Actors who went through massive transformations to play different roles

By / March 12th, 2017

Even though actors play diverse roles, they are ultimately stereotyped or viewed with their previous roles or real life personalities in mind by the audience. But the actors in this list regularly break the norm by undergoing extreme transformations, not just with regard to makeup but also the persona, and keep giving us some unforgettable characters. They make the audience believe that they are of many faces. Take a look at these versatile actors who portrayed some unrecognizable roles…

#1 Johnny Depp

(Clockwise from left top corner – Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dark Shadows, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

#2 Eddie Redmayne

(Clockwise from left top corner – Savage Grace, The Danish Girl, Les Misérables, The Theory of Everything, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jupiter Ascending)

#3 Gary Oldman

(Clockwise from left top corner – Harry Potter, Sid and Nancy, The Fifth Element, True Romance, The Contender, Bram Stoker's Dracula)

#4 Meryl Streep

(Clockwise from left top corner – Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, Into The Woods, Ricki and the Flash, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Iron Lady)

#5 Jared Leto

(Clockwise from left top corner – Chapter 27, Suicide Squad, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody, Alexander, Fight Club)

#6 Ralph Fiennes

(Clockwise from left top corner – The English Patient, Harry Potter, Schindler's List, The Duchess, Coriolanus, The Grand Budapest Hotel)

#7 Cate Blanchett

(Clockwise from left top corner – The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Cinderella, Heaven, Elizabeth, I’m Not There)

#8 Helena Bonham Carter

(Clockwise from left top corner – Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Planet of the Apes, Fight Club, Dark Shadows)

#9 Daniel Day-Lewis

(Clockwise from left top corner – Gangs of New York, Lincoln, The Boxer, The Last of the Mohicans, A Room with a View, There Will Be Blood)

#10 Tilda Swinton

(Clockwise from left top corner – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Doctor Strange, Snowpiercer, Orlando, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wittgenstein)

#11 Christian Bale

(Clockwise from left top corner – Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Machinist, American Hustle, 3:10 to Yuma, Batman Begins, The Fighter)

#12 Glenn Close

(Clockwise from left top corner – Albert Nobbs, 101 Dalmatians, The Lion in Winter, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Hamlet, Hook)

# 13 Hugh Jackman

(Clockwise from left top corner – The Fountain, X-Men, Pan, Prisoners, Les Misérables, Van Helsing)

#14 Tom Hanks

(Clockwise from left top corner – Philadelphia, Sully, Cloud Atlas, Cast Away, Saving Mr. Banks, Saving Private Ryan)

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