Quiz: Can You I.D. These 10 Actors in Drag?


  1. 1 This role garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for…

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    1. Jared Leto
    2. Jake Gyllenhaal
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    It's Jared Leto!

    To portray a trans woman in “Dallas Buyers Club” in 2013, Leto waxed his entire body, lost 30 pounds and stayed in character the entire duration of filming.

  2. 2 This trick-or-treater is …

    1. Anthony Anderson
    2. Tyler Perry
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    It's Tyler Perry!

    Multitalented actor/director Perry, shown here in Boo! A Madea Halloween, has made 7 movies featuring the tough-talking character Medea. Altogether, they’ve grossed almost $400 million at the box office.

  3. 3 This cult classic earned a Golden Globe nomination for . . .

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    1. Kurt Russell
    2. Patrick Swayze
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    It's Patrick Swayze!

    Although best-known for tough-guy roles in films like Point Break and Dirty Dancing, Swayze embraced his feminine side in To Wong Foo, playing a drag queen on an adventure-filled cross-country road trip.

  4. 4 No, it’s not Sandy from Grease—it’s . . .

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    1. John Leguizamo
    2. Jimmy Smits
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    Its John Leguizamo!

    The fast-talking veteran of stage and screen says he improvised so often during the filming of To Wong Foo that at one point, costar Patrick Swayze tried to punch him in the face.

  5. 5 Steve Martin is embracing . . .

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    1. Henry Cavill
    2. Liev Schreiber
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    It's Liev Schreiber!

    Adam Sandler, Madeline Kahn, Steve Martin and screenwriters Nora and Delia Ephron were among the comedy heavy-hitters involved in Mixed Nuts, which revolves around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

  6. 6 Sporting blonde locks, it’s . . .

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    1. Orlando Bloom
    2. Johnny Depp
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    It's Johnny Depp!

    Openly gay Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas joined Castro’s rebels and was later imprisoned for his homosexuality. In Before Night Falls, Depp has a brief role as a transsexual prostitute who smuggles Arenas’ manuscript out of prison.

  7. 7 Who’s beneath this glamorous cover girl’s makeup?

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    1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    2. James Franco
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    It's James Franco

    Franco’s exploration of sexual identity in movies like Howl and Milk earned him a spot on the cover of Candy, billed as “the first fashion magazine completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transsexuality, cross dressing and androgyny.”

  8. 8 Under the wig, this golden girl is . . .

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    1. Diego Luna
    2. Gael García Bernal
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    It's Gael García Bernal

    Cross-dressing and steamy sex scenes weren’t the hardest part of Bernal’s role in Pedro Almodóvar’s La Mala Educación. The actor, who is Mexican, says learning to speak with a Spanish accent was his biggest challenge.

  9. 9 Who's this ‘90s TV heartthrob?

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    1. Barry Watson
    2. Zac Efron
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    It's Barry Watson

    ‘90s TV heartthrob Watson (7th Heaven) plays a rowdy college student in the risqué comedy Sorority Boys. Kicked out of their frat house, he and his buddies dress up as women, pledge a sorority for “misfits,” and learn a lesson in how to treat women.

  10. 10 No, it’s not really Grandma; it’s . . .

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    1. Eddie Murphy
    2. Ving Rames
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    Wrong!

    Former Saturday Night Live cast member Murphy reprised his role as Grandma Klump from The Nutty Professor in Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. In total, the two comedy hits grossed over $440 million worldwide.

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