Actors Who Went Too Far For a Movie Role

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Michael B. Jordan

For his portrayal of Killmonger in Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan underwent a period of isolation and later sought therapy to cope with the emotional toll of the role.

Heath Ledger

In preparation for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger secluded himself for weeks, immersing himself in the character's psyche. He famously maintained a diary documenting the Joker's thoughts and emotions, aiding him in fully embodying the character's chaotic persona.

50 Cent

50 Cent shed a remarkable 54lbs in just nine weeks for a film role. Adopting a liquid-only diet and committing to three-hour workouts daily, the hip-hop star aimed to authentically portray a cancer-stricken American football player in Things Fall Apart movie.

Halle Berry

For her role as a drug addict in Jungle Fever (1991), Halle Berry took method acting to extremes by abstaining from showering for two weeks. Her commitment stemmed from a desire to authentically portray the life of a crack-cocaine addict.

Gary Oldman

In his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2017), Gary Oldman's dedication was evident as he smoked an astounding 400 cigarettes worth $20,000 to accurately capture the essence of the iconic leader.

Sylvester Stallone

In pursuit of realism for Rocky IV, Sylvester Stallone instructed Dolph Lundgren to deliver genuine punches during fight scenes. Lundgren's powerful uppercut landed Stallone in the hospital for nine days, underscoring the lengths to which Stallone went for authenticity.

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