15 Actors Who Became Unrecognizable With Their Character’s Makeup On

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Makeup and hairstyling are so important when it comes to the cinema industry that there’s an Oscar dedicated just to them. The very first in that category to be awarded was given to An American Werewolf in London in 1981. Since then, makeup professionals have developed even more their techniques, to a point where sometimes we have trouble telling what actor is behind their creation.

1. Paolo Gucci (The House of Gucci) — Jared Leto

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2. Mystique (X-Men films) — Rebecca Romijn

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3. Emperor Haban Limaï (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) — Aymeline Valade

4. Tia Dalma (Pirates of the Caribbean films) — Naomie Harris

5. Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy films) — Karen Gillan

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6. Enchantress (Suicide Squad) — Cara Delevingne

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7. Darth Maul (Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace) — Ray Park

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

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9. Lt. Rick Janssen (The Titan) — Sam Worthington

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10. Griphook (Harry Potter films) — Warwick Davis

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11. Marlene McFly (Back to The Future: Part II) — Michael J. Fox

12. Bill Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) — Stellan Skarsgård

13. Leonard Bernstein (Maestro) — Bradley Cooper

14. Auggie (Wonder) — Jacob Tremblay

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15. Krall (Star Trek Beyond) — Idris Elba

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

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