20 Incredible Movie Makeovers

Megan Segura
20 Incredible Movie Makeovers
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It's no secret that we're big fans of makeovers over here, but our absolute favorite kind is seeing celebrities transform for movie roles. See some of the best and most dramatic movie makeovers ever.

Michelle Williams in "My Week With Marilyn"
Michelle's transformation from real-life Brooklynite to Hollywood’s beloved bombshell was pretty memorable. From platinum blonde curls to light blue contacts, no detail was left behind in the quest to turn her into the icon.

Charlize Theron in "Monster"
It seems like an impossible task to turn the bombshell actress into anything less than gorgeous, but somehow the makeup team on the film "Monster" did it. Greasy hair, non-existent eyebrows, age spots and yellowing teeth actually made the actress undesirable (well for two hours, anyway).

Lindsay Lohan in "Liz & Dick"
Our favorite kind of movie makeover involves a celebrity being made over into yet another celebrity. Supporters and naysayers of Lindsay alike tuned in to watch her play Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s "Liz & Dick."

Rooney Mara in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
When Rooney accepted the role of Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, she probably had no idea how much it would change her personal style. In real life, the actress kept the black hair, the pale skin and yes, even the nipple piercing.

Meryl Streep in "Into the Woods"
Few people do a movie makeover better than Meryl. When stills of the upcoming musical came out, we were terrified. 

Nicole Kidman in "Grace of Monaco"
It's hardly a stretch to picture Nicole as Grace Kelly. Nicole already resembles the late actress in so many ways, but it's nice to see her play the part.

Reese Witherspoon in "Walk The Line"
Reese has always been synonymous with blonde hair, but the actress had to go dark to portray country star and wife to Johnny Cash, June Carter.

Naomi Watts in "Diana"
The Australian actress is going British for the upcoming movie "Diana." Naomi has been seen portraying the people’s princess by wearing short, layered hair and subtler makeup shades.

Julia Roberts in "America's Sweethearts"
It's hard to imagine the Oscar winner putting on a good 70+ lbs, but "America's Sweethearts" made the vision come to life by putting Julia in a fat suit.

Drew Barrymore in "Never Been Kissed"
In real life, Drew is a constant source of beauty inspiration, but you would never know it by watching this teen film. With braces, bad makeup and even worse hair, she really did look the part of Josie Grossie.

Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady"
It’s always pretty certain Meryl will win when she’s up for an Oscar, but when she took on the role of Margaret Thatcher, it was a given. Her hairstyle, teeth and accent all made the actress a dead ringer for the former prime minister.

Gwyneth Paltrow in "Shallow Hal"
Gwyneth's strict diet and regular sessions with Tracy Anderson make it impossible for her to gain weight, but with one script (and a fat suit), the Farrelly brothers were able to morph the actress into an obese character.

Cate Blanchett in "I’m Not There"
If you thought Cate as Queen Elizabeth was a good makeover, then you need to see her as music legend Bob Dylan. The clothes and wig helped start the makeover, but it was her uncanny ability to take on his mannerisms that truly made it work.

Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
Glenn garnered major Oscar buzz for her portrayal of Albert Nobbs, a woman living as a man in 19th century Ireland. We were surprised just how realistic she looked as a man.

Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"
Anne had to buzz off her long brown hair and lose a ton of weight in order to take on the role of Fantine. What really made her makeover look authentic was the sudden absence of her big mega-watt smile.

Cameron Diaz in "Being John Malkovich"
If you ever feel like you’re having a bad hair day, just watch Cameron in "Being John Malkovich." Her frizzy hair is the stuff nightmares are made of, and the drastic makeunder is courtesy of Gucci Westman, who is now the makeup artist magazines and A-list celebs keep on speed dial.

Nicole Kidman in "The Hours"
Nicole's transformation for "The Hours" proves just how drastically a nose job can change your face. The actress donned a prosthetic to portray Virginia Woolf and, as a result, Kidman was unrecognizable.

Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids"
A movie makeover isn’t always about going glam, as Melissa showed us in the comedy "Bridesmaids." The actress appeared sans makeup and sans dignity (remember the wedding shop bathroom scene?) for the role.

Gwen Stefani in "The Aviator"
When the No Doubt lead singer signed on to play Jean Harlow in "The Aviator" in 2004, it only seemed natural. After all, Stefani does have many of the same features that Harlow did. With added finger waves, thinner brows and dripping diamonds, Gwen really did resemble the star.

Christina Ricci in "The Addams Family" When the television show "The Addams Family" was adapted into a movie, Christina took on the part of little Wednesday. Her long black braids and ghostly pale skin gave her star status at a young age.

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