dallas buyers club cast


There’s something to say about actors who lose an extreme amount of weight to play a role in a film. To become so thin that they look emaciated and close to dying, to be weak and irritable from the lack of food, and loosing whatever previous muscle tone they once had indicates an unflaggible dedication to their craft. To put their bodies on the line for the sake of realism so that we filmgoers can watch their deteroration happen before our eyes on the big screen and know that it’s quite possibly the only non artificial thing in the entire film shows a true passion for their art.

I think people are overreacting about Eddie Redmayne playing a transgendered woman in the The Danish Girl.
I understood the upset over Jared Leto in Dallas Buyer’s Club because they could have easily cast someone transgender to play the role of someone who’d pretty much transitioned already.
But I feel like The Danish Girl required a cisgendered person, in a sense, to play the role of Lili. The entire film pretty much documents her journey from being a cisgendered male to discovering herself. People are also upset about the fact that “Oh it’s a stereotype that he put on a dress and decided to be trans blah blah” but that’s what actually happened like…in real life.
It’s difficult to portray someone’s transition if an actor has already transitioned. Even in OITNB, Laverne Cox was lucky enough to have her twin brother play Sophia pre-transition.
Considering the research that was involved in perfecting this role, and how much he really does want to properly represent the trans community, Eddie is a really good fit.
Tumblr needs to chill tf out.

i kno everyone is mocking jared leto for his terrible acting in suicide squad but while hes on everyones minds right now id like to remind all of u that he played a trans woman in the movie dallas buyers club. yes the famous transmisogynist trope of casting cis men to play trans women, only showing how the casters/directors/actors themselves view trans women - as ‘men in dresses.’