11 Actors Who Acted With Real And Raw Emotion

For a character to be done justice and be brought to life, all good actors will try to forget their surroundings and engross themselves completely in the role. Actors will always want to put their best and give their everything to get to the center of a character’s true personality. And the best thing for that to be accomplished is acting with real raw emotion. Which can be quite challenging of course.

However, some actors are more than good in getting under the skin of the character and portraying them in the best imaginable way.

Here are 11 actors and actresses who ended up acting with real emotion, compiled by Providr.


The Reel Scene

1. Charlize Theron – Snow White and the Huntsman

While shooting a scene during the movie Snow White and the Huntsman it was reported that the 42-year-old actress injured some of her abdominal muscles. Her screaming wasn’t just for the sake of acting but it was real because her dress was very tight and she felt incredibly uncomfortable.

Universal Pictures

2. Michael J. Fox – Back to the Future: Part III

During the movie Back To The Future, the Canadian-American actor had to shoot a hanging scene. However, the rope that the character had to hang with malfunctioned and started to tighten around the neck of the actor.

Universal Pictures

3. Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained

Leonardo is a very dedicated actor who turned an accident to his favor. During shooting a scene of the movie Django Unchained, the actor slammed his fist on a glass which resulted in injuries to his hand and he was bleeding. However, the professional he is, he didn’t stop acting but let the cut fuel his emotions.

Columbia Pictures

4. Viggo Mortensen – Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

In the movie Lord of the Rings, Aragorn (played by Viggo Mortensen) and his friends come across a pile of burning orcs and they are afraid that their hobit friends are being killed. In agony, the 50-year-old actor kicked an orc helmet and broke his toe.

New Line Cinema

5. Shia Labeouf – Fury

While doing a shoot of the movie Fury the 31-year-old actor believed that the prosthetics used for the scene weren’t convincing enough. So he made the decision to cut his cheeks on his own and kept worsening it throughout the shoot to have actual red and inflamed look.

Columbia Pictures

6. Gerard Butler – Chasing Mavericks

During filming the surf drama Chasing Mavericks, the Scottish actor actually fell off his board and was underwater for some time.

20th Century Fox

7. Jackie Chan – Rumble in the Bronx

Famous for doing his own stunts, Jackie Chan in one of his movies required to jump from a bridge to a boat. He broke his ankle and injured his legs.

Golden Harvest

8. Sylvester Stallone – First Blood

During the shoot of the movie First Blood, the 71-year-old actor did the rock climbing scene himself and broke two ribs.

Elcajo Productions

9. Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher

In the movie Foxcatcer, the actor is seen slamming his face in a mirror, but the cuts are real, the blood is real and his emotions are very real.

Sony Pictures

10. Liv Tyler – The Ledge

In the kidnapping scene of The Ledge, the 40-year-old actress underwent several takes with a ball gag in her mouth which made her anxious to act the scene and the emotions are very real.

IFC Films

11. Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood

In the movie inspired by Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil, the actor had a scene where he was supposed to go down a ladder. Unfortunately, he fell and broke his ribs, but didn’t stop acting. Now, that is some dedication.

Miramax Films
Source: Providr