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15 Stars Who Underwent EXTREME Diets For Their Roles

15 Stars Who Underwent EXTREME Diets For Their Roles

There's no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

Actors do not have it easy and here a post that reveals why. It's well known that celebs have to watch their diet, their body and maintain the perfect physique for their job. But here are a selected few who went out of their way to gain or lose weight just to portray a role perfectly. Talk about steely determination! You would be surprised to see some of the actors in the list, especially Charlize Theron who had to gain 50 lb for Tully. Scroll through and be surprised.

1. Joaquin Phoenix

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The amount of weight he had to gain for the movie You Were Never Really Here is evident from the pictures.

2. Jennifer Aniston

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The Friends alum was not her slender self in the movie Cake. She stopped working out for two and a half months straight to gain the desired weight for this role.

3. Matt Damon

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Losing weight is a tough gig and Matt Damon had to gain 30 pounds for his role in The Informant. He eventually lost it too.

4. Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman had to work his ass off to lose 33 pounds for Les Misérables. But it didn't end there. He quickly had to gain muscle mass for The Wolverine.

5. Chris Pratt

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If you've watched Parks and Recreation, you would know that Pratt wasn't always the hottie like he is now. For his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, he lost 60 pounds in six months.

6. Anne Hathaway

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She went out of her way to lose 24lbs to look perfect for her part in Les Misérables.

7. Chris Hemsworth

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This handsome Australian God lost 33 pounds for his role in the movie In the Heart of the Sea. Then he was all set to gain his muscle mass for Thor: Ragnarok.

8. Adam Driver

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For the historical drama film Silence, Adam Driver lost 50 pounds to look the part. 

9. Jake Gyllenhaal

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Just like Jackman, Jake had to first lose 22 pounds for Nightcrawler which made him look apt for the role. He then pumped up for his next movie Southpaw.

10. Charlize Theron

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If you're used to seeing Theron in ravishing dresses that flaunts her perfect shape, you must be shaken by the picture on the right. Charlize had to gain 50 pounds to portray her leading role in Tully.

11. Colin Farrell

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It wasn't all makeup and prosthetics. Colin Farrell gained more than 45 pounds for his role in The Lobster.

12. Christian Bale

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For his role in Vice, Bale had to gain 45 pounds which successfully transformed into a completely different person!

13. James McAvoy

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McAvoy paired strenuous exercises with a proper diet that gave him a huge appearance for his movie Glass.

14. Jared Leto

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Leto gained 60 pounds for the movie Chapter 27 by force-feeding himself.

15. Jonah Hill

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Jonah Hill, who is best known for his impeccable comic timing, surprised the world with his serious and disturbing role in the Netflix series Maniac. It was quite evident that he had to shed a lot of weight.

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