25 Actors Who Became Unrecognizable For A Role

  • Published on Apr 1, 2019
  • These actors underwent extreme physical transformations for their roles! Subscribe to our channel: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Screenrant
    Well, you can never say that some actors wont go to extremes in order to inhabit a role. Some go the way of packing on the pounds, while others are determined to lose a ton of weight in a short amount of time. Whatever the job, these Hollywood stars have done it all; from crazy crash dieting to spending untold hours in the gym while chowing down on protein in order to get into character. Whether it was Chris Pratt’s transformation from Andy Dwyer into a super hunk in Guardians of the Galaxy, Jonah Hill’s fluctuating weight for movies like War Dogs and TV shows like Maniac, Natalie Portman cramming years of ballet training into a couple of months for Black Swan, or a young Tom Hardy getting absolutely huge for Bronson. There was also Jared Leto’s weight gain for Chapter 27, Demi Moore’s serious dedication to changing it all for G.I. Jane, Anne Hathaway starving herself in order to take on Fantine in Les Miserables, or Sir Ben Kingsley changing his entire lifestyle to accurately portray Gandhi. Along with them, Jake Gyllenhaal dropped a ton of weight for Nightcrawler and then packed it on for Southpaw, Emma Stone trained like a professional Athlete to play one in Battle of the Sexes, and Ryan Gosling made the mistake of putting on pounds for The Lovely Bones before he was eventually fired because of it! All these stars and more turned their bodies and lives around in order to get into their characters skin, in a big way!
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Comments • 966

  • Clark Drew
    Clark Drew 3 hours ago

    They forgot to mention Robert De Niro in Cape Fear

  • Shad0w Royalty
    Shad0w Royalty 7 hours ago

    I am GROOT

  • Marguerite Johnson
    Marguerite Johnson 15 hours ago

    Michael Fassbender went down to 9 stone for ‘Hunger’.

  • Bindass Bakchodi
    Bindass Bakchodi 2 days ago +1

    Where is amir khan for dangal?

  • Adam McDonald
    Adam McDonald 2 days ago

    7:37 should we tell him

  • supergaytor
    supergaytor 3 days ago

    For a few millions. I will do thst too

  • Kris Stone
    Kris Stone 3 days ago

    Will smith in I Am Legend

  • Carlos Moreno
    Carlos Moreno 3 days ago

    Christian Bale's transformations are just amazing... or very crazy :/

  • K H
    K H 4 days ago

    Where is Charlize Theron Monster?

  • Sarvasheesh Sarkar
    Sarvasheesh Sarkar 5 days ago

    Amir Khan in dangal?

  • Adam warlock
    Adam warlock 5 days ago

    Instead of giving Jake two spots I would have put Brolin for deadpool 2

  • Hanna Motionless
    Hanna Motionless 6 days ago

    so many mirrors

  • Unholy CoffeeGod
    Unholy CoffeeGod 6 days ago

    Tom Hardy was bane, now he is Venom

  • ZimNation
    ZimNation 7 days ago

    Honestly, Heath Ledger pushes himself to suicide for a role and y’all want Christian Bale to be number one. SMH

  • Jo-Ann Bastings
    Jo-Ann Bastings 7 days ago

    Acting is everything BUT easy if you have the talent and dedication. What we saw in the video you shared, was actors and actrices with a mission, which was to prove they can surpass everybody’s expectations and show what they can really create as a role character.

  • Jeff Watkins
    Jeff Watkins 7 days ago +1

    Erm...what about Russell Crowe for The Insider? Looks like this is just another video for people who have no idea there actually were movies before 2000.

  • Saran K R S
    Saran K R S 7 days ago +1

    These guys are probably not aware of chiyaan vikram's work from the film I .

  • Coby Brink-Li
    Coby Brink-Li 8 days ago

    Michael Fassbender in Hunger maybe?

  • Khairunnisa Kusuma
    Khairunnisa Kusuma 8 days ago +1

    Good job.. This is why I like the actor/actress from hollywood. In Indonesia you can be an actror or actress just has good looking or western face without any talent. They easy come easy go.. Lol..

  • different Jelly
    different Jelly 9 days ago

    What about Bradley cooper? He turned into a raccoon..

  • Hansolo Mathews
    Hansolo Mathews 10 days ago

    Jonah goes through the most lol

  • Haight the Great
    Haight the Great 10 days ago

    50 cent lost a ton of weight for some movie he played a cancer patient

  • Lex Luthor
    Lex Luthor 11 days ago

    Now Christian Bale Lost Weight Again.

  • Cat Nip
    Cat Nip 11 days ago

    ..and they all wonder why they die young...go crazy...and so on and so forth!

  • little_chris_rm
    little_chris_rm 12 days ago

    Heath ledger the joker
    Passion of the Christ Jim caviezel
    The pianist adrien Brody

  • mycatisromeo
    mycatisromeo 12 days ago

    Josh Brolin in Avengers. He gained 400 lbs of muscle and grew 5 feet taller, got a chin implant and had his skin dyed to play Thanos. And it didn't even affect his voice!

  • mycatisromeo
    mycatisromeo 12 days ago

    Daniel Day Lewis transformed into pure evil for There Will Be Blood.

  • Noa Valentijn
    Noa Valentijn 12 days ago +1

    Tom Holland and his quackson

  • Willow Kinkle
    Willow Kinkle 12 days ago

    This just makes me wanna starve myself to lose 25 pounds

  • Elias Ocasio
    Elias Ocasio 13 days ago +3

    Sylvester Stallone's body transformation for the rocky films

  • jonathan john
    jonathan john 13 days ago

    where is aamir khan ??

  • vambo13257
    vambo13257 13 days ago

    Jonah Hill is still a fatso, built very strangely

  • _Terra_Bite _
    _Terra_Bite _ 14 days ago

    is eric bana on here?

  • Shashank Pal
    Shashank Pal 14 days ago

    Amir khan - Dangal

  • The Wave
    The Wave 14 days ago

    you guys forgot 50cent

  • Geraldthewitcher2
    Geraldthewitcher2 15 days ago

    what about aamir kahn feom dangal????

  • Dred Winfredc
    Dred Winfredc 15 days ago

    My answer is Yeap...

  • Vincent Martin
    Vincent Martin 16 days ago

    Damn swank had the fat ass son!!! Ummmmmm!!

  • UnFaZed Dax
    UnFaZed Dax 16 days ago +1

    I’m the 910th commentator wow

  • nicholas cicchillitti
    nicholas cicchillitti 16 days ago

    Overkill and dangerous

  • Insane Reaper
    Insane Reaper 17 days ago +1

    You missed the actor that killed Bruce Willis's character in The Sixth Sense. The guy lost an amazing amount of weight to appear so thin.

  • Ray White
    Ray White 17 days ago +4

    It is genuinely impressive, but I must say that if my literal job was to exercise and I didn't have to go work at the bank 40 hours a week, I'm confident I could transform pretty good too.

  • Night King
    Night King 17 days ago

    Joaquin Phoenix

  • Elijah Earl Apellido
    Elijah Earl Apellido 17 days ago

    How about Aamir Khan? Danggal movie? Anyone?

  • Angela Friedemann
    Angela Friedemann 19 days ago +3

    Strange - I would've recognized most of those actors even after they were "unrecognizable".
    Do I have superpowers, too?

  • Thomas Earl
    Thomas Earl 20 days ago

    15 actors who have a shorter life expectancy . . . but hey, they lived longer than rock stars.

  • Krister Del Barco Flores

    for mas it is just steroids that they use :/

  • EternalFear YT
    EternalFear YT 21 day ago +1

    Watch in 0.75 speed, this man talks to fast.

  • Abi Ramales
    Abi Ramales 21 day ago

    Idgaf if most people don’t like this but I AM LOVING RUBY ROSE 😍😍😍

  • sam123osca r
    sam123osca r 21 day ago

    The most I've ever lost is 25 pounds in 2 months

  • NOCH
    NOCH 21 day ago

    10:01 Are you sure she didn't just gain weight and stop putting on make up?

  • Rainbow4 Toilet
    Rainbow4 Toilet 21 day ago

    honestly sometimes its scary how much actors need to change for a role

  • geetjuhhisdebeste
    geetjuhhisdebeste 22 days ago

    Tom Hanks - Cast Away. Also right up there. @Letterman he told that doctors said this had contributed to him developing T2 Diabetes - talk about healthy weight loss/gain. :P

  • Jazzie Huggins
    Jazzie Huggins 22 days ago

    Ghandi was racist asf.. Did he have to be racist as well.. 🙄

  • Jennifer Gates
    Jennifer Gates 23 days ago

    Although I hope they don't literally kill themselves by doing this, I do appreciate their dedication.

  • Tmendler
    Tmendler 24 days ago

    Bronson is a severely underrated movie

  • cbcdesign001
    cbcdesign001 24 days ago

    How about Donnie Wahlberg? He lost 43 pounds to play Vincent in the 6th sense.

  • YungIDontThinkSo
    YungIDontThinkSo 24 days ago

    What about Chris Evans for Captain America : The First Avenger?

  • Fareed Wattoo
    Fareed Wattoo 24 days ago

    I totally agree with you at 9:55. indubitably she is so pretty

  • Liss Firefly
    Liss Firefly 24 days ago +8

    You mention Chris Hemsworth for becoming Thor-worthy, but not Chris Evans becoming Cap-worthy!?

  • mello bio 287
    mello bio 287 24 days ago

    Yes you missed Thor in endgame

  • Jennifer Kelley-Bielawa

    Can you say steroids... I get it, lots of hard work and dedication, but still...

  • Mandy Ice
    Mandy Ice 25 days ago +1

    Can’t be healthy!!! Props to everyone on the list!!

  • richystar2001
    richystar2001 25 days ago

    Woman Navy Seal. Lol

  • LD100
    LD100 25 days ago

    Chris pratt got fat again for infinity war

  • Dom Russo
    Dom Russo 25 days ago +1

    They forgot Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor

  • Marixa Rangel
    Marixa Rangel 26 days ago +1

    What about Vin Deisel he turned into a tree

  • Ace
    Ace 26 days ago

    I need to do this for a school district production of Hamilton. I am cast as Angelica and they have a dress foe me that I need to drop like 20 pounds to fit into in 2 months....oof I’m only 13 how am I supposed to do this XD

  • Ki Woods
    Ki Woods 26 days ago

    50 cent

  • perlanegrada
    perlanegrada 26 days ago

    donnie wahlberg in sixth sense

  • Emma G
    Emma G 26 days ago

    what about iron man? he transformed into

  • Nellie Rutten
    Nellie Rutten 26 days ago

    Joana Hill will never be a hunk fat or slim he looks unattractive and has a mouse face.

  • Ash 101
    Ash 101 26 days ago

    What about the wizard of oz???

  • Dyan Lui
    Dyan Lui 26 days ago

    Respect these actors/actresses

  • Tá grá Dé foirfe♡

    You forgot Adrien Brody!! For the Pianist

  • Hater Oftheleft
    Hater Oftheleft 27 days ago


    LONEWOLF VIDEOS 27 days ago +1

    the quick and major transformations actors put themselves through cannot be healthy and im surprised this is still allowed in hollywood.

  • Marie-joe Houaiss
    Marie-joe Houaiss 27 days ago

    Heath ledger for the role of the jocker in the dark night !!

  • EyeKahnography
    EyeKahnography 27 days ago

    No mention for Adrian' Brody's award winning role for the Pianist?? How much weight and isolation did he go through for that??

  • Interesting Bubbleguppie

    How about Michael b Jordan in creed

  • Jillian Russo
    Jillian Russo 28 days ago +1

    We need to give a big shoutout to Donnie Wahlberg for losing 43 pounds just to play a 3 minute role in the movie the sixth sense. The fact that he did that just or 3 minutes it crazy

  • IAm TheEvening
    IAm TheEvening 28 days ago

    Can someone mention christina Aguilera

  • DashingChannel
    DashingChannel 28 days ago

    You missed the transformation of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan

  • Jade Laishevsky
    Jade Laishevsky 28 days ago

    what about heath ledger

  • Jesse Buckle
    Jesse Buckle 28 days ago

    Christian bale in the fighter

  • facetious
    facetious 29 days ago +26

    these people lose and gain weight like its nothing

    meanwhile i struggle to lose 3 pounds

    • facetious
      facetious 14 days ago

      @TheDoctor_6th i mean what i said, gamer

    • TheDoctor_6th
      TheDoctor_6th 14 days ago

      facetious WHAT DO YOU MEAN????

    POE LWE 29 days ago

    2:39 i was wondering whenever there are nipples showing in a movie are they legit? Or CGI?

  • miracell1992
    miracell1992 29 days ago +1

    After this video, I went straight into looking where to get the G.I. Jane movie. And it wasn't for the plot let me tell you.

  • Destiny Rios
    Destiny Rios 29 days ago

    Lilly Collins! To The Bone!

  • Bhad Gigi
    Bhad Gigi 29 days ago

    This is why they deserve all the money they get. Committed to there job!

  • Aaron Rushing
    Aaron Rushing 29 days ago

    Who remembers when 50 cent dropped down to 145 to play a cancer patient for that movie nobody saw? Oh yea, nobody saw it lol

  • wim deijs
    wim deijs 29 days ago


  • Nicholas Parker
    Nicholas Parker Month ago

    Is Ryan Gosling restarded? Why would he do that

  • Michael Fisher
    Michael Fisher Month ago +1

    How about bradley cooper for american sniper!

  • Davealynn Kumuhone
    Davealynn Kumuhone Month ago

    Ive notice that when actors gain muscle mass, they get more and better roles. Like to me if will smith didnt gain muscle mass for the movie "ali" he would never had made all those movies. Ryan reynolds too.

  • Ayusch
    Ayusch Month ago

    What about Aamir Khan in Dangal?

  • SAX Games
    SAX Games Month ago

    All the girl transformations shouldn't be on this list

  • SAX Games
    SAX Games Month ago

    365 POUNDS!!!!!!

  • Terren Simon
    Terren Simon Month ago

    It wouldn’t be computer generated imagery (cgi) it would have been visual effect or compositing cgi is a fully animated movie like toy story

  • NushaKaoru
    NushaKaoru Month ago

    Why not cast someone who allready looks like the character and not make people take all those health risks? O.o