Tilda Swinton in Suspiria

In Hollywood, living vicariously through the roles you inhabit is commonplace, but the turmoil actors puts themselves through can often take a toll on both the mind and the body. In an interview earlier this year, actor Tom Hardy spoke of the strain preparation can have on the body. Speaking of his role as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, for which he packed on thirty pounds of muscle and mass, Hardy said his body has begun to show signs of wear, making it increasingly more difficult to change his figure for new parts.

As actors age, so do their bodies, but because of ...

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