Who better to embody the twin masks of comedy and drama than these seven actors, who disappear completely into their most famous roles? Through makeup, prosthetics, and motion capture, these actors are known for creating inhuman characters on the silver screen. You know their work, but you rarely see their faces.
publication date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
clue: This SNL alum and current game show host has put on bald caps and pinky rings, black-rimmed glasses and false teeth, long black wigs and baseball caps, curly mustaches and bushy long beards, dead-sexy fat suits, behatted cat suits, and more prosthetics to bring his bizarre characters to life.
explanation: Myers has played Dr. Evil, Austin Powers, and Fat Bastard in the Austin Powers films, Wayne Campbell in Saturday Night Live and the Wayne's World films, and the title characters in The Cat in the Hat and The Love Guru. He currently appears wearing more prosthetics as game show host Tommy Maitland in The Gong Show. more…
publication date: Friday, January 19, 2018
clue: She's well-known for having blue skin on the planet of Pandora and green skin in the Marvel movies, but it was her own skin that let her inhabit an iconic black role on the starship Enterprise.
explanation: Saldana plays Neytiri in the Avatar films, Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and Uhura in the latter Star Trek films. more…
publication date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
clue: It's appropriate that he was a guest voice on Robot Chicken, because those words sum up his roles in films based on Japanese manga, the Pleistocene era, Isaac Asimov novels, Polynesian myths, and Star Wars.
explanation: Tudyk played a chicken in Moana and a chicken-like dodo in Ice Age, as well as robots in Rogue One, Astro Boy, and I, Robot. more…
publication date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
clue: He's been villains to Batman and the Fantastic Four, a zombie to Bette Midler, amphibious creatures opposite Hellboy and Sally Hawkins, sci-fi icons in Star Trek and The Time Machine, and even a faun who spoke Spanish.
explanation: Jones has starred in Batman Returns, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hocus Pocus, Hellboy, The Shape of Water, Star Trek: Discovery, The Time Machine, and Pan's Labyrinth. more…
Helena Bonham Carter
publication date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
clue: She wore a spiky red wig in Women Talking Dirty, a curly blonde wig in Cinderella, a disheveled black wig in the Harry Potter films, enormous stitches in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a lazy eye in Merlin, a simian face in Planet of the Apes, a CGI-enlarged head in Alice in Wonderland, and an eye patch over old-age makeup in Big Fish.
explanation: Bonham Carter has played Cora in Women Talking Dirty, the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films, Elizabeth in Frankenstein, Ari in Planet of the Apes, the Red Queen in the Alice films, and a witch (among other roles) in Big Fish. more…
publication date: Monday, January 15, 2018
clue: You might have seen him as a hirsute beast, a hircine priest, a hellish boy, a villainous vampire, an anarchic biker, or a trekking Reman.
explanation: Perlman has played Vincent in the Beauty and the Beast television series, a goat-like priest in The Island of Dr. Moreau, Hellboy in the Hellboy films, a vampire leader in Blade II, a biker in Sons of Anarchy, and a Reman viceroy in Star Trek: Nemesis. more…
publication date: Sunday, January 14, 2018
clue: He's played a galactic supreme leader, simians both gigantic and war-making, and a one-armed Marvel villain, but he's best known for playing a paranoid, big-eyed, cave-dwelling, ring-obsessed DID sufferer.
explanation: Serkis has played Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, King Kong in the 2005 remake, Caesar in the recent Planet of the Apes films, Klaw in Black Panther, and Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. more…