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Sometimes it's prosthetics, sometimes it's extra weight – ahead, just some of times that famous actors were absolutely unrecognizable on screen

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Jared Leto

'House Of Gucci'

His performance has been panned but props for going all out to play eccentric designer Paolo Gucci

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Colin Farrell

'The Batman'

He certainly looks like Oswald Cobblepot, also known as The Penguin. Who he doesn't look like is Colin

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Tom Cruise

'Tropic Thunder'

Beneath the layers of the slimy Les Grossman is the very hunky Tom Cruise

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Meryl Streep

'Angels In America'

Not for nothing is she Meryl. Of the four roles she played in the miniseries, one was an old rabbi

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Christian Bale


Who better to play Dick Cheney than the master of physical transformation?

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Charlize Theron


Extra kilos and shaved eyebrows to play serial killer Eileen Wuornos equals an Oscar

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Glenn Close


When you are Glenn Close, nobody will even notice that a male character is played be a female

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Oscar Isaac

'X-Men: Apocalypse'

We'll admit to being a teeny bit disappointed that Apocalypse, the first mutant, didn't look like Oscar Isaac at all

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Cate Blanchett

'I'm Not There'

Cate is the only female among six actors to portray different facets of Bob Dylan in the film

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Billy Crystal

'The Princess Bride'

It takes a while to register that Miracle Max, with some of the film's best lines, is actually Billy Crystal

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