Nowadays, most of the movies that you can watch today usually come out with characters with mental or psychological disorders. It is true that performing taking a role of someone who suffers from this kind of health issue is hard primarily when you don’t have any idea on the attitude or actions to make when the condition attacks the person.
Psychological disorder is one of the health issues that can bring a patient in a critical condition. So, it really needs an immediate yet safe medication. Aside from that, in reality patients who have this disorder need to undergo psychological treatment is usually administered by a psychologist.
The existence of this kind of disorder in a movie gives additional thrill and curiosity about the next situations that will happen. Aside from that, this is one of the reasons why a certain actress or actor gets the “best actress or actor” award. Even though it is hard to portray, they can still carry and show the right kind acting that should be projected in front of the camera.
Aside from that, before performing the character that will played by the chosen actor or actress, they should undergo first to workshops that will help them in handling the right kind of attitude and movements of a person who suffers from a psychological disorder. In this way, they will have the assurance that they can handle their character perfectly.
Characters with Psych Disorders
1. John Nash in A Beautiful Mind
Russell Crowe acted as John Nash who suffered from a type of psychological disorder called schizophrenia. This is a mental disorder that is characterized by having poor emotional reaction and collapse in thinking. The common signs and symptoms that are experienced by Russell here are visual hallucinations, paranoia, and delusional thoughts.
2. Gilbert Grape and Arnie Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
In this movie, the grape family suffered from the effects of autism. Johnny Depp acted as Gilbert Grape while Leonardo DiCaprio played as Arnie Grape. Autism is a neural development disorder characterized by a socially impaired interaction and non-verbal and verbal communication. This is also a stereotype or repetitive behavior.
3. Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire is the movie and character that was played by Tom Cruise. In this character, he acted that he suffers from narcissistic personal disorder. He struggled from his independence and philosophy in life that made his condition severe.
4. John Scottie Ferguson in Vertigo
In this movie, James Stewart acted as John Scottie Ferguson. John is suffering from psychological disorder such as the feeling of falling and dizziness. From this role, James gain lots of positive feedbacks that made him more popular.
5. Raymond Babbitt in The Rain Man
Raymond Babbitt is the character that was played by Dustin Hoffman. In the movie, he acted that he suffers from severe autism. He really suffered the serious signs and symptoms of this psychological disorder.
These are the movie characters with psychological disorders that perfectly played by the famous foreign celebrities.