did bruce willis grow his facial hair for the film hostage or was it fake? anyone shed any light?

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Found 6th Jul 2009
did bruce willis grow his facial hair for the film hostage or was it fake? anyone shed any light?
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kyalion;5674934

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ahh I was just having abit of a domestic debate, lol

I say he did, because they usually try keep films real as possible so if they could get him to grow his hair, then he would have after all your paid enough to do what your told in hollywood
Sorry, I can't help. It's just that it was one of the most randomn questions I've seen on here. Made me look though.
I would say yes it was real, although there appears to be limited documentation to say he did or didn't grow it, he quite often sports facial fungus in many guises between film roles and for film roles.

Its also very difficult and not very practical to add that much facial hair interms of continuity etc.

If you have a look on the IMDB gallery of Bruce Willis pics you will probably find a couple of pics with his facial hair on show.
I reckon it's real. It was a few months worth of growth, but he didn't have much else on that year, so he'd have ahd the time to grow it. It's not uncommon for actors to drastically change their appearance for a role. Christian Bale, for example, he lost something in the order of 30KG by eating a tin of tuna and an apple ach day for three or four months for his role in The Machinist. He gained it all back for Batman Begins. Arnie, he trained until he matched the exact same muscular dimensions he had in Terminator 2 so he could do that naked scene in Terminator 3. I don't see any reason why Bruce wouldn't have grown a real beard.
dxx;5675095

I reckon it's real. It was a few months worth of growth, but he didn't … I reckon it's real. It was a few months worth of growth, but he didn't have much else on that year, so he'd have ahd the time to grow it. It's not uncommon for actors to drastically change their appearance for a role. Christian Bale, for example, he lost something in the order of 30KG by eating a tin of tuna and an apple ach day for three or four months for his role in The Machinist. He gained it all back for Batman Begins. Arnie, he trained until he matched the exact same muscular dimensions he had in Terminator 2 so he could do that naked scene in Terminator 3. I don't see any reason why Bruce wouldn't have grown a real beard.


I saw that film (The Machinist) . That was true method acting
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Tazzer;5675171

I saw that film (The Machinist) . That was true method acting



How so?
yeah i think real face hair (o:
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thanks all for your comments

the wife will be unhappy that the mans right again lol
FilthAndFurry;5675198

How so?



To literally starve yourself to look the part in a film . Method acting was made famous by Marlon Brando becoming the person he portrayed in a movie .Look at him in American Psycho and then the machinist .Did you think he happened to be thin at the time of filming anyway ?
Tazzer;5675171

I saw that film (The Machinist) . That was true method acting



Recommend it?

Edit: Oh, and have a bit of rep - I never actually knew what method acting was until one post ago.
dxx;5675871

Recommend it? Edit: Oh, and have a bit of rep - I never actually knew … Recommend it? Edit: Oh, and have a bit of rep - I never actually knew what method acting was until one post ago.



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Thanks :thumbsup:
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Tazzer;5675727

To literally starve yourself to look the part in a film . Method acting … To literally starve yourself to look the part in a film . Method acting was made famous by Marlon Brando becoming the person he portrayed in a movie .Look at him in American Psycho and then the machinist .Did you think he happened to be thin at the time of filming anyway ?



I was just wondering how that is actually considered method acting. It's not just about one's physical appearance as people wrongly assume.

In fact I think I'm right in saying that Christian Bale has said in interviews that he doesn't draw on his own life for inspiration for a role so is very much anti-method.

That's ignoring the fact that he's not a formally trained actor, let alone a method-trained actor.
So by weighing as little as he did in the movie did not give him a sense of feeling how the character would have felt and behaved . I dont think you have to be trained as a method actor isn't it a technique ? . If i'm wrong my bad
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Tazzer;5676333

So by weighing as little as he did in the movie did not give him a sense … So by weighing as little as he did in the movie did not give him a sense of feeling how the character would have felt and behaved . I dont think you have to be trained as a method actor isn't it a technique ? . If i'm wrong my bad



It's a very superficial way of looking at method acting.
Why don't you twitter his ex wife Demi Moore, apparently they are all still friends... She might answer, she might not, worth a try lol
FilthAndFurry;5676370

It's a very superficial way of looking at method acting.



I wouldn't say that at all, Dustin Hoffman is probably one of the most well known Actors who has used the Method Technique.

I recall reading somewhere 2 instances of how he emotionally and physically immersed himself into his characters.

First being Marathon Man, where he went for 2 days without sleep and bathing for a scene, to the annoyance of his co-star Laurence Olivier turned around and said something like "For Gods sake man why don't you just act!"

The other being a scene in Midnight Cowboy, Hoffmans character 'Ratso' is crossing the road which should have been closed to all but set traffic, when a taxi almost runs him over that shouldn't have been there. Hoffman was so engrossed in his character he slams his hands on the bonnet of the taxi, swears his head off, then turns back and continues walking while never breaking his dialogue. It was that convincing they kept it in the final scene.

There are different types of 'Method' acting and its difficult to go off one true definition, however in this case with Bruce Willis and his beard I don't think calling that Method acting would be very true to the point.
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