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10 Celebrity Transformations: From Mom To Gritty Movie Role (Photos)

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Julianne Moore plays Sarah Palin in 'Game Change.'

Call it a makeover!

Movies are supposed to take us into an alternate universe; provide an escape from our everyday lives. But when celebrities are so transfixed throughout the tabloids and the media, it’s hard to divide a line between real life drama and that on the big screen.

When it comes to high-profile celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Halle Berry, and Beyonce, producers often rely on makeup and CGI to transform such actresses. That way, we’re not distracted by who the actors are rather than the role they are playing. (Case in point: Gigli.)

Most of the transformations that we would call our favorites are Oscar-nominated roles. They’re often the roles that stand out come awards season and they certainly stood out to us as well.

Take a look at 10 celebrity transformations below!

  • Precious 1 of 20
    This mom of twins went the complete opposite of her normal look to pull of this role. She even put on fake facial hair!
  • Mariah Carey 2 of 20
    Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey played the social worker in 'Precious.'
  • Monster’s Ball 3 of 20
    Monster's Ball
    This mom of one played a poor, abusive mother in this raunchy drama that won her an Oscar!
  • Halle Berry 4 of 20
    Halle Berry
    Halle Berry took home an Oscar award for her work in Monster's Ball.
  • The Iron Lady 5 of 20
    The Iron Lady
    This mother can do it all. Not only has she been in dozens of movies, but she won her fourth Oscar for the role of Margaret Thatcher.
  • Meryl Streep 6 of 20
    Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep won her fourth Oscar this year for her role in 'The Iron Lady'
  • Dreamgirls 7 of 20
    While this may be an easy guess, this new mom went back in time a few decades to pull off this role.
  • Beyonce 8 of 20
    Beyonce was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in 'Dreamgirls.'
  • Precious 9 of 20
    Another celebrity mom pulled off an amazing transformation for her role in 'Precious.'
  • Mo’Nique 10 of 20
    Mo'Nique took home an Academy Award for this role.
  • Shallow Hal 11 of 20
    Shallow Hal
    It's amazing what a little makeup and computer work can do. Who do you think this mom of two is?
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 12 of 20
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    It was Gwyneth Paltrow when she played in 'Shallow Hal!'
  • Dukes of Hazzard 13 of 20
    Dukes of Hazzard
    While this may be the better side of the transformation, there's no doubt who this mom-to-be is.
  • Jessica Simpson 14 of 20
    Jessica Simpson
    Yes, it was Jessica Simpson who played Daisy Duke back in 2004.
  • Game Change 15 of 20
    Game Change
    There is a striking resemblance between this actress and Sarah Palin.
  • Julianne Moore 16 of 20
    Julianne Moore
    It was Julianne Moore who pulled off the role in 'Game Change.' We smell an Emmy win!
  • X-Men 17 of 20
    With all of this makeup, it's hard to tell who this mom of twins is.
  • Rebecca Romijn 18 of 20
    Rebecca Romijn
    It was Rebecca Romijn who played the role of Mystique in a few X-Men films.
  • The Help 19 of 20
    The Help
    Another mom, another transformation, another Academy Award nomination.
  • Viola Davis 20 of 20
    Viola Davis
    New mom Viola Davis pulled off the role in 'The Help.'

[Photos via Pacific Coast News/PR Photos/Twitter.]

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