Transformation Tuesday: Neil Patrick Harris

  • Neil Patrick Harris

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  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    [Photo: Getty Images]

Neil Patrick Harris has come a long way since putting on his scrubs for Doogie Howser, M.D. — now he’s putting on his tux to host the 87th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday! Seldom do child actors make it big (and sane) as adults, but NPH has been proving that old adage wrong for years.His portrayal of Barney on How I Met Your Mother was always well-suited and legendary. His comedic roles in movies like the Harold & Kumar series and startling, but serious turns in Gone Girl prove that Harris has range.

No matter if he’s suiting up as Barney or rocking a pair of six inch platform boots for Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Neil always looks incredible. While some worried about his dramatic weight loss for Hedwig, no one could say he wasn’t fully committed to his character. His Tony-winning performance cemented his place in the echelon of actors who can do it all. We assume Neil is going to play it safe in tuxedos on Sunday, but we wouldn’t mind seeing him strap on a pair of heels one more time and give us a big musical number featuring the likes of Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. 

Check out more of Neil’s style transformation in the gallery!

[Photos: Getty Images]