I’m dedicating this unusual song to an unusual person who makes me feel kind of… unusual.
Pump Up the Volume (1990), dir. Allan Moyle
Linda Hamilton trained with former Israeli commando Uzi Gal and with personal trainer Anthony Cortes for three hours a day, six days a week for 13 weeks before filming Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Under both, she trained intensely with weights and learned judo and heavy military training techniques. She had to maintain a demanding non-fat diet even during filming and lost 12 pounds. Because of this punishing regimen, she declined to reprise her role for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. She also learned to pick locks for the scene in the mental hospital where she does precisely that with a paperclip (x).