15 Times Actors Nearly Lost It Because of Method Acting

15 Times Actors Nearly Lost It Because of Method Acting
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While most Hollywood actors approach their profession as a regular job, reciting some words in front of the camera to collect their paychecks, a few of them treat acting as something more than just an easy way to make money and win some awards.

We are, of course, talking about the proponents of "The Method," the idea that an actor must devote all of his or her energy and free time to better understanding the character they are playing, which can easily damage both the body and the psyche of the performer if the role is challenging enough.

Here are 15 roles that have pushed actors to the breaking point:

As you may have noticed, all of the performances above are considered some of the best in Hollywood history, and it's not hard to see why.

Hollywood loves an interesting backstory of an actor's struggles, and all of the performers on this list really pushed themselves to the limit. The physical and emotional toll of portraying another human being for a movie is something none of us non-actors can really understand, and no matter how dangerous Method acting can be, the actors surely earned the right to get as many awards as possible.

After all, all the movies on this list turned out to be great, right?