While many actors stick to just learning their lines for a role, there are some that take go the extra mile, learning skills from hunting to boxing to playing difficult instruments. The incomparable Meryl Streep, who recently kicked ass in the Ricki and the Flash
picked up the electric guitar for her role as Ricki and years ago learned fluent German for her unforgettable performance in Sophie’s Choice
Streep sets the bar pretty high, but she’s not the only one to perfect her performance with additional skills. Check out some of these dedicated stars, including gems like Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman and Joaquin Phoenix, blurring the line between fantasy and fiction.