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The 15 Best Instances of Enforced Method Acting

The 15 Best Instances of Enforced Method Acting

Last week, I happened upon a fascinating article at TV Tropes that discusses the Hollywood practice of Enforced Method Acting. As opposed to when actors get really into their roles through Method acting, EMA is when directors/producers manipulate the circumstances of a movie or TV show — without the actors knowing — in order to get a more genuine reaction out of their stars. You could lose an hour reading through the list, but to save you time we’ve counted down the fifteen examples from film and TV that took us by surprise. More »

Gallery: Actors Who Really Got Into Their Roles

Gallery: Actors Who Really Got Into Their Roles

Big Love star Chloe Sevigny is preparing to play axe murderer Lizzie Borden for an HBO miniseries — which is a great choice, considering her capacity for portraying deadly, emotionless women. Although screenwriter Bryce Kass is only halfway through the script, Sevigny is committed to the project: She’s even staying at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, MA, the town where spinster Borden hacked up her father and stepmother in 1892. (Sing the song with me: Lizzie Borden took an axe / Gave her mother 40 whacks / When she saw what she had done / She gave her father 41…) More »

Video Gallery: The Best Of Twin Brothers

Video Gallery: The Best Of Twin Brothers

One of our favorite parts of The Social Networks was watching Armie Hammer take on two roles as the Winklevoss twins. And then there’s Leaves of Grass, the small comedy film just released on DVD that has Edward Norton playing a pair of wildly different identical twins. What’s with all the brotherly love? we don’t know, but we sure aren’t complaining. We’ve put together a gallery of the best twin bros to grace the silver screen. More »