12 Hollywood Stars Who Completely Disappeared Behind Makeup For Their Roles


Actors often have to undergo physical transformations for their roles. However, sometimes they barely have to do any work thanks to the valuable assistance of talented makeup artists. Occasionally, these transformations are so drastic that the stars themselves become unrecognizable.

1. Sarah Paulson as Linda Trip in American Crime Story (2021)

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2. Chris Evans as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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3. Mia Goth as Pearl in X (2022)

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4. Helena Bonham Carter as Ari in Planet of the Apes (2001)


5. Famke Janssen as Muriel in Hansel and Gretel (2013)

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6. Emma Thompson as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical (2022)

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7. Eddie Murphy as Clarence in Coming to America (1988)

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8. Jamie Clayton as Pinhead in Hellraiser (2022)

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9. Sean Penn as David Kleinfeld in Carlito’s Way (1993)

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10. Halle Berry as Native Woman in Cloud Atlas (2012)

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11. Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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12. Sebastian Stan in A Different Man

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Which of these transformations shocked you the most? Do you think the job of an actor is as challenging as any other job? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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