Method Acting is a term that has become more and more common in recent years, and if you are a filmophile you must have found yourself in the situation of typing "what is method actor" in the search field with the hope of finding answers. Although the term is often used, many are not familiar with what exactly such an artistic practice entails, so misinterpretation occurs. There is a certain mysticism and special respect regarding actors and actresses who are ready to take bizarre steps in search of as realistic performances as possible.
Wikipedia defines method acting as a series of practice and rehearsal techniques that seek to encourage honest and emotionally expressive performances, as formulated by many different theatre practitioners. This practice is used by actors who seek to encourage sincere and expressive performances through identifying with, understanding, and experiencing a character's inner motivation and emotions.
Duck Feedr brings you 7 best method actors according to the latest IMDb poll, which is still ongoing! After reading this article, feel free to vote for the one who you believe has pushed the boundaries of acting.
1) Daniel Day-Lewis
Best known for There Will Be Blood, Gangs of New York, Lincoln, The Last of the Mohicans, My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, Phantom Thread, The Age of Innocence, The Crucible, and The Boxer.
2) Marlon Brando
Best known for Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Julius Caesar, The Wild One, Last Tango in Paris, Superman, The Score, Sayonara, Viva Zapata!
3) Christian Bale
Best known for American Psycho, The Machinist, American Hustle, The Fighter, Empire of the Sun, Hostiles, Harsh Times, Vice, The Big Short, Ford v Ferrari, The Prestige, Equilibrium, and The Dark Knight.
4) Robert De Niro
Best known for Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, The Deer Hunter, The Untouchables, Mean Streets, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America, Heat, Goodfellas, The Irishman, and The Godfather: Part II.
5) Leonardo DiCaprio
Best known for The Revenant, Django Unchained, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street, Shutter Island, Blood Diamond, Gangs of New York, Catch Me If You Can, Inception, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Titanic.
6) Jack Nicholson
Best known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Departed, The Shining, Chinatown, As Good as It Gets, A Few Good Men, The Last Detail, About Schmidt, Five Easy Pieces, Easy Ride.
7) Joaquin Phoenix
Best known for Joker, The Master, Her, You Were Never Really Here, Walk the Line, The Sisters Brothers, I'm Still Here, and Gladiator.