014).

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John Deep has undergone a pretty jarring transformation that you will get a “Depp” vibe from his characters. But it can’t be said for his role as Guy Lapointe in the 2014 Tusk.

#2 Tom Cruise in "Tropic Thunder" (2008).

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Imagine how a bald cap and bodysuit can truly change a person, in addition to some prosthetics to the mix, you have Tom Cruise looking like the sleaziest movie producer around.

#3 Gary Oldman in "Darkest Hour" (2017).

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It took Gary Oldman around a year studying his mannerism to become Churchill in the 2017 Darkest Hour. And that hard work and hours in the makeup chair paid off for him when he received multiple awards and accolades for the role.

#4 Tom Hardy in "Capone'' (2020).

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Tom Hardy had to don the sickly look of a man suffering from syphilis by his transformation into the notorious crime boss. That is truly a far cry from how we're used to seeing Hardy's portrayal.

#5 John Travolta in ''Battlefield Earth'' (2000).

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Many people don’t give any credit to Battlefield Earth. But Travolta’s transformation into the character Terl remains really amazing.

#6 Al Pacino in "Dick Tracy" (1990).

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Makeup artist John Caglione helped Pacino design his character in the 1990 Dick Tracy. The actor really loved the filming experience even when getting into those prosthetics was time-consuming.

#7 Jared Leto in "House of Gucci" (2021).

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Makeup artist John Caglione helped Pacino design his character in the 1990 Dick Tracy. The actor really loved the filming experience even when getting into those prosthetics was time-consuming.

#8 Charlize Theron in "Monster" (2003).

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Charlize Theron won an Oscar for her role in the 2003 Monster. Her transformation into Aileen Wuornos definitely contributed to her success, like she wasn’t there at all. It sounds epic but it was in the best way possible.

#9 Tom Hanks in "Elvis" (2022).

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This may not be the first time Tom Hanks has changed his look for a role. Still, it feels like one of those things people will be talking about for years to come.

#10 Nick Stahl in "Sin City" (2005).

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That is another one of those movies that do a lot with practical effects on different characters. Still, looking at Stahl's creepy, bright yellow character kind of hits different, compared to the others in the cast.

#11 Colin Farrell in "The Batman" (2022).

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How much a transformation the Irish actor underwent to play Batman’s foe. You might not realize that underneath all that makeup and prosthetics is Colin Farrell.

#12 Leonardo DiCaprio in "J. Edgar" (2011)

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It's always kind of jarring watching an actor turn into a real person, and seeing DiCaprio as the former FBI director is completely no exception. It almost feels like watching archived footage.

#13 Jessica Chastain in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" (2021).

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Chastain's transformation is on the list and it only helped make her portrayal that much better, particularly because she won the Best Actress Oscar for it.

#14 Christian Bale in "Vice" (2018)

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It’s hard to believe that was Christ Bale in that amazing uncanny makeup and prosthesis. It feels more like looking at Dick Cheney, for better and for worse.
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