15 Actors Behind Famous Movie Characters That Are Hard To RecognizeTranslate

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In the movie industry, actors often look much different on film than they do in real life. They cut and dye their hair, gain or lose weight, and spend many hours with makeup artists every day to transform into someone else. The magic of Hollywood is that actors look so convincing in their roles that we forget that these people we see on the screen don’t actually exist in real life. And sometimes it may leave us in shock when we find out how actors who played our favorite characters look in person.

Here at GIGGAG, we’ve collected some of the most impressive actor transformations from some of your favorite films.

1. Nebula (Guardians Of the Galaxy Films) — Karen Gillan

1. Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy films) — Karen Gillan
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For the role of this villain, Nebula, Karen Gillan shaved her head and had to spend many hours with makeup artists every day of shooting to get transformed into the character. What’s interesting is that no CGI (computer-generated imagery) was used to turn her into Nebula — professional makeup artists did all the work!

4. Tia Dalma (Pirates Of the Caribbean Films) — Naomie Harris

4. Tia Dalma (Pirates of the Caribbean films) — Naomie Harris
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We suspect that all the Pirates of the Caribbean fans remember the charismatic voodoo-practicing Tia Dalma. And it’s absolutely incredible how different Naomie Harris, who played her in the movie, looks in person. And what’s even more amazing is her performance — Tia Dalma is a very specific character, a natural witch with notable body language. She’s a perfectly rounded out character and completely different from the actress.

6. Enchantress (Suicide Squad) — Cara Delevingne

6. Enchantress (Suicide Squad) — Cara Delevingne
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Famous model and actress Cara Delevingne played the main antagonist in the well-known Suicide Squad. Her mysterious look of the Enchantress is very eye-catching, but she definitely looks very different from her true self. To get into character, Cara wandered naked through the woods near her home in England and howled at the moon to feel one with nature. Sounds crazy, but it worked pretty well.

8. Jaylah (Star Trek: Beyond) — Sofia Boutella

8. Jaylah (Star Trek: Beyond) — Sofia Boutella
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French actress Sofia Boutella is also not easily recognized with white hair, wider eyes and lack of brows in her role of Jaylah. Not only does she look different, but she also acts differently from the other characters we know her as.

14. Auggie (Wonder) — Jacob Tremblay

14. Auggie (Wonder) — Jacob Tremblay
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It’s hard to recognize the smiling and absolutely healthy Jacob behind the unconfident and closed-off Auggie who suffered from Treacher Collins syndrome. To get into character, Jacob and his family visited kids with the same syndrome Auggie had. To look the way he had to, he spent an hour and a half with makeup artists. As a result, his performance was very touching and heartwarming.

15. LaVona (I, Tonya) — Allison Janney

15. LaVona (I, Tonya) — Allison Janney
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Allison Janney played the role of the harsh mother of famous ice-skater, Tonya Harding and her transformation is very impressive! Janney’s performance was approved both by audiences and critics, and she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film which only took her 8 days to film.

Which actors amazed and surprised you with their transformations? Tell us in the comments.

Preview photo credit Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End/ Walt Disney Pictures, 0000554/Reporter

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