Actors Who Were Traumatized By Their Most Intense Roles

Getting into a role is all part of the job when it comes to acting. The emotional and physical toll that a part can take on actors can often leave them feeling completely different inside. These stars dove into their new personas without even knowing the impact it would have on them. Just how far would you push yourself to achieve a flawless performance? These actors found out...

Charlize Theron

You might have expected Charlize Theron to lose her mind thanks to her Oscar-winning performance as Aileen Wuornos in Monster, but really, it was Atomic Blonde that sent her off the rails. The 2017 film followed Lorraine Broughton, an elite spy who's willing to use all of her deadly weaponry, wit, and cleverness to keep moving forward. The pursuit of perfection was not very good for her body though...


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The More You Know

  • Jim Caviezel was struck by lightening while he was on the cross in, Passion of the Christ.
  • Novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby is brother-in-law to novelist and screenwriter Robert Harris.
  • Often derided as a mega-flop, Waterworld actually took home nearly $90m more in worldwide box office than its estimated budget.
  • Tom Cruise earned $75 Million for his role in Mission Impossible 2.
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