An actor’s job is to transform into new, different characters. But sometimes it’s not enough just to imagine oneself as Gandalf or Pennywise – to finish the transformation an actor needs makeup. There is even an Academy Award for the best makeup and hairstyling, because it’s not easy at all, but still a very interesting job. And the process of transformation is so intriguing to watch.

1. Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in “It” (2017)

2. Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique from X-Men

3. Jack Nicholson as Joker in “Batman” (1989)

4. Richard Crispin Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in the three-film production of “The Hobbit”

5. Tim Curry’s performance as Pennywise in the “It” movie (1990)

6. Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in “Vice” (2018)

7. Vito Corleone as portrayed by Marlon Brando in “The Godfather”

8. Ian McKellen as Gandalf from “The Lord of the Rings”

9. Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland”

10. Ron Perlman as Hellboy

11. Richard Brake as the Night King from the “Game of Thrones”

12. Stephen Hawking portrayed by Eddie Redmayne 

13. Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands

14. Jim Carrey as Grinch

15. Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

16. Karen Gillan as Nebula from the “Guardians of the Galaxy”

17. Robin Williams as Miss Doubtfire

18. Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice 

19. Tilda Swinton as Madame D in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

20. Arnold Schwarzenegger as T-800 in “Terminator”

21. Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill from “Darkest Hour”

22. Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I in “Mary Queen of Scots”

23. John Rhys-Davies as Gimli from “The Lord of the Rings”

24. Naomi Grossman as Pepper from “American Horror Story”