10 Method Actors Who Forgot Who They Actually Were

Some actors get so lost in a role they forget who they actually are! Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/ho3Hg6

Many of the best actors of the 20th and 21st Century follow the method. A style of acting that allows them to create and inhabit full bodied/three-dimensional characters. The solution the method offers is a process that has actors become the part they’re playing, in some way at least. Sure, you might have heard the famous stories of Dustin Hoffman sleeping on a park bench and making his life a living a hell for some parts. We’re here to ask: is it worth it? Well, if it means success and respect as an actor in the industry, then yes. But it’s not all sunshine and roses and acceptance speeches in the Kodak Theater. Acting is a tough business, full of rejection, risk and demanding methods. Here are 10 actors so impacted by their preparation for their roles that they forgot who they were.

We have Daniel Day-Lewis in literally everything – including Last of the Mohicans, the Crucible and Gangs of New York. There’s Val Kilmer in Oliver Stone’s, The Doors. We have Gene Hackman working outside of the confines of the law in The French Connection and Nicolas Cage working outside the confines of reality in Ghost Rider. Shia Labeouf made some inspired choices in Fury while Jared Leto made his mark in Suicide Squad. Robert De Niro proved he could be as creepy as he is good. Plus, Johnny Depp could expand consciousness in Las Vegas. Plus, we have Joaquin Phoenix and Jim Carrey along for the ride!


Entry 1 – Daniel Day-Lewis – Everything
Entry 2 – Val Kilmer – The Doors
Entry 3 – Gene Hackman – The French Connection
Entry 4 – Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider
Entry 5 – Shia Labeouf – Fury
Entry 6 – Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
Entry 7 – Robert De Niro – Cape Fear
Entry 8 – Johnny Depp – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Entry 9 – Joaquin Phoenix – I’m Still Here
Entry 10 – Jim Carrey – Man on the Moon

Check out these other awesome videos!

10 Improvised Movie Scenes That Made Actors Break Character – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UqfPRMs2Xk

10 Movie Moments Where Actors Weren’t Acting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGyARbGErus

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