10 Best Transformative Performances Which Shocked you!!

Actors push themselves to the limit sometimes to get into the skin of their roles. Some performances are remembered for the the extreme transformations by the actors playing them. Here are 10 of such performances which definitely will be remembered for ages to come:

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Ben Foster in "The Program". He plays Lance Armstrong in the biopic and reportedly even took performance enhancing drugs to get into the skin of the role!
Ben Foster in “The Program“. He plays Lance Armstrong in the biopic and reportedly even took performance enhancing drugs to get into the skin of the role!

9.

Roony Mara in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo". Skinny, majorly pierced, dyed and tattooed (of course), Mara slipped effortlessly into a role that demanded a physical transformation that could feed into a remarkable emotional change for the role!
Rooney Mara in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo“. Skinny, majorly pierced, dyed and tattooed (of course), Mara slipped effortlessly into a role that demanded a physical transformation that could feed into a remarkable emotional change for the role!

8.

Tom Cruise in "Tropic Thunder". His bald look coupled with a foul mouth was one of the best things of the war-film-spoof.
Tom Cruise in “Tropic Thunder“.
His bald look coupled with a foul mouth was one of the best things of the war-film-spoof.

7.

Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club". From a rom-com speacialist to a serious stud, this guy really made heads turn with this acclaimed masterpiece.
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club“.
From a rom-com speacialist to a serious stud, this guy really made heads turn with this acclaimed masterpiece.

6.

Hillary Swank in "Boys Don't Cry". There's something really special and moving about this breakout part, one that required such dedication and pure grit. A memorable performance for ages!
Hillary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry“. There’s something really special and moving about this breakout part, one that required such dedication and pure grit. A memorable performance for ages!

5.

Eddie Redmayne in "The Danish Girl". Nominated for Best Actor awards second year in a row, Redmayne plays Lili Elbe with panache and makes this film a must watch!
Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl“. Nominated for Best Actor awards second year in a row, Redmayne plays Lili Elbe with panache and makes this film a must watch!

4.

Charlize Theron in "Monster". Undoubtedly her best act in her career, the South african beauty transformed into serial killer Aileen Wuornos with shocking brilliance!
Charlize Theron in “Monster“.
Undoubtedly her best act in her career, the South african beauty transformed into serial killer Aileen Wuornos with shocking brilliance!

3.

Heath Ledger as Joker in "The Dark Knight". One of the most iconic roles of all time, the sheer brilliance of Ledger to completely transform himself into an anti-hero we all love seems unreal!
Heath Ledger as Joker in “The Dark Knight“.
One of the most iconic roles of all time, the sheer brilliance of Ledger to completely transform himself into an anti-hero we all love seems unreal!

2.

Eddie Redmayne in "The Theory Of Everything". Don't be surprised to see Redmayne's name in the list again! His career defining role in 2014 earned him a well deserved Oscar. Eddie underwent a series of dramatic physical changes to approximate the effects that ALS had on Hawking's body over the course of many years
Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory Of Everything“.
Don’t be surprised to see Redmayne’s name in the list again! His career defining role in 2014 earned him a well deserved Oscar. Eddie underwent a series of dramatic physical changes to approximate the effects that ALS had on Hawking’s body over the course of many years

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Christian Bale in "The Machinist". This, by far, is the most shocking transformation of all time!! Bale infamously lost over 60 pounds for the part (and reportedly wanted to drop even more, a prospect that forced the film's producers to make him stop, lest he actually die), a daunting physical transformation that informed every part of his performance and even his own personal life. Topping this, his next film was "Batman Begins"!!!
Christian Bale in “The Machinist“.
This, by far, is the most shocking transformation of all time!! Bale infamously lost over 60 pounds for the part (and reportedly wanted to drop even more, a prospect that forced the film’s producers to make him stop, lest he actually die), a daunting physical transformation that informed every part of his performance and even his own personal life. Topping this, his next film was “Batman Begins”!!!

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