Biggest Golden Globe-Nominated Transformations Over the Years

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 5 months ago

These Golden Globe nominees, with the help of talented costume designers and makeup artists, made dramatic physical transformations for their roles. We've paired photos of them in real life, from the era when they made their films, with pictures of them in character.

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman in real life

2
Nicole Kidman in Destroyer (2018)

Nicole Kidman as Erin Bell in Destroyer

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Christian Bale at an event for Vice (2018)

Christian Bale in real life

4
Christian Bale in Vice (2018)

Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice

5
Rami Malek at an event for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Rami Malek in real life

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Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

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Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette in real life

8
Patricia Arquette in Escape at Dannemora (2018)

Patricia Arquette in "Escape at Dannemora"

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Antonio Banderas at an event for Genius (2017)

Antonio Banderas in real life

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Antonio Banderas in Genius (2017)

Antonio Banderas in "Genius: Picasso"

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John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly in real life

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John C. Reilly in Stan & Ollie (2018)

John C. Reilly in Stan & Ollie

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Sacha Baron Cohen at an event for Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Sacha Baron Cohen in real life

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Sacha Baron Cohen in Who Is America? (2018)

Sacha Baron Cohen in "Who Is America?"

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Edgar Ramírez

Edgar Ramírez in real life

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Edgar Ramírez in American Crime Story (2016)
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Gary Oldman at an event for Darkest Hour (2017)

Gary Oldman in real life

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Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour (2017)

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

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Denzel Washington at an event for The Oscars (2017)

Denzel Washington in real life

20
Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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James Franco

James Franco in real life

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James Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

James Franco as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist

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Sally Hawkins

Sally Hawkins in real life

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Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (2017)

Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

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Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie in real life

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Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (2017)

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya

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Allison Janney

Allison Janney in real life

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Allison Janney in I, Tonya (2017)

Allison Janney in I, Tonya

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Meryl Streep at an event for Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Meryl Streep in real life

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Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins

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Ryan Reynolds at an event for Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds in real life

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds as Wade/Deadpool in Deadpool

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Natalie Portman at an event for A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

Natalie Portman in real life

34
Natalie Portman in Jackie (2016)

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman in real life

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Nicole Kidman in The Hours (2002)

Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf in The Hours

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Nicole Kidman in Lion (2016)
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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio in real life

39
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (2015)

Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in The Revenant

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Cate Blanchett at an event for Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Cate Blanchett in real life

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Best Actress

Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There

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Cate Blanchett in The Aviator (2004)

Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator

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Eddie Redmayne at an event for The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards (2013)

Eddie Redmayne in real life

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Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl (2015)
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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (2014)

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

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Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara in real life

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Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo

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Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger in real life

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Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)

Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron in real life

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Charlize Theron in Monster (2003)

Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster

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Jared Leto

Jared Leto in real life

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Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Jared Leto as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club

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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank in real life

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Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry

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Jack Lemmon circa 1960s

Jack Lemmon in real life

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Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Jack Lemmon as Jerry in Some Like It Hot

59
Glenn Close

Glenn Close in real life

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Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs (2011)

Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs

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Dustin Hoffman in real life

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Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie (1982)

Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie

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Ben Kingsley at an event for Gandhi (1982)

Ben Kingsley in real life

64
Ben Kingsley in Gandhi (1982)

Ben Kinglsey as Mahtama Gandhi in Gandhi

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Helen Mirren at an event for The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007)

Helen Mirren in real life

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James Cromwell and Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006)

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen

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Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis in real life

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Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)

Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

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Alec Guinness

Alec Guiness in real life

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Linda Blair

Linda Blair in real life

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Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973)

Linda Blair as Regan in The Exorcist

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Robert Downey Jr. at an event for The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)

Robert Downey Jr. in real life

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Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder (2008)

Robert Downey Jr. as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder

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Joan Cusack at an event for In & Out (1997)

Joan Cusack in real life

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Joan Cusack in Working Girl (1988)

Joan Cusack as Cyn in Working Girl

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Robert DeNiro in real life

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Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)

Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver

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Joan Allen at an event for The Crucible (1996)

Joan Allen in real life

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Anthony Hopkins and Joan Allen in Nixon (1995)

Joan Allen as Pat Nixon in Nixon

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Tom Cruise circa 1980s

Tom Cruise in real life

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Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July

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Mo'Nique at an event for The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)

Mo'Nique in real life

84
Mo'Nique in Precious (2009)

Mo'Nique as Mary in Precious

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Judi Dench

Judi Dench in real life

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Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love

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Christian Bale at an event for The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)

Christian Bale in real life

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Christian Bale in The Fighter (2010)

Christian Bale in The Fighter