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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


    21. Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

    "J. Edgar"

    20. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 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


    16. Vincent D’Onofrio, Men in Black

    "Men in Black"

    15. Christian Bale, 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


    9. Nick Stahl, Sin City

    "Sin City"

    8. Dan Aykroyd, Nothing But Trouble

    "Nothing But Trouble"

    7. Charlize Theron, Monster


    6. Colin Farrell, The Batman

    "The Batman"

    5. Tom Hanks, Elvis


    4. Dominic West, Punisher: War Zone

    "Punisher: War Zone"

    3. Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

    "Darkest Hour"

    2. Tilda Swinton, Suspiria


    1. Ice-T, Tank Girl

    "Tank Girl"