18 actors who were literally transformed to play a role

Certainly, special effects are extremely powerful for making movies. But make-up artist skills are just as important. Indeed, with a stroke of the brush, makeup masters can disfigure you, make you beautiful, or even transform you into a creature straight from another galaxy.

Here are 18 actors who went under the brushes of professional makeup artists to take on a very particular role.

1. Yondu Udonta - Michael Rooker

Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014

(C) Guardians of the Galaxy / Facebook   (C) Charles Sykes/REX/Shutterstock  

2. Ayesha - Elizabeth Debicki

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2017

(C) Marvel Studios   (C) Maja Smiejkowska/REX/Shutterstock  

3. Mystique - Rebecca Romijn

X-Men, 2000

(C) 20th Century Fox   (C) Jim Smeal/BEI/REX/Shutterstock  

4. Kona Chief - Hugh Grant

Cloud Atlas, 2012

(C) X-Filme Creative Pool   (C) Gregory Pace/BEI/REX/Shutterstock  

5. The Faun - Doug Jones

Pan's Labyrinth, 2006

(C) Estudios Picasso   (C) MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock  

6. Beetlejuice - Michael Keaton

Beetlejuice, 1988

(C) Geffen Company   (C) Tyler Boye/WWD/REX/Shutterstock  

7. Alice - Milla Jovovich

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, 2016

(C) ?inemex / Twitter   (C) Brian To/REX/Shutterstock  

8. Captain Teague - Keith Richards

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2011

(C) Walt Disney Picture   (C) Wes and Alex/REX/Shutterstock  

9. Jaylah - Sofia Boutella

Star Trek Beyond, 2016

(C) Paramount Pictures   (C) Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock  

10. Madame Blanc - Tilda Swinton

Suspiria, 2017

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11. Saul - Eddie Murphy

Coming to America, 1988

(C) Paramount Pictures   (C) Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock  

12. Apocalypse - Oscar Isaac

X-Men: Apocalypse, 2016

(C) Fox Movies   (C) MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock  

13. The Witch - Helena Bonham Carter

Big Fish, 2003

(C) Sony Pictures   (C) Can Nguyen/REX/Shutterstock  

14. Les Grossman - Tom Cruise

Tropic Thunder, 2008

(C) Dream Works Pictures   (C) BabiradPicture/REX/Shutterstock  

15. Queen Narissa - Susan Sarandon

Enchanted, 2007

(C) Walt Disney Pictures   (C) Gregory Pace/REX/Shutterstock  

16. The Thing - Michael Chiklis

Fantastic Four, 2005

(C) 20th Century Fox   (C) Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock  

17. The Rabbi - Meryl Streep

Angels in America, 2003

(C) HBO   (C) ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock  

18. Darth Maul - Ray Park

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, 1999

(C) Lucasfilm   (C) Stewart Cook/REX/Shutterstock  

Bonus: Owen Chase - Chris Hemsworth

In the Heart of the Sea, 2015

(C) ?hris Hemsworth / instagram   (C) Marvel Studios  

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