Given the vast array of imaginative things that Hollywood is capable
of crafting, it seems strange that moviemakers still struggle with some
of the basics. Traditional makeup techniques that age actors stands as
one of the biggest culprits and has often ruined entire films thanks to
sloppy, weird, or unbelievable results. As many movies have proven,
donning wrinkles and age spots doesn't automatically equal a successful
makeover. In the digital age, it's easier for filmmakers to get a little
help so that grandpa and grandma look more like live, actual people
than a Halloween prop—but that's what makes those who transform actors
into senior stars old school-style so impressive. It's an art form.
Leonardo DiCaprio underwent a dramatic transformation for the upcoming J. Edgar, and it's not one of his best-looking moments.
The FBI's first director didn't win any beauty contests in his day, but
DiCaprio appears to be drowning in his prosthetics, and the whole thing
just seems awkward. This got us thinking about other cruddy elderly
makeovers. Below are some stars who made the leap to long in the
tooth, in order from most convincing to least. Leave us your list in the
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