But Leto’s stories show how going to great lengths to inhabit a character is now as much a marketing tool as it is an actual technique—one used to lend an air of legitimacy, verisimilitude, and importance to a performance no matter its quality.Leto’s Joker is the latest evidence that the prestige of method acting has dimmed—thanks to the technique’s overuse by those seeking In February 2015, Hugh Hewitt secured a promise from Donald Trump.Before even hearing the details, do you have a guess as to whether his promise was kept or broken?
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from the dismal reviews to the box-office reports—the most disconcerting are the ones that detail how Jared Leto got into his role as the Joker.
Leto was reportedly so committed to the part that he gifted the cast and crew with a litany of horrible items: used condoms, a dead pig, a live rat.
To get into the character’s twisted mindset, he also watched footage of brutal crimes online.
“The Joker is incredibly comfortable with acts of violence,” he told There’s a lot you can learn from seeing it.” Watching Leto tell one disturbing tale after another makes one thing abundantly clear: Method acting is over.
Not the technique itself, which has fueled many of cinema’s greatest performances and can be a useful way of approaching difficult roles.
“If Donald Trump departs from his list of future Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump has authorized Mitch Mc Connell and Senate Republicans to block that nominee and enforce the list.” Jack Nickerson watched the papers burn.