Actors are known to go to great lengths to portray their characters, sometimes even putting their bodies through extreme transformations. The following actors took their roles to the next level and underwent drastic measures to embody their characters.
There are several ways for actors to land a starring role in a movie. Some are chosen through auditions, while others are invited due to their popularity, as was the case with Kate Winslet after her role in Titanic. However, not all auditions result in success, and actors may decline offers made by directors or producers. Russell Crowe, for instance, turned down the opportunity to star in Lord of the Rings based on his intuition.
Some celebrities have a unique charm that makes their performances, looks, and general vibe distinct. Though, it is interesting to find out whether they always had this charm or whether it’s something they gained while aging. In this compilation, we found out what our favorite celebrities looked like when they were 18. And it turns out they were just as charming as they are now.
Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed character in history. Since his creation in 1887, he has been played by over 75 different actors. This is proof that some movie characters simply steal our hearts. The impeccable work done by the actors makes them memorable, and no matter who plays these parts, we keep rooting for them all the same.
Actors do a great job portraying various kinds of characters, so much so that sometimes we forget who they are in real life. That’s why we’ve gathered a list of these extra-talented people acting in different movies to remind you just how incredible they master their roles. We would never believe actors like Tilda Swinton could look so different in 2 separate films.
There are many tricks that actors use to look more convincing on-screen. For example, actors don’t get naked while filming shower scenes. And there is also a certain “kissing” etiquette that not all actors are aware of. We want to tell you about these and other secrets that are used to make movie scenes as beautiful and convincing as possible.
In Hollywood, having a long-lasting relationship can be a struggle. But Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Blažić, have been able to last a little over 2 decades together. Although Bale is one of the most low-key Hollywood stars out there and keeps his personal life very private, he has shared some things that let us see why their relationship is as solid as a rock.
These actors have played characters we love, some for many years. We tend to think of them as their characters, but when we see them in their everyday life, they look completely different. They’re like chameleons and transform so much that they sometimes look unrecognizable.
Having children comes with its challenges, but in some countries it also means parents are happier than those without kids, claims research. For men in the spotlight it’s no different. In fact, some of them seem to get even more handsome after having children of their own. Names like George Clooney and Christian Bale are proof of such.
We’ve all crushed on someone at one point, only for it to go nowhere. Sometimes, the person we crushed on was not interested at all, and at other times, we couldn’t confess our feelings. Either way, liking someone but not being able to act on it is way more common than we think. And it doesn’t just happen to us, but to celebs as well.
We all have strange habits or do some things in a very unusual way that makes other people scratch their heads in confusion. And celebrities are no exception, they too have their own quirks and weird beauty treatments that keep them ready for any situation or event.
Great actors get scripts all the time, and it’s not uncommon for them to turn down a lot of them. Even for stars, it can be hard to imagine how successful certain films will be with the public. There are times when they regret their choices, but sometimes someone encourages them and they end up accepting roles that will change their lives.
We are all used to seeing many various actors starring in one movie: the main ones, the supporting ones, and actors of crowd scenes. As a rule, the abundance of dialogue, people, and dynamic scenes causes excitement. But still, each movie is unique in its own way: some of them can boast the presence of numerous roles, while others can surprise viewers with the acting abilities of one bright star.
An unusual image and good makeup can create such amazing miracles, that sometimes we are not able to recognize our favorite actors even if we saw their names on the movie’s poster. Just look at Meryl Streep in the role of a man or Edward Norton who is hiding behind a mask for an entire film.
Filmmakers like to rework the characters who are loved by the audience. This can refer to both literary characters and real-life personalities. For example, Miss Marple, Queen Elizabeth II, and Cleopatra are very popular among film directors.
Stuffing themselves with anything that comes their way or undergoing spartan training sessions — an actor’s job behind the scenes can be full of unexpected surprises. Even though many visual effects can be added with computer graphics, nothing replaces real, authentic looks. To create the best experience for us, our favorite actors sometimes have to take on incredibly difficult challenges.
Sometimes, in Hollywood, it doesn’t matter how great of an actor you are, you can always get cut out of a film. Making a movie is a very challenging process. It involves putting together the work of many creative people and the results can be very surprising. That’s why it can happen that when editing the movie after the shooting, some scenes have to be cut out. Of course, this is a common thing, but every now and then actors have noticed that not only are some of the scenes missing that they appeared in, but that all of them have completely disappeared from the movie! And we’re not talking about just the extras here... Actors like Andy García, Rachel Weisz, or Paul Rudd have been left completely out of films too.
It is a very rare case when supporting characters are more memorable than the main ones. The actors have far less screen time to fully show their characters. But sometimes, the talent, good preparation, and the work of the scriptwriters can do wonders.
Every movie genre is special, but when you see the words, “Based on a true story,” at the end of a jaw-dropping film, it really hits differently. There are a lot of movies in cinematic history that are based on 100% true events, like The Wolf of Wall Street and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, that definitely deserve your attention.
Morgan Freeman, who just joined the Air Force, Christian Bale as a teenage model, and young Margot Robbie with a bowl cut! Today there are so many picture-perfect photoshopped pics of celebrities in the tabloids, on TV shows, and in magazines that we completely forget that a little while ago, they didn’t look the same.
Founded in 1997, Netflix has become the go-to streaming service worldwide, displaying movies, series, and original content to millions of people who spend hours hooked to their televisions, computers or smartphone screens. With thousands of film productions in their catalog, it’s likely that you might be missing some hidden gems amid the more popular stories.
After Matthew McConaughey read the Titanic script, he said that he couldn’t act in such a boring film and that the movie was destined to fail. Today, Titanic is a classic film and McConaughey has probably regretted his decision at least several times. Many actors feel for Matthew since they’ve also refused to star in films that could have made them more popular and famous.
Among many unforgettable performances in cinema history, there are some that will be especially memorable because the actors put forth a huge effort to change their appearance, like starving for weeks or gaining so much weight that they couldn’t move around as easily anymore.
Everyone loves spending a lazy weekend cozying up on the couch, watching movies, and eating popcorn. But given the fact that movie houses release over 700 movies each year, deciding on which movie to watch is not an easy task.
A hot season of superb film premiers is arriving along with the winter cold. Great movies are set to be released almost every week, providing us with excellent reasons catch a flick at the movie theater.