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The Most Laughable (And Offensive) Undercover Disguises Characters Used Onscreen 

Hannah Collins
Updated January 16, 2018 116.3k votes 17.2k voters 444.6k views 19 items

List Rules Vote up the disguises you would have seen through immediately.

Onscreen spies are supposed to be so good that they can fool the other characters in the film and the viewers watching at home. Usually, the best spies rely on their superior wit to dupe an enemy, but occasionally, a spy might use a costume or two to trick an opposing force. Most often, though, it's subpar spies who rely on silly fictional disguises. That's why they always get caught. Ridiculous wigs and bad prosthetics are the favored weapons of dumb, undercover criminals who flee the law

Some terrible disguises are supposed to look farcical, though. Dana Carvey's ludicrous get-ups in 2002's Master of Disguise were created to be mocked. They parody the "man of a thousand faces" trope in spy fiction. Characters like the ones below, however, tried their hardest to fool the masses.

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Leonard Nimoy's Japanese Impersonation In 'Mission Impossible' Is Hard On The Eyes
Leonard Nimoy's Japanese... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Laughable (And Offensive) Undercover Disguises Characters Used Onscreen
Photo:  CBS/Amazon

 

 

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Sean Connery's Disguise As A Japanese Fisherman In 'You Only Live Twice' Isn't Supposed To Be Sarcastic
Sean Connery's Disguise ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Laughable (And Offensive) Undercover Disguises Characters Used Onscreen
Photo:  MGM/Amazon
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There's No Way Arnold Schwarzenegger Passes For A Pregnant Woman In 'Junior'
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Video: YouTube
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Gwyneth Paltrow As Thomas Kent In 'Shakespeare In Love' Is Tragically Unconvincing
Gwyneth Paltrow As Thoma... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Laughable (And Offensive) Undercover Disguises Characters Used Onscreen
Photo:  Miramax/Amazon
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