Celebrity Transformations: Stars Who Have Morphed for Movie Roles

From gaining (and losing) weight to enduring 10-hour days in the makeup chair, these stars have changed their looks in the name of entertainment (37 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:22AM

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Celebrity Transformations: Stars Who Have Morphed for Movie Roles

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Glenn Close in 'Albert Knobbs'

Glenn Close first played the title role in Albert Knobbs in a 1982 stage play. She then spent 15 years bringing the story, about a 19th century Irishwoman who poses as a man, to the big screen (it's wide release is Jan. 27). To make herself more masculine, Close wore a prosthetic nose and studied the physicality of Charlie Chaplin. "She's more comfortable now in her guise as a man than she would as a woman," Close says of the unusual character. "If she went into a dress she wouldn't know how to behave. She's caught in the middle." Close's hard work has paid off -- the actress was up for a best actress Golden Globe and has also earned nods from the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy

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