Many films require actors and actresses to wear costumes or apply basic makeup to take on a specific role. Some directors may even ask actors and actresses to change their hair color or lose weight.
However, few films require its stars to undergo massive transformations for their roles - a few of which are unique to the point of creating a memorable experience in themselves. From prosthetic body parts to change in race, gender or species, these are the most unique transformations actors have undergone in their on-screen performances.
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
In the film adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's famous children's book, Pitt plays a character who ages back.
He's done several makeovers for this movie, and it's only at the end that moviegoers can see the Brad Pitt they're used to. Definitely different from Pitt's role in Fight Club.
Heath Ledger - Batman: The Dark Knight
Heralded as Ledger's career-defining performance, his portrayal of the Joker was quite different from that of his precursor, Jack Nicholson.
A nice touch was the more subtle green hair, a more messy and disheveled overall appearance, and the 'Chelsea Grin' facial scars. His portrayal of the Joker could easily be considered the only character in this franchise capable of giving children nightmares.
Charlize Theron - Monster
Theron is taking a break from getting insanely hot from gaining weight, getting older 25 and not wearing makeup. And the denouement of her portrayal of a character from lesbian prostitute turned serial killer is the ill-fitting jeans moms wore in the early 1990s.
Definitely a change of pace for Theron, and a look we hope to never see her embrace in the years to come, if ever.
Emma Thompson - Nanny McPhee
In it, Thompson plays a haggard, wart-covered nanny with plain eyebrows whose unflattering features disappear as the children in her care learn to care for her.
She's almost unrecognizable until the end of the movie, which makes you leave… "Oh yeah… that's Emma Thompson."
Mike Myers - The cat in the hat
For The cat in the hat, Myers had the distinction of playing Dr. Seuss' most famous character, and donned a full cat costume and whiskers to complete the transformation.
For this film, makeup guru Rick Baker was enlisted, who also provided makeup and special effects consulting on Hellboy and Norbit, among others.
Jim Carrey - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
After the shoot The mask, Carrey has vowed to quit future films involving intense makeup, but claims he hasn't been able to pass on the role.
Apparently, the makeup and costume Carrey donned for this film took between 3 and 8 hours. This unique transformation seems as if it couldn't have been successfully executed, if it was someone other than Carrey.
Rebecca Romijn– X Men
Romijn's makeup in X Men, was the culmination of the work of four make-up artists, a hundred small silicone prostheses, a lot of body paint and nine hours of application per use. The end result is definitely worth it.
According to Romijn, for X Men 2, the application time was shortened to six hours, which helped her to become a nasty bitch.
Gwenyth Paltrow - Shallow hal
Gwenyth Paltrow plays the love interest of Hal (Jack Black) in this 2001 comedy about a shallow man who ends up falling in love with a very fat (but inwardly beautiful) woman, as he is hypnotized into believing her to be she is outwardly beautiful.
Applying her bodysuit and accompanying makeup took four hours each time. The benefit of seeing Paltrow wearing a chunky costume in this movie is also seeing her real body in a thong.
Ron Pearlman - Hell boy
Ron Pearlman is well known for putting on makeup and prosthetics for the roles (The beauty and the Beast), but the most impressive is what it became for the filming of Hellboy Franchise.
Most of her red bodysuit was red latex, and the costume itself took 4 hours per application. The advantage for Pearlman was that in this role he was the meanest badass of all.
Eddie Murphy - Norbit
For Norbit, Murphy brought in the work of Rick Baker - who he worked with The Hazelnut Professor and Coming to America - to help create a host of other characters, all played by Murphy.
Perhaps the most scandalous of these was "Rasputia Latimore", an outrageously sex-crazed and obese woman who becomes the bossy wife of the film's eponymous star. The bodysuit Murphy's donned for this role was definitely a masterpiece in itself.
Tom Cruise - Thunder in the tropics
Tom Cruise's cameo performance in Tropic Thunder surprised most moviegoers and arguably stole the show with his portrayal of a greedy and ruthless Hollywood producer.
For this role, Cruise's diet coke addict “The Grossmans,” donned a chunky costume, bald wig, chest hair rug, and prosthetic hands, among other things. It is widely assumed that the inspiration for this character was the human penis (a cock). Which makes a lot of sense if you think about it.
Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin Williams' portrayal as Mrs. Doubtfire in this 1993 comedy was so believable that most people wondered if dressing in drag was her usual routine.
Interestingly, the prosthetic mask used in the movie (which will fly down the street), was actually a prop; Williams' real face makeup was a composite of eight separate pieces and a lot of blush.
John Travolta - Hair spray
In Hairspray, Travolta gives a surprisingly convincing performance as "Edna", a character he envisioned to be Sophia Loren… if she were to gain 200 pounds.
This role required Travolta to undergo five hours of in-depth makeup and prosthetics to complete her transformation. He even wore high heels in a number of scenes, which makes us wonder how he could have done it as easily as him. Experience?
Eric Stoltz - Mask
Based on a true story, Eric Stoltz plays a character whose mother is played by Cher, so severe physical disfigurement is naturally to be expected.
However, in this film, he more specifically represents a child suffering from craniodiaphyseal dysplasia. The huge prosthetic skull won Michael Westmore and Zoltan Elek an Oscar for Best Makeup in 1985.
Selma Blair - A dirty shame
The normally small-breasted Blair plays a stripper named "Ursula Udders" in this offbeat 2004 movie. The breast implants used in the movie required four hours of makeup.
For the nude scene, her `` nude '' version of the prosthetic breasts cost $ 5,000 and the studio lighting was so bright that the movie only had several hours to shoot before the lights started cracking them. It was basically a single-use set, which was discarded shortly after.
John Matuszak - The Goonies
Era professional footballer Matuszak turned into everyone's favorite childhood freak, Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli, in Spielberg in 1986 The Goonies.
Applying her makeup - which was quite revolutionary at the time - took a total of five hours per application. It's really worth it. Baby Ruth!
Everyone—adults, teens, and even children, experiences stress. Stress is a reaction to a situation where a person feels threatened or anxious. Stress can be positive ( e. g. preparing for a wedding ) or negative ( e. g. dealing with a natural disaster ). Learning saine ways to cope and getting the right care and support can help reduce stressful feelings and symptoms.
After a traumatic event, people may have strong and lingering reactions. These events may include personal or environmental disasters, or threats with an assault. The symptoms may be physical or emotional. Common reactions to a stressful event can include : disbelief, shock, and numbnessfeeling sad, frustrated, and helplessdifficulty concentrating and making decisionsheadaches, back pains, and stomach problemssmoking or use of alcohol or drugs
Healthy Ways to Cope with StressFeeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. Here are some healthy ways you can deal with stress : Take care of yourself. Eat healthy, well-balanced mealsExercise on a regular basisGet plenty of sleepGive yourself a break if you feel stressed outTalk to others. Share your problems and how you are feeling and coping with a mère, friend, counselor, doctor, or pastor. Avoid drugs and alcohol. These may seem to help, but they can create additional problems and increase the stress you are already feeling. Take a break. If news events are causing your stress, take a break from listening or watching the news. Recognize when you need more help. If problems continue or you are thinking about suicide, talk to a psychologist, social worker, or professional counselor.
Helping Youth Cope with StressChildren and adolescents often struggle with how to cope with stress. Youth can be particularly overwhelmed when their stress is connected to a traumatic event—like a natural disaster, family loss, school shootings, or community violence. Parents and educators can take steps to provide stability and support that help young people feel better.
Are you solo and looking for love ? Are you finding it to meet the right person ? When you’re having trouble finding a love connection, it’s all too easy to become discouraged or buy into the destructive myths out there about dating and relationships.
Life as a solo person offers many rewards, such as being free to pursue your own hobbies and interests, learning how to enjoy your own company, and appreciating the quiet instants of solitude. However, if you’re ready to share your life with someone and want to build a lasting, worthwhile relationship, life as a solo person can also seem frustrating
For many of us, our emotional baggage can make finding the right romantic partner a difficult journey. Perhaps you grew up in a household where there was no role model of a solid, healthy relationship and you doubt that such a thing even exists. Or maybe your dating history consists only of brief flings and you don’t know how to make a relationship last. You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or keep making the same bad choices over and over, due to an unresolved venant from your past. Or maybe you’re not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don’t feel confident enough.
Never be ashamed of who you are. Never. Likability starts with liking yourself. Be your weird, imperfect self. Set your values and stay true to yourself. Be proud of your individuality. People often hide themselves because they are afraid of rejection. But they forget that they don’t need acceptance from everyone. All you need to find are the right people who embrace who you are. And when you aren’t afraid to show yourself, it’s easier to find such people.
Get over your nature, personality, shyness, ignorance, ego or whatever and initiate. When you initiate, you show you’re bulletproof of rejection, which shows your confidence. When you want to practice your social skills, act before you can think. Say something within 5 seconds. Even if the conversation becomes a big failure, practice your courage and your spirit of initiative. Become an initiator and approach people. You never know where your future friends are hiding.
Many people spend an entire day without smiling. While I’m not asking you to put a fake smile all the time, you must find reasons to smile every day. You will only find reasons when you look for them. And meeting a person is a good one. A smile gives a good impression, and it is likely to pass to the other person.
It’s common advice to show interest in people’s life, passions, goals, and everything else they have to say. But nobody tells you how to become genuinely interested in the other person. There are three secrets to it : Treat people like celebrities. Find what you can learn from them. Everyone has knowledge, experiences, and perspectives you don’t have. Find how you can help them.
When you meet people for the first time, you know nothing about them. So, it ends up being an awkward introduction or a small talk on a random topic. You can do better than that. Notice the words or actions of the other person and make assumptions about other people’s interests. Then, give clues when it’s your turn to talk. If the other person gives a response, you got it right. If however, the person shows no response, try the next technique on the list.
No, I’m not talking about questions like — “How are you doing ? ”, “How’s your day going ? ” or “The weather is too cold ( or hot ), isn’t it ? ”Instead, ask strange questions. They give other people an opportunity to open up. Strange questions can be funny, weird, creative, specific or different in any other way. Just make sure you ask open-ended questions ( don’t ask yes or no questions ).
Every time you open your mouth, it’s an opportunity for you to find common interests or values. Without common ground, it’s hard to build a strong relationship with the other person.
When you answer, give hints on what you value, what you like, what assumptions you have made, where you want the conversation to go, or open new possibilities by asking questions. If you don’t find common ground, go back to the 4th point and get interested in them.
Ask for people’s advice on something you’re struggling with or an opinion on a subject ( but avoid controversial topics ). And if you truly like someone’s advice, take it, use it and let them know how it went for you. Don’t forget to thank them. When they speak, figure out their beliefs, values and the way they think. They may even share their stories or give clues about their interests. This gives them a chance to open up which brings me to the next point.
If you open up too much in the beginning, you may push people away. And if you don’t open up at all, you won’t build a strong connection with the other person. Some people don’t mind opening up while others like to trust before they open up. If the other person is too shy to open up, take the lead and give some intimate details about you or share a story. Before opening up any further, let the other person talk. Give them space to share themselves. When you both become vulnerable, the foundation of a new relationship is laid.
People won’t open up in front of you unless they feel comfortable. to make them feel comfortable, get comfortable yourself and give them reasons to trust you. First, relax and get in an open body language. Then, provide trust by providing value and aligning your words with actions