Hollywood hypes its hotties. However, it seems that the modern actordoesn't want to be dashing or even attractive. In order to get meatier roles, more and more stars are tossing aside their good looks in favor of gritter rolesthat will guarantee them critical acclaim. Here's a look at the stars who went from hot to not all in the name of fame.

1. Johnny Depp.

Johnny Depp first graced the screen in A Nightmare on Elm Street.He had the dark hair andboyish good looks that landed him on the pages of Teen Beat and a role on the television series 21 Jump Street.

From there, his career seemed towaiver a bit. He took roles like Edward Scissorhands, whichmasked his looks behind layers of white makeup andfake facial scars. With the exception ofDon Juan DeMarco, his dashing leading man roles became fewer and fewer.

Depp became a frequent collaborator with director Tim Burton andestablished himself as a character actor rather than just another pretty face. In return, America became more fascinated with him, and still thought he was hot even behind loads of makeup.

To date, his most recognizable roles--Captain Jack Sparrow and Edward Scissorhands--are a testament to his range as an actor and not a barometer on his looks.

2. Jared Leto.

If you grew up in the 90's you remember, Jared Letoas the ultimate high school heartthrobJordan Catalano on MySo-Called Life.

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The show only lasted one season, butits two leading characters are still mainstays in Hollywood today. For Leto, the show seemed to be the highlight of his career. He was featured in bit roles here and there, but it became pretty clear that he was not going to take the hot guy role like he did on My So-Called Life. He dyed his hair and eyebrows platinum blonde for Fight Club and had his face beat to a bloody pulp.

In Dallas Buyers Club, he played a transvestite and wore a dress. Even as a handsome man, he did not make an attractive woman. This performance garnered him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2014.

Currently, Leto is facing his most high-profile role to date. He's set to play The Joker in Suicide Squad. The handsome boy that we all grew up with is now hidden by white facial paint, green hair and the most twisted grill you've ever seen. Ironically enough, he looks like he's going to give Heath Ledger's Joker a run for his money.

3. Jason Momoa.

Jason Momoa is famous for three things: his hair,Game of Thrones (GOT)and his significant other, formerCosby Show star, Lisa Bonet. The Hawaiian heartthrob started out on Baywatch as a clean cut beach boy with ripped abs.

He then moved on to Stargate Atlantis, where his signature dreadlocks became a part of his look. With the combination of a noticeable scar on his eyebrow and the dreads, Momoa went from sexy model to sinister star.

The look obvious worked for him because he was cast as Khal Drogo on GOT. This was his signature role that made him a household name and eventually earned him a starring role as the new badass version of the corny comic book character, Aquaman.

4. Charlize Theron.

There's no question that Charlize Theron is stunning. From her first role in The Devil's Advocate to her golden Dior commercials, the woman was made to model. However, in 2003 Theron took on a role that would win her a Best Actress Oscar. In Monster, Theron played the first female serial killer, Aileen Wuornos.

She donned facial prosthetics and went from hot to homely. This role marked a turning point for Theron since all of her previous roles had been the hot girlfriend or wife. From this point on, she became a character actress and in Mad Max: Fury Road, she would shed her hair in order to play her most memorable role to date, Imperator Furiosa.

5. Nicole Kidman

Now there's not enough room to list all of the actors who transformed for their craft but, it would be remiss not to mention Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Kidman wore a fake nose and was almost unrecognizable. The role would win her a Best Actress Oscar in 2003.

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