10 Actors Who Were Never The Same After A Role

  • Published on Apr 3, 2018
  • These actors were changed by the characters they played. Subscribe to our channel: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Screenrant
    Acting can take on performers in a number of different ways. Some actors go through physical transformations for roles, some go through emotional transformations, and some go through both. For some of Hollywood’s greatest actors, signing up for a movie completely changed their lives forever. Some would quit acting while others had to completely change the way they lived their life.
    Gene Hackman had an illustrious film career, but his older age was getting to him and he reached his breaking point with a Ray Romano comedy film. Jake Lloyd was cast as the young version of Darth Vader, but having such a prominent role led to a huge downfall for the actor. George Clooney did his own stunts in Syriana and got severely injured when one of the stunts went horribly wrong. Shelly Duvall dedicated four months to filming of the intense film The Shining and was put through literal hell to get her scenes films. Bill Skarsgard completely transformed for the role of Pennywise the clown in IT, but the haunting may have turned around on him. Bob Hoskins starred alongside cartoons in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but it was the animated world which took over his own head. Colin Firth had to learn a stutter for The King’s Speech and then had to un-learn the speaking inconsistencies for his own personal life. Linda Hamilton learned what it was like to take on the Terminator. Watch to see all these actors and how they transformed along with several others!
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  • Phoenix123i
    Phoenix123i 28 days ago +1

    Shows bill skaskgard name on screen only having the hulk in the backround
    (this is only 4 fun and jokes)

  • Braxton Myers
    Braxton Myers Month ago


  • Ronnie houston
    Ronnie houston Month ago

    I don't want to be a movie star anymore

  • HerrLiam
    HerrLiam Month ago +1

    There were alway People there When that guy played in roger rabbit

  • Tristin Pandachuk
    Tristin Pandachuk Month ago

    john waynes

  • Park jimins Pinky
    Park jimins Pinky Month ago

    I had no idea that heath ledger died....wow

  • Kareem Elshaarawi
    Kareem Elshaarawi 2 months ago +2

    And Robert Downey Jr. After Iron Man, I think he forgot that his character was just a movie 😂

  • S K G
    S K G 2 months ago +2

    Heath ledger already had insomia before even playing the role...

  • david smith
    david smith 2 months ago

    Tom Cruise. His since-then ex wife Nicole Kidman actually had real sex with her co-actor in the sex scene in Eyes Wide Shut. I've been told that when Cruise saw the sex scene while actually in the movie, he was seeing it for the first time-and was told that his wife was actually having sex with her co-actor. His expressions during the shoot were real. He and Kidman divorced a short time later.

  • mpink 04
    mpink 04 2 months ago

    Health ledger

  • My Chemical Romance Fan

    Heath ledger is legend

  • Ruth Plays PUBG
    Ruth Plays PUBG 2 months ago +2

    Where’s Voldemort????🤨

  • Oliver Birnie
    Oliver Birnie 2 months ago

    I like the movie IT i did not get nightmares from it so it surprised me that bill Skarsgard had nightmares.

  • Joel Wilson
    Joel Wilson 2 months ago

    hello screen rant as a Australian i am really upset that you used heath ledger for you sentence "Never live the same again" because he is not the only actor that passed away because of a role he was a great actor and person and also my opinion the BEST joker in the world thank you.

    • Joel Wilson
      Joel Wilson 2 months ago

      and just to add on may heath ledger R.I.P we Australians still miss you

  • Damo
    Damo 2 months ago

    heath ledger suffered from sleepless night AND insomina? F :(

    XxXSHAD0WXWOLFXxX XxX 2 months ago


  • Korean Krackhead
    Korean Krackhead 3 months ago +1

    Maaaan is no one gonna y’all about the Trojan man ad?

  • Scotty miller
    Scotty miller 3 months ago

    The new it looked like a buck tooth jester

  • Thembekile Mokalake
    Thembekile Mokalake 3 months ago

    Pennywise and the joker are both clowns and both actors tht potrayed those clowns had sleepless nights shame, Power To Heath Ledger's Joker though 🔥

  • Jack_0 Lantern
    Jack_0 Lantern 3 months ago

    I might be able to play a shy character
    Or a sadistic, psychopathic, murderous antagonist

  • Joe Mott
    Joe Mott 3 months ago

    Didn’t Heath Ledger suffer from sleep deprivation he’s whole life, but it got worse when filming The Dark Knight?

  • itsDaNoob_
    itsDaNoob_ 3 months ago

    heath ledger didnt act as the joker, he became the joker
    he locked himself in a hotel for 6 weeks. it may be why he’s constantly licking his lips during the movie

    KIMBERLY ACOSTA 3 months ago

    Why did anyone bully Jake Lloyd

  • Paladin !
    Paladin ! 3 months ago

    Oof playing the role of something sometimes blends reality and you can’t separate or define what is character and who you are.... somethings are better off left alone

  • whatfever
    whatfever 3 months ago

    Bill should've known better evil things are not to be played with and ppl know that wats absolutely scary is the fact "it" haunted him in his dreams and was the real devil himself damnn is money worth your sanity??? How much does it cost for a man sanity and his peace smfh

  • Carlos Garcia
    Carlos Garcia 3 months ago

    Why so serious?

  • G G
    G G 3 months ago

    Christopher Reeves and Keanu Reeves?

  • Shaune Pegrum
    Shaune Pegrum 3 months ago

    Dustin Hoffman after rain man

  • lucas SW
    lucas SW 3 months ago

    Why when it says bill skarsgard thares a picture of hulk

  • Teaghan Duyvejonck
    Teaghan Duyvejonck 3 months ago

    OMG! At 2:36! The hulk is in the background!🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • jeff coulter
    jeff coulter 3 months ago

    George Cloony didnt hurt his head he hurt his back. Small mistake but for some reason i cant trust you anymore screen rant.

  • Huck Brown
    Huck Brown 3 months ago

    John Wayne is my cousin

  • KremIsis
    KremIsis 3 months ago

    I just had to tell my father the reason why John Wayne died.
    You got that?!

  • fordie 58
    fordie 58 3 months ago

    Skilled actors go through a meditative exercise before filming that separates their personal selves from the characters they are about to film. Afterwards they go through a meditative exercise after filming that separates the characters they have filmed from their personal selves, then go about their daily lives. Why be haunted by fiction?

  • Itz Bombzzz
    Itz Bombzzz 3 months ago

    R.i.p the best joker there was

  • Talia Seays
    Talia Seays 3 months ago +1

    Me. And. My. Newhps. And. My. Sister. And. My. Borother. Watch. The. Movie. It. One. 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖🌺

  • Jamie Miller
    Jamie Miller 3 months ago +1

    Heath ledger was amazing as the joker,the best one to date RIP HEATH xx. Joaquin Phoenix has some boots to fill as the next joker,a great actor he is how he didn't win an Oscar for walk the line still amazes me,Reece Witherspoon got an Oscar for June Carter and rightly so but they both should have they were perfect xx

  • krb693
    krb693 3 months ago

    Ledger, Firth and Skaarsgard are the three top actors in this list for me who completely became their characters!

  • Poltergeist Chasers Brittany Robinson

    Shelley Duvall, she must’ve been VERY scared in that hotel too. Very well known haunted place

  • Marco De Jesus
    Marco De Jesus 3 months ago

    Pennywise nowadays should transform himself into Bill Skarsgard to attract little girls because today’s 10 year olds girls only like attractive men

  • Carrieanne Michelle
    Carrieanne Michelle 3 months ago

    My Dad remembers when John Wayne was filming the movie where people think he got the cancer at. That was so sad. Jake Lloyd didn't need people making fun of him they where just jealous. Maybe people where mean to Jake Lloyd because they where jealous he is better looking than them .

  • Neil Gibbons
    Neil Gibbons 3 months ago +2

    What about LINDA BLAIR from the first exorcist

  • Kayla Paranormal
    Kayla Paranormal 3 months ago

    I Hope Bill Skarsgard Doing okay, Bill Scared himself by playing Pennywise.

  • nog
    nog 3 months ago

    Am I the only one who gets tingles from pennywises voice ʕʘ̅͜ʘ̅ʔ

  • Patrick Finnan
    Patrick Finnan 3 months ago

    0:36 why do i see hulk in the background

  • Nick Persin
    Nick Persin 3 months ago

    Did anyone see the Hulk behind Bill's name? Weird.

  • J.R. Carter
    J.R. Carter 3 months ago


  • Roselynn Lyness
    Roselynn Lyness 3 months ago +3

    I was really sick while watching this so I watched the whole thing without even realizing I even clicked on the video or that I was in RU-clip

  • Daniel Turner
    Daniel Turner 3 months ago

    So if actors and actresses can be affected by some sort of mental life altering situation. How is it that we cannot understand how real life people need help from real life altering situations?

  • The B's Unfolded
    The B's Unfolded 3 months ago

    Gene hackmans been in so many movies since 04

  • Nick Anastopoulos
    Nick Anastopoulos 3 months ago

    Heath ledger should be the last

  • Timo Cruz
    Timo Cruz 3 months ago

    Dont understand how people sont like the star wars prequels

  • Mikeyboy32 6
    Mikeyboy32 6 3 months ago

    I haven’t watched the vid yet if #1 ain’t heath ledger imma go apeshit

  • kawaii FBI
    kawaii FBI 3 months ago

    Heath ledger the legend

  • Shannon Rae
    Shannon Rae 3 months ago +1

    i cry seeing Heath. I miss him. He's the best 🤧😭🖤

  • Sundaestar
    Sundaestar 3 months ago

    Your intro low key screams


  • TT Chara Show
    TT Chara Show 3 months ago

    Joker and Pennywise to roles that you'd have to go completely BONKERS to play hahaha

  • paul tomo
    paul tomo 3 months ago

    These actors went full retard in there roles.😂😂😂

  • Danny DePrato
    Danny DePrato 3 months ago

    Mario Bros. Movie is wicked good you hater

  • Nubian Proud
    Nubian Proud 4 months ago

    Where is the guy from the human centipede 1?