In adapting her late friend Patricia Highsmith’s acclaimed lesbian romance, “Carol,” Phyllis Nagy knows the importance of things unsaid, as well as finding the actors who can play up to the silence.
Some actors put so much preparation into a role, they render themselves unrecognizable on screen. From Oscar winners to some of the industry’s biggest names, here are 15 stars who completely transformed their appearance for a role.
Sure, she won the Oscar for leading actress only a year and a half ago, but could you blame the Academy for recognizing Blanchett yet again? And what about her compelling co-star Rooney Mara?
Rooney Mara’s casting as Tiger Lily in “Pan” is just the latest in a long history of questionable casting choices.