At the Toronto Film Festival, both Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are garnering buzz for stripped-down roles in their latest films. In Wild, a makeup-less Witherspoon takes a beating from Mother Nature as a lone woman on a perilous hiking trip. Aniston is getting raves for her role in Cake as facially-scarred painkiller addict. These typically touched-up stars join a small but notable legacy of actors who have looked to deglamorized parts to spruce up their resumes.

Charlize Theron, Monster

Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball

Mariah Carey, Precious

Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt

Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple