When Samuel L. Jackson pops up midway through Quentin Tarantino’s latest, Django Unchained, as house slave Stephen, you might be forgiven for doing a serious double take. Is it really him? That hairline! Those jowls! Those eyebrows! But it is, and that’s the power of make-up artists for you. While Jackson is just about identifiable, Hollywood history is littered with examples of actors who’ve disappeared under so much make-up that their billing at first seems a mystery. Here’s our pick of the unrecognizables.
Top 10 Dance Moves
For those planning to see the documentary Ballroom Dancer, out now, I imagine you’re going to come away from it feeling a little jealous you can’t quite groove like the professionals. But no worries, we’re here to help: here’s our cinematic masterclass on some fail safe moves to pull on the dancefloor.
Worst Films to Watch with Your Parents
Sophia Satchel Beaza
All of us, young and old, have perhaps suffered that seemingly universal door creak, as one (or more) parent decides to walk in at the precise moment when both film stars decide to forgo plot and get down to some dirty. That moment, always embarrassing no matter how much you try to cover it up, is what this list is based on.