20 Actors Who Aren’t Afraid of Completely Transforming for Art

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Some of the most successful actors in the world have an extensive variety of roles under their belt. What often sets them apart from countless others in the film industry is their ability and fearlessness in bringing to life any type of character, even those who look nothing like them. Fortunately, it’s becoming easier to name actors that’ll go the extra mile when doing what they love.

Now I’ve Seen Everything brings you a few movie stars who use their chameleon-like abilities to give us performances like no other.

Meryl Streep

Cate Blanchett

Eva Green

  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005) — Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem
  • Cracks (2009) — a mysterious teacher at an elite boarding school for girls, Miss G.
  • Dark Shadows (2012) — a jealous witch, Angelique Bouchard

Matthew McConaughey

Carrie-Anne Moss

  • The Matrix (1999) — Trinity, a hacker and officer of the hovercraft, Nebuchadnezzar
  • Fido (2006) — a housewife, Helen Robinson who comes across a zombie
  • Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) — Claudia Wolf, the high priestess of the religious cult, the Order

Rami Malek

Margot Robbie

  • Suicide Squad (2016) Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn, a former psychiatrist
  • I, Tonya (2017) as real life former figure skater Tonya Harding
  • Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Queen Elizabeth I

Matt Damon

Hugh Jackman

  • X2 (2003) — Logan / Wolverine, a mutant with an indestructible skeleton
  • The Prestige (2006) — Robert “The Great Danton” Angier / Lord Caldlow, an aristocratic magician
  • Les Misérables (2012) — Jean Valjean, a French ex-prisoner

Geoffrey Rush

Anne Hathaway

  • Becoming Jane (2007) — Jane Austen, the daughter of a village priest who dreams of becoming a writer
  • Les Misérables (2012) — Fantine, a young grisette in Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name
  • The Witches (2020) — Grand High Witch Eva Ernst

Kathy Bates

  • Misery (1990) — fan of a famous writer, Annie Wilkes
  • Titanic (1997) — Molly Brown, an American socialite and one of Titanic’s passengers
  • American Horror Story (2011–2022) — satanic henchwoman Ms. Miriam Mead

Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Hocus Pocus (1993) — Sarah Sanderson, one of the sister witches
  • Ed Wood (1994) — actress Dolores Fuller
  • Mars Attacks! (1996) — ambitious journalist Nathalie Lake

Julianne Moore

  • Safe (1995) — housewife Carol White who is diagnosed with a strange disease
  • Far from Heaven (2002) — a flustered housewife who faces a marital crisis when she learns her husband’s secret
  • The Glorias (2020) — feminist icon Gloria Steinem

Milla Jovovich

Renée Zellweger

  • Jerry Maguire (1996) — 26-year-old widow and single mother Dorothy Boyd
  • Cold Mountain (2003) — active peasant Ruby Thewes
  • Judy (2019) — American actress and singer Judy Garland

Stanley Tucci

Catherine O’Hara

Frances McDormand

Emma Thompson

Who is your favorite actor or actress? Which of their movies are you willing to watch over and over again? Tell us in the comments below.


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