14 Times Actors Lost or Gained MAJOR Weight for a Role
These actors and actresses take their jobs seriously, and for these big roles that meant extreme weight loss or packing on the pounds. The transformations are jaw-dropping.
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Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables
The actress lost a reported 25 pounds for the role by eating only an oatmeal paste twice a day.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain 50 Cent
50 Cent in All Things Fall Apart
In just 9 weeks, this actor/rapper dropped from 214 to 160 pounds by living on a liquid diet.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Jake Gyllenhaal 1
Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
You can clearly see the almost 20 pound drop in this actor's gaunt face.
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Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw
After Nightcrawler, this actor turned around and packed his newly lean frame with muscle.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary
One of the most famous Hollywood transformations, the actress gained 30 pounds for this role.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Christian Bale 1
Christian Bale in The Machinist
Easily the most shocking transformation was this actor's drop to a dangerous 121 pounds.
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Christian Bale in Batman Begins
This actor turned right around from dropping to 121 pounds to bulking up to a muscular 190.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Charlize Theron
She packed on 30 pounds for this critically acclaimed role.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Jared Leto
Jared Leto in Chapter 27
The singer/actor gained 67 pounds to play John Lennon's murderer.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman in Black Swan
The already-trim actress leaned out even more for her role as a ballerina.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis in Black Swan
The That 70's Show actress slimmed down to a scary 95 pounds for the film.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Matthew Mcconaughey
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyer's Club
The actor dropped 38 pounds to a skinny 135 to play a man with AIDS.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks in Cast Away
To play a man stranded on an island, this actor reportedly dropped 50 pounds.
Celeb Weight Loss Weight Gain Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox in Alex Cross
The 40 pound drop this actor went through is apparent in his lean face.