1/18 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. 2/18 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. 3/18 Russell Crowe in The Loudest Voice In The Room
Crowe looks unrecognisable as former Chairman and CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes.
4/18 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. 5/18 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.
6/18 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.
7/18 Reggie Miller in Uncle Drew
The practical effects team worked hard to age-up Reggie Miller as Lights in
Uncle Drew. 8/18 John Travolta in Gotti
Hirsute Travolta stuck on a bald-cap to play the titular John Gotti in
Gotti. 9/18 Matt Bomer in Anything
Matt Bomer played transexual sex worker Freda Von Rhenburg in romantic drama
Anything. 10/18 Laura Harrier in BlacKkKlansman Spider-Man: Homecoming star Laura Harrier had a radical makeover to play Patrice Dumas in Spike Lee’s brilliant BlacKkKlansman. 11/18 Mike Myers in Terminal
Mike Myers is almost unrecognisable as Clinton in
Terminal. 12/18 Shaquille O’Neal in Uncle Drew
Former basketball star / Steel played martial arts expert Big Fella in
Uncle Drew. 13/18 Tilda Swinton in Suspiria
Swinton finally confirmed she played Dr Klemperer under prosthetics after
Suspiria‘s release. 14/18 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.
15/18 John C Reilly in Stan & Ollie
Prosthetics helped Reilly mimic the iconic comedy star, Oliver Hardy in
Stan & Ollie. 16/18 Nicole Kidman in Destroyer
Kidman’s undercover cop Erin Bell faces hard times in
Destroyer. 17/18 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. 18/18 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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