Oscar prefers an unfamiliar actor-prosthetics, weight gain (or reduction) and other total transformations to better embody a character or real-life image. Celebrating the release of Michael Schwalter’s “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, featuring Jessica Chastein wearing a pronounced jaw, Diversity Ranking ranking of the 25 best modern conversions, seen and snatched by the Academy Awards.
We’ll be looking at makeup techniques in the future, and this year we have a complete transformation of Academy Award winner Jared Leto into Ridley Scott’s upcoming “House of Gucci” opposite Lady Gaga. They ignited the Internet when they saw Colin Farrell’s first glimpse of DC Comics villain The Penguin in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” opposite Robert Pattinson and Paul Dano.
Television is bringing significant changes among actors, as seen in the characters of Lily James and Sebastian Stan’s much-anticipated Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee Hullu’s limited series “Palm and Tommy”.
Since her debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, Schwalter’s drama speaks to the ups and downs of media-loving televangelist Tammy Faye Bucker (Chastain) and her husband Jim (starring Andrew Garfield). While the movie was seen with a mixed-to-positive reception at TIFF, Chasten and Garfield are taking the lion’s share of the notice, especially since the former has taken its most interesting turn. With Kristen Stewart’s more admirable performance as Princess Diana in Pablo Laraon’s “Spencer” movie, the Best Actress award could be an exciting competition to watch throughout the season.
See ranked ranked selections below.
Honorable mention: Andrea Day (“USA vs. Billy Holiday”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”), Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”), Hillary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry”), Tilda Swinton (“Suspiria”))