1. Uzo Aduba
Aduba attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and obviously is a very beautiful woman when not in character aka Crazy Eyes.
2. Uzo Aduba aka Crazy Eyes
The star of the hit show, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Uzo Aduba as her character ‘Crazy Eyes’, the bantu-knotted inmate who’s known for her quirky behavior.
3. Terrence Howard & Oprah Winfrey
In The Butler, Oprah had an affair with another butler portrayed by Howard. They got to do some steamy make-out sessions as well as enjoying a smoke afterwards.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Also for the movie The Butler, makeup artists aged Oprah by 36 years to transform her into 95-year-old Gloria Gaines.
5. Jared Leto
Jared Leto put on 67 lbs for the film ‘Chapter 27’ in which he played John Lennon’s assassin Mark David Chapman. (Retna)
6. Jared Leto
Leto put on a dress and makeup for his role in Dallas Buyers Club as Rayon, an HIV-positive transgender woman living in Texas in the 1980s and took home an Oscar.
7. Tom Hanks
Hanks lost around 55 pounds for his role of a FedEx executive who was marooned on a desert island in the film Cast Away.
8. Tom Hanks
Hanks lost 26 pounds for the film ‘Philadelphia’ portraying a young lawyer with AIDS. Hanks, diagnosed with diabetes, was a guest on the Tom Joyner Morning Show talking about his dramatic weight gains and losses over the years for film roles.
9. 50 Cent
50 Cent lost more than 50 lbs for ‘Things Fall Apart’ in which he played a cancer-ridden football player. (Retna)
10. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron gained 30 lbs had some serious makeup sessions to transform into Aileen Wuornos for the film ‘Monster’
11. Will Smith
For the movie ‘Ali’ Will Smith gained 35 lbs of muscle going from 185 to 220.
12. Jennnifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson worked very hard to lose weight for the role of Winnie Mandela in the film ‘Winnie’
Beyonce fasted for two weeks and lost twenty pounds for the film Dreamgirls and gained 15 pounds for Cadillac Records.
14. Halle Berry
In ‘Cloud Atlas’ Halle Berry takes on six different roles across different time periods- past, present and future.
15. Robert DeNiro
For “Raging Bull’ Robert DeNiro beefed up then gained 60 lbs to portray the fallen boxer Jake La Motta.
16. Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy played numerous characters in the movie Coming To America and in Norbit, he transformed into a heavyweight woman, Rasputia.
17. Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker gained 50 lbs, used dark makeup and studied Swahili for his role in the ‘Last King of Scotland’ which earned him an Oscar.
18. Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank gained 19 lbs of pure muscle for her role in ‘Million Dollar Baby’ and walked away with an Oscar.
19. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey dropped 47 pounds to portray a guy battling AIDS in The Dallas Buyer’s Club. He took home an Oscar as well.
20. Robert Downey, Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. portrayed an actor portraying a black soldier in ‘Tropic Thunder’ who refuses to break character.
21. Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox transformed into a vein-popping villain for the film ‘Alex Cross’ also starring Tyler Perry.
22. Christian Bale
Christian Bale lost around 70 lbs for the film ‘The Machinist’ in which he played an insomniac.
23. Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry also plays numerous characters in all of him Madea films: Madea, Joe and Brian.