Bringing imaginary characters to life in Hollywood through the art of make up can be a powerful experience for both the audience and actor.
This short video salutes make up artists throughout cinema history with this montage of the top 10 makeup transformations of all time.
Some of these won’t be surprise you — like Charlize Theron’s incredible transformation in her Oscar winning role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster. Reportedly the makeup team had to airbrush Charlize’s face with layers of tattoo ink and marble sealant just to get her to stop being attractive.
References include; X-Men, Dustin Hoffman, Tootsie, Cross Dressing, Elephant Man, Mask, Prosthetics, Gordon Smith, Mystique, Days of Future Past, The Fly, Freddy Kruger, David Lynch, Christopher Tucker, Academy Award, Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Plant of the Apes, John Chambers, Monsters, The Godfather, Dick Smith, Marlin Brando, Monster, Bruce Willis, Les Grossman, Tropic Thunder, 21 Jump Street, Pan’s Labryinth,… and more.