10 Actors Who Can Transform Themselves Into Literally Anyone

Many actors dread being typecast. But unless they have the talent to take on diverse roles, this can prove a struggle — good makeup just isn’t enough to stop us seeing the same personality shining through.

LikeAble invites you to take a look at some of the true masters of reinvention.

Gary Oldman

Dracula, True Romance, The Fifth Element, Interstate 60, Harry Potter

Helena Bonham Carter

Fight Club, Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, The King’s Speech

Ian McKellen

Richard III, Rasputin, David Copperfield, The Lord of the Rings, X-Men

Jared Leto

Fight Club, Alexander, Chapter 27, Dallas Buyers Club, Suicide Squad

Cate Blanchett

The Lord of the Rings, The Aviator, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, I’m Not There, Cinderella

Ralph Fiennes

Schindler’s List, The Constant Gardener, Harry Potter, The Duchess, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Tilda Swinton

Orlando, The Chronicles of Narnia, Michael Clayton, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Doctor Strange

Michael Fassbender

300, A Dangerous Method, Prometheus, Macbeth, Steve Jobs

Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, Black Mass

Meryl Streep

The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia, The Iron Lady, Into the Woods, Ricki and the Flash