15 Actors Behind Famous Movie Characters That Are Hard to Recognize

In the movie industry, actors often look much different on film than they do in real life. They cut and dye their hair, gain or lose weight, and spend many hours with makeup artists every day to transform into someone else. The magic of Hollywood is that actors look so convincing in their roles that we forget that these people we see on the screen don’t actually exist in real life. And sometimes it may leave us in shock when we find out how actors who played our favorite characters look in person.

Here at Bright Side, we’ve collected some of the most impressive actor transformations from some of your favorite films.

1. Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy films) — Karen Gillan

For the role of this villain, Nebula, Karen Gillan shaved her head and had to spend many hours with makeup artists every day of shooting to get transformed into the character.

15 Actors Behind Famous Movie Characters That Are Hard to Recognize

What’s interesting is that no CGI (computer-generated imagery) was used to turn her into Nebula — professional makeup artists did all the work!

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