The 9 Wildest Movie Makeup Transformations — GALLERY


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In Cloud Atlas, name stars like Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Strugess, and Hugo Weaving play various characters in a series of interlocking stories. The sprawling epic takes the action from a high seas adventure set in the 1850s to modern day to a futuristic version of Neo Seoul, and in turn, the actors don various costumes and makeup to seamlessly fit into the changing landscapes. Thanks to the outstanding makeup crew employed by directors Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer, Hanks became an elderly storyteller, Berry became the white mistress of a composer, and Weaving the plump female nurse of an old folks home. Nothing was impossible with a bit of creativity and a snug silicone mask.

Inspired by the stunning makeup work on display in Cloud Atlas, we’ve gathered an equally inspiring set of before and after photos from famous movies whose actor makeovers have stood test of times. Go behind the scenes on movies like Planet of the Apes, Terminator, and Captain America in our gallery…

Before and After The 9 Wildest Makeup Transformations in Film

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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.