Movie Makeup Transformations

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Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher
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Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
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Gina Gershon in House of Versace
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Nicole Kidman in The Hours
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Nicole Kidman in The Hours
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Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie
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Angelina Jolie in Salt
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Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There
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Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There
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Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose
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Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose
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Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire
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Rob Lowe in Behind The Candelabra
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Michael Douglas an Matt Damon in Behind The Candelabra
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Charlize Theron in Monster
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Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands
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Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs
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John Travolta in Hairspray
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When we think of Steve Carell, our minds tend to wander to the world’s best bossadventures in manscaping, and a love of lamps. He wouldn't exactly be our first pick for a true-crime, edge-of-your-seat thriller or a sports drama, for that matter. Well, check out the just-released pics from this winter’s Foxcatcher, in which a weirdly-still-hot Channing Tatum plays Olympic champion wrestler Mark Schultz opposite Mark Ruffalo [2] (another emblem of bodily perfection, at least to some of us) and an unknown older white male with a prominent nose [1]. Yes, that older dude is actually Steve Carell. The funnyman plays real-life wrestling-enthusiast-turned-convicted-murderer John Eleuthère du Pont. Take a moment to digest the power of movie hair-and-makeup magic. (If you need more proof: consider the just-released photo of Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace [3] in the forthcoming House of Versace biopic.)

Without the genius of prosthetics, wigs, and makeup (or the people who design them/put them in place), we never would have realized what a handsome man Angelina Jolie would make [7] or what a delightful little old lady Robin Williams had the capacity to be [12]. Not to mention the “No, that really was ________” moments from pop culture and film history (including yes, that was Rob Lowe in Behind the Candelabra [13]). So in case you forgot, or better yet, never knew, 19 slides of the greatest Hollywood transformations we never saw coming.

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  • bluesky557

    There should be an Oscar for casting. And it should go to whoever cast Gina Gershon as Donatella. That is PERFECTION.

  • ccabb

    John Travolta in Hairspray, not Footloose.

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