Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
For this week, I’ll tell about some pretty awesome actor transformations. I haven’t seen any of the films yet, but they are waiting on my to-watch-list!
#1 Cate Blanchett in I’m Not There
Among several other famous actors like Heath Ledger and Richard Gere, Cate Blanchett made the transformation to Bob Dylan for the movie I’m Not There. She looks so much like Dylan, I can’t believe it!
This film is extremely promising, so I really hope I find the time to check it out soon-ish.
#2 Jared Leto in Chapter 27
For Chapter 27 musician/actor Jared Leto gained 30 kg to look like Mark David Chapman. You read that correctly: he gained the weight instead of donning a fatsuit.
The film is a bio-drama depicting the murder of John Lennon, with the title being a reference to J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. So much intriguing stuff there!
#3 David Harbour in Hellboy
You might know David Harbour as your beloved police chief from the show Stranger Things. However, you might not recognize him in Hellboy. Honestly, if I wouldn’t know that it’s him, I never would have realized it on my own.
The Hellboy films starring Ron Perlman were quite impressive, so I’m excited to see how the new take on the topic will fair.
What’s your favorite actor transformation? Let me know in the comments!