Acting: it's almost definitely an art form, we're pretty sure. After all, there are so many incredible performances on screen and stage every year. But what if we told you that some of Hollywood's most celebrated characters were the product of actors goofing off, performers being themselves, and/or directors tormenting people into insanity? And what if we told you ONLY SOME of the examples of bizarrely real acting involve Adam Sandler???

On this week's episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is LIVE at UCB Sunset with Dan Hopper (Cracked, CollegeHumor), Molly Lambert (Night Call, NYT Magazine), and Dani Fernandez (Nerdificent, Geek & Sundry) for a look back on amazing performances by actors who weren't acting. Find out how Oscar-winning directors, world-famous thespians, and sneakily-aimed vomit cannons combined to make the biggest movies of all time more real than you ever imagined.


5 Amazing Performances From Actors Who Weren't Acting (Cracked)

6 Amazing Performances by Actors Who Weren't Acting (Part 2) (Cracked)

5 Amazing Performances by Actors Who Weren't Acting (Part 3) (Cracked)

5 Amazing Performances by Actors Who Weren't Acting (Part 4) (Cracked)

5 Great Performances By Actors (Who Weren't Acting) (Cracked)

5 Intense Movie Scenes Created By Not Clueing In Actors (Cracked)

The 5 Most Horrifyingly Wasteful Film Shoots (Cracked)

Fact or Fiction?: Urinating on a Jellyfish Sting is an Effective Treatment (Scientific American)

Meet the woman whose thighs crush watermelons like they're nothing (New York Post)

Suicide Squad's one Oscar win -- Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, 89th Academy Awards

The Wolfman's one Oscar win -- Best Achievement in Makeup, 83rd Academy Awards

original website for The Blair Witch Project (1999)

original website for Space Jam (1996)

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