Acting is the practice of pretending to be someone else, which becomes complicated when an actor must go through a physical transformation in order to accurately fill the look for a role. Though a few highly dedicated actors choose to gain or lose weight to shape their figure for a role, most character transformations are made through intense applications of various makeup and prosthetics.
As prosthetics technology advances every year, it seems as if more and more actors in films are cleverly disguised as their characters under copious amounts of latex and makeup. While subtle changes can be powerful, it is even more impressive when makeup and hairstyling can make an actor appear to be a totally different person. Whether literally turning them into disgusting villains and monsters, or maybe just an entirely different human, the advances in makeup have made it possible for anyone to play any role. Here are the actors who, thanks to movie magic, became totally unrecognizable while playing villains.
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