Biggest Golden Globe-Nominated Transformations Over the Years

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 weeks 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 movies or TV shows, with pictures of them in character.

114 images

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Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019)

Joaquin Phoenix in The Joker

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix in real life

3
Renée Zellweger in Judy (2019)

Renée Zellweger in Judy

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Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger in real life

5
Charlize Theron in Bombshell (2019)

Charlize Theron in Bombshell

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Charlize Theron at an event for Long Shot (2019)

Charlize Theron in real life

7
Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks in real life

9
Tobias Menzies in The Crown (2016)

Tobias Menzies in "The Crown"

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Tobias Menzies at an event for Outlander (2014)

Tobias Menzies in real life

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Olivia Colman in The Crown (2016)

Olivia Colman in "The Crown"

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Olivia Colman at an event for The Oscars (2019)

Olivia Colman in real life

13
Patricia Arquette in The Act (2019)

Patricia Arquette in "The Act"

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Patricia Arquette at an event for The Act (2019)

Patricia Arquette in real life

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Joey King in The Act (2019)

Joey King in "The Act"

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Joey King

Joey King in real life

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Sam Rockwell in Fosse/Verdon (2019)

Sam Rockwell in "Fosse/Verdon"

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Sam Rockwell at an event for The Oscars (2018)

Sam Rockwell in real life

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Michelle Williams in Fosse/Verdon (2019)

Michelle Williams in "Fosse/Verdon"

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Michelle Williams at an event for The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards (2019)

Michelle Williams in real life

21
Russell Crowe in The Loudest Voice (2019)

Russell Crowe in "The Loudest Voice"

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Russell Crowe at an event for The Nice Guys (2016)

Russell Crowe in real life

24
Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen in real life

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Helen Mirren at an event for 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018)

Helen Mirren in real life

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Nicole Kidman in Destroyer (2018)

Nicole Kidman as Erin Bell in Destroyer

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman in real life

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Christian Bale in Vice (2018)

Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice

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Christian Bale at an event for Vice (2018)

Christian Bale in real life

31
Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

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Rami Malek at an event for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Rami Malek in real life

33
Patricia Arquette in Escape at Dannemora (2018)

Patricia Arquette in "Escape at Dannemora"

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Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette in real life

35
Antonio Banderas in Genius (2017)

Antonio Banderas in "Genius: Picasso"

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Antonio Banderas at an event for Genius (2017)

Antonio Banderas in real life

37
John C. Reilly in Stan & Ollie (2018)

John C. Reilly in Stan & Ollie

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John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly in real life

39
Sacha Baron Cohen in Who Is America? (2018)

Sacha Baron Cohen in "Who Is America?"

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

Sacha Baron Cohen in real life

41
Edgar Ramírez in American Crime Story (2016)
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Edgar Ramírez

Edgar Ramírez in real life

43
Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour (2017)

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

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Gary Oldman at an event for Darkest Hour (2017)

Gary Oldman in real life

45
Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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Denzel Washington at an event for The Oscars (2017)

Denzel Washington in real life

47
James Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

James Franco as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist

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James Franco

James Franco in real life

49
Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (2017)

Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

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Sally Hawkins

Sally Hawkins in real life

51
Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie in real life

52
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

59
Natalie Portman at an event for A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

Natalie Portman in real life

60
Natalie Portman in Jackie (2016)

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman in real life

62
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

65
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (2015)

Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in The Revenant

66
Cate Blanchett at an event for Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Cate Blanchett in real life

67
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

69
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

75
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

81
Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank in real life

82
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

84
Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Jack Lemmon as Jerry in Some Like It Hot

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Glenn Close

Glenn Close in real life

86
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

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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

97
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

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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



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