17 Actors & Actresses Who Took Method Acting To The Next Level

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Being an actor isn’t all about dressing up in cool costumes and getting paid thousands for it. Pretending to be someone else all day is pretty tough work, especially if that person is a particularly unsavory or difficult character. Actors and actresses put in hundreds of hours of hard work to make sure they nail their roles, and the majority of them do so with aplomb. Your favorite classic movies and cheesy rom-coms wouldn’t be the same without the efforts of their stars.

While pretty much everyone in the acting business works hard for their craft, there are some who go above and beyond in the name of entertainment. They might undergo a serious physical transformation, or get so immersed in a character that they find it hard to let them go at the end of filming. Maybe they insist upon staying in character even when the cameras aren’t rolling. Some even take their work home with them and impact their families with their extreme method acting. Here are just a few of the stars who’ve seriously gone the extra mile for their roles in the past. It’s no coincidence that a lot of them are Oscar-winners!