When we watch a movie we only see the end result of the hard work of the actors, directors, SFX magicians, and countless other vital staff members, but most of us don’t even stop and wonder “how did that guy manage to nail this character so perfectly? Maybe being an actor is easier than I thought?”
Well, the short answer is “it’s not”. Not easy at all, especially if you, as an actor, fully submerge yourself into the character and become one with that character. Method acting is perfect for getting a fresh new point of view on your character, what they do, how they do it, etc. But in exchange for these insights, the actors are sometimes forced to go to greater lengths than you’d ever imagine. So, let’s talk about there 8 crazy examples of method acting.
“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” – living in a mental institution
To better understand their characters, most of the cast of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” decided to sign into a mental institution either as patients or guards. This helped the movie get that much needed realism that the director was going for.