Most dramatic actor transformations

Published On: Oct 16 2012 02:53:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 08:57:57 AM CST

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are receiving buzz during awards season for their dramatic transformations in "Dallas Buyers Club." Take a look at some of the other most dramatic actor transformations ever seen on film.

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But Mara was unrecognizable in her next role, tough girl Lisbeth Salander in the American version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Mara chopped her hair, bleached her eyebrows and went the extra mile by getting not only her nose pierced, but also her nipple and eyebrow.

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