Art requires sacrifice.
How much effort, blood, sweat and tears the actors put into their work. Someone such sacrifices seem excessive, but that’s what could grow into the role, truly play a character and show the viewer the unseen plan. Today you will learn 15 of the most complex roles is known to all actors.
Choi Min-Sik – Oh Dae-Su , “Oldboy”
The actor trained for six months and lost 10 kg for this role, and most of the stunts he performed on his own. One of the hardest moments during filming was the episode with the eating of a live octopus, Choi managed to cope with the task in just 4 braces (that is all he ate 4 live octopus). It is worth noting that in Korea do eat live octopus, as does the protagonist, but before that they are usually cut into slices and seasoned sauce.
Anne Hathaway – Fantine, “Les Miserables”
In 2013, Hathaway won the “Oscar” for best actress the second plan in the movie-musical “Les Miserables.” For the role of Fantine, the actress lost 10 kg and cut her hair short.
Adrian Brody – Wladyslaw Szpilman, “The Pianist”
World famous actors acquired after the role of the Polish-Jewish musician Wladyslaw szpilman in “the Pianist”. In preparation for the filming of Adrian learned the piano works of Frederic Chopin, he lost 13 kg, and even got rid of all of the property, to understand the sense of loss.
Michael Fassbender – Bobby Sands, “Hunger”
The film is directed by Steve McQueen tells of the struggle and the hunger strike of prisoners from the Irish Republican army in 1981. Michael Fassbender, who plays a major role, literally risked their lives, losing weight by 15 kg.
Robert De Niro – Jake Lamotte, “raging bull”
The film is based on the memoir “raging bull: My story” the famous American boxer of Italian descent, world champion among professionals Jake Lamotta. The main role in this film earned De Niro an Oscar, but for the most likely image of aged Lamotta after his career the actor had to gain 20 pounds. moreover, it is a three-month coached himself Lamotte.
Shelley Duvall – Wendy TORRANCE, The Shining
To immerse the crew in a psychological state, Kubrick showed them the film “eraserhead”. Shelley Duvall was exhausted while shooting the scene where Wendy locks Jack in a food warehouse that she nearly fainted from overexertion. Her role was so stressful and difficult that at some point because of the huge number of duplicates she could no longer cry. The Director found fault with in any detail in her acting, Duvall constantly maintaining in inflated condition.
Mickey Rourke – Randy (The RAM) Robinson, “The Wrestler”
The role of Randy Robinson was the “resurrection of Mickey Rourke as an actor” and his first really big role since 1991. To prepare for the film, Rourke, who was 50 years, two months and trained hard with weights, and then three months passed a course in high school wrestlers.
John Rhys-Davies – Gimli, “Lord of the rings”
The most famous in the career of the actor was the role of the dwarf Gimli in the film adaptation of the novel by John RR Tolkien “the Lord of the rings”. To create the image he put on the makeup and glued a big nose. And that means John had such an aversion that he had swollen eyelids.
Leonardo DiCaprio Is Hugh Glass, “The Survivors”
For this role, Leonardo DiCaprio was honored with his first Academy award. The actor actually learned to survive, now he knows how to build a fire. And even as a vegetarian was able to the camera to eat the raw liver of the bison.
Rooney Mara – Lisbeth Salander, “the girl with the dragon tattoo”
For sufficient similarity to Lisbeth, Rooney got a piercing on the face and Breasts, bleached eyebrows and changed her hairstyle. The girl took off a few pounds and even made a temporary tattoo with a dragon.
Shia LaBeouf Is Boyd “Goody” Swan, “Rage”
During the filming of the movie “Fury” actor decided to get into the character of the young American tanker engaged in the occupation of Germany in 1945. Shia few months did not wash, ripped healthy front tooth, a knife made the cuts on his face and even abandoned Judaism and converted to Christianity.
Halle berry – Leticia Musgrove, “the Score monster”
The film earned berry an Oscar for best actress, but for this, the actress had to accept the full exposure and long sex scenes.
Daniel day-Lewis – Christy brown “My left foot”
The film “My left foot” is based on amazing facts from the life of the courageous disabled Irishman Christy brown, who suffers from cerebral palsy. To prepare for filming, day-Lewis rented a house near Dublin rehabilitation center for the disabled, and for several months was observed for patients. Moreover, he decided not to leave the wheelchair kreso in between filming, to play the role of brown. Daniel steadily followed this rule that the shooting part was forced to raise it along with the stroller, and even feed with a spoon.
Natalie Portman – Nina Sayers, Black Swan
Natalie six months of dedicated work on his part. She had much to lose weight and learn ballet plastic to look convincing as professional dancers. The actress lost 10 kg and so convincingly played a ballerina going crazy, which won the “Oscar” in the category “Best actress”.
Christian Bale – Trevor Reznik, “The Machinist”
For the role of machine operator Trevor Reznik, on the brink of dream and reality, bale lost 30 kg. And then the actor had to weight by 45 kg for the role of Bruce Wayne in “Batman begins”.
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