Movie Aliens Who Are Unrecognizably Gorgeous In Real Life

Movie Aliens Who Are Unrecognizably Gorgeous In Real Life


These days, some of Hollywood’s most elaborate
movie roles can require mounds of makeup, hours of prosthetics, and a little help from
the power of CGI. Underneath it all, however, there’s usually
still a real-life human being with a real-life, often beautiful, human face. Here are some movie aliens that are actually
gorgeous in real life. Zoe Saldana has undoubtedly made a lasting
mark in the sci-fi universe, playing Neytiri in 2009’s Avatar and Gamora in both the Guardians
of the Galaxy series and Avengers movies. The blue-skinned alien in the former film
was 70% CGI, with Saldana becoming almost entirely unrecognizable in the role. She later told STV: “I thought [Director James Cameron] did a
really good job of putting Neytiri together. I thanked him for making her look hot. I mean, Neytiri is very sexy and lean with
a really cute bod. I’m in pretty good shape, but I don’t look
that buff.” However, by the time she had made a name for
herself as Gamora, being known only as an intergalactic starlet might have been starting
to get on Saldana’s nerves. She told The New Paper: “I’m not a sci-fi sex symbol. I don’t know why I’m always in space, maybe
being a space babe moves me. As a woman, particularly a woman of color,
the roles (set on Earth) are a little too typical for me.” While elaborating on this sentiment to The
Daily Telegraph’s Stellar Magazine in 2017, Saldana said: “So I think science fiction has given me the
ability as an artist to be colorblind, and gender-blind, and to imagine and reinvent
myself and be the chameleon actors are supposed to be.” Eric Bana got the full Romulan transformation
playing bad guy Nero in the 2009 reboot of Star Trek. Complete with facial tattoos and his species’
signature ears, the Aussie actor actually looked so different, his own agent didn’t
even recognize him on set. Bana told The Sydney Morning Herald: “It was amazing, the first time you put it
on and you realize that you can’t read facial expressions […] Everything you’ve done before
is in the bin because if you do that the audience won’t see your face move at all. So you’re sort of having to push through the
prosthetics.” Clearly, Bana did a great job of it. The film was met with critical acclaim, and
years later, he’s still delighted when fans realize it’s him under the mounds of makeup. In 2013, he told HuffPost: “I still get people today who just saw Star
Trek and had no idea. That’s a huge kick. No, I love that.” Flight of the Conchords alum Jemaine Clement
got a menacing makeover for the third installment of Men in Black in 2012, playing head-honcho
bad guy Boris The Animal. What made him so unrecognizable? Well, maybe it was the fact that it looked
like his goggles were embedded in his face. Nevertheless, Boris was genuinely hideous,
and as the actor recalled: “I think the first day we put the makeup on
it took eight hours.” Arguably the best thing about the villain
was that he just looked so darn cool. The special effects superstar behind the project,
Rick Baker, spoke to Digital Trends about making Boris come to life. He explained: “In the script I got originally he was a biker,
but they described him as Dennis Hopper from Easy Rider. I said, ‘You know what? I think he should be intimidating […] He
should be a bearded, dark-haired, badass f–king biker from space.'” Apparently, the costume was so outlandish,
Clement himself lived quite the lonely life when he wasn’t decked out as Boris. He said: “When I would turn up for lunch without my
makeup on, no-one would talk to me as they didn’t know who I was.” “Do you think he’s listening?” “Let’s test it. ‘Jemaine’s a good-looking guy, isn’t
he?’” “There he goes.” Algerian beauty Sofia Boutella was graced
with an Oscar-nominated makeup team behind her Star Trek Beyond character, Jaylah. Playing a warrior decorated with black facial
lines and a very heavily-defined forehead, Boutella was practically unrecognizable to
fans. Joel Harlow, the Academy Award-winning makeup
artist responsible for her look, dished to Inverse about the painstakingly long four-hour
process that brought Jaylah to life. He said: “It’s deceptively elaborate with lots of intricate
dissections. The challenge was to strike a balance and
blend it to where you don’t know where the prosthetics are […] The mouth, nose, and
chin are Sofia; otherwise, everything else is all a prosthetic.” The results made it nigh-on impossible to
tell what part of her is real and what was created by Harlow. But how did Boutella feel about having to
endure hours of makeup every day? She told FilmIsNow: “I’ve never done prosthetics before. I like that second skin. I like what it brought to me. It’s like, as soon as I had it on, you feel
in character […] Once you put it on, boom, I felt like Jaylah.” Roger Christian’s 2000 box-office flop Battlefield
Earth isn’t exactly remembered for its quality, so much as it is for what it did to poor John
Travolta. Adapted from the 1982 novel of the same name,
Travolta plays Terl, an alien of the breed Psychlos. As The Telegraph noted at the time, the Grease
star was: “…decked out in bad teeth, metallic green
eyes, flapping brows, nostril tubes, oversized claws, lank dreadlocks hanging down the front,
and half a Martha-and-the-Vandellas beehive stuck on the back.” The script wasn’t any better either, and in
the end Battlefield Earth was nominated for 10 Razzies. And the icing on the cake? The flick went on to win Worst Picture of
the Decade in 2010, forcing screenwriter J.D. Shapiro to write a lengthy and apologetic
letter to the New York Post in an attempt to justify his work on the project. Simon Pegg has made it very clear over the
years that he’s a die-hard Star Wars fan, so it’s no wonder he was so overjoyed after
landing a small role in The Force Awakens. To play the role of junk trader Unkar Plutt,
the normally-slender Pegg was remarkably transformed into the portly-looking character thanks to
a combination of makeup, prosthetics, a suit, and digital effects. In an interview with Nerdist, Star Wars creature
shop head Neal Scanlan said: “I think they did a little bit of CG enhancement
on the inside of the mouth […] Stretch the eyes and stretch the mouth, and gave it that
sort of twist to make it feel like it couldn’t just be a person in a suit.” Despite getting some help from CGI, however,
the suit was actually a bit of a debacle. “And I had these big, rubber, like silicon
gauntlets on each of my fingers. And when I took them off, I could pour the
sweat out.” Idris Elba joined the Star Trek crew for 2016’s
Star Trek Beyond, playing an entirely new villain for the franchise: Krall. Since Krall’s species is so elaborate-looking,
Elba had to endure countless hours in makeup. He told Entertainment Weekly: “Typically, my day would start at 4:15 in
the morning. I’d be in the chair until around 7:30, shoot
about 8:30 […] then wake up in the morning and do the whole thing again. I’m claustrophobic by the way; I don’t like
rubber masks on my face.” Although Sofia Boutella’s character, Jaylah,
also required extensive makeup, it was Krall’s design that took the most work in total. Head makeup artist Joel Harlow explained to
Inverse how the context of the story helped shape what the monster looked like. He said: “A lot of the alien characters we designed
for Beyond were aquatic in nature […] lots of fins. There were also lizard elements in Krall too
— gila monsters, specifically.” Just like that, the incredibly handsome hunk
that many had been petitioning to become the new James Bond was made completely unrecognizable,
thanks to the power of Hollywood and some wicked makeup artistry. Karen Gillan’s flowing red locks were nowhere
in sight for her turn as the blue-in-the-face, part-robot villain Nebula both in the Guardians
of the Galaxy and Avengers franchises. So popular was her small role in the first
Guardians flick that by the time 2019’s Avengers: Endgame came around, she was pretty much front
and center, rubbing shoulders with Robert Downey Jr.’s own Tony Stark and Chris Hemsworth’s
Thor. The actress told The Daily Beast: “I feel so lucky that this small character
that I played in the first Guardians film got to evolve and develop so much. I’m extremely grateful, is the main word.” That said, Gillan admitted the costume was
hard to wear. In an interview with Variety, she said: “It’s just a feeling of claustrophobia because
I’m completely enclosed. It’s a second skin that’s glued to me, it’s
not painted […] It’s all over, and so I can’t really move my face very much, you know? It’s a weird sensation, and it’s one that
isn’t the nicest of sensations but it does look really cool and does help with the character.” Quite endearingly, Gillan never thought she
would play a superhero movie villain, quipping to Variety: “I’m from the top of Scotland in the middle
of nowhere. Those are movies from a magical land called
Hollywood that doesn’t actually exist.” Brian Prince was totally transformed as the
Predator in 2018’s fourth installment of the classic sci-fi franchise, The Predator. Speaking about his part in the movie, he told
Den of Geek: “I got really lucky. I was originally an art student in Atlanta,
I draw comics and do illustrations and stuff. I was in Seattle, Washington, in a parkour
gym — I’ve done parkour for nine years.” However, Prince wasn’t a total newcomer to
Hollywood, having previously used his athletic abilities to snag roles as a stunt extra on
The Walking Dead, Captain America: Civil War, and Black Panther. After showcasing his abilities in a video
to the film’s producers, the buff parkour vet got a call from The Predator’s stunt coordinator. Prince later explained: “This creature’s a lot more mobile. In the other films, they’d move, for sure,
but a lot of the times, in the first one, there wasn’t a lot of agile movement. So with this one, for me, they’re throwing
me through things.” Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi did
far more than just transform the franchise from a heavy-handed cosmic drama into an 80s-inspired
quirky comedy — he also lent his voice to for the character of Korg. Speaking to reporters at Disney studios, the
Kiwi-born director dished that he originally wanted Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the role
of the hulking beast. However, in The Rock’s own words, “there wasn’t
enough chicken and salmon in New Zealand” to sustain both him and Chris Hemsworth. So the task of playing Korg fell on Waititi
himself. As it turns out, Korg quickly became a fan-favorite
in the already incredibly well-received flick – due in part to his unique accent. “Piss off, ghost! He’s freakin’ gone.” Fans have clearly greeted the soft-spoken
rock alien with open arms. He had a pretty meaty scene in Avengers: Endgame,
and we’lll surely be looking out for him again in 2021’s fourth Thor installment, Thor: Love
and Thunder. Pom Klementieff joined the cast of Guardians
of the Galaxy for the series’ sequel as the insect-like Mantis, a humanoid alien that
sports some crazy anime-looking eyes and antennae on her head. The actress later told Metro: “The artists were amazing. I had to wear prosthetics at the beginning
of my forehead and the rest was CGI, so it was not hours in makeup.” Although the film received relatively warm
reviews, original comic writer and co-creator of the character, Steve Englehart, wasn’t
too impressed with its take on Mantis. He told Polygon: “Well, I was not happy with Mantis’ portrayal. That character has nothing to do with Mantis.” It turns out that Klementieff didn’t even
read the comics before filming — because director James Gunn told her not to. She revealed to ScreenRant: “I wanted to and I asked James if I should
and he said, ‘No, you don’t need to. Because I knew his version was so different
from the pictures and drawings that I saw.” Considering she reprised her role in the Avengers
franchise and will also star in the third installment of Guardians, it’s probably fair
to say that the actress has done just fine in the role. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Nicki Swift videos about your
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  1. How come nobody is talking about charlize theron abusing her adopted
    little boy ?!!!! dressing him like a girl, fucking up with his mind so
    bad ….. where are child protection services ??????

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