Actors Who Sat The Longest In The Make-Up Chair

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For some movies, all that an actor requires to get into role is a bit of powder, to get his or her hair did, and an outfit change – and in 5 minutes they’re done. Then there’s some characters that require them to sit all day (literally) in the make-up chair just so they can get into the part. Check out and see just how long these popular movie actors took to get into character, and, who took the longest.
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Brad Pitt

How long did it take for Brad to transform into Benjamin Button?…
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Benjamin Button

Brad spent 5 hours everyday just to transform in the man who reverses in age.
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John Matuszak

If you loved The Goonies, then you’ll remember John Matuszak as Sloth, the lovable man-monster from the film. So how long did it take for him to become the freak show that Sloth was?…
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Sloth

To deform John’s face, it took over 15 prosthetic layers and 5 long hours of work each day.
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Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis played “The Thing” in Fantastic Four. And his costume was a fantastic work of art that took hours to make. How long exactly?…
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The Thing

Michael opted to refuse any CGI work to create his character, and instead, sat in a chair everyday for 3 hours to make him look like a man made of stone.
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Dave Bautista

Former WWE superstar, Dave Bautista plays Drax The Destroyer in Guardians Of The Galaxy – a breakout role for him that broke him out of his roles as just a wrestler. So how long did it take Bautista to becomes Drax?…
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Drax The Destroyer

… it took Bautista 5 hours of standing upright and still everyday. Co-star Chris Pratt says Dave didn’t complain once.
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Doug Bradley

While you wouldn’t know it by just looking at him, Doug Bradley plays one of the freakiest characters in cinema history – Hellraiser. Of course, you wouldn’t know it because that’s what the magic of movies are all about. How much hell did Doug have to go through to become Hellraiser?…
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Hellraiser

… hope we didn’t keep you on pins and needles there (pun intended), but Doug spent 6 hours everyday getting pins stuck in his head.
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John Hurt

The Elephant Man was based off the true story of Joseph Merrick (played by John Hurt) who actually had a disease called elephantiasis. Turning John into the sad freak-show Joseph was took…
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Joseph Merrick (Elephant Man)

… between 7 and 8 hours John spent everyday to look like he had the horrible disfiguring disease elephantiasis.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger

The role that made him famous, The Terminator, Arnold had to endure hours upon hours to turn himself into the T800 – a robot skeleton with human skin. Exactly how long you ask?…
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T800

The Terminator was terminated for doing anything other than sitting in a chair for 5 hours everyday until he became the menacing T800.
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