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What These 23 Actors Did For Their Movie Role Is Almost Insane. #8 Is Unbelievable.

JULY 1, 2014

On the surface, the life of an actor appears to be a glamorous one. You get to live where the weather’s always beautiful in beautiful houses with beautiful people. Not bad! It’s not all just handed to you, though. There is an uglier side to being an actor, one that only lasts a little while and you get handsomely paid for, but still, especially in relation to the rest of their lives, it’s pretty ugly. This comparatively less-attractive side of the craft, of course, being getting into character. There seems to be no limit to where an actor will go physically or emotionally to become one with their character. See for yourself!

1.) Dustin Hoffman, Marathon Man

2.) Adrien Brody, The Pianist

3.) Daniel Day-Lewis, The Crucible

4.) Robert DeNiro, Taxi Driver

5.) Werner Herzog, Heart of Glass

6.) Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade

7.) Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider

8.) Christian Bale, The Machinist

9.) Charlie Sheen, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

10.) Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

11.) Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

12.) Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer