Meryl Streep Becomes Margaret Thatcher for 'The Iron Lady': Most Amazing Celeb Biopic Transformation?
"The Iron Lady"
"The Iron Lady"
Meryl Streep pretty much gets an Oscar nomination just for waking up in the morning. And it looks like she might do it again playing Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady."
DiCaprio is earning praise for playing an aging, repressed J. Edgar Hoover in "J. Edgar," though critics are mixed on the movie (and the makeup).
"My Week with Marilyn"
Williams is getting serious Oscar buzz for her role as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn," for which she gained a few pounds and mastered Monroe's famous wiggle.
Foxx won the Oscar for his impressively physical performance as Ray Charles in 2004's "Ray."
Theron won the Oscar for transforming herself from a supermodel-esque beauty into a plain-looking prostitute-turned-serial killer in 2003's "Monster."
De Niro won his second Oscar (and gained 60 pounds) to play troubled boxer Jake LaMotta in 1980's "Raging Bull."
In early reviews, U.K. critics are loving 62-year-old Streep's performance as the controversial former British prime minister. The Guardian's Xan Brooks said Streep's performance "is astonishing and all but flawless" -- but adds that Streep "is the one great weapon of this often silly and suspect picture." The U.S. release of the film was recently pushed back a couple of weeks to Dec. 30, which also got tongues wagging about how good it is.
Nevertheless, Streep should come away from awards season with her usual well-deserved Oscar nod. So should Michelle Williams, who has critics raving about her performance as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn." Leonardo DiCaprio is also earning praise for playing an aging, sexually repressed J. Edgar Hoover in "J. Edgar."
From Streep to Williams to classics like Robert De Niro in "Raging Bull," click through our slideshow and let us know: Which celeb had the most amazing biopic transformation?
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