The first time I saw a The Hours poster I didn't recognize Nicole Kidman's face.

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I thought her face changes according to the movie plot. Then I saw the movie and she looks really different during the whole movie. There is nothing related to the face I FOUND.

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Why does Nicole Kidman not look like Nicole Kidman in this movie?

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    Because you're used to seeing with more makeup and/or bigger hair?
    – OrangeDog
    Feb 6 '17 at 11:41
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    @OrangeDog or without a big prosthetic nose?
    – BlueMoon93
    Feb 6 '17 at 11:55
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    This is actually an interesting question with a very insightful answer.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Feb 6 '17 at 12:50
  • Answer: Makeup. Ever seen the movie "Monster"? They turned Charlize Theron into one of the homliest people you've ever seen, and that couldn't have been easy. Feb 6 '17 at 13:00
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    There's nothing related to the face that you found? I'm curious as to how you looked. It's an easy Google search. Feb 6 '17 at 18:21

To look more like the character.

The reasons are, according to Stephen Holden,

Stephen Holden said the makeup gave Ms. Kidman an ''uncanny physical resemblance'' to Woolf

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As to how they made her look so different, from here:

Nicole Kidman donned a prosthetic nose to become Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry's The Hours

And here:

Talk about a tough job. Makeup artists had to transform Nicole Kidman into the homely novelist Virginia Woolf for "The Hours," a task that took three hours a day. The key was a large prosthetic nose that rendered Kidman virtually unrecognizable.

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