Some challenging movie roles require both great acting skills from the actor, and hours spent in make-up. An actor will commit to a performance a lot better if they really believe that they have been transformed into the character they are playing. In that way, they will enjoy their job and the audience will be immersed in their performance.
Hollywood is always in high demands for makeup artists, but they all start with working as assistants on a movie set or television show. However, if you are talented enough you might get the chance to transform Richard Brake into The Night King. Or, Helena Bonham Carter into the Red Queen. How awesome would that be?
Some actors have been heavily transformed by the power of makeup, to the point of being completely unrecognizable.
Here are just some of them, courtesy of Bored Panda.