Live Poll: Best Method Actor

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Who is Your Favorite Method Actor of All Time? 
Method Acting is a term you've probably heard more and more frequently in recent years. There is a certain mysticism to it that conjures up images of actors going to bizarre lengths in pursuit of realistic performances. We're going to discuss actors who gave us a truly believable performance.

Wikipedia defines Method acting as a range of training and rehearsal techniques that seek to encourage sincere and emotionally expressive performances, as formulated by many different theatre practitioners.

Here are some well-known for Method Actors, who went to such extraordinary lengths to get in a character, that their performance has pushed the boundaries of the bizarre. Which actor's performance do you think have touched the bottom of your heart?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091144041/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/_yVSfQNp94M/
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My vote goes to Robert De Niro and/or Al Pacino.
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Because of the way Leonardo DiCaprio can play the most diverse roles so naturally, I think he would be my choice.
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I am pretty sure Edward Norton could play the same diverse roles but Leo has become a brandname... his talent is undeniable but he is lucky to be THE actor of his generation.
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15yearsIMDber,

Are you suggesting I should add Edward Norton? I wanted to add him too, but I remember him saying that he doesn't do method acting.
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How about adding Indian legend AMITABH BACHCHAN
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@ashrujgautam2, 

I don't think Amitabh Bachchan is a method actor.
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Al Pacino
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He's my favorite actor, but I'm going with Daniel Day-Lewis on this one.
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In this line of your text I think you can remove "for":

Here are some well-known Method Actors
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Done. Thank you.
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'Great idea for a poll! My vote would be Brando for best and probably De Niro or Hoffman for my favorite. There are so many good ones from which to choose: the results will be interesting to see. 

FYC:

Sean Penn
Naomi Watts

I can't think of any off the top of my head but I'd suggest looking into method actors of color and also more female method actors. I don't know for sure but my guess is that Meryl Streep is a method actor or, at least, is for her dramatic roles. 


May I suggest a few edits to part of the intro? (below in bold: the first two are just the removal of commas and the third is "has," not "have")

Here are some well-known Method Actors who went to such extraordinary lengths to get in a character that their performance has pushed the boundaries of the bizarre. Which actor's performance do you think has touched the bottom of your heart?

I'd also suggest making the title and question more consistent and precise by choosing either "best" or "favorite" and using one in both the question and title.

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Meryl Streep is not a method actor.

I've made changes to the description as you asked. I've also added Sean Penn and Naomi Watts with a few other actors, thanks for suggesting. I'm now listing their best-known films. I'll let you know once it's done.
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  Done.
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I will vote for Heath Ledger. He is well known for The Dark Knight, how to improvise and how he supposedly locked himself for 6 weeks to be perfect in his role. Which deserved him a posthumous Oscar.
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FYC
Marilyn Monroe and James Dean
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Added. Thanks.
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FYC:

Marisa Tomei
Denzel Washington 
Angelina Jolie
Philip Seymour Hoffman

https://tophollywoodactingcoach.com/2016/06/what-is-method-acting/
(I researched this a bit and it seems to be a relatively credible source)

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Thanks.

Added Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The list is full.
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Brando is my vote. 
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 Good choice!
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Thank you.
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BONAFIDE BOSS,

You are welcome.
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Great actors and actresses in there, but if I had to choose a single one, definitely Dustin Hoffman. A very close second is Brando.
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