Actors Who Over-Prepared For Their Roles And Others Who Really Dropped The Ball

There are some actors in Hollywood who put their heart into their roles, doing months of research and preparation before filming, such as Natalie Portman’s rigorous training for Black Swan. Then some are woefully underprepared, stepping onto a set and having no clue what the movie is about (looking at you, Billy Burke).

So, who went into filming underprepared, and who was ready to take on their character? Keep reading to find out!

Overprepared – Richard Gere, Time Out Of Mind

In the film Time Out of Mind, actor Richard Gere played a homeless man living on the streets of New York City.

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To get prepared for the role, Gere spent time working with the Coalition for Homeless, talking and listening to homeless people and learning their stories about how it was living on the streets. Needless to say, his over-preparation paid off.