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Top 10 Shocking Weight Transformations By Actors For Films

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Celebrity’s life is a famous gossip to every film-lover. Their lifestyle, their relationship, break-up, best pairs with co-actors, biddies even their newer fashion becomes a topic of culture among the audience. The hot topic in celebrity’s career is weight transformation challenges which increase competency in their professions too.

People get encouragement from their effort of transformation and every avatar look of celebs creates exotic tastes for the audience. Here, we have marked Top 10 Shocking Weight Transformations by Actors for Films. Have a look!

10. Matthew McConaughey

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While playing the lead role in Dallas Buyers Club Mathew McConaughey cut down 50 pounds for the characterization. The drastic transformation worth his effort when he won Oscar for this role.

The actor was about 40 years old when he portrayed the character of an HIV contaminated patient. With his ” 90 percent diet” he followed two hours of the cardio workout in the afternoon for his latest weight transformation avatar.

9. Zach Galifianakis

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From Hangover to Birdman, Zach Galifianakis’ weight transformation is remarkable. His regimen of weight loss was successful in dropping 50 pounds. He came in good shape as a show stopper at the New York Film Festival with various clothing sizes.

8. Natalie Portman

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Remember the Black Swan heroine? Natalie Portman dropped her weight by 20pounds as she carried the role of Ballet dancer in this film. Her rapid cut down to a skinny figure even made her director worried, while she committed to reaching this transformation.

She almost fed on almonds and carrot, worked out 16 hours a day to fulfill her course.

7. Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson started her career as a professional singer later turned into an actress. This multifaceted talent even has come in the spotlight for her new venture of losing weight.

For the movie Winnie, she chopped off 80 pounds of weight for playing the role of Nelson Mandela’s wife. The slender beauty wins the top rank in the Weight Watchers program in April 2010.

6. Lilly James

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Lilly James started to live on the liquid diet for transforming her body suited to the ice blue ball gown in the film Cinderella (2015). Her sweet and tiny waistline helps her to come in the limelight. Many critics doubted that her body in the corset gown was digitally designed before appearing into the live theatre.

The secret of her waist management encourages every female fan, as she reveals the secret of his workout regime. She mentioned regular burpee bears the fruit of coming in shape.

5. Ann Hathaway

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Even the actresses are not lagged behind in drastic weight transformation. The Les Miserables star Anna Hathaway fed on only lettuce juice for dropping weight. She shades off 25 pounds for this film, as she acts as a poor, starving, and prostitute woman.

Rumor says about her unhygienic diet for this role, whereas the actress is less interested in revealing her diet regime.

4. Jake Gyllenhaal

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Jake Gyllenhaal proved his adaptability in a challenging role as he comes in different shapes. He underwent a difficult regime in order to play the role of the boxer in southpaw. He gained 147 pounds to 170 pounds of good weight within 6months.

His workout dedication can challenge any real-life boxer. He took no off-days from a workout. His daily gym regimen contained 2000+ sit-ups, 350 tires flipping, running of a minimum of 8 miles a day.

3. Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson’s juggling with the pack of muscles enabled him to take the role of “Hercules” (2014). His growing bigger body transformation defines the demigod of Greek mythology best. The challenge is for majority actors but for Dwayne Johnson, it is at ease. He has a profound knowledge of weight transformation as he was a fitness freak earlier. He turned into an actor from a world wrestler.

For this movie, he pours a pack of nutrition in his 6.5ft tall body while he planned a diet regime. The diet plan duration was for 22 weeks, packed with protein foods like egg whites, boiled chicken, oatmeal, broccoli, fishes, potatoes (baked), fruits and milk. The well-organized actor can throw challenged to any athlete star or his co-stars in body-building accomplishment.

2. Jared Leto

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The fame of Jared Leto is encouraged by its reverse roles. In 2007, he puts an allover transformation while playing the role of an assassin in Chapter 27. According to him, when he starts playing a monomaniac character he perceives the world through their context. It helps him to understand the characters when he put himself in their shoes. He goes through under every subtle change when he acts as John Lennon’s murderer. He gains 60 Pounds to play David Chapman in this movie. This monocentric role-playing also changed his voice forcibly.

The role of Chapman demands him to gain 60 pounds as he was a flabby figure.  For this film, he was constantly taking cholesterol and living in chapman’s skin, by following his food habit. Although he was awarded for best character portrayal for this film, it charged him to sit in a wheelchair afterward. Leto’s obsession for playing this type of challenging role leads him to drop 114 pounds in Dallas Buyer’s Club, where he acts as a transsexual (Rayon). Consequently, this time his weight loss reinforces him to gain an Oscar award.

1. Christian Bale

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No wonder Christian Bale is one of the most discussed topics in Hollywood for his look and style. He secured a place in women’s heart for his handsome look, while men are fond of his coming in new Avatar. They are surprised by his weight transformation regime. His appearance in Batman Begins (2005) startled every viewer for his strong muscles. His journey in Batman transformation was very hard, as it was an immediate attempt after accomplishing a low weight transformation in The Mechanist (2004).

This film increased his popularity when he reduced to 122 pounds from 185 pounds. Here, he acted as an insomniac patient which emerges a very lean body structure. The regimen he took for this role was not justified for his health. He sustains on a cup of coffee, apple juice and tuna fishes for 3 to 4 months. It leads him to a drastic fall in weight. Even he kept himself aloof from socializing while following this routine. His dedication to role-playing gives him immense praise for this role while the movie was commercially unsuccessful.

The popularity of weight transformation somehow switches the focus from better acting to better screening. Although with the help of digitalization, the modern movie can alter the shape as per requirement, actors love to display their look for fetching attention and creating rumors.

Top 10 Shocking Weight Transformations by Actors for Films

1. Christian Bale
2. Jared Leto
3. Dwayne Johnson
4. Jake Gyllenhaal
5. Ann Hathaway
6. Lilly James
7. Jennifer Hudson
8. Natalie Portman
9. Zach Galifianakis
10. Matthew McConaughey

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