Times Method Actors Took Things Way Too Far

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    Whenever an actor decides to use "the method" approach to a role, it usually ends up making headlines. The process of an actor really getting their head inside a character has made for some jaw-dropping performances, and some shocking behind-the-scenes tales. Here are just a few times method actors have taken things too far for a part…
    Adrien Brody | 0:20
    Jim Carrey | 1:40
    Nicolas Cage | 3:24
    Christian Bale | 4:25
    Martin Sheen | 5:38
    Matt Damon | 6:46
    Daniel Day-Lewis | 7:25
    Ashton Kutcher | 7:59
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  • Looper
    Looper  7 месяцев назад +353

    What other instances of method acting should've made this list?

    • Noneyalls Biddness
      Noneyalls Biddness День назад

      De Niro "This Boys Life" ....."Does this mustard jaw look empty to you?!"
      That scene brought back some scary ass memories from my childhood. Fo show

    • Noneyalls Biddness
      Noneyalls Biddness День назад

      +Incensehead nah they all suck.

    • Noneyalls Biddness
      Noneyalls Biddness День назад

      +M Busch not sure either because the last time I checked....he didn't get aids for the part

    • Noneyalls Biddness
      Noneyalls Biddness День назад

      +TheKYRw no he's dead because ALL ACTORS ARE ATTENTION STARVED because of emotional trauma and so are all junkies. He is dead because of drugs. Well and because "hypnotic" drugs have really neat newer better lobbied more lenient efficacy regs. So shit like Ambient is prescribed as often as exercise.

    • Noneyalls Biddness
      Noneyalls Biddness День назад

      +First Last that was an accidental shooting....not method acting

  • Kevin Lucey
    Kevin Lucey 3 дня назад

    I guess Im the only one who thinks its weird and borderline crazy to find comfort in an actor "method" acting as my dead dad? that was a trip to hear lmao

  • Glitterbomb45
    Glitterbomb45 6 дней назад

    Nicholas Cage is one of the worst actors known to man. He is laughable in every movie he’s in. I can’t stand him.

  • Jon Dunmore
    Jon Dunmore 8 дней назад +1

    4:24 -- Shouldn't Christian Bale be at numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and Daniel Day Lewis be at numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9?

  • HeyZeus M
    HeyZeus M 12 дней назад

    Thanks for disrespecting Heath Ledger in his performance as the Joker, the ultimate method acting performance that essentially cost him his life. RIP

  • Bhavika Purohit
    Bhavika Purohit 13 дней назад

    U just missed greatest character of all time where is joker the great Heath Ledger

  • Taylor Noelle
    Taylor Noelle 14 дней назад

    Backseat ??? I thought the movie was called Vice....

  • Dinmeraz78 B
    Dinmeraz78 B 14 дней назад +1

    1. Donald Trump for The Apprentice because he hasn't stopped acting like a total idiot since.

  • WesIsaLeo
    WesIsaLeo 14 дней назад

    De Niro put on so much weight for Raging Bull he was still hefty-looking a year later in True Confessions.

  • Kane Campbell
    Kane Campbell 17 дней назад

    Health Ledger paid the ultimate price for method acting

  • Sprszrbr
    Sprszrbr 19 дней назад

    To heck with your cursed imperial units. Every each number I had to check. Srsly...

  • Jack Abbott
    Jack Abbott 20 дней назад

    Heath ledger??

  • Aydemir ._.
    Aydemir ._. 20 дней назад

    Christian Bale is unbelievabl... Insane... It's so impressive what he does for his job

  • Jesse Frawley
    Jesse Frawley 22 дня назад

    Really? No mention of Jared Leto?

  • Babeena_Gt _
    Babeena_Gt _ 25 дней назад

    Beyond dedication

  • John Overthinker
    John Overthinker 26 дней назад

    Jim Carrey almost drove Milos Forman mad while shooting Man on the moon

  • Sofia A
    Sofia A 26 дней назад +1

    Joaquin Phoenix? Having the whole world fooled with "I'm Still Here"?

  • Zzajah
    Zzajah 29 дней назад

    What about Jared Leto... He lost weight and gained weight for a role as well and I believe because of that he actually has an Illness now

  • Late Reviews
    Late Reviews 29 дней назад

    7:59 hey its that guy in the office

  • xXschliemoXx the Sasquatch
    xXschliemoXx the Sasquatch 29 дней назад +2

    Heath Ledger literally made himself insane to play the joker in dark night.

  • Eser Patlican
    Eser Patlican Месяц назад +1

    It upsets me to see that Heath Ledger is not in this video...

  • frecklesaep
    frecklesaep Месяц назад

    Method acting at least on stage is considered suicide acting lol. If you get too much into a character, especially very depressed ones or ones in sad plays, it can get hard to come back from and often leads to actors killing themselves

  • Mr Zeee
    Mr Zeee Месяц назад

    Bale is still the most insane of them all

  • Mitchell Sop
    Mitchell Sop Месяц назад

    My pancreas levels were out of wack....ya..

  • Jackie Heezy
    Jackie Heezy Месяц назад +1

    OMG Adrien Brody's nose is big

  • Smithrock
    Smithrock Месяц назад

    7:20 '...special medication to repair his adrenal gland...' All hats of for Matt , Good Will Hunting and Departed and what not bur this info is BULLSHIT. There isn't a medication that can repair such damage at that level.

  • Mayu Xiong
    Mayu Xiong Месяц назад

    they forgot Heath Ledger. RIP

  • Jake Romine
    Jake Romine Месяц назад


  • KJV Only
    KJV Only Месяц назад

    Jim is now CRAZY!

  • Bert Caitbgoe
    Bert Caitbgoe Месяц назад

    Bale should have been suspended and made to put on weight after what he did for the Machinist. The fact that it's a totally average film aside, no one should be allowed to torture themselves for role like this. He's a great actor, but my goodness, what a fool he was to do that to himself.

  • dikshant walia
    dikshant walia Месяц назад

    This video is worthless without including the Heath Ledger . The joker

  • Spoiledhp2
    Spoiledhp2 Месяц назад

    face off

  • Agatha Cccc
    Agatha Cccc Месяц назад

    Thanks for putting time stamps, easier to navigate this type of compilation videos


    Well Robert De Niro had a dentist mess up his teeth to look evil for his role in Scorsese's 'Cape fear'. I think that should've made it to this list.

  • Wii Sport Resort for Xbox One
    Wii Sport Resort for Xbox One Месяц назад

    heath ledger???

  • TreVann- Rashad
    TreVann- Rashad Месяц назад

    Jobs is a great fucking film he did AWESOME

  • Hannah Wisdom
    Hannah Wisdom Месяц назад

    God I love Christian Bale

  • Spencer Keegan
    Spencer Keegan Месяц назад

    I'm sorry but I'll never consider Ashton Kutcher a great actor let alone a method actor...

  • jason gaff
    jason gaff Месяц назад

    “He packed on the pounds to play former Vice President Dick Cheney in the 2018 biopic, Backseat.”

    Uhh what

  • beans
    beans Месяц назад

    What movie starts at 7:27

    • WesIsaLeo
      WesIsaLeo 14 дней назад

      Gangs of New York from 2002.

  • Latabrine
    Latabrine Месяц назад

    Tom Hanks in Philadelphia.

  • Dawud Makonnen
    Dawud Makonnen Месяц назад

    Costars say Idris Elba stays in character during the entire shooting on films. So after the shoot & you walk over to him and say, "yo Drissa what's up," he doesn't respond 😂😂😂

  • berk tolunoğlu
    berk tolunoğlu Месяц назад

    Moving to Europe for 6 months. İt is taking it too far. İt is crazy. WOW

  • D-COM Wrexshit
    D-COM Wrexshit Месяц назад

    What about the method actor, playing an actor, disguised as a method actor. That was messed up

  • DTM 24
    DTM 24 Месяц назад

    I don't know what Leonardo DiCaprio did to piss the Hollywood bosses off, but he has NEVER gotten proper recognition.

  • who8myfish
    who8myfish Месяц назад

    Man on the moon sucked

  • Evan Poole
    Evan Poole Месяц назад

    Where is Heath Ledger?

  • Michaela H.
    Michaela H. Месяц назад

    Surprised to not see Jared Leto on that list

  • john smith
    john smith Месяц назад +1

    One of the most remarkable transformations in cinema was Anthony Gaudioso in The Ghost and The Whale.
    The actor Gained 72 pounds for the role, looked like a human wrecking ball, grew his beard out for four monthes and directed the film. The performance is nuanced and stunning.
    Sheryl Lee for the film Twin Peaks Fire Walk with me went to insane lengths to paint the portrait of an abused young woman.
    Christina Ricci is so devastatingly sad and honest in the film PROZAC NATION.
    Henry Scrimshaw in THE WITCH

  • Sparky_Gaming 69
    Sparky_Gaming 69 Месяц назад +1

    Where was joker from the dark knight

  • Rainbow Smoothies!
    Rainbow Smoothies! Месяц назад


  • Howard  Wilson
    Howard Wilson Месяц назад +3

    Jim Carrey took every role too far..that's what made him great.

  • omg wth
    omg wth Месяц назад

    All​ FAKE!

  • Russ L
    Russ L Месяц назад

    @Looper I thought the Christian Bale movie where he played Cheney was called "Vice." Sounded like you called it "Backseat."

  • ALL made by One Good GOD
    ALL made by One Good GOD Месяц назад

    I laughed at the title

  • Travis_Redfern
    Travis_Redfern Месяц назад

    I always wonder if this stuff should result in acting awards. Sure there’s acting there, but they’re obviously doing their most to actually become the person mentally and physically. A great actor could transform themselves on screen without needing to go through such anguish. I think this stuff is admirable too, but...idk. I feel like it depends.

  • Sarvar
    Sarvar Месяц назад

    Where were these guys when I saw my dad's real ghost when playing Hamlet?

  • PollyMamedePsi
    PollyMamedePsi Месяц назад

    no Jared, really? Matthew McConaughey , Charlize Theron?

  • Bughead Lodge
    Bughead Lodge Месяц назад

    The pianist was probably one of the best movies based off of world war 2 I've ever seen. It's amazing how much thought and dedication Brody put into the role.

  • MendezMirango
    MendezMirango Месяц назад +1

    why is there no females?

  • kiki naa kay kiki
    kiki naa kay kiki Месяц назад

    Hats off to tom hardy who doesn’t even need to take it too far to give us his brilliant performance. This guy is so underrated when in fact he deserves a lot. Check him out y’all.

  • ptlutube
    ptlutube Месяц назад +3

    Putting Christian Bale/The Machinist on the same list as Ashton Kutcher/Jobs... interesting.

  • MegaMaxiepad
    MegaMaxiepad Месяц назад

    Adrien Brody did all that, got the Oscar, but his career has sucked ever since.

  • BadFlounder
    BadFlounder Месяц назад

    Man, Daniel Day Lewis is a legend. So many brilliant roles. Perhaps the greatest actor of his generation.

  • Rprince418
    Rprince418 Месяц назад

    There, I watched it RU-clip. Now shut the hell up!

  • Konstantinos Alexopoulos
    Konstantinos Alexopoulos Месяц назад

    Changreta knows

  • Rosemary Lovejoy
    Rosemary Lovejoy Месяц назад


  • AmericaninAustralia
    AmericaninAustralia Месяц назад

    My question is: what dentist agrees to take someones wisdom teeth out without anaesthetic?

  • Paul Mara
    Paul Mara Месяц назад

    Heath ledger?

  • Patrik Krejci
    Patrik Krejci Месяц назад

    LOL Nicolas Cage. He couldn't act if his life depended on it.

  • Production Upgrade
    Production Upgrade Месяц назад

    No Heath Ledger

  • John Doe
    John Doe Месяц назад

    When they "channel" they are actually allowing demons to take over their bodies. You are not watching a human act, you are watching a demon act.

  • john smith
    john smith Месяц назад

    The pianist was an amazing film, enough said!

  • Ronald Grau
    Ronald Grau Месяц назад

    Hahahah - can't stop laughing! :) For the writers of this Video-Essay "essentially dropping out of modern society" means: 1. moving to Europe, 2. selling ones car and 3. disconnecting ones cellphone. minute 0.58

  • Grace Johnson
    Grace Johnson Месяц назад +1

    What about Dicaprio who had ocd after playing Howard Hughes

  • Fintan
    Fintan Месяц назад

    Yes they ranked Ashton Kutcher above Daniel Day Lewis

  • Damien O Callaghan
    Damien O Callaghan Месяц назад

    Leo DiCAPRIO - The Reverant??????????????????????????

  • Murph Games
    Murph Games Месяц назад

    Jim Carrey is nuts!

  • Abhishek Prasad
    Abhishek Prasad Месяц назад

    Heath ledger in the dark knight

  • Dimeji Omoya
    Dimeji Omoya Месяц назад

    Edward Norton?

  • Sam Harper
    Sam Harper Месяц назад

    Christian Bale is straight up kooky dukes.

  • Shaine MacDonald
    Shaine MacDonald Месяц назад

    Living on a set and pretending it's the olden times like Daniel Day Lewis did could be fun for a short period of time.

  • YoshiTheLyric
    YoshiTheLyric Месяц назад

    You didnt mention heath ledger who literally locked himself in his hotel room for days to become crazy

  • Maddy Sinnock
    Maddy Sinnock 2 месяца назад

    @looper only white men have ever done method acting, huh?

  • CyLo
    CyLo 2 месяца назад


  • Turnr
    Turnr 2 месяца назад

    Where’s heath ledger

  • Memento Production
    Memento Production 2 месяца назад

    Where is Tom hanks !!! Forest gump.

  • Mike Hunt
    Mike Hunt 2 месяца назад

    Holy fahk, most of these guys are crazy good at what they do and have proven their dedication to it, but Christian Bale is on another level..

  • Ellis Thomas
    Ellis Thomas 2 месяца назад

    Nick Cage is a "wannabe" method actor but lacks the acting ability.

    POLAR SLOTHxOCTOPUS 2 месяца назад

    Who else was expecting Heath ledger on here?

  • ThatShnib
    ThatShnib 2 месяца назад

    How is this only white men??

  • Mike Ravenkey
    Mike Ravenkey 2 месяца назад

    8:25 Is that Lenny from The Butterfly Effect??

  • Chris Nida
    Chris Nida 2 месяца назад

    What about Heath Ledger!!!!!

  • sgtgiggles
    sgtgiggles 2 месяца назад

    Never understood method acting. An actor should be able to turn on and off a role. Method acting makes you live the part. Acting is about pretend, not reality. I remember in college, all the acting majors rolled their eyes at the Hollywood method moguls

    SERIAL TUNA STABBER 2 месяца назад

    Anyone that "loses themselves" after throwing themselves into a role, never really knew themselves in the first place.

  • Catnap Gee
    Catnap Gee 2 месяца назад

    Glad Steve Jobs is dead

  • Fitness Updated
    Fitness Updated 2 месяца назад +1

    Leonardo DiCaprio with his role in the Aviator!
    He played the OCD symptoms so well, that some persisted after the filming, and he had to go on therapy for a few months afterwards to get rid of them. OCD can be a devastating condition, so he probably went through some serious suffering.

  • Sam A
    Sam A 2 месяца назад

    Nicolas cage... Dislikes video.

  • Shelz 915
    Shelz 915 2 месяца назад

    This list was great, but I feel like Michael Fassbender should have been included as well.

  • Svinja
    Svinja 2 месяца назад

    Christian Bale is like human puddy