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Can you name the movies in which these actors went to great lengths to play their part?

Quiz Updated Aug 2, 2015

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This actor learned to put a record on a turntable with his toes. He remained in a wheelchair between takes and insisted he be spoon-fed all of his meals.Daniel Day-Lewis
This actor spent months learning to play guitar and sing. He insisted that cast/crew call him 'J.R.', Johnny Cash's real name. Joaquin Phoenix
To prepare for a scene in which his character has been awake for three days, this actor actually stayed awake for three days.Dustin Hoffman
To better understand his character, this actor actually got a taxi license and worked 12-hour shifts for three months prior to filming.Robert De Niro
To capture the feeling of loss, this actor sold his car, his apartment and most of his possessions. He then withdrew from most human contact & cut back food to starvation levels.Adrian Brody
To gain 67 pounds for his role as John Lennon's assassin, this actor drank melted Häagen-Dazs, olive oil and soy sauce. Jared Leto
For his role, this actor lived with Hunter S. Thompson for four months. The two enjoyed building propane bombs and shooting the largest guns available.Johnny Depp
One month prior to shooting, this actress cut her hair short, bound her breasts & even stuffed a sock in her underwear to live as man in preparation for her role.Hilary Swank
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This actor, credited with pioneering method acting, spent one month confined to a bed in Van Nuys Army Hospital to prepare for his role as a paraplegic veteran.Marlon Brando
This actor lost 63 pounds, a record for a movie role. He wanted to lose 10 more, but the studio wouldn't allow him due to concerns for his health. Christian Bale
This actor became so immersed in his 'dark' role that he locked himself in his room for a month prior to filming & slept two hours per night.Heath Ledger
This actress shed 25 pounds and insisted upon cutting off her own hair in order to comprehend the pain of a mother willing to do anything to keep her child alive.Anne Hathaway
This actor gained 30 pounds and built a studio so he could learn to master the artist's famous painting technique.Ed Harris
This actor claimed that he actually couldn't see during filming, much like the blind character he was playing.Al Pacino
To get into her dark role, this actress pierced her lip, brow, nose, nipples, and ears. Prior to the role, she did not even have her ears pierced.Rooney Mara
This actor stayed in character 24 hours a day during filming, much to the irritation of his co-stars & then-girlfriend. He put Limburger cheese in his pockets to smell horrible.Jim Carrey

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