Did you know that Anne Hathaway chopped off her beautiful hair for the character of Fantine in LES MISERABLES, the motion picture adaptation of the huge global stage sensation? Just like Anne, there are other famous actresses that in the past, have given up their long locks for a big role.
Below you’ll find a list of actresses whose transformation earned them nominations and really marked their career in an impactful way. Will this be the year that Anne takes home an Oscar? What actress has had the most shocking change?
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables” (2012)
Barbara Mori – “Cosas Insignificantes” (2007)
Demi Moore – “G. I. Jane” (1997)
Hilary Swank – “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999)
Natalie Portman – “V for Vendetta” (2005)
About the movie:
Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs—including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”—Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.