14 Actors Who Paid A Steep Mental Toll For An Iconic Role

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14 Actors Who Paid A Steep Mental Toll For An Iconic Role

It's no secret that many actors suffer for their art. Whether it's gaining or losing weight, enduring long days of filming, or emotional turmoil, these professionals sometimes put everything on the line for a role. But did you know that some actors pay an even higher price? They may not be able to shake the character they've played offstage, and in some cases, it can take a toll on their mental health.

It always seems the scariest parts of the movie are the scenes we can see ourselves in. But to be able to see ourselves on screen, some actors had to live that horrifying moment, even if just for the camera. And while we can just get up, wipe the popcorn residue off our fingers, and go about our day, that trauma often stays with an actor for a long time. Here are fourteen times actors lost their freakin' minds making you lose yours:

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