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    The 23 Most Bizarre Cinematic Makeup Transformations, Ranked

    The makeup laden transformations allowed these actors to redefine the phrase "unrecognizable."

    With Tom Hanks' recent over-the-tippy-top performance in Elvis, the discourse has once again turned toward the more radical actor-to-character transformations in cinema history.

    23. Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder

    "Tropic Thunder"

    22. Johnny Depp, Tusk

    "Tusk"

    21. Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

    "J. Edgar"

    20. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper

    "Looper"

    19. Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"

    18. Al Pacino, Dick Tracy

    "Dick Tracy"

    17. Tom Hardy, Capone

    "Capone"

    16. Vincent D’Onofrio, Men in Black

    "Men in Black"

    15. Christian Bale, Vice

    "Vice"

    14. Kristen Wiig, Zoolander 2

    "Zoolander 2"

    13. Jared Leto, House of Gucci

    "House of Gucci"

    12. Danny DeVito, Batman Returns

    "Batman Returns"

    11. John Travolta, Battlefield Earth

    "Battlefield Earth"

    10. Mia Goth, X

    "X"

    9. Nick Stahl, Sin City

    "Sin City"

    8. Dan Aykroyd, Nothing But Trouble

    "Nothing But Trouble"

    7. Charlize Theron, Monster

    "Monster"

    6. Colin Farrell, The Batman

    "The Batman"

    5. Tom Hanks, Elvis

    "Elvis"

    4. Dominic West, Punisher: War Zone

    "Punisher: War Zone"

    3. Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

    "Darkest Hour"

    2. Tilda Swinton, Suspiria

    "Suspiria"

    1. Ice-T, Tank Girl

    "Tank Girl"