“I didn’t recognize you in makeup”: famous actors who played monsters in films (10 photos)

19 January 2024

Movie stars are rarely given heavy makeup and given to play characters in which their famous faces may not be recognizable. But, of course, there are exceptions. After all, their talented and charming faces can be recognized in any makeup!

Jack Nicholson

He played a werewolf in the film "Wolf" (1994).

Gary Oldman

Played Spider Smith in the film Lost in Space (1997).

Christopher Walken

He played the Headless Horseman in the film Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Tim Curry

He played the Lord of Darkness in the film “Legend” (1985).

Salma Hayek

She played the vampire queen in the film From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).

Benicio del Toro

He played a werewolf in the film “The Wolf Man” (2010).

Robert DeNiro

He played Frankenstein's monster in the film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994). She and Nicholson came to an agreement that year.

Famke Janssen

She played the supreme dark witch in the film “Witch Hunters” (2013).

Jared Leto

Played a vampire in the infamous film Morbius (2022).

Nicolas Cage

Played Dracula in the film Renfield (2023).

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