20 Surprising Things Actors Have Done For Famous Roles

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Did you happen to know that Michael Caine tried his hardest to not blink for eight straight years? How about the fact that both Robert De Niro and Jamie Foxx both worked as cabbies to prepare for roles? Ever wonder just how many live octopuses Choi Min-sik ate on the set of Oldboy, or how long Halle Berry went without bathing on Jungle Fever? Or maybe you remember that time that Jamie Dornan admitted to stalking a woman so that he could play a serial killer better, or when Dwayne Johnson tried to break some metal chains so hard that he screamed until he passed out?

Actors are wild, is what we’re getting at here, and there is no actor so wild as a method actor. The history of film and television is full of stories about the incredible lengths that some performers have gone to in order to give their performance just that little bit more oomph. They are fascinating, thrilling, and sometimes very frightening stories about how far people will go to pretend to be other people just that much more, and we want to honor that today by counting down twenty times that an actor went above and beyond the call of duty to give it their all.

So hang out with us for a while as we dive deeper than Daniel Day Lewis into some of the most intense performances in the history of Hollywood. You will never guess what the entry on Nicole Kidman is on, we swear. Not in a million years.

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Chapters:
0:00 Intro
0:27 Michael Caine
0:49 Dwayne Johnson
1:13 Robert Pattinson
1:34 Nicole Kidman
1:57 Choi Min-sik
2:15 Meryl Streep
2:37 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
3:04 Jamie Dornan
3:23 Kate Winslet
3:47 Halle Berry
4:06 Robert DeNiro
4:27 Shia LeBeouf
4:52 Steve Carell
5:09 Joaquin Phoenix
5:29 Daniel Day Lewis
5:55 Nicolas Cage
6:16 Jamie Foxx
6:32 Daniel Day Lewis, Part 2
6:52 Tom Hanks
7:11 Forest Whitaker

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Written by: Sean Doyle
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KOMMENTARE
Screen Rant
Screen Rant Vor 7 Tage
Who do you think is the actor/actress that went the farthest for a role?
Creeper Mites
Creeper Mites Vor 6 Tage
@Bambino Cinéfilo 0
Zero Hundred🤑
Zero Hundred🤑 Vor 7 Tage
The one who sold their soul.
CoolNerd lll
CoolNerd lll Vor 7 Tage
Ryan George. He had to play so many characters.
Bambino Cinéfilo
Bambino Cinéfilo Vor 7 Tage
Christian Bale.
Ale Villarreal
Ale Villarreal Vor 4 Tage
Have they tried just acting?
Misael Joel Vera
Misael Joel Vera Vor 5 Tage
No mention of Christian Bale and his record breaking weight loss for The Machinist? Twenty-eight point six kilos.
Misael Joel Vera
Misael Joel Vera Vor 5 Tage
For Oldboy, Choi Minsik is a Buddhist and a vegetarian, and prayed for all four octopuses he ate.
Blake 10e
Blake 10e Vor 6 Tage
You should do a part 2 to this video!
Infinity Gaming
Infinity Gaming Vor 6 Tage
Nic's performance as Ghostrider was soo cool so is the voice acting for Spider-Noir Also i loved watching Cast-away
StowKnee Tre Kun
StowKnee Tre Kun Vor 6 Tage
For 40 year old virgin, the waxing person lied about having experience so she could land the role, resulting in more pain than normal
Odd'N Macabre
Odd'N Macabre Vor 6 Tage
Hi I’m a DEpacks. I also do t blink. Hahaha I get comments on it all the time
seeit360
seeit360 Vor 7 Tage
Ugandan "director"? Don't you mean dictator?
TheOriginalGamerzz
TheOriginalGamerzz Vor 7 Tage
Im finally late
slumlord racing
slumlord racing Vor 7 Tage
you need to be dead inside to be a great actor. a blank shell able to assume any form. hahaha
syndrome
syndrome Vor 7 Tage
I like how one of the shocking things is an Asian eating an octopus 😂😂😂 imagine that!!!
yudhi permana
yudhi permana Vor 6 Tage
He's actually a vegetarian. Now showed me a vegan who eats meat
C P
C P Vor 7 Tage
Its just urine.
ohwhye
ohwhye Vor 7 Tage
“Ugandan director Idi Amin…” 7:20
Ryviusx01
Ryviusx01 Vor 7 Tage
Christian Bale's commitment in The Machinist, look it up... then go from that straight into Batman Begins
Evil Jesus
Evil Jesus Vor 7 Tage
I know that Leo gave some executives some dome. To get the part of Gilbert’s grapes brother.
Vishant Singh
Vishant Singh Vor 10 Stunden
What's dome?
Priest Morrison
Priest Morrison Vor 7 Tage
....Nicole Kidman, Gits COOLER, EVERY TIME i HEAR about HER!!
WAXJELLYFISH
WAXJELLYFISH Vor 7 Tage
*doesn't blink for 8 years* he won't blink until gta 6
Normal Guy
Normal Guy Vor 7 Tage
Actually you would need to stop blinking for 1944872 years
Second Chance
Second Chance Vor 7 Tage
Where's Malcolm McDowell from A Clockwork Orange? While filming the rehabilitation scene, Kubrick insisted that Alex needs to be sitting in an upright position. The lid locks he was wearing were not intended to be used while the patient sits upright and as a result, McDowell actually sliced his cornea during the scene.
Derek Keenan
Derek Keenan Vor 5 Tage
i wouldnt call that method acting, i'd call that an accident
Jason Culpepper
Jason Culpepper Vor 7 Tage
FFS Caine blinks within the 20 seconds of footage you showed... lol
Jason Culpepper
Jason Culpepper Vor 7 Tage
Twice
Nick Kautz
Nick Kautz Vor 7 Tage
🤦🏼‍♂️
LibraLynx
LibraLynx Vor 7 Tage
Quotes Kate Winslet as never going to work with Cameron again... Avatar 2:
E. P.S.
E. P.S. Vor 7 Tage
"Will" never work with Cameron again? You mean WOULD. She's already in Avatar 2. What do you guys do for a living?
Eating
Eating Vor 7 Tage
It is day 34 of asking screen rant for an 8 mile pitch meeting? I think. I’ve lost track lol
Billy Robinson
Billy Robinson Vor 7 Tage
Dude that would be amazing
WMB
WMB Vor 7 Tage
"Ugandan director Idi Amin", That's a nice Freudian slip.
5th World Citizen
5th World Citizen Vor 7 Tage
I was so confused lol
Dj man guy
Dj man guy Vor 7 Tage
My favorite one was Hercules
Cinnamen Coco123
Cinnamen Coco123 Vor 7 Tage
Has anyone heard about how Leonardo DiCaprio actually cut his hand a scene from a movie. I forgot the name but it was cool.
Cinnamen Coco123
Cinnamen Coco123 Vor 7 Tage
@mojosodope45 yeah I know lol, that's why it was cool.
mojosodope45
mojosodope45 Vor 7 Tage
He didn’t cut it on purpose though lmao. It was an accident and he kept in character. Something a professional knows how to do. And it was in Django unchained.
Fergal Cussen
Fergal Cussen Vor 7 Tage
Dustin Hoffman was working with legendary British actor and director Laurence Olivier, on the 1976 film Marathon Man. Hoffman had a grueling scene coming up, where his character hadn’t slept in three days, and Hoffman told Olivier that to prepare for the scene, he too hadn’t slept for 72 hours. “My dear boy,” replied Olivier, “why don’t you try acting?”
Anvar Yusupov
Anvar Yusupov Vor 6 Tage
With all respect. but not everyone is Lawrence Olivier. There are two misunderstandings. First of all, people think method actors want to make preparation more complex. In fact, many of them do method acting prep because it is the easiest way for them to embody the character. For example, Adrien Brody broke up with his girlfriend, sold all his belongings, and overall tried his best to feel miserable. And the reason is he wanted to be convincing while playing his character Wladyslaw Spilman, who in real life went through hell. Secondly, there is a belief that some method actors are douchebags). There are some cases when actors did absolute non-sense. From the top of my head, an example is Jim Carrey while making Man on the Moon. And honestly, I can't tell what the hell he was trying to achieve by his actions. Carrey made everyone's life miserable trying to act like a douchebag behind the scenes because that was the type of comedy that Andy Kaufman was doing. Method preparation is not about convincing the crew that you are the character. It is to make the actor himself/herself experience what the character might have felt. Andy Kaufman wasn't a douchebag, he acted like a douchebag during his comedy sketches. DDL and Christian Bale are some well-known method actors. They both repeatedly worked with the same directors. I believe if DDL or Bale were causing any of those problems. Then neither Paul Thomas Anderson nor Adam McKay would have worked with them repeatedly.
Jamal Vargas
Jamal Vargas Vor 7 Tage
And I Had To Not Eat Meatballs Just For the Meatwad role on Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
sid shabbir
sid shabbir Vor 7 Tage
"Didn't blink for 8 yrs" lmaoo sure bud
Dua Kids Show
Dua Kids Show Vor 7 Tage
I saw so many films of this hero he is an absolutely versatile actor of holly wood, Stay tuned.
TheGodgamerS
TheGodgamerS Vor 7 Tage
Love the video
Screen Rant
Screen Rant Vor 7 Tage
Thanks for the support ❤️
Tyler Hackner
Tyler Hackner Vor 7 Tage
Cool 😎
Tyler Hackner
Tyler Hackner Vor 7 Tage
@Screen Rant you’re welcome
Screen Rant
Screen Rant Vor 7 Tage
Thank you!
CoolNerd lll
CoolNerd lll Vor 7 Tage
Um, Screen Rant, what the hell happened to Pro Tips? We only watched it for Ryan and you took him away. Are you trying to make us angry?
Shreeshanth Kadam
Shreeshanth Kadam Vor 7 Tage
Ryan has a lot of work to do, like making pitch meetings and talking to himself. And other people also deserve a chance to prove themselves.And I think those actors did a great job.
Boros
Boros Vor 7 Tage
Second, Unfortunately. I stand defeated, as the title of first I strive to obtain was stripped away from me. I only suffer in this cruel world.
Eliah Marley
Eliah Marley Vor 7 Tage
3rd actually
Flow_Shouryea
Flow_Shouryea Vor 7 Tage
First
Gaaaaaab
Gaaaaaab Vor 7 Tage
Hi
MrCommentGod
MrCommentGod Vor 7 Tage
@Screen Rant yo
Screen Rant
Screen Rant Vor 7 Tage
Hi there!
Spencerinio5
Spencerinio5 Vor 7 Tage
@Boros yeah but now you won't be able to have their head because you've told them to lock up. You've played yourself.
MrCommentGod
MrCommentGod Vor 7 Tage
Hi
Boros
Boros Vor 7 Tage
Nooooo you have obtained the title of first that I strived to obtain. I will have your head. Close your windows and lock your doors.
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