10 Actors Who Did Strange Things To Land A Role

10. Chris Hemsworth

On the surface, it may not look like Chris Hemsworth did anything particularly strange to prepare for the movie Heart of the Sea. Investigate a little further, though, and you’ll learn that Hemsworth went on a rigid 500 calorie per day diet to land and prepare for the role. The usually jacked Hemsworth dropped a ton of muscle to look the part of Owen Chase in the Moby Dick inspired film. While dropping weight is nothing new for actors looking to land big roles, it’s definitely unnerving – and a tad strange – to see a guy like Hemsworth looking as disheveled and sickly as he does in the before-and-after photo above.
10. Chris Hemsworth