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20 Actors Who Are Completely Unrecognisable with Make-Up On

Although modern computer technology has made it possible to transform the actors we see on screen beyond recognition, many movie-makers still prefer to use good old-fashioned make-up. And sometimes the results are no less impressive.

Take a look at the dramatic difference between the following actors’ real life appearances and their movie characters. We guarantee you’ll find this surprising!

Tilda Swinton as the rich and eccentric Madame D.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014


Jared Leto as Rayon

Dallas Buyers Club, 2013

Steve Carell as the crazy millionaire John du Pont

Foxcatcher, 2014

Daveigh Chase as the dead girl Samara

The Ring, 2002


John Travolta as Edna Turnblad

Hairspray, 2007

Meryl Streep as the wicked witch

Into the Woods, 2014

Ma√Įwenn Le¬†Besco as¬†alien opera diva Plavalaguna

The Fifth Element, 1997

Naomi Grossman as Pepper, suffering from microcephaly

American Horror Story, 2012

Gary Oldman as the vampire count

Dracula, 1992


Robert Englund as the maniac Freddy Krueger

A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984


Tom Cruise as Les Grossman, a multimillionaire producer

Tropic Thunder, 2008


Robert Downey Jr. as actor Kirk Lazarus

Tropic Thunder, 2008


Ralph Fiennes as the dark lord Voldemort

Harry Potter, 2005‚ąí2011

Emma Thompson as nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee, 2005


Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008

Christopher Walken as the Headless Horseman

Sleepy Hollow, 1999

Robert De Niro as Frankenstein’s monster

Frankenstein, 1994

Jim Carrey as the evil count Olaf

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2004

Ksan Angelovich as a zombie

The Walking Dead, 2010

Danny DeVito as the Penguin

Batman Returns, 1992


James McAvoy as the faun Mr. Tumnus

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2005


Source: brightside | Preview photo credit Cass Studios , David Walter Banks


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