What's the craziest thing an actor has ever done for a movie role? Let me tell you; it's definitely not a short list. In fact, some of these actors did things so over-the-top that we have to wonder what was going through their heads. Besides money and a burning desire for fame, of course. But we guess when you’re desperate for that Oscar, you’ll do just about anything! So without further ado, let us introduce you to some of the most extreme case scenarios where an actor went above and beyond the call of duty. 

The fact is, some actors are so determined to land a part that they're willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. From learning new skills to losing weight, these celebs did whatever it took to make sure they got the part. 

Some actors would merely do the bare minimum to play a rock star and leave the editing and CGI to do the rest. Meryl Streep, on the other hand, went above and beyond and practically bled for her art. Check out some of the most extreme measures actors have taken for a movie role! Here's the whole thing, plus 14 more:

Heath Ledger wanted Christian Bale to punch him for real in The Dark Knight. And Bale refused but Ledger was so consumed by the role, he was throwing himself around the room hard enough to crack the tiles. CRACKED.COM

Source: CinemaBlend

Forest Whitaker learned the language Kiswahili for The Last King of Scotland. He also spent 3 and a half months doing extensive research in Uganda, learned to play the accordion, and put on over 50 pounds. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBS

Bryce Dallas Howard gained 30 pounds for one episode in a TV show. It's the Black Mirror episode Nosedive, and she says she did it to show her character's insecurity is because she's not comfortable in her own skin. CRACKED.COM

Source: CinemaBlend

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