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Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, And 17 Other Actors Who Fantastically Changed For The Sake Of Art

Date January 19, 2018 11:54

Art, like beauty, needs a sacrifice. Of course, starring in a movie requires complete immersion and psychological preparation. But good actors are always ready for more.

Sometimes, they have to gain or lose weight, dramatically change their appearance, wear a huge amount of make-up, or even play the role of a character of the opposite sex.

Here are 19 actors who have changed beyond recognition for the sake of the role. Enjoy watching!

1. Bill Skarsgård changed his appearance completely to play a demonic clown in IT.

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2. Charlize Theron shocked everyone by her incredible transformation in the movie Monster.

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3. Christian Bale had to lose almost 30 kg for his role in The Machinist.

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© The Machinist (2004) / Filmax Group

4. Robert Englund terrified everyone with his appearance in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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© A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) / New Line Cinema

5. Jared Leto changed his appearance for the role in the movie Suicide Squad.

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6. Margot Robbie did the same for the same movie. She looked incredible.

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7. Meryl Streep is unrecognizable in Angels in America.

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© Angels in America (2003) / HBO

8. Jay Hernandez is impossible to recognize in Suicide Squad.

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© Suicide Squad (2016) / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

9. And here’s noseless Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort in Harry Potter.

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© Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

10. John Leguizamo as a demonic Violator in Spawn looks terrifying.

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© Spawn (1997) / New Line Cinema

11. Like other actors, Cara Delevingne had to change her appearance for Suicide Squad.

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© Suicide Squad (2016) / Atlas Entertainment

12. Eddie Redmayne played Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

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© The Theory of Everything (2014) / Universal Pictures International

13. Johnny Depp turned into a real pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean.

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© Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) / Buena Vista Pictures

14. Jennifer Lawrence looks unreal in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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© X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018) / 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

15. Idris Elba as Krall in Star Trek Beyond looks like an alien reptile.

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© Star Trek: Beyond (2016) / Paramount Pictures

16. Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight is believed to be the iconic Joker.

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© The Dark Knight (2008) / TM & DC Comics

17. Helena Bonham Carter played a chimpanzee in Planet of the Apes.

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© Planet of the Apes (2001) / Twentieth Century Fox

18. John Travolta looks so feminine in Hairspray.

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© Hairspray (2007) / New Line Cinema

19. Of course, Jim Carrey’s incredible transformation in How the Grinch Stole Christmas cannot go unnoticed.

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© How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) / Universal Pictures

Makeup artists are able to turn your favorite actor into a monster, a child, or a fairy-tale character. But most importantly, they help create those incredible moments in films that we can never forget.

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