Hollywood is full of chameleons. It is, after all, the land of fantasy.
Actors and actresses like to switch looks not only on the red carpet, but also on the big screen.
From donning heavy prosthetics to drastically cutting back on draconian diets, many stars have been completely transformed for their unforgettable roles.
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When transformations come to you, it’s hard to pass Christian Balewho has followed the famous yo-yo diet to play various characters.
His extreme body transformation in 2004 for the driver saw the star lose 27 pounds on a diet of whiskey and cigarettes. Definitely not recommended.
And then for the movie of 2018 vice, Bale piled it all back up — and then some — as he prepared to play U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Needless to say, the actor admitted in a previous interview that it’s more fun “to gain weight than to lose.”
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Joaquin PhoenixThe look is just as versatile. His haunting rendition of The Joker saw him lose 23 kg, but got an Oscar for best actor. The actor is no stranger to transforming for a role, but he always does it under the watchful eye of a professional.
“It’s something I’ve done before and you work with a disciplined, supervised and safe doctor,” Phoenix said in the past.
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When it comes to damsels in disguise, Charlize Theron is a serial killer. For her Oscar-winning performance in Samplethe stunning star gained about 13 kilograms and changed the look of her face to portray serial killer Aileen Wuornos.
Theron once again spent hours in the makeup chair for her role as Fox News host Megyn Kelly in the 2019 drama Bombwhich was based on real events.
Watch the video above, presented by Today Extra entertainment reporter Britt Cohen, to see the biggest transformations in Hollywood.
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Actors and actresses completely transformed for roles