15 Actors Whose Bodies Are Not Their Own — See the Movie Magic!

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15 Actors Whose Bodies Are Not Their Own — See the Movie Magic!

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15 Actors Whose Bodies Are Not Their Own — See the Movie Magic!

Movie magic is becoming so imperceptible, it’s almost impossible to realize when you’re seeing celebrity body doubles or CGI physiques.

The bodies of these 15 Hollywood stars were digitally altered or swapped out altogether — whether they wanted them to be or not!

15 Actors Whose Bodies Are Not Their Own — See the Movie Magic!
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1. Amber Heard

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1. Amber Heard

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Amber is currently embroiled in legal drama with film producer Christopher Hanley over the unreleased film London Fields — saying he used a body double to put her character in sexually explicit scenes in an attempt to circumvent the nudity rider of her contract.

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2. Lena Headey

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2. Lena Headey

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For Cersei’s walk of shame through King’s Landing in Game of Thrones, this Emmy-nominated actress opted against full-frontal nudity. Instead, she tag-teamed the scene with body double Rebecca Van Cleave.

“It was one of the scariest, most wonderful, most gratifying experiences I could have imagined,” Rebecca told Entertainment Weekly.

“I never in a million years would have thought I would be in Dubrovnik surrounded by hundreds of extras and crew members throwing food at me, but it was amazing.”

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3. Joseph Gordon Levitt

3. Joseph Gordon Levitt

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“Our hope is that you watched The Walk and believed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt learned to juggle five clubs while balancing on a slackline,” VFX master Aidan ­Fraser told CineFX. “Those shots were digital face replacements.”

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4. Claire Danes

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4. Claire Danes

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“Instead of waiting out Claire Danes’s pregnancy, the producers of Homeland would paste the torso of a skinny double onto hers,” Vulture reports.

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5. Chris Evans

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5. Chris Evans

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Chris really did have a superhero’s physique for 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, but the scrawny, pre-serum Steve Rogers was a combination of digital plastic surgery work and footage of a double.

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6. Isla Fisher

6. Isla Fisher

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Hate to crash fanboy dreams, but this Aussie actress used a body double for her character’s nude scenes in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers.

“I totally hate the puritanical approach to the whole nudity thing, but then when it comes to me, I have double standards,” she told HELLO!, per UPI. “No way am I doing anything like that.”

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7. Jack O’Donnell

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7. Jack O’Donnell

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“Instead of forcing star Jack O’Connell to starve himself completely in Angelina Jolie’s prisoner-of-war biopic Unbroken, [Lola Visual Effects] finished the job with digital ‘emaciation,’” says Vulture.

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8. Freida Pinto

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8. Freida Pinto

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Nope, you didn’t see Freida’s actual backside in the 2011 fantasy epic Immortals.

“It wasn't really my butt,” she told E! News. “It was a butt double. I’m relieved I don’t have to deal with that issue.”

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9. Jake Gyllenhaal

9. Jake Gyllenhaal

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Zero VFX added sweat, saliva, and blood to the 2015 boxing flick Southpaw — but also brought the boxers closer together and elongated Jake’s arms to make it look like his punches landed, Vulture reports.

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10. Keira Knightley

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10. Keira Knightley

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Kiera actually helped cast her butt double for the 2005 action film Domino.

“The girl we picked had a lovely bottom,” she told The Telegraph.

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11. Owen WIlson

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11. Owen WIlson

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Apparently Owen’s derriere wasn’t pretty enough for the 2006 comedy You, Me and Dupree.

“The director made [the] decision not to use my butt,” he said, per Digital Spy. “I don’t know how to interpret that.”

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12. Luke Wilson

12. Luke Wilson

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Owen’s brother Luke, on the other hand, opted out of a nude scene and went with a body double for the 2006 comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

“I had a great year emotionally, but physically it was kind of a tough year,” he said, according to The Telegraph.

“I thought it might be a good time to sit on the bench for that scene and let some other kind of more athletic guy take over there.”

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13. Ludacris

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13. Ludacris

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Luda has been comedically warping his body in music videos for years, a fact some Internet haters seemed to forget.

In “Vitamin D,” his CGI abs are supposed to look fake — he wakes up at the end of the video to realize the six-pack was a figment of his imagination.

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14. Zac Efron

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14. Zac Efron

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Not only did Zac use a butt double named Jordan Scott on the set of Dirty Grandpa, as TMZ reports, but that guy got in trouble with his ex.

Jordan’s ex said he strangled her and broke her cell phone so she couldn’t call for help. She then filed for a restraining order.

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15. Ruth Wilson

15. Ruth Wilson

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Now we know Ruth Wilson (pictured here) uses a body double for the Showtime drama The Affair — because that body double is now suing the cable network, as TMZ reports.

Ashlynn Alexander says she was fired in September 2015 after reporting sexual harassment. An assistant director referred to her as “Alison Sexytime Double,” she claims, and then belittled her when she called him out on it.

Showtime, meanwhile, claims Ashlynn was fired because her hair color wasn’t a good match anymore, but Ashlynn says that should be moot since she always wore a wig when she filmed scenes.

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Movie magic is becoming so imperceptible, it’s almost impossible to realize when you’re seeing celebrity body doubles or CGI physiques.

The bodies of these 15 Hollywood stars were digitally altered or swapped out altogether — whether they wanted them to be or not!