The Craziest Things Actors Have Done for Famous Roles

Posted: May 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

Imagine if your day job was entirely made up of performing emotional scenes in front of indifferent crew members so that millions of strangers can later judge your performance. This is why some actors go insane lengths to stay in character. We’ve talked before about some of the craziest things actors have done to prepare for famous roles, but there’s just so much crazy in this well we had to dip back into it. Below is the list of 9 actors who had to to undergo extra-ordinary transformation to to play the act.

1. 50 cent

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In the movie “All Things Fall Apart”, 50 Cent lost 54 pounds in nine weeks after liquid dieting and running on a treadmill 3 hours a day so to play a cancer patient perfectly in the movie.

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2. Christian Bale

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To prepare for a role in “The Machinist”, he lived on just an Apple a day for a length of time and then put on 100 pounds of muscle to play Bruce Wayne in “Batman Begins” He’s like the GOAT of transformations, he has done it countless times.

3. Halle Berry

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In her acting debut “Jungle Fever”, Halle Berry didn’t shower for EIGHT WEEKS to play a crack-cocaine addict.

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4. Heath Ledger

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Heath Ledger spent a month locked in a hotel room to get ready for his role as Joker. He wanted to get in touch with how unpredictable a psychopath could be.

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5. Leonardo Dicaprio

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An avowed vegetarian, ate raw bison, slept in an animal carcass and withstood freezing temperatures to portray frigid frontiersman Hugh Glass in the movie “The Revenant”

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6. James McAvoy

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To prepare for his role as Charles Xavier in Xmen: First Class, James McAvoy shaved his head only to learn that Xavier had a full head of hair In the prequel. He had to wear extensions

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7. Robert De Niro

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To play his beautiful role in “Taxi Driver”, Robert De Niro got a real taxi license and drove people around New York for 12 hours a day

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8. Bryan Cranston

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To play a convincing Walter White in “Breaking Bad”, Bryan Cranston learned how to make meth by the help of DEA.

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9. Jamie Foxx

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To portray the blind musician Ray Charles, he had to glue his eyes shut for up to 14 hours a day during filming. Foxx also lost 30 pounds, as to more accurately convey what Charles’ body looked like after his heroin addiction.

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