Actors Who Were Never The Same After A Role

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  • If you're new, Subscribe! →'ve all had tough days at the office. But some actors, dedicated to giving it their all, took their work a few steps too far. Though these critically-acclaimed, often award-winning performances are a delight to watch, the experience of preparing for and recovering from these roles did a number on the actors involved, and left a lasting impression — not always for the positive. Here are several actors who went the extra mile for their craft… Isabelle Adjani - Possession | 0:21Adrien Brody - The Pianist | 0:50Colin Firth - The King's Speech | 1:39Hugh Laurie - House | 2:36Bob Hoskins - Who Framed Roger Rabbit | 3:33Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight | 4:12Charlie Hunnam - American TV & Movies | 4:58Janet Leigh – Psycho | 6:03James Cromwell - Babe | 6:33Christopher McDonald - Happy Gilmore | 7:31Read more here → and TV Theories Film Theories That Change Everything Marvel Characters Who Won't Survive Phase 3 More Film Theories That Change Everything The Walking Dead Could End Fan Theories That Totally Change TV Shows Movies That Strangely Predicted Real-Life Deaths → us → us → → is the go-to source for the movies, TV shows and video games we all love. We're addicted to all things superhero and Star Wars, but we're not afraid to binge watch some reality TV when the mood strikes. Whether it's revealing Easter eggs and secrets hidden in your favorite films, exposing movie mistakes, highlighting the best deleted scenes, or uncovering the truth about reality TV's strangest stars, Looper has endless entertainment for the discerning YouTube viewer.
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  • Looper


     2 years ago +962

    What other actors should've made this list?

  • Terry Bruce

    Terry Bruce

     a years ago +1816

    I have wondered how actors ever remember who they really are...always pretending to be someone else.

  • kcvriess


     a years ago +953

    I miss Heath Ledger. His portrayal of the Joker was phenomenal, but he had the potential to do so much more.

  • Anil Prashar

    Anil Prashar

     2 months ago +103

    Christian Bale is never the same after each and every role

  • Guus Jacobs

    Guus Jacobs

     9 months ago +413

    almost any role of Christian Bale would not be out of place in this list

  • Ray Be kind to others, it goes a long way

    Ray Be kind to others, it goes a long way

     a years ago +449

    Dude?!?!?!!! How could you have left out Matthew Mcconaughey? The man should not have lost that much weight especially in his 40’s. He got so skinny that he never got his looks back and it messed up his stomach. He really looked like he had aids long after that movie was completed. He looked perfect before.

  • Zack Swafford

    Zack Swafford

     2 years ago +1685

    How the hell are you gonna mention Charlie Hunnam and not say one thing about Sons of Anarchy?

  • Aries WildChild

    Aries WildChild

     a years ago +447

    Well you never added Brandon Lee, his role killed him.

  • Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson

     6 months ago +51

    One of my main concerns is children being placed in horror movies. They shouldn’t subjected to that for any reason.

  • Junebug335


     a years ago +486

    Um Jim Caveizel from passion of the Christ should be on here, his life completely changed after that, being hit by lightning, having open heart surgery, etc...he should be number 1

  • Mithrian of Mirkwood

    Mithrian of Mirkwood

     a years ago +204

    Charlize Theron after the movie Monster, I mean.....I'd be F'd up for a long time playing that role!! Just saying......Charlize played that role impeccably!!

  • Jans


     10 months ago +134

    What in the world? Where is Joaquin Phoenix?!

  • Random Name

    Random Name

     8 months ago +122

    Fun fact: Shelly Duvall (the girl from the shining) lives in my town, she's a little off but she's really nice

  • IceCreemTrucker


     4 months ago +32

    Christian Bale in The Machinist? Come on guys, that one's a given!

  • Dairy Saiden

    Dairy Saiden

     11 months ago +71

    R. I. P Heath Ledger 💔 No one could ever play the same amazing role you did! 💔😖

  • Jimmy M

    Jimmy M

     2 years ago +3170

    Rest In Peace Heath Ledger. You will always be The best Joker

  • canndo1


     8 months ago +62

    What about Daniel Day Lewis? Possibly the best actor ever! He IS the personality he portrays in movies. I have never doubted he was a quadriplegic in “My Left Foot,” nor his Native American portrayal in “Last of the Mohicans,” or “There Will Be Blood.” He’s an amazing actor and I understand he never left character no matter what the role

  • Jahar


     3 days ago +1

    Alex Wolff after playing the Boston Bomber in Patriot's Day or Peter in Hereditary.

  • tim howard

    tim howard

     10 months ago +76

    What about Linda Blair in the Exorcist. That movie almost did that poor girl in. River Phoenix. He never seemed the same after My Own Private Idaho. And Halle Barry
    For Monsters Ball. Despite the fact that she won the Oscar...she never seemed the same.

  • Annika B

    Annika B

     7 months ago +14

    Uhhhh, where's Jim Carrey in Man On the Moon? He literally never went back to his old self, realizing that "Jim Carrey" is just a character.