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Physical method acting


Some actors have gained or lost weight for roles, but has anyone ever taken method acting to the point of physically causing damage or alterations to himself or herself in order to best get into a role (e.g. removing a limb, cutting off fingers/toes, pulling out teeth, scarring his or her face)?

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I've heard of actors getting tattooed and pulling teeth. Sorry can't remember which ones or what movies.

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Pretty sure it was Shia LaBeouf for both.

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Jared Leto irresponsibly lost weight for Requiem for a Dream and gave himself liver and bone marrow damage.

Several years later, he aggressively gained weight for Chapter 27 by gorging on pizza and microwaved pints of Haagen Dazs. This resulted in him getting gout.

In short, Jared Leto is an idiot who compensates for his lack of talent with dumb method acting choices.

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Ed Helms pulled out a teeth for The Hangover. But he had a dental implant to begin with so I don't know if this counts.

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