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18 famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of art

Heath Ledger — Joker

The Dark Knight

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artDC Comics/BUF Compagnie

Brad Pitt — Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artParamount Pictures/Gentle Giant Studios Inc.

Maïwenn Le Besco — Diva Plavalaguna

The Fifth Element

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artGaumont/Hollywood Digital

Ralph Fiennes — Lord Voldemort

The Harry Potter films

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of art1492 Pictures/Cinesite

Gary Oldman — Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artAmerican Zoetrope/Animal Makers

Robin Williams — Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of art20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Jim Carrey — Grinch

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artImagine Entertainment/Animal Makers

John Leguizamo — Clown

Spawn

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artNew Line Cinema/C.O.R.E. Digital Picture

Danny DeVito — Penguin

Batman Returns

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artPolyGram Filmed Entertainment/4-Ward Productions

Eddie Murphy — Sherman Klump

The Nutty Professor

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artImagine Entertainment/Light Matters Inc.

Bill Nighy — Davy Jones

Pirates of the Caribbean — Dead Man’s Chest

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artJerry Bruckheimer Films/Animal Makers

Peter Mayhew — Chewbacca

Star Wars

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artLucasfilm Ltd./Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

Tim Roth — General Thade

Planet of the Apes

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of art20th Century Fox Film Corporation/4-Ward Productions

John Travolta — Edna Turnblad

Hairspray

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artIngenious Media/Alterian Inc.

Daveigh Chase — Samara

The Ring

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artBenderSpink/Bischoff’s Taxidermy and Animal FX

Doug Jones — Abe Sapien

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artDark Horse Entertainment/Baseblack

Helena Bonham Carter — Ari

Planet of the Apes

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of art20th Century Fox Film Corporation/4-Ward Productions

Robert Downey Jr. — Kirk Lazarus

Tropic Thunder

famous actors who changed beyond recognition for the sake of artDreamWorks SKG/Custom Film Effects

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