A powerful picture can speak volumes, which is why they say that a good one is worth 1,000 words. And nowhere is that more relevant than when looking at before and after pictures. For example, looking at this man and his dozens and dozens of tattoos, you would think that the "after" was actually a shot taken post-tattoo removal — but you would be wrong. The cleaner appearance is actually the result of amazing tattoo cover-up makeup. He looks like a completely different person!
Almost two generations have passed since the first "Star Wars" film was released in cinemas, and over the last almost 40 years, no less than six feature length movies have graced the silver screen. Here we have a young Luke (Mark Hamill) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) in 1977 and then again in 2015. Sure, they look a little bit older, but they also look a little bit wiser and still brought that excitement to the big screen.
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When this bust of soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo was first unveiled at the airport in Madeira, it became almost as widely known as the Real Madrid forward himself — and not for a good reason. People were laughing at how dissimilar it appeared to the actual athlete. Sculptor Emanuel Jorge da Silva Santos was devastated, but was given a chance to make amends a year later with a new bust. I would say that the second time around was a success.
Never doubt the power of makeup, especially when it can turn a woman like Linda Blair into one of the creepiest people on the planet. She was just a girl when she starred in "The Exorcist," and wasn't too upset by the adult material that was dealt with on screen. "I was a child first and foremost so when I first read the novel before auditioning, I saw it more from the perspective of a kid- how were they going to do these things? How was the bed going to levitate? That kind of stuff," she said. "I didn’t really think about the religious aspects of the story because it was beyond me at that time."
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Do you remember the first picture that was ever taken of you? Probably not, because most of the time it's a sonogram or ultrasound shot of the baby still in the womb. It's kind of hard to really get a good look at what's going on in there, and let's be honest, most of the time it kind of looks like a smushed little alien. But once this baby came out, there was NO doubt that they weren't switched in the hospital. This one is totally spot-on!
Have you heard of the "Draw This" Challenge? It's a meme challenge that invites artists to re-draw their old artwork and present them side-by-side for comparison, showcasing their dramatic progress. In this particular case, an artist who goes only by "Miles" took a self-portrait that he sketched at age 13 and redid it as a 23-year-old man. While it was clear he had talent as a teen, it's amazing what he did as an adult.