Sir Anthony Hopkins has transformed himself into Alfred Hitchcock for the newly released biopic "Hitchcock."

While the actor was nearly unrecognizable in his lastest on-screen role, he is certainly not alone in the transformation required to play an historical figure. Indeed, layers of silicone, body suits, fake teeth, fake hair -- as well as painstaking hours spent in makeup -- are the bread and butter of many of the most successful biographical films.

From Mozart's powder white wigs to Frida's unibrow to Hopkins (again) as Nixon, below, is a round up of the most jaw-dropping makeup in biopics.

PHOTOS: %VIRTUAL-MtGallery-236SLIDEEXPAND--265657%
Hitchcock Movie Poster
Hitchcock
PG-132012
Based on 40 critics

Following his great success with "North by Northwest," director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) makes... Read More

categories Movies