Top 10 Unbelievably Method Actors & Actresses

These are the actors who go beyond your expectations. They're a little crazy, but let's face it: to be a successful actor, you have to be a little crazy.

The Macoproject Film Festival Proudly Presents our list for the top 10 unbelievably method actors & actresses.....


10. Ralph Fiennes 

Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22,  1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a  novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six  children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: martha fiennes a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; Sophie Fiennes, a producer; and Joseph Fiennes, an actor. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish origin.



9. Susan Sarandon

Simply by growing old gracefully, actress Susan Sarandon has defied the  rules of Hollywood stardom: Not only has her fame continued to increase  as she enters middle age, but the quality of her films and her  performances in them has improved as well. Born Susan Tomalin on October 4, 1946, in Queens, NY, she was the oldest  of nine children. Even while attending the Catholic University of  America, she did not study acting, and in fact expressed no interest in  performing until after marrying actor Chris Sarandon. While accompanying  her husband on an audition, Sarandon landed a pivotal role in the  controversial 1970 feature Joe, and suddenly her own career as an  actress was well underway.

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8. Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood  of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then  serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish  family in New York, while his father, from California, is of mostly  British Isles descent. As a youngster, Joaquin took his cues from older  siblings River Phoenix and Rain Phoenix,  changing his name to Leaf to match their earthier monikers. When the  children were encouraged to develop their creative instincts, he  followed their lead into acting.  -IMdB


7. Jodie Foster 

Actress, director and producer Jodie Foster was born on  November 19, 1962, in Los Angeles, California. Foster received an Oscar  nomination at age 12 for her role as a child prostitute in Martin  Scorsese's film Taxi Driver (1976), and went on to win a Golden Globe (best actress) and Academy Award for The Accused (1988). She then starred in the popular film The Silence of the Lambs (1991). In recent years, Foster has worked as a successful film director and producer, in addition to acting.



6. Leonardo DiCaprio 

Leonardo DiCaprio, in full Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio,  (born November 11, 1974, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), American actor and producer, who emerged in the 1990s as one of Hollywood’s leading performers, noted for his portrayals of unconventional and complex characters. He has won an oscar as well as multiple golden globes for his talent. 



5. Marlon Brando 

Actor Marlon Brando was born on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska. Brando grew up in Illinois, and after expulsion from a military academy, he  dug ditches until his father offered to finance his education. Brando moved to New York to study with acting coach Stella Adler and at Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio.



4. Christian Bale 

Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor who is known for  his intense method acting style, often transforming his body  drastically for his roles. Bale is the recipient of many awards,  including an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, and was featured in  the Time 100 list of 2011.



3. Denzel Washington

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954  in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a  beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister  father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from  high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University, intent on a career  in journalism. However, he caught the acting bug while appearing in  student drama productions and, upon graduation, he moved to San  Francisco and enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater. He left  A.C.T. after only one year to seek work as an actor. 



2. Meryl Streep

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Often described  as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known  for her versatility and accents. Nominated for a record 21 Academy  Awards, she has won three. Among other accolades, she has received 31  Golden Globe nominations, winning eight.



1. Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis was born on April 29, 1957, in London, England. He studied acting at  the Bristol Old Vic and made his film debut in Sunday, Bloody Sunday. He  was acclaimed for his role in My Beautiful Laundrette, and won Academy  Awards for My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis was born on April 29, 1957,  in London, England. He studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic and made  his film debut in Sunday, Bloody Sunday. He was acclaimed for his role in My Beautiful Laundrette, and won Academy Awards for My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. Day-Lewis married filmmaker Rebecca Miller, the daughter of photographer Inge Morath and playwright Arthur Miller, in 1996. The acclaimed performer announced his retirement from acting in June 2017.