Fire up your ballots, Oscar voters: Sharon Stone is going au naturel in the new movie "Lovelace," which hits theaters this weekend. Stone portrays the mother of 1970s porn actress Linda Lovelace, a role that found the actress shedding the glamour that defines her image.
Stone is one in a surfeit of actors who've taken on stripped-down roles. Whether her bold performance will attract the Academy's recognition is yet to be seen, but many of these naturalistic performances have been known to invite awards attention. Here's a look at Stone and 12 other actors discussing how they approached these modest gigs.