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    23 Times Actors Transformed So Completely Into Their Characters, I Legitimately Couldn't Tell It Was Them

    Me looking at a picture of Christian Bale playing Dick Cheney: I hate to say it, I hope I don’t sound ridiculous, I don’t know who this man is.

    1. Here's what Steve Carell looks like:

    closeup of Steve in a suit

    Here's Steve Carell as John Eleuthère du Pont in Foxcatcher:

    Steve transformed into John wearing a sports jacket

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    2. Here's what Nicole Kidman looks like:

    closeup of Nicole

    Here's Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf in The Hours:

    Nicole transformed into Virginia smoking a cigarette

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    3. Here's what Jacob Tremblay looks like:

    closeup of Jacob

    Here's Jacob Tremblay as August Pullman in Wonder:

    Jacob transformed into August with a different face

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    4. Here's what Margot Robbie looks like:

    closeup of Margot

    Here's Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots:

    Margot transformed into the queen

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    5. Here's what Charlize Theron looks like:

    closeup of Charlize

    Here's Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly in Bombshell:

    Charlize transformed into the anchorwoman

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    6. Here's what Christian Bale looks like:

    closeup of Christian

    Here's Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice:

    christian transformed into Dick Cheney with a balding head and suit

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    7. Here's what Lily James looks like:

    closeup of Lily

    Here's Lily James as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy:

    Lily transformed into Pamela wearing the iconic lifeguard swimsuit

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    8. Here's what Tom Cruise looks like:

    closeup of Tom

    Here's Tom Cruise as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder:

    Tom transformed into Les with a balding head and square glasses

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    9. Here's what Tilda Swinton looks like:

    closeup of tilda

    Here's Tilda Swinton as Dr. Josef Klemperer in Suspiria:

    Tilda transformed into the old man smoking out of a pipe

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    10. Here's what Billy Crystal looks like:

    closeup of Billy

    Here's Billy Crystal as Miracle Max in The Princess Bride:

    Billy transformed into an old man with grey hair and a wizard hat

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    11. Here's what Jared Leto looks like:

    closeup of Jared

    Here's Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci in House of Gucci:

    Jared transformed into Paulo with a balding head and suit

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    12. Here's what Karen Gillan looks like:

    closeup of Karen Gillan

    Here's Karen Gillan as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy:

    Karen painted blue for the role

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    13. Here's what Ralph Fiennes looks like:

    closeup of ralph

    Here's Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies:

    Ralph transformed into Voldemort with a bald head no nose

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    14. Here's what Gary Oldman looks like:

    closeup of Gary

    Here's Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour:

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    15. Here's what Joey King looks like:

    closeup of joey

    Here's Joey King as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act:

    Joey transformed with large glasses, kids clothes, and in a wheelchair

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    16. Here's what Bill Skarsgård looks like:

    closeup of Bill

    Here's Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in It:

    Bill dressed as a creepy clown

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    17. Here's what Heath Ledger looked like:

    closeup of Heath

    Here's Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight:

    Heath transformed wearing clown makeup and messy hair

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    18. Here's what Rebecca Romijn looks like:

    closeup of Rebecca

    Here's Rebecca Romijn as Mystique in the X-Men movies:

    Rebecca painted blue for the film

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    19. Here's what Colin Farrell looks like:

    closeup of colin

    Here's Colin Farrell as the Penguin in The Batman:

    Colin transformed into the Penguin

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    20. Here's what Christopher Lloyd looks like:

    closeup of Christopher

    Here's Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family:

    Christopher transformed with a bald head and black eye makeup

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    21. Here's what Zoe Saldaña looks like:

    closeup of Zoe

    Here's Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri in Avatar:

    Zoe painted blue and wearing long pointed ears as Neytiri

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    22. Here's what Tom Hardy looks like:

    closeup of Tom

    Here's Tom Hardy as Al Capone in Capone:

    Tom transformed as Al smoking a cigar

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    23. Finally, here's what Doug Jones looks like:

    closeup of Doug

    Here's Doug Jones looking unrecognizable throughout, like, most of his career:

    The man is just built different.

    Got any other roles that you didn't recognize actors in? Comment below!