The 23 Most Insane Ways Famous Actors Got Into Character

For some actors, their job requires more than just showing up and going through the motions. No, some celebrities have taken the art of acting, perfected it and then took it to insane new levels. We asked our readers to show us the craziest -- winner got 100 bucks ...

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Jared Leto gained 67 pounds to play Mark David Chapman in the film Chapter 27. His reward for all that hard work? A worldwide box office of less than

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Before playing a race car driver in his dream project, Le Mans, Steve McQueen drove a Porsche 908 in the Sebring 12-hour endurance race. HTLEE McQueen

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Entry by Tim Babb

FOR HIS ROLE IN THE FUGITIVE. HARRISON FORD ASSISTED IN ACTUAL OPEN HEART SURGERY DO YOU EVEN REMEMBER THE SCENE IN THE MOVIE WHERE HIS CHARACTER PER

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Entry by Smessler

For the 1971 film The French Connection, Gene Hackman & Roy Scheider tagged along with real life Narcs Eddie Egan & Sonny Grosso, about whom the movie

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Entry by Sulaco

FOREST WHITAKER LEARNED SWAHILI TO PLAY UGANDAN DICTATOR IDI AMIN IN THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

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Entry by Rutledal

To get in character for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest the majority of the supporting cast checked themselves into a psychiatric ward. Some of them

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Entry by Rutledal

GRACKEDCO COM During the shooting of My Left Foot Daniel Lewis was So insistent on staying in character that the cast and crew had to feed him durin

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Entry by Rutledal

For his role in The Doors Val Kilmer lived as Jim Morrison for almost a year. He wore Morrison's old clothes, frequented his old LA hangouts, and lear

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Entry by Rutledal

To more accurately portray his character's war injuries in Birdy Nicolas Cage had two of his teeth removed. Because his character would not have had t

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Entry by Rutledal

HMy DAN MA To get that proper homeless crack whore feel for her role in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever Hallle Berry stopped bathing for two weeks.

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Entry by Rutledal

The 23 Most Insane Ways Famous Actors Got Into Character

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Entry by Nightfly

Before a scene of Kramer VS Kramer, Dustin Hoffman unexpectedly helped Meryl Streep look upset. Streep says, He slapped me as hard as he could, cam

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Entry by PandaPoo

To Prepare for His Role the Joker as Heath Ledger Rarely Lef his Arartment for Entire Month an While Recording his Eerie Thoughts in Diary A CRACKED G

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Entry by AM Smiley

Rooney Mara her hair <ut dyed black, t leached her eelrows ayd piersed he yippes to play Lisbseth &alayder The wh the rigoy JAHOO

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Entry by Mad Mann

Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours to achieve this wasted look in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. This was before he adopted the other, easier method.

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Entry by junkpunch

CRACKEDG CON CHRISTIAN BALE LOST 63 LBS. TOPLAY HIS ROLE IN THE MACHINIST

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Entry by Jesus469

IN ORDER TO GET INTO CHARACTER FOR HGTT RITER 50117 aF VENGEANCE NICOLAS CAGE WOULD PAINT HIS FACE TO LOOK LIKE AFRO.CARRIBEAN ICON BARON SAMEDI AND C

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Entry by DutchHoward

In his directorial debute Sling Blade, Billy Bob Thornton put crushed glass in his shoes to make his character's unusual shuffle more believable and c

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For his 1976 film, Heart of Glass, eccentric filmmaker Werner Herzog insisted that with only a small handful of exceptions, every actor perform every

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Entry by Soon Van

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Entry by Alex Race

To get in character For his role in The Crucible Daniel Day-Lewis decided to just live on the set without electricity or running water. Oh, he also bu

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Entry by bohemian

To prepare for his role in The Pianist', Adrien Brody wanted to learn what it was like to 'lose everything'. So he did. He gave up his apartment... H

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Entry by CrazyGreek

For his role in Marathon Man Dustin Hoffman ran four miles a day and lost fifteen pounds. For a scene in which he was supposed to be outof breath, he

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