The Group Theater developed method acting based on Stanislavski’s actor training system.
Many actors and actresses today use the technique, but a few stand out for their excellent use and dedication.
Marlon Brando is known as the Godfather of Method acting, and he redefined how actors approach method acting in their roles.
In his debut Broadway performance, he was doused with cold water before every performance to emulate his character fully.
Hilary Swank used method acting to embody the role of Brandon Teena and tell his life story in “Boys Don’t Cry.”
In preparation for the film, she cut her hair and dyed it, wore men’s clothes, bandaged her chest to flatten it, and went to many lengths to become Teena.
Heath Ledger was an amazing actor, and his role as Joker in “The Dark Knight” solidified his legendary status in the film industry.
He locked himself in a hotel room for weeks, all to experience the darkness and madness of his character, which he succeeded at and which made the movie so iconic.
For Rooney Mara’s role in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” she did several things such as cutting off her hair, bleaching her eyebrows, and piercing her lip, nose, eyebrows, and nipples.