The Best Transformation of Stars for Their Movie Roles

Tom Cruise in the role of Ron Kovic, a veteran of the Vietnam War, in Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

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Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute and a serial killer, accurately portrayed by Charlize Theron in Monster (2003)

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Woody Harrelson in the role of Larry Flynt and in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

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Robert De Niro in the role of boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull (1980)

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Leonardo DiCaprio as Jim Carroll in The Basketball Diaries (1995)

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Frank Abagnale, a security consultant and a former confidence trickster, check forger, skilled impostor, and escape artist featured by Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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Leonardo DiCaprio together with Frank Abagnale

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Russell Crowe in the role of John Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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John Nash and his wife Alicia and Russel Crowe with Jennifer Connelly in A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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Gene Hackman in the role of Jimmy Doyle inThe French Connection (1971)

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Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

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Javier Bardem as Ramon Sampedro in The Sea Inside (2004)

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Al Pacino in role of Frank Serpico in Serpico (1973)

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John Lone in the role of Pu Yi, Chinese Emperor in The Last Emperor (1987)

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Robert De Niro in the role of the casino executive Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal in Casino (1995)

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Bernard Hill played Edward Smith, the captain of Titanic, in the movie Titanic (1997)

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Victor Garber featured Thomas Andrews, shipbuilder of the ocean liner RMS Titanic, in the movie Titanic (1997)

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Macaulay Culkin played Michael Alig, a member of Club Kids in the movie Party Monster (2003)

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Daniel Day-Lewis featured Gerry Conlon, wrongfully convicted for the Guildford pub bombings in the ovie In the Name of the Father (1993)

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Denzel Washington in the role of Frank Lucas, a drug lord, in American Gangster (2007)

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Russell Crowe as Jeffrey Wigand, the vice president at Brown & Williamson in The Insider (1999)

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Val Kilmer in the role of Jim Morrison, in the movie The Doors (1991)

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Jamie Foxx in the role of American musician Ray Charles, a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s in the movie Ray (2004)

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Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line (2005)

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Gary Oldman featured Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986)

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Salma Hayek in the role of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in Frida (2002)

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Jeffrey Wright as Basquiat in Basquiat (1996)

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19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Total Eclipse (1995)

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Johnny Depp playing journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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One of America’s most controversial and colorful authors Truman Capote featured by Philip Seymour Hoffman as in Capote (2005)

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Jim Carrey as comedian Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon (1999)

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Vincent Cassel in the role of French criminal Jacques Mesrine in Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 (2008)

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Marion Cotillard featured Edith Piaf in the movie La vie en Rose (2007)

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