Sebastian Stan's Transformation into Donald Trump for Apprentice Film

Sebastian Stan's remarkable physical and skill transformation for a role.

by Nouman Rasool
Sebastian Stan's Transformation into Donald Trump for Apprentice Film
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In a remarkable transformation, Sebastian Stan has recently been spotted on the Toronto set of "The Apprentice" movie, embodying a young Donald Trump with striking accuracy. Known for his chameleon-like ability to inhabit real-life figures, the 41-year-old actor has once again proven his versatility by donning blonde hair and a classic suit, reminiscent of the former president's iconic style.

Stan, a seasoned actor, has previously delved into portraying famous personalities. His notable performances include the role of Jeff Gillooly, the first husband of figure skater Tonya Harding, in the critically acclaimed 2017 film "I, Tonya." His portrayal was not just a physical transformation but also an emotional one, capturing the intricate dynamics of the couple's tumultuous relationship.

In 2022, Stan took on another challenging role as musician Tommy Lee in the series "Pam & Tommy." This role required him to undergo significant physical changes to mirror the Mötley Crüe drummer's distinct appearance.

Stan's Challenging Role

Reflecting on his experience of playing Tommy Lee, Stan described the process as “difficult," highlighting the stark contrast between his and Lee's body frames.

The role demanded not only a drastic weight loss but also a deep dive into musicianship, a skill Stan had not previously possessed. "I had to lose so much weight, and the drums were a real pressure for me," he shared last year.

"I'd never played any instrument before and I had to learn. The whole thing felt like this just ginormous mountain to climb and there was always a little bit of an unsettling feeling about it." Stan's commitment to his roles, especially in capturing the essence of real-life figures, is evident in his rigorous preparation and dedication to physical transformation.

As he steps into the role of Donald Trump for "The Apprentice" movie, audiences and critics alike eagerly anticipate another stellar performance. His ability to immerse himself fully into the characters he plays continues to solidify his status as one of the most versatile actors of his generation.

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