22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

The amount of time and effort, sweat, and tears that goes into making films is impressive. Just take a look at the intricacies required to apply makeup on Hollywood actors. Even characters who we think don't need serious makeup can take hours to get ready for set. Not to mention how much effort it takes to make the fantasy and sci-fi characters look believable.

To show you how much work it takes to get Hollywood grade makeup, we've rounded up some of the best before and after photos as well as step-by-step photos. For example, who knew that the creation of Thorin Oakenshield seemed like a very difficult process?

22 PHOTOS

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

1. Naomi Grossman, American Horror Story.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

2. Robin Williams, Mrs. Doubtfire.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

3. Richard Armitage, The Hobbit.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

4. Richard Break, Game of Thrones.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

5. Charlize Theron, Monster.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

6. Doug Jones, Crimson Peak.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

7. Karen Gillan, The Avengers.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

8. Danny DeVito, Batman Returns.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

9. Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

10. John Rhys-Davis, Lord of the Rings.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

11. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

12. Ron Perlman, Hellboy.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

13. Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

14. Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

15. Josh Brolin, Deadpool 2.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

16. Roddy McDowell, Planet of the Apes.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

17. Gary Oldman, Hannibal.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

18. Jacob Tremblay, Miracle.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

19. Jim Carrey, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

20. Emma Thompson, My Terrible Nanny.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

21. Angelina Jolie, Maleficent.

22 before and after shots showing how much effort has gone into Hollywood makeup

22. Tilda Swinton, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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