Unusual Ways Actors Get Into Their Characters

#8 Werner Herzog

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For his 1976 film ‘Heart of Glass’ eccentric filmmaker Werner Herzog insisted that with only a small handful of exceptions, every actor performs every scene while under real hypnosis, in order to suggest the trance-like state of the villagers in the story. Never one to just do the ordinary, Herzog’s dedication to his films do pay off in the end, with compliments from film critics such at Roger Ebert, and numerous awards for his work.