Ben Mendelsohn took home the Best Supporting Actor at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards for his role in Babyteeth.
But it was the 51-year-old’s look which had heads turning as he delivered his acceptance speech.
Appearing on screen via video link from Sicily, Italy, Ben sported a dramatic new look swapping his full head of hair and normally clean-cut look for a bald head and moustache.
The father-of-two appeared to look more like English actor Ben Kingsley than his former self, and completed his look donning a stark-white bath robe instead of a suit.
Ben took home the gong for his role as psychiatrist Henry in Babyteeth, which was his first Australian film for ‘eight or nine years’.
‘I love Babyteeth,’ he said in the video at the AACTA Awards ceremony.
‘Of all the films I’ve made that I’ve seen, it’s my favourite… Importantly it seems to me to be about people who have flaws – ridiculous flaws, funny flaws – who are desperately trying to contribute and be together in a really difficult circumstance.’