Actors Who Went The Extra Mile (And Way More) For A Role

<p>Acting kind of looks like the easiest job in the world: you learn your lines, you show up and say them, you get paid. Well, some actors apparently think that’s <i>too</i> easy. These badasses went so far above and beyond, it might as well have been into another dimension. Check them out:</p>

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So he could learn to paint in Pollock's painting style for Pollock, Ed Harris built an art studio in his house. He also gained 30 pounds and started s

Source: The 5 Craziest Ways Famous Actors Got Into Character

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For his role as a pro assassin in Collateral, Tom Cruise kind of went undercover. To learn how to blend into a crowd (not easy when you're Tom Cruise)

Source: The 5 Craziest Ways Famous Actors Got Into Character

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Johnny Depp lived with Hunter S. Thompson to prepare for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Depp smoked and slept next to gunpowder barrels Thompson kept

Source: 7 Famous Actors Who Lost Their Minds Getting Into Character

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Nicolas Cage covered his face with corpse paint for Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. His character would get a CGI head, and he didn't want his castm

Source: 7 Famous Actors Who Lost Their Minds Getting Into Character

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For Boys Don't Cry, Hilary Swank would dress up as a man for months. She taped down her breasts, stuffed her pants, dressed as a man, and walked aroun

Source: Chicago Tribune

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Samuel Wright recorded his lines for The Little Mermaid from the floor. He's pretty tall, and he wanted to get into the mindset of Sebastian, who's ab

Source: Nambucca Guardian

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Vincent D'Onofrio wore basketball knee braces for Men in Black. He saw them in the window of a sporting goods store, and realized you could use them t

Source: Vulture, Uproxx

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Margot Robbie carefully planned Naomi's accent for The Wolf of Wall Street. She wanted Naomi to have muted her original Brooklyn accent (to hide her h

Source: IndieWire

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For First Blood, Stallone went to real nurses to check how realistic his fake wound was. On a lunch break during the shoot, he went to a local hospita

Source: FilmSchoolRejects

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In his 70s, Timothy Dalton would stay working on the Doom Patrol set until 3 AM. When asked why he takes so much care his shots are right, he explaine

Source: The Independent

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Benedict Cumberbatch wore a copy of Alan Turing's dentures in The Imitation Game. It was Cumberbatch's idea, and the movie's costuming department crea

Source: Yahoo!, FilmSchoolRejects

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Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver did a ton of training they didn't need to do for The Last Jedi's throne room fight scene. That meant there was no need to

Source: FilmSchoolRejects

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