Glenn Close, Natalie Portman, Tom Hardy: Shocking star transformations

Published Jan 25 2012, 18:15 GMT  |  By

As former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon shaves off all her hair to appear in the play Wit, we take a look at the stars - including Hilary Swank and Tom Hardy - who have completely transformed their appearance, from piercings to excessive weight loss, for a movie role...
Stars Transform themselves for roles

Christian Bale caused irreversible liver damage by losing an excessive amount of weight for his role in The Machinist and again for his Oscar-winning role in 2010's The Fighter.