10 Actors Who Took Roles To A New Level

Most actors in the world spend a few days, maybe a week in preparation for a role. It’s not that they don’t want to spend more time, it’s just the facts of life. Not every film has a multi-million dollar budget and endless amounts of time to create. Or they have a family and other obligations. But there are actors out there who find the time and propel themselves to infamy for what they did to prepare. Shia Labeouf had a tooth pulled from his mouth, went months without bathing, and spent days watching horses die. Kate Winslet spent months living life like a nazi woman and almost lost her sanity. It took her years to recover. 50 cent spent months with cancer patients and lost 50 lbs for his role. Jim Carrey had lawler performa piledriver on him and he spent every minute of his life as though he was really Andy. Tom Hanks almost died and had to have surgery when he spent weeks in water to his neck and he also spent six years developing the script for Cast Away with the writer. Heath Ledger took the Joker character to a world we will never see again. He spent six weeks locked in a hotel room developing the character’s every mannerism. Natalie Portman lost 20 lbs when she already was very slender and ate only carrots and almonds spending eight hours a day training as a dancer. Hilary Swank became confused over her own gender after spending months as the character and almost didn’t come back. Jamie Foxx modeled his career after Tom Hanks and landed his first Oscar for playing Ray Charles. Tom Holland went back to high school to learn what it is to be a student in America. These actors all took their roles to new levels, landed themselves in cinema’s history books, and changed the face of how to prepare for a role.