18 biggest actor transformations of 2018

Charlize Theron in Tully

Charlize Theron put on 50 pounds to play single mum Marlo in Tully and said she developed depression as a result.

Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody recieved mixed reviews, but one thing that all critics agreed on – they all went gaga for Rami Malek’s transformative performance as Freddie Mercury.

Russell Crowe in The Loudest Voice In The Room

Crowe looks unrecognisable as former Chairman and CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes.

Peter Dinklage Theron in My Dinner with Herve

Peter Dinklage was transformed into French actor Hervé Villechaize for HBO’s biopic My Dinner with Herve.

Damian Lewis in Run This Town

Damian Lewis looks like a completely different human under heavy make-up and prosthetics to play former Mayor of Toronto, the late Rob Ford.

Mark Rylance in Ready Player One

Spielberg’s favourite Mark Rylance played shaggy-haired James Halliday in the big screen version of Ernest Cline’s book.

Reggie Miller in Uncle Drew

The practical effects team worked hard to age-up Reggie Miller as Lights in Uncle Drew.

John Travolta in Gotti

Hirsute Travolta stuck on a bald-cap to play the titular John Gotti in Gotti.

Matt Bomer in Anything

Matt Bomer played transexual sex worker Freda Von Rhenburg in romantic drama Anything.

Laura Harrier in BlacKkKlansman

Spider-Man: Homecoming star Laura Harrier had a radical makeover to play Patrice Dumas in Spike Lee’s brilliant BlacKkKlansman.

Mike Myers in Terminal

Mike Myers is almost unrecognisable as Clinton in Terminal.

Shaquille O’Neal in Uncle Drew

Former basketball star / Steel played martial arts expert Big Fella in Uncle Drew.

Tilda Swinton in Suspiria

Swinton finally confirmed she played Dr Klemperer under prosthetics after Suspiria‘s release.

Shia LaBeouf in Honey Boy

LaBeouf will play a character, James Lort, based on his own father, from a screenplay he’s written, so this look was basically all his idea.

John C Reilly in Stan & Ollie

Prosthetics helped Reilly mimic the iconic comedy star, Oliver Hardy in Stan & Ollie.

Nicole Kidman in Destroyer

Kidman’s undercover cop Erin Bell faces hard times in Destroyer.

Jonah Hill in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

Hill is a long way from his Superbad image as the real-life Donnie Green.

Tom Hardy in Fonzo

Tom Hardy has been sharing images of his Al Capone from upcoming gangster biopic Fonzo, on his Instagram account.

Just like last year, 2018 has seen a lot of movie-star transformations, with more and more thespians allowing themselves to spend hours in the prosthetic chair to receive massive makeovers in the hope of an Oscar nomination (we’re sure Gary Oldman getting one for his unrecognisable turn as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour didn’t help).

Click through the gallery for our picks for the most shocking actor transformations of 2018.

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