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14 Actors Who Looked Unrecognizable in Major Movies

Best Life Logo By Sage Young of Best Life | Slide 1 of 29: Still shook by that shot of Colin Farrell looking nothing like himself in the teaser trailer for The Batman? Us too. But the Irish actor is far from the first performer to relish physically disappearing into a role. It's practically a rite of passage for a star to take on a character who looks nothing like them, then spend the press tour talking about the hours they spent in the makeup chair every day. Sometimes that patience results in a huge hit; even more often, it gets the attention of the Academy. After all, there are several Oscar winners on this list of actors who were unrecognizable in some of their biggest roles. And for winners we don't regret, here are 13 Great Oscar-Winning Performances That Still Hold Up.

14 Actors Who Looked Unrecognizable in Major Movies

Still shook by that shot of Colin Farrell looking nothing like himself in the teaser trailer for The Batman? Us too. But the Irish actor is far from the first performer to relish physically disappearing into a role. It's practically a rite of passage for a star to take on a character who looks nothing like them, then spend the press tour talking about the hours they spent in the makeup chair every day. Sometimes that patience results in a huge hit; even more often, it gets the attention of the Academy. After all, there are several Oscar winners on this list of actors who were unrecognizable in some of their biggest roles. And for winners we don't regret, here are 13 Great Oscar-Winning Performances That Still Hold Up.

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