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The purpose of an actor is to step into somebody else’s shoes and walk in them so convincingly that the audience forgets they’re watching a performance. – Boredpanda.com

But some roles require more than just good acting skills, which is where makeup and prosthetics come in. Scroll down for some of the most incredible transformations that have ever taken place on film. From Ralph Fiennes playing Voldemort and Meryl Steep disguised as a Rabbi to John Travolta turning into a woman and Angelina Jolie turning into a man, the list below, compiled by Bored Panda, is a testament to the amazing magic of movie makeup.

#1 Ralph Fiennes – Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter Series)

Ralph Fiennes - Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter Series)

#2 Naomi Grossman – Pepper (American Horror Story Series)

Naomi Grossman - Pepper (American Horror Story Series)

#3 Meryl Streep – Rabbi (Angels In America)

Meryl Streep - Rabbi (Angels In America)

#4 Eddie Redmayne – Lili (The Danish Girl)

Eddie Redmayne - Lili (The Danish Girl)

#5 Robin Williams – Mrs. Doubtfire (Mrs. Doubtfire)

Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire (Mrs. Doubtfire)

#6 Heath Ledger – Joker (The Dark Knight)

Heath Ledger - Joker (The Dark Knight)

#7 Jacob Tremblay – Auggie (Wonder)

Jacob Tremblay - Auggie (Wonder)

#8 Richard Brake – The Night King (Game Of Thrones)

Richard Brake - The Night King (Game Of Thrones)

#9 Eddie Murphy – Saul (Coming To America)

Eddie Murphy - Saul (Coming To America)

#10 John Matuszak – Sloth (The Goonies)

John Matuszak - Sloth (The Goonies)