Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle, 2017
He played the main character in a biographical film about survival in the Amazon rainforest, in order to portray the character as accurately as possible, he preferred to lose weight. He didn’t eat anything for 2 days during that process.
Kumail Nanjiani, Eternals, 2020
He had to transform his body so that he could act in Marvel’s Eternals, he had to diet and work out almost every day for a whole year to get so ripped.
Henry Cavil, The Witcher, 2019 to present
He had to dehydrate himself to make his muscles stand out even more in preparation for the shirtless scene in The Witcher. 4 days before shooting, he would drink 1.5 liters of water and the next day and in all the time up to the filming of the scene, he wouldn’t drink any more water.
Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible, Fallout 2018
He is known for performing crazy stunts without the help of a double, in this movie he performed a high altitude, low opening jump. He’s the first actor to ever perform such a dangerous jump and the United Arab Emirate was the only country that would allow him to do it. He first practiced in a wind tunnel, then jumped out of a plane 106 times to get the perfect take.
Zandaya, The Greatest Showman 2017
The director of this movie wanted to use stunt double as a little as possible during the filming process, that’s why Zandaya began learning trapeze 3 months before the shooting started and she performed some of the stunts herself.
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker 2019
He lost 52 pounds for his Oscar winning role, he also admitted that losing so much weight in a short amount of time affected his psychological state and that helped him get into character.
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya 2017
Robbie had to feel confident on the ice in order to portray the infamous figure skater Tonya Harding. That’s the reason why in 5 months, she trained 5 days a week, 4 hours a day, she was so committed that she even spent Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the day before her wedding at the rink.
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