Watching These Five Actors Get Into Character Makeup Will Give You A Whole New Appreciation For Makeup Artists

And the actors, for that matter. These processes are INSANE.

C.j. Eugene
Created By C.j. Eugene
On Jun 9, 2017
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Ever wondered how long and hard it is to bring some of your favorite characters to life?

Well, you're not alone and you're not wrong to wonder. While some character makeup is as simple as applying a little foundation and some sparse eyeliner, some characters can be a lot more complicated. Say, for instance, Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy or The Penguin from Batman Returns. So, to show a little appreciation for the art of character makeup, we've assembled five characters with some crazy intense makeup and gathered photos and videos of their transformations. Enjoy!

First, we'll take a look at Jim Carrey in The Mask.

Next up, we'll look at some slightly simpler makeup, which went into turning Michael Keaton into Beetlejuice.

The process for turning Michael Keaton into Beetlejuice wasn't exactly simple, but it wasn't quite as prosthetic heavy as some character makeup requires. Starting with a regular Michael Keaton...

A little more white base, a green wig, some glue, and some dark eye makeup later, you end up with a nearly complete Beetlejuice...

Speaking of former a former Batman, this brings us to our next character, The Penguin played by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns.

Taking another step back to something a bit simpler, let's see how Johnny Depp became the Mad Hatter for Alice in Wonderland.

It may seem like just a bit of face makeup, and there aren't too many prosthetics involved, but it's still pretty involved. You start with your regular old Johnny Depp...

From there, it's pretty much just wig work and finishing touches...

Finally, here's an incredible time-lapse video from Zoe Saldana's Twitter that shows the three-hour process it takes to create Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy.

What do you think of these incredible transformations? Talk to us about them in the comments below, and share with your friends to see what they think!