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Image: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty ImagesRob Kim/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

Acting might just be the only profession where turning up wasted on occasion not only improves performance but is sometimes actively encouraged. Whether out of method acting, nerves or just plain boredom, for example, these 20 stars have all liquored up or got high before stepping out on set. And while some of these intoxicated performances might not surprise you, others probably had you completely fooled…

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20. Anna Kendrick – Drinking Buddies (2013)

It stands to reason that a film called Drinking Buddies would inspire its cast to hit the bar. However, Anna Kendrick has claimed that she had no intentions of getting drunk on screen and only realized halfway into a shot that the non-alcoholic beer she’d been guzzling was in fact the real thing. And by that stage, Kendrick was pretty tipsy indeed.

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Image: YouTube/Movieclips

19. Brad Pitt – Fight Club (1999)

Director David Fincher chose to make the most of the cast’s hard-partying antics when he was putting together the cult classic Fight Club. In particular, one scene in which Ed Norton and Brad Pitt have a drunken golfing session was only filmed on the spur of the moment, after the pair returned from a night of heavy drinking.

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