10 Movie Makeup Transformations That Made These Celebrities Look Unrecognizable

Diply 28 Sep 2017

Never underestimate the power of makeup. Seriously. It's actually incredible, especially the makeup many celebrities wear when playing a unique role.

Honestly, sometimes I have to be reminded that a specific celebrity is playing that role — that's how unrecognizable they look. Check out these celebrity movie makeup transformations that will shock you!

1. Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos from Monster

Instagram | @charlizeafrica

I can't believe how unrecognizable Charlize looks! The hair, the freckles, the brows...I can't. This just proves that a nice pair of brows makes a huge difference.

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2. Jim Carrey as The Grinch from Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Twitter | @JimCarrey

I remember that seven-year-old me was so shocked to find out Jim Carrey played The Grinch. The amount of prosthetic makeup made him look unrecognizable, and it also made Jim Carrey feel very physically uncomfortable. He allegedly even needed counseling from a Navy SEAL to learn some torture-resistance techniques. He's one passionate actor.

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3. Steve Carell as John du Pont from Foxcatcher

Twitter | @JesseCWilkins

Steve Carell played John du Pont in this true crime sports drama, and let me tell you, I was so amazed to see how much makeup can do. It truly is magical.

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4. Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter


Ummm, all I can say is "hubba hubba." Never would I have ever thought that Lord Voldemort was actually a babe under all that prosthetic makeup. Those blue eyes, though!

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5. Rebecca Romijn from X-Men

Instagram | @rebeccaromijn

I seriously can't imagine the amount of time Rebecca sat in the makeup chair to get all this makeup done. She is literally blue from head to toe. I'm getting tired just thinking of what she had to go through.

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6. Karen Gillan as Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy

Instagram | @karengillanofficial

You might not know this, but Karen actually has luscious red locks. But she shaved them for her role as Nebula in Guardians Of The Galaxy. I always wonder: if I were given the opportunity, would I shave my hair off? Hmmm, probably not.

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7. Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf from The Hours

Facebook | Nicole Kidman

Whoa! The nose is throwing me off so much. She looks like a completely different person, but even more importantly, she actually looks like the real Virginia Woolf

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Didn't I tell you? 

Biography | Biography

It took three hours for Nicole Kidman to transform from Nicole to Virgina. The makeup artists spent most of their time on the prosthetic nose. I can't imagine how uncomfortable that must have been to wear.

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8. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown from It

Instagram | @billskarsgard_

Ahhh, the character that has all of 2017 shook. Pennywise is the reason why I have nightmares, but Bill Skarsgård is why I have dreams. I just want to know how they made his hairline look like that. It's so far back.

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9. Halle Berry as Jocasta Ayrs from Cloud Atlas

Instagram | @halleberry

Am I the only one who thinks that this is absolutely amazing? Halle Berry plays Jocasta Ayrs, a Jewish woman who fled Germany. I'm sorry, but her contacts are creeping me out. They look way too different.

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10. Jay Hernandez as Diablo from Suicide Squad

Instagram | @jayhernandez001

Suicide Squad should have just hired Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy, who is fully tattooed to look like a cadaver. It's a lot more intense than Diablo's look.

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Am I right, or what? 

Instagram | @zombieboyofficial

And it would have saved the makeup artists on set so much time.

What movie makeup transformation shocked you the most? Comment and let us know!

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