Hitchcock follows the life and career of Alfred Hitchcock and his many leading ladies. Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh during the filming of Psycho, so short curls and 50s attire were a must for the makeover.
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Nicole Kidman’s transformation for The Hours proves just how drastically a nose job can change your face. The actress donned a prosthetic to portray Virginia Woolf, and as a result, Kidman was unrecognizable.
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Our favorite kind of movie makeover involves a celebrity being made over into yet another celebrity. Supporters and naysayers of Lindsay Lohan alike sat down recently to watch her play Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick.
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The Australian actress is going British for the upcoming movie Diana. Naomi Watts has been seen portraying the people’s princess by wearing short, layered hair and subtler makeup shades.
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A movie makeover isn’t always about going glam, as Melissa McCarthy showed us in the comedy Bridesmaids. The actress appeared sans makeup and sans dignity (remember the wedding shop bathroom scene?) for the role.
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When Rooney Mara accepted the role of Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, she probably had no idea how much it would change her personal style. In real life, the actress kept the black hair, the pale skin and yes, even the nipple piercing.
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If you ever feel like you’re having a bad hair day, just watch Cameron Diaz in Being John Malkovich. Her frizzy hair is the stuff nightmares are made of, and the drastic makeunder is courtesy of Gucci Westman, who is now the makeup artist magazines and A-list celebs keep on their speed dial.
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We’re not sure why anyone would want to change Halle Berry’s perfect face, but it has happened. The Revlon spokesperson was spotted on set of an upcoming movie with face prosthetics that make the star look completely different.
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Glenn Close garnered major Oscar buzz for her portrayal of Albert Nobbs, a woman living as a man in 19th century Ireland. We were surprised just how realistic she looked as a man.
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Michelle Williams’ transformation from indie Brooklynite to Hollywood’s beloved bombshell was pretty memorable. From platinum blonde curls to light blue contacts, no detail was left behind in the quest to turn Williams into the icon.
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s strict diet and regular sessions with Tracy Anderson make it impossible for her to gain weight, but with one script (and a fat suit), the Farrelly brothers were able to morph the actress into an obese person.
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It’s always pretty certain Meryl Streep will win when she’s up for an Oscar, but when she took on the role of Margaret Thatcher, it was a given. Her hairstyle, teeth and accent all made the actress a dead ringer for the former Prime Minister.
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It seems like an impossible task to turn bombshell Charlize Theron into anything less than gorgeous, but somehow the makeup team on the film Monster did it. Greasy hair, non-existant eyebrows, age spots and yellowing teeth actually made the actress undesirable (well for two hours, anyway).
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When the television show The Addams Family was adapted into a movie, Christina Ricci took on the part of little Wednesday. Her long black braids and ghostly pale skin gave her star status at a young age.
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When Gwen Stefani signed on to play Jean Harlow in The Aviator in 2004, it only seemed natural. After all, Stefani does have many of the same features that Harlow did. With added finger waves, thinner brows and dripping diamonds, the No Doubt singer really did resemble the star.
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If you thought Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth was a good makeover, then you need to see her as music legend Bob Dylan. The clothes and wig helped start the makeover, but it was her uncanny ability to take on his mannerisms that truly made it work.
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Anne Hathaway had to buzz off her long brown hair in order to take on the role of Fantine. What really made her makeover look authentic was the sudden absence of her big mega-watt smile.
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