I know, she looks like a cross between the woman who cut your hair when you were seven and that weird chick from Taxicab Confessions, but believe it or not -- that's Jude Law, the actor, in character for the new film Rage. According to director Sally Potter, Law took on the role of Minx -- "a "celebrity super-model" [who] took on a kind of hyper-beauty for this persona... a 'female' beauty which gradually unravels as the story unfolds." Potter adds, "Strangely, the more he became a 'she', coiffed and made-up - the more naked was his performance. There was great strength in his willingness to make himself vulnerable. It was an extraordinarily intense part of the shoot."

Rage was chosen to premiere at this year's Berlin Film Festival (which is just about to start), so I'm sure we'll hear more about it real soon. Described as "a bitterly funny exposé of the inner lives of individuals working at a New York fashion house – as if shot by a schoolboy on his cellphone camera - over seven days in which an accident on the runway becomes a murder investigation.," Rage also stars Judi Dench, Steve Buscemi, Eddie Izzard, John Leguizamo and Dianne Wiest. Check out more character photos from Rage in the gallery below.

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 29: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Actor Jude Law walks outside near the film set of "Sherlock Holmes" on January 29, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 29: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Actor Jude Law walks outside near the film set of "Sherlock Holmes" on January 29, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 9: (Newsday-OUT; NY Daily News-OUT; Italy-OUT) Jude Law seen on the set of the movie "Sherlock Holmes" January 9, 2008 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 9: (Newsday-OUT; NY Daily News-OUT; Italy-OUT) Jude Law seen on the set of the movie "Sherlock Holmes" January 9, 2008 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 9: (Newsday-OUT; NY Daily News-OUT; Italy-OUT) Jude Law seen on the set of the movie "Sherlock Holmes" January 9, 2008 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 9: (Newsday-OUT; NY Daily News-OUT; Italy-OUT) Jude Law seen on the set of the movie "Sherlock Holmes" January 9, 2008 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 9: (Newsday-OUT; NY Daily News-OUT; Italy-OUT) Jude Law seen on the set of the movie "Sherlock Holmes" January 9, 2008 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 9: (Newsday-OUT; NY Daily News-OUT; Italy-OUT) Jude Law seen on the set of the movie "Sherlock Holmes" January 9, 2008 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 8: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Actor Jude Law walks on the film set of "Sherlock Holmes" on January 8, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law

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    Jude Law attends the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Royal Opera House on November 24, 2008 in London, England.

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