6 Actors Who Learned Skills For Roles

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Natalie Portman - Black Swan (2010):

Portman underwent rigorous ballet training for her role as Nina Sayers, spending months perfecting her technique. Her dedication earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas - Mary Kom (2014):

To portray the real-life boxer Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra underwent extensive training in boxing. She worked on her fitness and learned the techniques of the sport to convincingly bring the Olympic medalist's story to the screen.

Tom Cruise - Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018):

Tom Cruise is known for performing his own stunts, and for this film, he learned to fly a helicopter to execute a high-octane stunt sequence. His dedication to authenticity in action sequences is a hallmark of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise.

Margot Robbie - I, Tonya (2017):

Margot Robbie underwent extensive training to portray the figure skater Tonya Harding. She learned figure skating techniques and even performed some of the skating scenes herself, showcasing her commitment to capturing the physicality of the sport.

Meryl Streep - Music of the Heart (1999):

Meryl Streep learned to play the violin for her role as real-life music teacher Roberta Guaspari. Her dedication added authenticity to her performance and earned her an Academy Award nomination.

Ranveer Singh - Bajirao Mastani (2015):

Ranveer Singh, in his portrayal of the Maratha warrior Bajirao, went beyond acting and learned the art of horseback riding. His commitment to mastering this skill not only added authenticity to the character but also showcased his dedication to delivering a compelling and realistic performance.

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