32 Famous Actors Who Were Basically Unrecognizable In Their Roles

32 Famous Actors Who Were Basically Unrecognizable In Their Roles


Tilda Swinton is the ULTIMATE chameleon.

1.

Lily James as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy (2022)


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2.

Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee in Pam & Tommy (2022)


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3.

Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003)


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4.

Eddie Murphy as various characters in Coming to America (1988)


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5.

Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002)


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6.

Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)


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7.

Jim Carrey as The Grinch in The Grinch (2000)


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8.

Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly in Bombshell (2019)


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9.

Tilda Swinton as Lutz Ebersdorf in Suspiria (2018)


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10.

And as Diana in Trainwreck (2015)


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11.

Emma Thompson in Nanny McPhee (2005)


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12.

Rebecca Romijn as Mystique in X-Men (2000)


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13.

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2017)


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14.

And as Mason Verger in Hannibal (2001)


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15.

Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort in Harry Potter (2001—2011)


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16.

Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008)


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17.

Johnny Depp as James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass (2015)


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18.

And as The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2010)


Jamie Mccarthy / FilmMagic, Disney


19.

Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice in Beetlejuice (1988)


Gregg Deguire / WireImage, Warner Bros.


20.

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)


Neilson Barnard / Getty Images, Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo


21.

Mike Myers as various roles in the Austin Powers movies (1997—2002)


Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images, New Line Cinema


22.

Steve Carell as John du Pont in Foxcatcher (2014)


Jonathan Leibson / Getty Images, Sony Pictures / ©Sony Pictures/Everett Collection / Everett Collection


23.

Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)


Steve Jennings / Getty Images, Marvel


24.

Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary, Queen of Scots (2019)


Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images, Focus Features


25.

And as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya (2017)


Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images, LuckyChap Entertainment


26.

Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in It (2017)


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27.

Idris Elba as Krall in Star Trek Beyond (2016)


Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images, Marvel


28.

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There (2007)


Jason Merritt / Getty Images, Rgr Collection / Alamy Stock Photo


29.

Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot in The Batman (2022)


Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images, Jonathan Olley


30.

Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice (2018)


Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, Annapurna Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection


31.

Tom Cruise as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder (2008)


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32.

And lastly, Cameron Diaz as Lotte Schwartz in Being John Malkovich (1999)


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