The purpose of an actor is to step into somebody else's shoes and walk in them so convincingly that the audience forgets they're watching a performance. But some roles require more than just good acting skills, which is where makeup and prosthetics come in. Scroll down for some of the most incredible transformations that have ever taken place on film. From Ralph Fiennes playing Voldemort and Meryl Steep disguised as a Rabbi to John Travolta turning into a woman and Angelina Jolie turning into a man, the list below, compiled by Bored Panda, is a testament to the amazing magic of movie makeup.

#2 Naomi Grossman - Pepper (American Horror Story Series)

Naomi Grossman - Pepper (American Horror Story Series)

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Mama Panda 1 week ago

I was floored when I saw who really played Pepper the Pinhead!!!

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#3 Meryl Streep - Rabbi (Angels In America)

Meryl Streep - Rabbi (Angels In America)

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Hamdhaan Hassan 1 week ago

what the hell, i did not watch this movie, theres a Meryl Streep movie i did not watch

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#6 Heath Ledger - Joker (The Dark Knight)

Heath Ledger - Joker (The Dark Knight)

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Mama Panda 1 week ago

I think this was the best Joker ever! I just wish it hadn't broke him. Gone too soon!

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#9 Eddie Murphy - Saul (Coming To America)

Eddie Murphy - Saul (Coming To America)

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Mama Panda 1 week ago

I remember when this movie came out and everyone was shocked that Saul was Eddie Murphy. In fact, I won a bunch of money betting people on this very fact! Once people realized that I was right, I would smile, say "A-haaaa, A-haaaa" and then collect my winnings =)

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