Chris Hemsworth may have had to drop about 30 pounds in order to play late British race car driver James Hunt in Rush (his Thor bod was too big for the Formula One cars), but his costar had to go through quite a transformation, too.
Daniel Brühl plays Austrian racing champ Niki Lauda in the Ron Howard-directed film about the real-life rivalry between Lauda and Hunt in the 1970s.
Lauda's face was disfigured after he suffered extensive burns in a near fatal accident during the 1976 German Grand Prix.
Oscar-winning prosthetics artist Mark Coulier was responsible for creating Brühl's facial and head scars. "The first time, I think I fell asleep because it took six to seven hours," Brühl tells me. "When I woke up it was shocking, really shocking."