5 Good-Looking Actors That Got Monstrous Makeovers for a Role

We all know how heartbreakingly beautiful you have to be in order to become a celebrity. And God bless these humanitarians for taking one for the team and joining the ranks of us uggos for some of their more painful credits. Here are five devastatingly attractive celebrities that had to become monsters for film roles.



Charlize Theron - Monster

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Charlize Theron made headlines for creating possibly the biggest discrepancy between an actor’s looks and a character’s looks in 2003’s Monster. It’s a fitting name, as Theron’s portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos has haunted my dreams ever since (not nearly as much as her braids from Fate of the Furious did, let’s not forget that horror).



Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder

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Tom Cruise was arguably the highlight of 2008’s Tropic Thunder, cursing people out as super-agent Les Grossman and telling them to do horrendous things to their own faces. Much like the horrendous thing he did to his own face, donning prosthetics as well as MASSIVE fake hands that are more than a little unsettling.



Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool

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Speaking of unsettling, we can’t forget about perennial heartthrob-turned-Freddy lookalike Wade Wilson, Deadpool's secret identity. Ryan Reynolds has a visage that can shake even the most secure of moviegoers, but this film basically turns that hunky face into a hunk of beef jerky. Hey, at least he’s got a sense of humor, right ladies?



James Franco - Spring Breakers

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Look, I love Riff Raff as much as the next red-blooded American, but the blatant rip-off that is James Franco’s Alien is as close to an actual goblin as a human can get.



Christian Bale - The Machinist

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Christian Bale lost an unhealthy amount of weight for this role, playing the emaciated Trevor Reznik and allegedly subsisting on an apple and a can of tuna every day. If that’s not a ringing endorsement for Chicken of the Sea, I don’t know what is, but I do know that watching poor insomniac Trevor’s tale will very likely make you an insomniac for at least a week. Ribs ain’t supposed to look like that, dawg.

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