Golden Globe Nominees Who Physically Transformed Themselves

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 7 months ago

These Golden Globe nominees, with the help of talented costume designers and makeup artists, made dramatic physical transformations for their roles. We've paired photos of them in real life, from the era when they made their films, with pictures of them in character.

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Meryl Streep at an event for Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Meryl Streep in real life

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Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins

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Ryan Reynolds at an event for Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds in real life

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds as Wade/Deadpool in Deadpool

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Natalie Portman at an event for A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

Natalie Portman in real life

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Natalie Portman in Jackie (2016)

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman in real life

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Nicole Kidman in The Hours (2002)

Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf in The Hours

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Nicole Kidman in Lion (2016)
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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio in real life

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Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (2015)

Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in The Revenant

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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett in real life

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Best Actress

Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There

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Cate Blanchett in The Aviator (2004)

Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator

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Eddie Redmayne at an event for The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards (2013)

Eddie Redmayne in real life

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Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl (2015)
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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (2014)

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

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Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara in real life

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Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo

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Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger in real life

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Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)

Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron in real life

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Charlize Theron in Monster (2003)

Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster

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Jared Leto

Jared Leto in real life

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Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Jared Leto as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club

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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank in real life

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Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry

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Jack Lemmon circa 1960s

Jack Lemmon in real life

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Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Jack Lemmon as Jerry in Some Like It Hot

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Glenn Close

Glenn Close in real life

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Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs (2011)

Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs

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Dustin Hoffman in real life

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Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie (1982)

Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie

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Ben Kingsley at an event for Gandhi (1982)

Ben Kingsley in real life

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Ben Kingsley in Gandhi (1982)

Ben Kinglsey as Mahtama Gandhi in Gandhi

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Helen Mirren at an event for The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007)

Helen Mirren in real life

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James Cromwell and Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006)

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen

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Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis in real life

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Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)

Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

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Alec Guinness

Alec Guiness in real life

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Linda Blair in real life

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Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973)

Linda Blair as Regan in The Exorcist

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Robert Downey Jr. at an event for The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)

Robert Downey Jr. in real life

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Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder (2008)

Robert Downey Jr. as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder

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Joan Cusack at an event for In & Out (1997)

Joan Cusack in real life

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Joan Cusack in Working Girl (1988)

Joan Cusack as Cyn in Working Girl

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Robert DeNiro in real life

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Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)

Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver

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Joan Allen at an event for The Crucible (1996)

Joan Allen in real life

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Anthony Hopkins and Joan Allen in Nixon (1995)

Joan Allen as Pat Nixon in Nixon

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Tom Cruise circa 1980s

Tom Cruise in real life

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Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July

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Mo'Nique at an event for The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)

Mo'Nique in real life

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Mo'Nique in Precious (2009)

Mo'Nique as Mary in Precious

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Judi Dench

Judi Dench in real life

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Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love