Commitment; thy name is Gary Oldman.
Actor Gary Oldman not only smoked $20,000 worth of cigars for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, but suffered from nicotine poisoning in the process.
It is estimated that Oldman smoked over 400 cigars during the course of the shoot. Not the most healthy of practices, but here’s where the irony of this story really kicks in.
Oldman refused to gain weight for the role due to… health risks! Filmmakers made him a special suit to give him that Churchill silhouette.
I guess it’s good to know that he’s not willing to do ANYTHING for a role.
Darkest Hour has been nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Actor: Gary Oldman & Best Picture.
Here’s the trailer: