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16 actors who went to extreme lengths for roles

INSIDER Logo By Kirsten Acuna of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 17: <p>A lot of actors will go to extremes for their movie roles, especially if there's a chance it can land them an Oscar nod.</p><p> Anne Hathaway was willing to do anything to understand the misery of her tuberculosis-ridden prostitute in "Les Misérables," while Rooney Mara and Kate Winslet found themselves taking their characters off set. </p><p> From dropping acid to strapping their knees with belts, these actors prove they're willing do anything to play the part. </p>

A lot of actors will go to extremes for their movie roles, especially if there's a chance it can land them an Oscar nod.

Anne Hathaway was willing to do anything to understand the misery of her tuberculosis-ridden prostitute in "Les Misérables," while Rooney Mara and Kate Winslet found themselves taking their characters off set.

From dropping acid to strapping their knees with belts, these actors prove they're willing do anything to play the part.

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