Intense Hollywood roles that traumatized actors

These stories are a prime example of Hollywood big names who were deeply affected or even traumatized by their iconic roles.

Kubrick pushed Duvall to her limits, demanding take after take until she was exhausted beyond belief and emotionally drained.

Wendy Torrance in ‘The Shining’

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Wladyslaw Szpilman  in ‘The Pianist’

To get closer to Szpilman, Brody endured a period of what can be described as a “method frenzy.”

Fantine in ‘Les Misérables’

Hathaway pushed herself to her limits, undergoing a rigorous training  regime that included singing lessons, dance rehearsals, and intense  vocal warm-ups.

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He took the Stanislavski technique to a new extreme for the role of frontiersman Hugh Glass in the 2015 film “The Revenant.”

Hugh Glass in ‘The Revenant’


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