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Average listal rating (716 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
1. Dan Aykroyd
Movie: Nothing But Trouble
Character: Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser
Make-Up Artists: Mike Elizalde, David B. Miller
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Average listal rating (1755 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
2. Christian Bale
Movie: The Machinist
Character: Trevor Reznik
Make-Up Artists: Himself

(Suggested by: Prelude)
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Average listal rating (111 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
3. Linda Blair
Movie: The Exorcist
Character: Regan MacNeil
Make-Up Artists: Dick Smith

(Suggested by: Erin Terror)

Average listal rating (956 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
4. David Bowie
Movie: The Hunger
Character: John
Make-Up Artists: Dick Smith, Nick Dudman, Peter Montagna, Carl Fullerton, Antony Clavet

(Suggested by: Warsaw)

Average listal rating (283 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
5. Kenneth Branagh
Movie: Wild Wild West
Character: Dr. Arliss Loveless
Make-Up Artists: Kazuhiro Tsuji

(Suggested by: Kryptic Centurion)
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Average listal rating (538 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
6. Jeff Bridges
Movie: Iron Man
Character: Obadiah Stane
Make-Up Artists: Himself

(Suggested by: Dante)
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Average listal rating (2226 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
7. Jim Carrey
Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Character: Grinch
Make-Up Artists: Rick Baker, Kazuhiro Tsuji
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Average listal rating (79 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
8. Lon Chaney
Movie: The Phantom of the Opera
Character: Erik, The Phantom
Make-Up Artists: Himself
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Average listal rating (95 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
9. Michael Chiklis
Movie: Fantastic Four
Character: Ben Grimm (The Thing)
Make-Up Artists: Bart Mixon, Anthony Allen Barlow, Norman Cabrera

Average listal rating (429 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
10. Glenn Close
Movie: Hook
Character: Gutless
Make-Up Artists: Christina Smith, Greg Cannom

(Suggested by: cait)

Average listal rating (2010 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
11. Tom Cruise
Movie: Tropic Thunder
Character: Les Grossmann
Make-Up Artists: Michèle Burke, Barney Burman, Miho Suzuki, Kazuhiro Tsuji

(Suggested by: Kryptic Centurion)
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Average listal rating (367 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
12. Billy Crystal
Movie: The Princess Bride
Character: Miracle Max
Make-Up Artists: Peter Montagna
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Average listal rating (470 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
13. Tim Curry
Movie: Legend
Character: The Lord of Darkness
Make-Up Artists: Rob Bottin
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Average listal rating (1237 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
14. Willem Dafoe
Movie: Shadow of the Vampire
Character: Schreck
Make-Up Artists: Pauline Fowler, Julian Murray

(Suggested by: JerBear)
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Average listal rating (300 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
15. Bette Davis
Movie: Pocketful of Miracles
Character: Apple Annie
Make-Up Artists: Wally Westmore, Nellie Manley
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Average listal rating (2068 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
16. Robert De Niro
Movie: Raging Bull
Character: Jake La Motta
Make-Up Artists: Himself, Mike Maggi, Michael Westmore
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Average listal rating (652 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
17. Benicio Del Toro
Movie: The Wolf Man
Character: Lawrence Talbot
Make-Up Artists: Rick Baker

(Suggested by: Kryptic Centurion)
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Average listal rating (3182 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
18. Johnny Depp
Movie: Edward Scissorhands
Character: Edward Scissorhands
Make-Up Artists: Ve Neill

(Suggested by: spiegalr)
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Average listal rating (1052 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
19. Danny DeVito
Movie: Batman Returns
Character: Penguin
Make-Up Artists: Ve Neill
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Average listal rating (240 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
20. Vincent D'Onofrio
Movie: Men in Black
Character: Edgar
Make-Up Artists: Rick Baker, David LeRoy Anderson, Mark Alfrey

(Suggested by: Kryptic Centurion)

Average listal rating (1420 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
21. Robert Downey Jr.
Movie: Tropic Thunder
Character: Kirk Lazarus
Make-Up Artists: John Blake
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Average listal rating (203 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
22. Robert Englund
Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Character: Fred Krueger
Make-Up Artists: Kathryn Fenton, David B. Miller

Average listal rating (126 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
23. Peter Falk
Movie: Roommates
Character: Rocky Holzcek
Make-Up Artists: Greg Cannom, Bob Laden, Colleen Callaghan

Average listal rating (1016 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
24. Ralph Fiennes
Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Character: Lord Voldemort
Make-Up Artists: Nick Dudman, Mark Coulier, Shaune Harrison

(Suggested by: allen)
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Average listal rating (692 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
25. Michael J. Fox
Movie: Teen Wolf
Character: Scott Howard
Make-Up Artists: R. Christopher Biggs, Teresa M. Austin
coroner's rating:

Average listal rating (652 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
26. Jeff Goldblum
Movie: The Fly
Character: Seth Brundle
Make-Up Artists: Chris Walas, Stephan Dupuis
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Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
27. Louis Gossett Jr.
Movie: Enemy Mine
Character: Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
Make-Up Artists: Daniel Parker, Brian Wade, Chris Walas

Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
28. Kelsey Grammer
Movie: X-Men: The Last Stand
Character: Dr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy/Beast
Make-Up Artists: Rick Baker, Kris Evans & Co.

(Suggested by: InEscape)

Average listal rating (300 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
29. Alec Guinness
Movie: Oliver Twist
Character: Fagin
Make-Up Artists: Stuart Freeborn
coroner's rating:

Average listal rating (419 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
30. Daryl Hannah
Movie: High Spirits
Character: Mary Plunkett Brogan
Make-Up Artists: Christopher Tucker, Nick Dudman
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Average listal rating (990 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
31. Salma Hayek
Movie: After the Sunset
Character: Lola Cirillo
Make-Up Artists: Matthew W. Mungle

Average listal rating (1196 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
32. Dustin Hoffman
Movie: Little Big Man
Character: Jack Crabb
Make-Up Artists: Dick Smith
coroner's rating:

Average listal rating (542 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
33. John Hurt
Movie: The Elephant Man
Character: John Merrick
Make-Up Artists: Christopher Tucker, Wally Schneiderman
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Average listal rating (284 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
34. William Hurt
Movie: Altered States
Character: Eddie Jessup
Make-Up Artists: Dick Smith, Craig Reardon, Carl Fullerton
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Average listal rating (409 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
35. Anjelica Huston
Movie: The Witches
Character: Grand High Witch
Make-Up Artists: Stephen Norrington, Nigel Booth
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Average listal rating (130 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
36. Boris Karloff
Movie: The Mummy
Character: Im-ho-tep
Make-Up Artists: Jack P. Pierce
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Average listal rating (520 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
37. Michael Keaton
Movie: Beetlejuice
Character: Beetlejuice
Make-Up Artists: Ve Neill, Steve LaPorte

(Suggested by: allen)
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Average listal rating (1732 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
38. Nicole Kidman
Movie: The Hours
Character: Virginia Woolf
Make-Up Artists: Paul Engelen, Jo Allen, Conor O'Sullivan

(Suggested by: allen)
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Average listal rating (119 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
39. Martin Landau
Movie: Ed Wood
Character: Bela Lugosi
Make-Up Artists: Rick Baker, Ve Neill, Jim Leonard, Jim McLoughlin, Matt Rose

(Suggested by: diabolical dr voodoo)

Average listal rating (128 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
40. Frank Langella
Movie: Masters of the Universe
Character: Skeletor
Make-Up Artists: Michael Westmore, June Westmore, Todd McIntosh, Robin Beauchesne

(Suggested by: kevin g)

Average listal rating (91 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
41. Charles Laughton
Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Character: Quasimodo
Make-Up Artists: Perc Westmore
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Average listal rating (1492 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
42. Heath Ledger
Movie: The Dark knight
Character: Joker
Make-Up Artists: John Caglione Jr., Peter Robb-King

(Suggested by: Prelude)
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Average listal rating (456 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
43. John Leguizamo
Movie: Spawn
Character: Clown/Violator
Make-Up Artists: David LeRoy Anderson

(Suggested by: smkoberg)

Average listal rating (841 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
44. Jared Leto
Movie: Chapter 27
Character: Mark David Chapman
Make-Up Artists: Himself

Average listal rating (689 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
45. Christopher Lloyd
Movie: The Addams Family
Character: Uncle Fester
Make-Up Artists: Kevin Haney, Katherine James, Fern Buchner

(Suggested by: diabolical dr voodoo)
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Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
46. Howie Mandel
Movie: Little Monsters
Character: Maurice
Make-Up Artists: Robert Short, Michael Burnett

(Suggested by: Voxy)

Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
47. Jean Marais
Movie: La belle et la bête
Character: La Bête
Make-Up Artists: Hagop Arakelian

Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
48. Fredric March
Movie: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Character: Mr. Hyde
Make-Up Artists: Wally Westmore
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Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
49. John Matuszak
Movie: The Goonies
Character: Lotney 'Sloth' Fratelli
Make-Up Artists: Craig Reardon, Thomas R. Burman, Ellis Burman Jr., Bari Dreiband-Burman

(Suggested by: poopyhead)

Average listal rating (216 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
50. Ian McDiarmid
Movie: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Character: The Emperor
Make-Up Artists: Stuart Freeborn, Phil Tippett

(Suggested by: Kryptic Centurion)


 

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 27 20:54
Oooh, i love this list. Also, Christian Bale when he lost 60+ lbs for his role in 'The Machinist'. And Heath Ledger as The Joker.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 27 21:11
Looking sharp!

Jon Voight as Howard Cosell in Ali.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 27 23:31
Thanks guys for your suggestions! :)
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 27 23:46
Gary Oldman as Mason Verger.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 27 23:48
gr8888888 wrk done!!!
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 28 1:25
palmas pra essa lista!
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 28 10:23
Great list! And I also have two suggestions. Martin Landau in Ed Wood and Christopher Lloyd in The Addams Family!
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 28 12:46
Thanks a lot everybody!
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 28 19:25
How about Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands?
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 28 19:48
Added :)
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 2:28
Great suggestion, Voxy! BTW, I think I never saw this movie... :(
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 12:35
Jeff Bridges in Iron Man! All he did was shave his head!

- Eddie Murphy as the White Jewish Guy from the Barber Shop in Coming to America was quite remarkable.
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Edgar Bug in MIB aswell as Tony Shaloub as Jeebs.
- Michael Rooker as Grant in Slither.
- Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor in Star Wars (VI to be most precise).
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 12:56
Also, Kenneth Branaugh as Arliss Loveless in WW West.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 19:15
Thanks a lot, Kryptic Centurion!
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Jan 3 23:21
Dustin Hoffman as a woman!
Heath Ledger as Joker!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 0:44
Hey coroner, is it OK if I suggest characters already on the list???

Anyway:
Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder
Benecio del Toro as the Wolf Man
Ron Perlman as Hellboy
Doug Jones as Abe Sapien
I suppose you could check in the other abnormal mutants from Marvel aswell: Mystique, Nightcrawler etc.

Seeing as guys who shave their heads can make the list:
Rodrigo Santaro as King Xerxes in 300
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 11:56
Great list!!!
I really thought Vincent Price in the 1954 House of Wax deserved to be there too though...
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 13:27
Added :) Thanks, guys!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 17:55
Dude! Great list.

Gotta request Dustin Hoffman as 'Hook' from the movie of the same name. Didn't even know if was him for a Long time after I saw it as a kid.

peace
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 19:11
Gary Oldman as "Gordon" in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 19:53
I know it's not a movie, but what about Ron Perlman in the Beauty and the Beast series?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 21:17
Please add Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan in the upcoming Watchmen movie.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 21:22
What about John Leguizamo as The Clown/Violator from Spawn?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 21:22
What about John Leguizamo as The Clown/Violator from Spawn?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 21:26
Commissioner Gordon? What a crock. 79% of men who grow moustaches can't be identified from their clean shaven selves. Christ.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 21:27
I would like to nominate Kelsey Grammar as the Beast from X-Men. I knew his name but had no face to put with it when I saw that movie, and for some reason was convinced he was african-american. If that isnt unrecognizable, I dont know what is.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 14 5:45
You really need to add Willem Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire - awesome transformation very creepy
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 0:35
WOW....thanks for all the suggestions! I'm sorry, but there are some limits: 1) no TV movies/series, 2) only 1 character per each actor, 3) preferably, famous actors. Thanks :)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 3:35
How about Peter Sellers in ... well anything he ever did.
Dr Strangelove ... in early days
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 3:40
John Lithgow in Life According to Garp =Roberta Muldoon
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Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 12:23
The old man in the curious case of benjamain button was CG, not makeup.

you might as well add actors who are the voices of cartoons..
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 14:03
Are you sure, bgm? From IMDb: "Brad Pitt stated it took 5 hours each day to complete the make-up required for the role" and (according to other websites) Greg Cannom was the age makeups creator and applicator. I think they only used cgi effects for the younger Button, for the "body assembling" and so on. Also, there are a couple of featurettes about the makeup process available on the web...
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 16:10
Great list!!!

I'd recommend Doug Jones... he did two roles with crazy costumes, so take your pick

As the Fauno in El Laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) or,
As Abe Sabien in Hellboy/Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

or, a third option (one I don't personally like compared to the other two...) is as Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 17:09
Here's one that always gets me. Glenn Close has a cameo in the movie Hook. She is the pirate that gets put in the "Boo Box".
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 19:29
scoobots, I didn't add Doug Jones before because (except for a couple of movies) he always wear a heavy make-up in every movie and nobody knows his "real" face :) Incidentally, always great make-ups and performances!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 15 20:55
Aw alright, I guess I can't blame you there...my hunt continues to find one then =P
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 16 4:04
where is sloth from the goonies
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 16 4:19
Christian Slater in "He was a Quite Man"
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 16 14:14
Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in the Fifth Element
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 16 18:18
Dick Van Dyke as Mr. Dawes-Senior in "Mary Poppins"
Robert Downey Junior in "Fur"
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Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 16 18:52
Meryl Streep as a rabbi in Angels in America, no doubt! [Link removed - login to see]
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 16 21:10
i have one...
dave grohl from the foo fighters as the devil in the tenacious d movie
or ben stiller in this same movie also unrecognizable
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 16 21:30
Is this just movies or are we including TV shows too? Mick Fleetwood's role in Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 17 1:00
Thanks a lot, everybody! But please: no TV shows (too many candidates) just movies, and only professional, well-known, actors, if possible. By the way, Meryl Streep make-up work is really great! Thanks again.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 17 5:17
Mark Hamill played Max Reed in The Guyver 1991, i dont have a link to an image but after he transforms he's narly, if u cant get an image i still suggest its not bad for a B movie ish movie lol.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 17 6:22
They missed Robert Picardo [Link removed - login to see] on the list when he played the part of Meg Mucklebones from the movie Legend. [Link removed - login to see]
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 17 14:29
1) Sorry, persnoody: I couldn't find an image of him :(
2) Added, porpoise hork :)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 17 20:11
How about Benicio Del Toro and Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 18 1:35
Rosalinda Celentano as Satan in Passion of the Christ
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 18 3:28
Thanks for adding the Glenn Close one! I was pleasantly surprised!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 21 5:25
great list!!
got a couple additions...

john rhys-davies as gimli in lord of the rings

also, jack black as the fatties in the faux opening previews in tropic thunder

keep up the good work!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 21 10:50
What about Jim Carrey in The Mask? Is that make up?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 21 12:40
!!!!!Dustin Hoffman - "Tootsie" !!!!!
Such a classic!

Great list! :)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 21 21:16
There are some people who i don't think should be on the list. Besides that it kind of just a list of good movies. It's funny... in that movie hairspray, Travolta looks like a fusion of Al and Peggy Bundy.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 22 8:44
How about Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in "Some Like It Hot" and David Bowie in "The Prestige"?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 22 9:41
Some people are really blind it seems.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 22 10:24
Bill Nighy in Pirates of the caribbean
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 22 15:34
Suggestion: David Bowie in The Hunger.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 0:36
How about Johnny Depp in blow (when he grows old)?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 1:16
A suggestion: Geoffrey Rush as Peter Sellers.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 6:19
I kind of hate him but Billy Bob Thornton as Karl Childers in Sling Blade and also Christian Bale as Fallon in The Prestige
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 6:21
Honestly I was shocked not to see one transformation on here. But I will let it go. I joined just to give you this one.
Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 19:22
Tom Hanks when he gets stranded in Cast Away... and I can't believe I'm suggesting this too but, Frank Langella as Skeletor in Masters of the Universe.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 23:22
How about Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 23:22
How about Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 0:21
Linda Blair as Regan in The Exorcist?

Or Andy Serkis as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings? (or maybe that doesn't count because his character was animated)

Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 20:51
you answered yourself :)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 21:05
already on the list ("The Machinist", more shocking!)

BTW, thanks everybody!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 22:23
Emma Thompson in the Harry Potter movies would work too. I didnt know it was her until i saw the credits
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 22:30
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Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 23:22
Wow, nearly half a million views! Getting some nice exposure on Stumbleupon. Way to go coroner. :-)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 23:33
Its a shame that most of them don't get the idea of the list.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 26 4:17
I apologize, I didn't notice that Tim Curry was already on there. Hadn't recognized the picture of him without the makeup. Heh.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 26 4:30
ok i only joined so i could add pretty much anyone in Dick Tracy older movie tons of makeup to make interesting looking characters...most of which i didnt recognize
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 27 5:45
is two face from the dark knight on the list?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 27 19:38
I love it!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 30 1:44
Marion Cotillard
La vie en Rose
Edith Piaf
Didier Lavergne e Jan Archibald
http://www.listal.com/viewimage/492702
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Feb 1 12:37
Awesome list, thank you for the effort that it took to create it.
One thing that stands out, at least to me, is the award for best makeup. The ones that didn't win one are often better than the ones that did. Makes me wonder what could have bested them at the time. I had seen Hannibal several times and am surprised to learn (only now) that Gary Oldman played Mason. I mean talk about a complete transformation and becoming unrecognizable.
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Feb 20 4:06
Goldie Hawn
Death becomes her
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Mar 3 8:21
Great list!

I'd suggest Doug Bradley as Pinhead in the Hellraiser- saga. http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2005/gallery/transformation/051121/ajolie.jpg
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 15 7:04
My favorites are those that portray humans, since you'd expect them to be more recognizable. It's sure that someone portraying the Beast (in Beauty and the Beast) will look different.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 25 20:14
Thanks for the list.

What about Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There?
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Apr 6 6:57
Fantastic List...

If you're still taking more suggestions:

Guy Pearce in Factory Girl as Andy Warhol
James Caan in Dick Tracy as Spaldoni
Kevin Pollack in The Whole Ten Yards as Laslo (the father of the character he played in the first film)


Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Apr 14 14:04
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at May 21 3:04
How about Jim Carrey in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events?
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at May 21 3:07
Christina Ricci in Penelope ^^
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jun 28 23:04
Wesley Snipes as Noxeema Jackson
Patrick Swayze as Vida Boheme
John Leguizamo as Chi-Chi Rodriguez

all from To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 4 18:51
Great list and the scariest character on here has to be John Travolta as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray! I would have also added Peter Coyote as Ike Epstein in Resurrecting the Champ.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jul 19 0:54
Helena Bonham-Carter in Planet of the Apes; but then again, all the apes from Planet of the Apes...
And well there's always tons of others in Sci-Fi films. Like in Star Wars (The Emperor)
Klaus Kinski in Herzog's "Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht" Oh wait, *famous* actors.
Why only one character per actor?
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jul 21 22:43
Meryl Streep & Emma Thompson in Angels in America SERIOUSLY
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jul 21 22:43
Meryl Streep & Emma Thompson in Angels in America SERIOUSLY
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jul 30 17:19
Very nice list, but I think Charlize Theron in Monster must be here too! =]
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Aug 20 0:25
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Nov 15 3:45
http://www.bf2brasil.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57388
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Nov 28 20:26
I don't know if it's been suggested yet or not, but Dave Grohl as Satan in Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Dec 28 2:37
Glenn Close was great in her role Gutless
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Dec 31 0:03
Great list! :D
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jan 8 6:09
The Witch in Big Fish
A really Great List
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Feb 2 5:02
What about Joel Grey as Chiun? From the movie Remo Williams.

http://www.asianweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/10_joelgreyleft.jpg
Fred Ward is also in the pictore.
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Feb 18 13:20
amazing list
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Feb 20 18:33
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Feb 23 19:02
Andy Serkis while playing Gollum. Maybe a little bit too much CGI, but come on! His portrayal of that character was epic.
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Feb 23 19:02
Andy Serkis while playing Gollum. Maybe a little bit too much CGI, but come on! His portrayal of that character was epic.
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Feb 25 9:18
This list is awesome. 53. Christopher Meloni in Harold & Kumar. OMFG! I had no idea!
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 6 17:34
Awesome ,,Ground Breaking List Buddy,,


YOU ROCK!!!!
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 13 20:14
Jude Law as Sleuth )
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at May 3 0:26
Just watched Crank High Voltage last night and there's two I have to mention:

Clifton Collins Jr. - http://www.zap2it.com/media/photo/2009-04/46262909.jpg

but more importantly

David Carradine - http://www.zap2it.com/media/photo/2009-04/46262891.jpg

I had no idea until the credits and had to go back and look at him again.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at May 10 19:30
Hey I know Benecio Del toro is already on the list, but in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' he was definitely hard to recognize and without all the 'movie make-up'
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at May 31 20:42
Excellent list you've put together here. I wouldn't of guessed some of them if you hadn't revealed the actor/actress with it!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jun 6 1:01
WOW!!!
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Aug 25 0:43
one of the coolest list ever!
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Aug 25 20:15
Great!
You could add Prof. Trelawny from Harry Potter to Emma Thompson and Doug Jones for the Pan and the Childeating pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth :)
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 5 13:20
Jean-Claude Van Damme in The Quest: http://www.listal.com/viewimage/1059543 ;)
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Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 13 8:18
I remember seeing the cover of The Hours and thinking "Wait. That ain't Nicole Kidman?" And it's really hard to tell too when you see the movie.
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Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 14 10:03
Amazing list! Maybe you could add Garrett Hedlund here. He's pretty much unrecognizable in Death Sentence (2007).

Here:
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/mad_stone/gh2.png
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 15 0:03
Gerard Butler in Dracula 2000.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 23 19:57
Great list!

Cate Blanchett played a man in some film that I'm forgetting the name of at the moment... You should add that, it was an amazingly believable transformation.
Posted: 4 years ago at Oct 8 7:56
Great list ! I would get crazy with all those suggestions... One piece of advice though, maybe you could put a bigger picture ?
Posted: 4 years ago at Oct 17 16:53
nice list sir.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 13 14:57
Joliet, it was as a young Bob Dylan. great suggestion. :)
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 16 1:48
Robert deNiro was also the creature from Frankenstein
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 30 9:20
Excellent list!

How about skeleton Barbossa and Captain Jack Sparrow or Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean? :) Or Gollum? Would they fit?
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jan 1 16:42
wow, a very very very good list ;-) love it...
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Feb 24 21:02
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Mar 6 16:18
Awesome list :D but i think it needs Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jul 16 0:57
Fantastic List..
The only one I wouldn't agree with is Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands, but that's just an opinion..

One that should definitely be in here is Gary Oldman as Drexl in True Romance.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 3 18:03
Gary Oldman as Old Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)? http://everybookandcranny.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/dracoldman2.jpg
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 11 4:37
I don't know if you take suggestions but you could add Joseph Gordon-Levitt for his play in the GI Joe movie
http://www.listal.com/viewimage/1512428
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 22 22:44
I watched Death Becomes Her on tv this week & it made me think of this list (reiterating the Goldie Hawn suggestion from jonyota above!) - another would be Ted Danson in 3 Men and a Little Lady he is revealed in the movie as the priest.
That's if you're still taking suggestions :)
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Nov 16 21:09
How about Jim Carrey in The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Mar 15 9:08
Excellent
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 22 21:37
What about Eric Bana in Star Trek ?? :D
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 20 1:03
Jared Leto: Mr Nobody.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 6 2:49
Love this!
Also, Tim Curry as IT would fit nicely on this list :)
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 6 14:48
AMAZING List! It's so complete and perfect I'm having trouble trying to make a suggestion!
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 6 22:13
Amazing how most of my favorites on this list were done by Rick Baker and Dick Smith!
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at May 30 17:17
Fantastic list. Olivier's portrayal of Othello is a noteworthy change, as he dressed in all white, and became dark-skinned for the role. It is very impressive.
Danny DeVito - The Penguin.
Jack Nicholson - The Joker
Arnold Schwartzenegger - Freeze
This list is definitely a favorite of mine.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jul 8 14:01
Jeff Bridges is TERRIBLE. That is the absolute worst, Dante you are fired. Really? It's him without hair! How does a really groomed goatee and bald head make you almost unrecognizable? That was the worst.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jul 8 14:04
The others are pretty good though.
Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 13 6:46
i add ... Mystique ...

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Rebecca Romijn
Posted: 3 weeks ago at Oct 10 10:24
no Charlize Theron in Monster?

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