CineFix breaks it down with their “Top 10 Makeup Transformations of All Time” as it highlights the very best of Hollywood Make-up Artists that have made us laugh, cry and even scream in terror with their skill and mastery to bring the unbelievable to life with silicon, hair and makeup. As CineFix notes, “Movie makeup can do more than hide imperfections and beautify actors. Well-designed makeup can play a major role in creating a character… Makeup can age, disfigure and gender swap actors.” Hollywood has been feeding our fetish for transformation since the first reel began to roll, so it’s no doubt that this list is incomplete when it comes to people’s favorite movie transformations.
My personal favorites include: Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Legend and of course, Hellraiser – I love Pinhead, Angelique and the Cenobites!
Let us know your favorite transformations in the comments below!
Mystique from X-Men (2000) Makeup Artist: Gordon Smith
Tootsie (1982) Makeup Artist: Allen Weisinger
The Fly (1986) Makeup Artist: Chris Walas
The Elephant Man (1980) Makeup Artist: Christopher Tucker
Frankenstein (1931) Makeup Artist: Jack Pierce
Planet of the Apes (1968) Makeup Artist: John Chambers
The Godfather (1972) Makeup Artist: Dick Smith
Monster (2003) Makeup Artist: Toni G
21 Jump Street (2012)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Makeup Artist: David Martí