Behind The Scenes 26 Hilarious Photos of Actors Replaced by Digital Effects  

Ranker Film
316.4k votes 64.6k voters 24.6M views 26 items
Ever see pictures of actors before the CGI was added in a movie? They are often hilarious and ridiculous looking, which is why we've compiled this compilation for you. Movies are magic. Plain and simple. Once a movie is completed the final product is the result of the blood, sweat, and tears of hundreds or thousands of people working countless hours. It's been fine-tuned, tweaked, and perfected (more or less) before we ever see a frame of film. That is, unless we see a frame before it's ready. And that's when these amazing behind the scenes moments come in.
 

These days, it's not uncommon for actors to be heavily modified with computer generated imagery (CGI) or replaced altogether. When an actor, stunt person, or a stand-in wears those special form-fitting suits you'll see throughout this list, it allows the visual effects artists to monitor their movements and transform them into a giant gorillas, talking trees, or fire-breathing dragons, and so on. Digital effects technology advances exponentially every year, but those spandex suits covered in sensors still look really silly.


This list compiles those amazing moments before real people are replaced by digital effects, when they're still just a silly humans acting like a trash talking raccoons or vicious velociraptors. Which, it should be noted, isn't easy. These performers are doing a tough job, but they sometimes look hilarious doing it. That's why we put together a behind the scenes slideshow of people who will be replaced by CGI through movie magic. Vote up the funniest pictures below!

1 27,692 VOTES

Raptors: Much More Frightening in Person


Raptors: Much More Frightening... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 26 Hilarious Photos of Actors Replaced by Digital Effects
Photo: Universal Pictures
Jurassic World
21,522 6,170
Is this amusing?
2 19,823 VOTES

It's Really Obvious When Hulk Skips Leg Day


It's Really Obvious When H... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 26 Hilarious Photos of Actors Replaced by Digital Effects
Photo: Marvel Studios
The Avengers
15,254 4,569
Is this amusing?
3 16,466 VOTES

You Laugh, but a Lot of People Would Pay Good Money to Be That Wolf


You Laugh, but a Lot of People... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 26 Hilarious Photos of Actors Replaced by Digital Effects
Photo: Summit Entertainment
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
12,683 3,783
Is this amusing?
4 14,732 VOTES

The Tamest Tiger You'll Ever Find


The Tamest Tiger You'll Ev... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 26 Hilarious Photos of Actors Replaced by Digital Effects
Photo: Fox 2000 Pictures
Life of Pi
11,355 3,377
Is this amusing?