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    Here Are 21 Times Actors Went Above And Beyond For A Role

    In order to make Breaking Bad as realistic as possible, Bryan Cranston was taught how to actually cook meth.

    1. While preparing to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland actually enrolled in high school in the Bronx.

    2. While preparing to play Elio in Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet spent four hours a day learning Italian, piano, and guitar.

    3. In order to make Breaking Bad as realistic as possible, Bryan Cranston was taught how to actually cook meth.

    4. While filming Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling, and Faith Wladyka lived as a family in their characters' house for a month.

    5. After booking the role of Boyd "Bible" Swan in Fury, Shia LaBeouf joined the US National Guard.

    6. For his role of Killmonger in Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan kept a journal detailing the character's thoughts.

    7. For the final season of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke dyed her hair blonde in order to fully immerse herself in Daenerys Targaryen's world.

    8. When she was cast as Michonne on The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira had a month of intense sword training so that Michonne's katana skills looked authentic on screen.

    9. In order to play Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist, Adrien Brody famously sold his car and his apartment and left for filming with only two bags.

    10. While filming The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio battled hypothermia multiple times while filming several scenes where he had to be submerged in freezing cold water.

    11. When she was cast as Eleven in Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown actually shaved her head for the role.

    12. While preparing to play Noah in The Notebook, Ryan Gosling learned how to build furniture like the character. Some of his work was even featured in the movie.

    13. For her role as Vivian in Jungle Fever, Halle Berry visited a crack house in order to better understand her character. She also didn't shower for two weeks.

    14. While preparing for his role of The Joker in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger locked himself in a London hotel room for a month in order to get inside the character's head.

    15. In order to play Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, Margot Robbie spent four hours a day, five days a week, learning to ice skate.

    16. To prepare for her role of Marcia Clark in American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, Sarah Paulson found the perfume Clark wore IRL and would smell it before filming began.

    17. Amanda Brugel, who plays Rita in The Handmaid's Tale, actually puts rocks in her left shoe to help define her character's walk.

    18. The cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest would sleep overnight in the hospital where they filmed.

    19. In the upcoming film Mission Impossible: Fallout, Tom Cruise skydived at 200 mph, without a harness, for one of the stunts in the film.

    20. In order to prepare for her role as Clarice in The Silence of the Lambs, Jodie Foster spent time as a trainee at Quantico and worked closely with the serial killer division of the FBI.

    21. For his role in My Left Foot, Daniel Day Lewis remained in his wheelchair in between takes and even had crew members feed him.