20+ Hard-To-Believe Actors Transformations That Instantly Rocked Their Roles

Despite the significant advance that currently exists in digital technology and the use of CGI, nothing can compare to the exceptional skills of a talented make-up artist who knows exactly what to do to transform one person into another. A makeup specialist in the cinema can turn anyone into a gruesome monster, and through this list of famous film characters, you can discover the actor behind the magic.

26. Yondu Udonta - Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014)

Image credits: Guardians of the Galaxy - Shutterstock/Charles Sykes/REX

Image credits: Guardians of the Galaxy - Shutterstock/Charles Sykes/REX

25. Ayesha - Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, 2017)

Image credits: Marvel Studios - Shutterstock/Maja Smiejkowska/REX

Image credits: Marvel Studios - Shutterstock/Maja Smiejkowska/REX

24. Mystique - Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, 2000)

Image credits: 20th Century Fox - Shutterstock/Jim Smeal/BEI/REX

Image credits: 20th Century Fox - Shutterstock/Jim Smeal/BEI/REX

23. Kona Chief - Hugh Grant (Cloud Atlas, 2012)

Image credits: X-Filme Creative Pool - Shutterstock/Gregory Pace/BEI/REX

Image credits: X-Filme Creative Pool - Shutterstock/Gregory Pace/BEI/REX

22. The Faun - Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, 2006)

Image credits: Estudios Picasso - Shutterstock/MediaPunch/REX

Image credits: Estudios Picasso - Shutterstock/MediaPunch/REX

21. Betelgeuse - Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice, 1988)

Image credits: Geffen Company - Shutterstock/Tyler Boye/WWD/REX

Image credits: Geffen Company - Shutterstock/Tyler Boye/WWD/REX

20. Alice - Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, 2016)

Image credits: Сinemex - Shutterstock/Brian To/REX

Image credits: Сinemex - Shutterstock/Brian To/REX

19. Captain Teague - Keith Richards (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2011)

Image credits: Walt Disney Picture - Shutterstock/Wes and Alex/REX

Image credits: Walt Disney Picture - Shutterstock/Wes and Alex/REX

18. Jaylah - Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)

Image credits: Paramount Pictures - Shutterstock/Rob Latour/Variety/REX

Image credits: Paramount Pictures - Shutterstock/Rob Latour/Variety/REX

17. Madame Blanc - Tilda Swinton (Suspiria, 2017)

Image credits: Cinemaholics - Shutterstock/Vianney Le Caer/REX

Image credits: Cinemaholics - Shutterstock/Vianney Le Caer/REX

16. Saul - Eddie Murphy (Coming to America, 1988)

Image credits: Paramount Pictures - Shutterstock/Chelsea Lauren/REX

Image credits: Paramount Pictures - Shutterstock/Chelsea Lauren/REX

15. Apocalypse - Oscar Isaac (X-Men: Apocalypse, 2016)

Image credits: Fox Movies - Shutterstock/MediaPunch/REX

Image credits: Fox Movies - Shutterstock/MediaPunch/REX

14. The Witch - Helena Bonham Carter (Big Fish, 2003)

Image credits: Sony Pictures - Shutterstock/Can Nguyen/REX

Image credits: Sony Pictures - Shutterstock/Can Nguyen/REX

13. Les Grossman - Tom Cruise (Tropic Thunder, 2008)

Image credits: Dream Works Pictures - Shutterstock/BabiradPicture/REX

Image credits: Dream Works Pictures - Shutterstock/BabiradPicture/REX

12. Queen Narissa - Susan Sarandon (Enchanted, 2007)

Image credits: Walt Disney Pictures - Shutterstock/Gregory Pace/REX

Image credits: Walt Disney Pictures - Shutterstock/Gregory Pace/REX

11. The Thing - Michael Chiklis (Fantastic Four, 2005)

Image credits: 20th Century Fox - Shutterstock/Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX

Image credits: 20th Century Fox - Shutterstock/Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX

10. The Rabbi - Meryl Streep (Angels in America, 2003)

Image credits: HBO - ddp - Shutterstock/USA/REX

Image credits: HBO - ddp - Shutterstock/USA/REX

9. Darth Maul - Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, 1999)

Image credits: Lucasfilm - Shutterstock/Stewart Cook/REX

Image credits: Lucasfilm - Shutterstock/Stewart Cook/REX

8. Owen Chase - Chris Hemsworth (In the Heart of the Sea, 2015)

Image credits: Сhris Hemsworth - Marvel Studios

Image credits: Сhris Hemsworth - Marvel Studios

7. Trevor Reznik - Christian Bale (The Machinist, 2004)

Image credits: Boredpanda

Image credits: Boredpanda

6. Peter Quill - Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy, 2014)

Image credits: Boredpanda

Image credits: Boredpanda

5. Billy Hope - Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw, 2015)

Image credits: Boredpanda

Image credits: Boredpanda

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4. Owen Milgrim - Jonah Hill (Maniac, 2018)

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Image credits: Boredpanda

3. Ron Woodroof - Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, 2013)

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Image credits: Boredpanda

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2. Nina Sayers - Natalie Portman (Black Swan, 2010)

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Image credits: Boredpanda

1. Rayon - Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, 2013)

Image credits: Boredpanda

Image credits: Boredpanda

In many of these cases, the transformation also required great sacrifice by the actors to adapt their bodies to these characters, but the pair between a great effort and some great makeup artists has allowed them to bring to the big screen amazing characters. What do you think has been the most remarkable transformation? Let us know in the comments section which of these characters you liked the most and do not forget to share this article with those who still do not believe in the magic of cinema.

Sources: BrightsideBoredpanda

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