10 players who are almost crazy for a role
There is not just Heath Ledger. By Robert DeNiro Jared Leto, the new Joker, the most famous cases on the border between interpretation and madness
“Heath Ledger did not do Joker” said director Christopher Nolan after the death from poisoning caused by the combined effects of sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs and analgesics, which occurred after the interpretation of the Oscar more psychopathic villain of the history of comics in the movie The Dark Knight . “I could not stop thinking, my body was exhausted, but my mind was racing a thousand per hour” said Ledger on days that lent itself to the body and mind schizophrenic clown who will soon be starring Jared Leto in Suicide Squad. Heath Ledger as other professionals in the big screen have gone very close to losing his head and let themselves carried away by the script, to play a character disturbed or suffering, which proved to be a demon ready to seize the artist, unable to master it for the duration of the film.
1. Robert DeNiro – Cape Fear: The Cape of Fear
In the film of 1991 directed by Martin Scorsese, De Niro plays the killer psychopath Max Cady, who gets out of prison and begins to haunt the lawyer Sam Bowden family, his lawyer in a rape trial took place years before.
It is known that to prepare for the role the actor has spent about $ 5,000 to reduce his teeth as they appear in the film, and that you’ve done many tattoos do with the vegetable dyes that take months to fade. He also spent much time reading and studying crimes by true sexual nature, drawing inspiration for his character. The interpretation which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor has made me shudder even to Scorsese, and no doubt has remained in history.
2. Nicolas Cage – Birdy: Wings of Liberty
Cage starred in several specific roles in his career, Stress from Vampire Face Off Ghost Rider, but in this 1984 film directed by Alan Parker stars as a veteran is left disfigured in Vietnam. Following severe burns the actor had to hold his face bandaged for much of the film and be off four teeth to get closer to impaired psychological dimension of Sergeant Al Columbato, locked up in a military psychiatric hospital to fight the ghosts of the past and relate Birdy, a patient with catatonic schizophrenia starring Matthew Modine. “After five weeks with a bandaged head, when I removed the bandages my skin was completely infected with acne and ingrown hairs,” said Cage, emphasizing the physical effort and mental well for this role.
3. Joaquin Phoenix – I’m still here (I’m Here)
Joaquin Phoenix is known for being unpredictable and eccentric actor in real life. Everyone will remember his announcement in 2008 that would have left the cinema to become a rap artist, a choice that led then to the creation of the documentary film I’m Still Here in 2010. After half a year of bizarre public appearances and behaviors that portrayed him changed and careless with a long beard and several pounds heavier, his documentary has shocked the public and the critics, who believed that Phoenix had come a bit ‘too much in character fooling everyone. As also stated Casey Affleck some time later, Joaquin Phoenix has become that character ranting and crazy just to advertise his project: “We did not want to tease anybody, we wanted to create a space, you believe that what was happening was real” .
4. Kate Winslet – The Reader
One of the most talented actresses of the moment, Kate Winslet, won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2009 for her role in The Reader – The Reader directed by Stephen Daldry, film adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s novel. This role has been particularly challenging for Kate said: “It took months to get into character. It ‘was like recovering from a serious car accident and try to understand what had happened. ” However we can say that it is worth having the conquest of the sought statuette.
5. Adrien Brody – The Pianist
In the 2002 film directed by Roman Polanski the actor has played a talented pianist, Polish jew, who must escape deportation during World War II. “This role has had on me a very profound effect, and I wondered if he had had an effect on my sanity. I felt closer to the suffering and sadness that always exists in the world, “Brody said in an interview. Slimmed to weigh only 65 kg, the actor had to give up social life for six months, to focus on his character victim of extreme suffering, risking significant consequences for himself both physically and psychologically.
6. Jamie Dornan – The Fall
If you play a strong character tests an actor in a movie, let alone a TV series. Became famous for her role in the controversial Fifty Shades of Grey, Jamie Dornan is a psychotic serial killer in the TV series BBC The Fall alongside Gillian Anderson. Husband and father of family day turns into a murderess of innocent women and isolated in the cold nights of Belfast, while the police investigates him. To better address the role and get into the mind of a serial killer the actor confessed to having stalked distance a woman fell from a train for several blocks. “You can not avoid getting slightly marked from playing someone like him for two seasons. I carry with me some of his elements in a disturbing way. I find that we can relate to him … I understand it deeply. Keep a bit ‘of that anger and hatred “.
7. Shia LaBeouf – Fury
Abandoned the role of light-hearted boy and ironic the Transformers franchise, Shia LaBeouf is often at the center of gossip for his behavior over the top in the style of Joaquin Phoenix. However, they are real facts or advertising ploys, his personality seems unstable but his commitment as an actor is total. Last of David Ayer film, Fury, was put to the test in order to interpret the gunner Boyd Swan with a tooth less, the cut face, and forced not to bathe for months. As pointed out by Brad Pitt, her partner in the cast: “It was totally immersed in the part. It is one that lives as anyone. I was lucky to work with many great players, but he is one of the best I’ve ever seen. ”
8. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger is the most extreme example of this phenomenon of identification of an actor into a character, which requires energy and sacrifice. To prepare to play the Joker The Dark Knight actor was locked in a London hotel room for a month, writing a diary and experimenting with all the different items until you reached the total and flawless vision of the character . He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2009, but has never had the chance to see the finished film because of his sudden death. It has not yet been confirmed whether it was suicide or an unlucky intoxication by a mix of drugs with which he fought his depression and other illnesses.
9. Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
“I did quite a deep dive into. It ‘was fun fiddling with those psychological games. If you do not break the rules you can not eplorare new territories. I think we will not be able to dispose of the rest of my life, “said Jared Leto talking about his interpretation of the new cinecomic Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer and waited in Italian cinemas for the month of August 2016. The actor Dallas Buyers Club He plays the role of a new psychedelic and disturbing version of the most famous villain of Batman, which is allied with Deadshot, Harley Quinn and other comics dangerous criminals to complete a mission from a secret government agency and thus obtain one reduction of sentence. According to the rumors on the web for several months, the actor has taken a strange attitude to get into character, as isolated from the rest of the cast, give to fellow Margot Robbie a box with a dead rat inside, or throw on a table the carcass of a pig from which flowed out of the projectiles. “When he arrives on the set the world stops. What he did is so powerful, so threatening, so palpable, you can feel it. The crew stopped work to watch it, “said the director.
10. Daniel Day-Lewis – Every film that made
Daniel Day-Lewis is an actor who likes to focus a lot on his roles, devoting years to a movie without bothering to collect compulsorily numerous titles. He spent six months alone in a desert to film The Last of the Mohicans, and on the set of Lincoln called himself Mr. President, and did not speak with British actors not to spoil the accent of the character. While interpreting the crowds “butcher” Gangs Of New York took lessons as an apprentice butcher sharpening knives and wearing light clothes because in line with that period of history, a choice that has earned him pneumonia. In 1996 for The Seduction of Evil it would not have washed for the whole period of the locations for understanding the 17th century hygiene and lived on the set without water or power. In short, you could call an extremist of Stanislavsky method, but his dedication to the roles that agree to interpret is unique in contemporary cinema.