40 unbelievable celebrity transformations for iconic roles


Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca | Star Wars Series

Peter Mayhew Chewbacca Star Wars Series

The legendary and loveable Wookie from the Star Wars Series of movies portrayed by Peter Mayhew. Han Solo’s co-pilot throughout the saga was actually inspired by George Lucas’ dog! A combination of bears, badgers and lions went into creating the iconic voice of Chewbacca. What we see on screen is simply a costume worn by the 7 foot 3 inches tall Mr Mayhew whose height helped him land the role. Making this one of the easiest on set celebrity transformations but also the tallest.

Jim Carrey as the Grinch

He may not have succeeded in stealing Christmas in this magical festive tale, however Jim Carrey has stole our hearts time and time again. In an interview with Graham Norton, Carrey explained the makeup took upwards of 8 hours to apply and referred to wearing the makeup as “like being buried alive every day.” Carrey goes on to explain that he worked with a CIA operative who is trained to endure torture to aid him in the process.


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