PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves

updated 06/08/2014 at 01:00 PM EDT

originally published 06/06/2014 10:00AM

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Neil Patrick Harris isn't the only big TV star up for a Tony Award Sunday night, but give him credit – he is the only TV star nominated for playing the role of a transgender East German glam-rocker.

In honor of Harris's transformation, we've decided to see what the How I Met Your Mother star looks like posing with his gender-flipped self, along with an octet of actors who – whether they played trans characters, or just cis folk forced to cross-dress by the demands of plot – also became their own personal Orlandos.

That's right: Our Photoshop time machine is now a Photoshop gender machine.

Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris in 2014 (left) and in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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They're the new Berlin Wall, baby – just try to tear them down!



Jared Leto

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves| Tony Awards, Dallas Buyers Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Shakespeare in Love, She's the Man, Yentl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bosom Buddies, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks

Jared Leto in 2014 (right) and in Dallas Buyers Club

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Looks like the Dallas Buyers Club has at least one new member. One of these Letos should probably send a thank-you gift to the other one.

Lady Gaga

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves| Tony Awards, Dallas Buyers Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Shakespeare in Love, She's the Man, Yentl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bosom Buddies, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks

Lady Gaga in 2011 (left) and in 2014

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As her male altar ego Jo Calderone, Gaga's got the scowl and swagger of a young Al Pacino.

Barbra Streisand

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves| Tony Awards, Dallas Buyers Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Shakespeare in Love, She's the Man, Yentl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bosom Buddies, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks

Barbra Streisand in 2013 (left) and in Yentl

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Unlike in Yentl, today Streisand would likely not have to dress as a man in order to study the Talmud.

Gwyneth Paltrow

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves| Tony Awards, Dallas Buyers Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Shakespeare in Love, She's the Man, Yentl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bosom Buddies, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks

Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014 (right) and in Shakespeare in Love

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Gwyneth won an Oscar for her role as a cross-dressing actress in Shakespeare in Love, an honor denied her character in the film, who lived 335 years before the Oscars were created.

Tom Hanks

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves| Tony Awards, Dallas Buyers Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Shakespeare in Love, She's the Man, Yentl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bosom Buddies, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Authors Class

Tom Hanks in 2014 (left) and in Bosom Buddies

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The Oscar winner and his cross-dressing self are a regular pair of bosom buddies.

Amanda Bynes

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Amanda Bynes in 2010 (left) and in She's the Man

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She's the man, and also the woman.

Robin Williams

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves| Tony Awards, Dallas Buyers Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Shakespeare in Love, She's the Man, Yentl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bosom Buddies, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks

Robin Williams in 2013 (left) and in Mrs. Doubtfire

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Mrs. Doubtfire and Mr. Doubtfire, together at last.


PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves| Tony Awards, Dallas Buyers Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Shakespeare in Love, She's the Man, Yentl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bosom Buddies, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Producers Class

Tom Hanks in 2014 (left) and in 1980

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