Ten Best Celebrity Movie Transformations

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  • Martin Lawrence
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans
  • Michael Jackson
  • Mariah Carey
  • 50 Cent
  • Beyoncé
  • Charlize Theron
  • Whoopi Goldberg

Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder

RDJ took a big chance donning "blackface" to play the role of a white actor playing a Black character in this boundary-crossing comedy. Though the transformation made plenty of people cringe, Downey said he "dove in with both feet" and trusted that the audience would find his character "morally sound."

(Photos from left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Dreamworks Pictures)

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