4. Adrien Brody gave up everything to simulate the feeling of loss to prepare for his role in The Pianist
Adrien Brody went through literal hell of a makeup surgery to prepare for his role in The Pianist. He lost 12 kilos for the role, gave up his cell phone, his car and his apartment.And when I say gave up I mean he sold every one of those things. Oh yeah, he broke up with his long-term girlfriend too. So the next time you see the scene where he is crying like he has lost everything in the world in the movie, he meant that. Adrien Brody remains the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor at 29 years of age.
It’s really hard to come to terms with the fact that those horns aren’t real and are totally painted on. Good job, Chantalpaints!
6. CAROLL SPINNEY AS BIG BIRD AND OSCAR THE GROUCH
Spinney has been the man behind Sesame Street’s most iconic resident since the show’s first episode aired in 1969. Although Big Bird is 8’2”, Spinney isn’t as towering as many of the other actors on this list; he’s only 5’10”. Spinney has played Big Bird in the White House for a number of Presidents (his only complaint from these gigs is that Nancy Reagan was rude), and he’s also played another signature Sesame Street role: Oscar the Grouch.