Actors are often told in an interview for a particular role, they learned to handle a sword, fly a plane or do the splits. Without such training, the viewer immediately recognizes the screen to be false. But to create a really cool image, it is not enough just to learn practical skills. You want to get into the skin of your character, try to imagine what he breathes. Tell how do famous actors.
Shia LaBeouf, "Rage"
LaBeouf has earned a reputation as one of the most thorough actors of our time. Most clearly it is manifested in preparation for war drama "Fury". Not only that, the American has lived for a month at a military base, and pull out your own tooth, cut his cheek and almost stopped to wash.
Heath Ledger, "the Dark knight"
This masterpiece is impossible to create without full immersion. Heath Ledger more than three weeks of sitting cooped up in a hotel room and kept a sort of diary of observations of their hero. At some point he even started to write on behalf of the Joker. Some fans believe that the actor began to take sleeping pills and tranquilizers (which brought him to death) due to the fact that we no longer see where he was, and the crazy Joker.
Jared Leto, "suicide Squad"
The Joker in the performance of the Summer was not so memorable, but also very expressive. As methods of its preparation. He was sent out to project partners strange gifts. For example, will Smith got a pack of bullets, and Margot Robbie — dead rat. Many came to the video, which the Summer carries some kind of heresy against the background of a dead pig. All this is to ensure that colleagues began to experience real, genuine animosity.
Charlize Theron, "Monster"
Christian Bale, "The Machinist"
If Christian bale ever heard that story about Theron, she grinned. By the beginning of filming "the Machinist", he weighed 55 kilograms during the growth of 183 centimeters. The actor dropped 30 pounds, eating a day one Apple and a jar of canned tuna. And was ready to continue to lose weight, but the producers are worried about his health, Christian, not allowed.
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Survivors"
The long-awaited "Oscar" went to Leo at great cost. You heard about the fact that he actually slept in the carcass of the horse to set himself for shooting the famous scene? But even more difficult test for him was the need to eat in the frame raw bison meat. Leo's a vegetarian, and the meat, I suppose that wasn't too tasty. So his face in that scene is real, not a game.
Robert De Niro, "Taxi Driver"
In the psychological Thriller 1976, De Niro played, as you can guess, the taxi driver. And before the shooting he worked as a taxi driver after obtaining a license. Traveled to Los Angeles and actively discussed with clients the issues of politics and moral decline. In parallel, he actively lose weight, to look at the screen painful neurotic.
Adrian Brody, The Pianist
The actor has come a long way in preparing for the role of abandoned and starving during the war of the pianist. And in the literal sense. Brody sold his car, moved out of his apartment, turned off all the phones and went to Europe with a couple of bags of personal belongings. Actor eat in a day a couple of eggs and a chicken leg with vegetables, not watching TV and rehearsing.