Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry
Academy Award winner Hilary Swank did everything in her power to make this the role of her life, and it worked. Since she was portraying a real story, it was important for her to make the character as realistic as possible.
That’s why for the duration of the filming, Hilary Swank became a boy: she cut her hair, she wrapped her breasts in bandages, she wore plastic genitalia and only answered to a male’s name. We’d say this is taking it too far, but her role in this film was priceless.