Many greatest actors in Hollywood nailed their roles in different movies, using method acting. That is an approach that enables actors to portray the most convincing characters. That means they don’t let go of their character even when the cameras stop rolling. Method acting requires extreme dedication, determination, and skills from the actors to bring the character to life.
Some of Hollywood’s famous actors adopted this approach, such as Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Robert de Niro, Meryl Streep, and Daniel Day-Lewis. Therefore, many iconic and remarkable characters and performances come as the direct results of the Method. Welsh actor Christian Bale is an example. He is prominent for undergoing extreme physical transformations for his roles in the 2000 movie American Psycho. Leonardo DiCaprio is also worth mentioning. His role in The Revenant- Hugh Glass requires unique skills to convince the character. Thanks to the Method, they nail their characters.
Today, we’ve gathered 9 actors who fully manifest their characters on-screen.
#1 Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming
Superhero’s ego is sometimes hard to balance. And when Tom found his Peter Parker role as a high school kid, he decided to immerse himself in the high school climate. He sat in classes he wasn’t supposed to be in. People just burst out laughing when he said he was playing Spider-Man.
#2 Kate Winslet in Ammonite
Kate Winslet’s performance in Ammonite brings her to the next level of Method acting. She portrayed the paleontologist Mary Anning by living along on a beachside cottage with only candles.
#3 Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro often plays anti-heroes characters in many movies. Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver is considered the most prominent role in his career. In the movie, he played a troubled veteran and a taxi driver. And he did drive a taxi all day for two weeks in New York.
#4 Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock
Playing the most iconic detective Sherlock Holmes isn’t easy. But Benedict nailed it by immersing himself in his roles. He learned to play the violin as Detective Sherlock Holmes does.
#5 Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby
The movie requires the role of a strong boxer. And Hillary Swank did gain weight for that role and took boxing training for 3 three months. She became a professional boxer.
#6 Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther
Playing a supervillain with pent-up rage did not go as planned for Michael. Taking his role, he always writes a journal for his characters, and the role that had a significant impact on him was playing Erik “Killmonger” Steven in Black Panther. Michael revealed that he kept his distance from others during filming to help him access his mental health after the movie wrapped up.
#7 Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Natalie Portman was required to contribute her share of blood, sweat, tears, and thoughts. She nailed it by coping with the specific training of ballerinas. She also underwent ballet, swimming, and other works to bring the perfectionist ballerina Nina.
#8 Lady Gaga in House of Gucci
The singer made her special preparations for her role in House of Gucci. Lady Gaga tried to speak Italian accent for more than nine months and even called anyone over the phone with Patrizia’s tone.
#9 Zoë Kravitz in The Batman
Zoë Kravitz found cats crucial to her role when preparing the comic book villainess Catwoman. She decided to copy their mannerisms, like drinking milk from a bowl.