Acting is not an easy task. When it comes to acting it is more about leaving ourselves behind and becoming a character. The better you are at the task the more highly regarded you are. Some actors prefer to play the role as who they are and do it like a job. While others immerse themselves into their job. They accept the character, understand them, and each time you see them, you see the character not them. With every actor who does it like a job, he feels the same in every role. But dedicated actors are different characters every time. So, here’s a list of the most dedicated actors who went to extreme lengths for a character.
Christian Bale is a dedicated actor
It is not uncommon for Christian Bale to lose and gain some weight for his roles. In movies, he has changed his appearance to fit in for the character. He even shaved his head for the role of Dick Cheney in the biopic, Backseat. He had lost 65 pounds for his role in The Machinist and also put on weight to play Donald Rumsfeld. We all know it is not easy to lose or gain weight but the actor does it for almost every role. The level of dedication needs all appreciation.
Margot Robbie is dedicated to her roles
In the role of Tonya Harding in I, Tonya Margot Robbie surprised everyone. She played the role of the disgraced ice-skating dancer in the movie. And the way she transformed into her was just astonishing. Apart from the makeup, wigs, and prosthetics making her Harding, she also practiced ice-skating. Yes, to fulfill the role, the actress trained for five months, five days a week and four hours a day on an ice-skating rink. This also led to an accident that gave her a herniated disc in her neck. But this proves she is one of the most dedicated actors.
Robert Pattinson changed himself for a character
The favorite actor of all teenage girls, Robert Pattinson has done a lot more than playing the vampire in the Twilight series. The actor, to prepare for his role in Good Time by Safdie Brothers, worked at a carwash. It’s a surprise no one noticed him. He would work there and take the subway. Not only that he lived in the same apartment as the character in Harlem. The actor shared, “I literally lived in the same basement apartment [as the character] in Harlem. I never opened my curtains, didn’t change the sheets the entire time I was there, for those two months, and I would just sleep in my clothes.”
John Krasinski transformed himself
Who would’ve thought that John Krasinki from The Office could play a special ops soldier? But yes he did. The actor transformed himself for the role he played in 13 Hours. All the actors had to go through vigorous training for the role. The actor told Yahoo! News, “We learned how to fire a whole variety of different weapons and learned how to maneuver through rooms with lights, without lights. We learned how to maneuver through buildings on fire. We did all that sort of training. Physically, it was an extremely intense workout.” This proves he is one of the most dedicated actors.
Leonardo DiCaprio went too far for a role
It is not unknown that Leonardo DiCaprio is a skilled actor. But to play the role in The Revenant he almost died. Leonardo DiCaprio himself said, “I can name 30 or 40 sequences that were some of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. Whether it’s going in and out of frozen rivers or sleeping in animal carcasses, or what I ate on set. [I was] enduring freezing cold and possible hypothermia constantly.” He also told Wired, “If a cat has nine lives, I think I’ve used a few.” One of the most dedicated actors indeed.
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