Casting kudos and catastrophes

Times Staff Writers

It all started with a review of "No Reservations," the new romantic comedy starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart. In the review, L.A. Times film critic Carina Chocano asserts that Zeta-Jones is "entirely unconvincing as a chef, an American and a human being." The comment got us thinking about all the movies where glamorous stars played against type.

Here are some actors who managed to transform before our eyes … and some who didn't.

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