The main goal of a movie star 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 given to the famous actors' require more than just excellent acting skills, which is where Special effects makeup and prosthetics come in.

Special effects makeup not only requires the attention of a professional makeup artist but can also take up to several hours to put on. If that isn't dedication to the job, we don't know what is!

Scroll down for some of the most incredible before and after images that have ever taken place on film. We've gathered everyone's favorite popular actors - 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 fantastic magic of movie makeup.

#1

Ralph Fiennes - Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter Series)

Ralph Fiennes - Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter Series)

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Rogue Hater
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2 years ago

Dammmn the right one is fine!

Катерина Булатова
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2 years ago

and the left one is Fiennes!)

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Tiari
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2 years ago

But to be fair, the left picture is probably Ralph Fiennes 20 years ago.

Monty Is Fiennes
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2 years ago

Plus there was a significant amount of CGI work.......on the right

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Fernanda Godinho
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2 years ago

So let's just ignore all the digital effects about this and believe that makeup can REMOVE A FUCKING NOSE FROM HIS FACE

Kwj
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2 years ago

He is such a handsome man. As himself that is ;)

Anna “annab” B
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2 years ago

He was quite a bit older than this in the first Harry Potter film. That's the one you should have used as an accurate comparison.

Sum Ting Wong
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2 years ago

I think you'll find that Ralph Fiennes today looks a lot older! Not a good comparison.

Sarah Figini
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2 years ago

"YOU'RE AN INANIMATE F***ING OBJECT" aaaah, In Bruges

Hayley Lightcap
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2 years ago

You vs. the guy she tells you not to worry about.

Izolda Bronstein
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2 years ago

c'mon Ralf is gourgeos but on the left he's 20 years younger than he was in HP

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
2 years ago

to be fair, this is makeup and special effects. they had to paint out his nose. no amount of makeup can remove your nose

Amanda Shepherd
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2 years ago

This is a very old photo of Ralph

Marina Vrielink
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! What a beautiful man (left 😉😉😉)

Id row
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1 year ago

Probably the best picture I've seen of him. He looks insanely hot (left one, of course)

Pedro Purcino
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1 year ago

wordt use of villan of all times

Catherine Grace
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2 years ago

No wonder why I was on Slytherin's side back there.

Acorn
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2 years ago

If he looked like the one on the left i might've been a bigger Voldy fan.

GraceBaine
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2 years ago

Dakota Johnson transforms as her Aunt https://igg.me/at/MotherNatureinperil

Michelle Dodson
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2 years ago

That picture of Ralph on the right is really old.

Amanda Hunter
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2 years ago

The first pic shows him like 35 years ago!

Robin Ellison
Community Member
2 years ago

He and his brother are two good looking men!

Mr.Fly
Community Member
2 years ago

The things a nose can do.

Johanna Zamora
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2 years ago

Ralph, you are ffooooooooooin

Emmy Funke
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2 years ago

I’d take on the one on the left in a flash.......

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

Mysterious ticking noise! came to my mind :D

Amanda Shepherd
Community Member
2 years ago

This is very old photo of Ralph

Julia Wolfe
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a MUCH younger man then when he played Voldemort

Rebekah
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2 years ago

Is it wrong that I think both are hot?

Anushka Saroha
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2 years ago

nahhhhhh

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Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

This is not just makeup though. It's computer effects.

Ellis
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought make up was supposed to make people prettier...?

Sara Sukenic
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2 years ago

He's an evil character

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Melody Lanzatella
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2 years ago

He is a bit younger in the one on the left.

mocochang
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2 years ago

I'm pretty sure Voldemort is mostly CGI and not makeup though.

John Ashley
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2 years ago

It's a combination of regular makeup and CGI. Voldemort's nose is CGI.

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Si-Naron
Community Member
2 years ago

I barely could recognize the left one xD

Monica Jfk
Community Member
2 years ago

Such a fine actor. Love him.

Mixedupste
Community Member
2 years ago

The make up and work that goes into the is insane!!

Hamdhaan Hassan
Community Member
2 years ago

how did they make the nose disappear

Steve Bowman
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2 years ago

CGI.

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#2

Naomi Grossman - Pepper (American Horror Story Series)

Naomi Grossman - Pepper (American Horror Story Series)

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Mama Panda
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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#4

Eddie Redmayne - Lili (The Danish Girl)

Eddie Redmayne - Lili (The Danish Girl)

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Asia
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2 years ago

This movie is very good!

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#5

Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire (Mrs. Doubtfire)

Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire (Mrs. Doubtfire)

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

I miss him so much!

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#6

Heath Ledger - Joker (The Dark Knight)

Heath Ledger - Joker (The Dark Knight)

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

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

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#7

Jacob Tremblay - Auggie (Wonder)

Jacob Tremblay - Auggie (Wonder)

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Kiahna
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2 years ago

What a handsome boy!

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#8

Richard Brake - The Night King (Game Of Thrones)

Richard Brake - The Night King (Game Of Thrones)

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Hamdhaan Hassan
Community Member
2 years ago

cool makeup + awesome actor = amazing work

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#9

Eddie Murphy - Saul (Coming To America)

Eddie Murphy - Saul (Coming To America)

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years 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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#10

John Matuszak - Sloth (The Goonies)

John Matuszak - Sloth (The Goonies)

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Kerry Pye
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2 years ago

hey you guys

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#11

Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool (Deadpool)

Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool (Deadpool)

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

Sexy hottie -> Crispy hottie!

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#12

Tim Curry - Pennywise (It, 1990)

Tim Curry - Pennywise (It, 1990)

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Kiahna
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2 years ago

You can fairly well judge a man by what movie he knows Tim Curry from...

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#13

Charlize Theron - Aileen (Monster)

Charlize Theron - Aileen (Monster)

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David KH Wong
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2 years ago

Wear J'Adore

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#14

Tilda Swinton - Madame D. (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Tilda Swinton - Madame D. (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

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Erin Zelnio
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2 years ago

This is so unfair. Tilda Swinton is basically a human chameleon. You could make up an entire list of all the characters she's played that don't look like her.

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#15

Johnny Depp - James 'Whitey' Bulger (Black Mass)

Johnny Depp - James 'Whitey' Bulger (Black Mass)

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

The man of 1000 faces! Damn he is just too sexy!

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#16

Bill Skarsgård - Pennywise (It)

Bill Skarsgård - Pennywise (It)

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Misterscooter
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2 years ago

It floats.

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#17

Emma Thompson - Nanny McPhee (Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang)

Emma Thompson - Nanny McPhee (Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang)

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Marina Litvin
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2 years ago

one more emma-thomp...e54261.jpg emma-thompson-professor-trelawney-5a1d39fe54261.jpg

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#18

Helena Bonham Carter - Red Queen (Alice Through The Looking Glass)

Helena Bonham Carter - Red Queen (Alice Through The Looking Glass)

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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2 years ago

i allways love this women, which ever part she plays she always makes it memorable

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#19

John Travolta - Edna Turnblad (Hairspray)

John Travolta - Edna Turnblad (Hairspray)

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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2 years ago

i actually didnt even realised that it was a guy until my sister told me i was a little surprised that he would do that role

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#20

Cate Blanchett - Bob Dylan (I'm Not There)

Cate Blanchett - Bob Dylan (I'm Not There)

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Madalina Stanciu
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2 years ago

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan kinda look like LP (the singer)

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#21

Ron Perlman - Hellboy (Hellboy)

Ron Perlman - Hellboy (Hellboy)

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Danusha Kuchtová
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2 years ago

it's just a red perlman.. <3

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#22

Gary Oldman - Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula)

Gary Oldman - Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula)

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Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

AND THIS is the one I have been waiting for! The TRUE chameleon of actors! In EVERY movie he TRANSPORTS himself to entirely different person! SO talented! (Fun Fact: Oldman had played so many characters that were not in his native British accent, that he began to lose it! He hired a dialect coach to help him get it back!)

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#23

Gary Oldman - Mason Verger (Hannibal)

Gary Oldman - Mason Verger (Hannibal)

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Raspberry37
Community Member
2 years ago

I once read apost about Gary Oldman saying that he can hide in plain sight. That is so true with every role of his. He always manages to make me concentrate on the character so much that I only notice that it's him after watching the movie at least twice.

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#24

Robert Downey Jr - Kirk Lazarus (Tropic Thunder)

Robert Downey Jr - Kirk Lazarus (Tropic Thunder)

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Kiahna
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2 years ago

I'm dude playing a dude disguised as another dude!

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#25

Daniel Radcliffe - Ig Perrish (Horns)

Daniel Radcliffe - Ig Perrish (Horns)

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

Love Daniel Radcliffe..Such a great actor..Highly recommend his new film The Jungle .

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#26

Doug Jones - Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth)

Doug Jones - Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth)

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Rogue Hater
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2 years ago

I'm a bit scared... of both

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#27

Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca (Star Wars Series)

Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca (Star Wars Series)

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

Wait... you mean to tell me that Chewie isn't real? Man I was all set to get one for my very own!

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#28

Jim Carrey - The Grinch (How The Grinch Stole Christmas)

Jim Carrey - The Grinch (How The Grinch Stole Christmas)

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Melody Lanzatella
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2 years ago

The BEST Grinch!

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#29

Tim Curry - The Lord Of Darkness (Legend)

Tim Curry - The Lord Of Darkness (Legend)

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Eva Bryson
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2 years ago

The greatest devil!

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#30

Daveigh Chase - Samara (The Ring )

Daveigh Chase - Samara (The Ring )

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

I wonder if she gets nightmares when looking into the mirror in costume?

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#31

Warwick Davis - Griphook (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2)

Warwick Davis - Griphook (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2)

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ethel
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2 years ago

he's like 5 diff characters in HP

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#32

Michael Keaton - Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice)

Michael Keaton - Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice)

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Steve Bowman
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2 years ago

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

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#33

Glenn Close - Gutless (Hook)

Glenn Close - Gutless (Hook)

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Shana
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2 years ago

I've watched this movie so many times and never knew that :P

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#34

Eric Stoltz - Rocky Dennis (Mask)

Eric Stoltz - Rocky Dennis (Mask)

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

To this day, this movie makes me snot cry!

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#35

Anjelica Huston - Grand High Witch (The Witches)

Anjelica Huston - Grand High Witch (The Witches)

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

The right side is me in the morning haha

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#36

Jered Leto - Old Nemo (Mr. Nobody)

Jered Leto - Old Nemo (Mr. Nobody)

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Mitsuko Renaud
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2 years ago

Echelons where are you

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#37

Kae Alexander - Leaf (Game Of Thrones)

Kae Alexander - Leaf (Game Of Thrones)

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StinkyMonkey
Community Member
2 years ago

Meh, she looks pretty much the same, just painted grey.

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#38

Dustin Hoffman - Dorothy Michaels (Tootsie)

Dustin Hoffman - Dorothy Michaels (Tootsie)

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ethel
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2 years ago

The "before" pictures should be their age at the same time as the "after" picture. Tootsie was 35 years ago.

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#39

Nicole Kidman - Virginia Woolf (The Hours)

Nicole Kidman - Virginia Woolf (The Hours)

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Elizabeth Molloy
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2 years ago

She is such a brilliant actress. Watch her in Dogville.

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#40

Danny DeVito - Penguin (Batman Returns)

Danny DeVito - Penguin (Batman Returns)

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Kiahna
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2 years ago

OMG, Danny DeVito I love your work!

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