When this writer was sixteen years old, I couldn’t land a summer job because I had long hair. Cutting that mop wasn’t gonna happen. It was my whole identity. The next year I scored a role in a play that mandated I cut the locks to play an old man. Within weeks, the hair was gone. That was nothing compared to the steps taken by these actors for the roles they played. Cutting their hair was the least they would do to transform themselves.