7 Celebs Who Shed Massive Weight For Movies

November 24, 2012 By:
7 Celebs Who Shed Massive Weight For Movies

So it’s Thanksgiving weekend and you’re feeling a little bloated. But, screw it! Unbutton those slacks and add another notch to your belt…That’s why this holiday was invented, right?

Lucky for us, we have devoted actors that Hollywood overpays to look skinny for us.  From Natalie Portman’s super skinny look in Black Swan to Tom Hanks' starved to death take in Cast Away, slimmed down roles often lead to a lot of buzz and some top awards…

Here are some celebs that braved the diet storm, shedding pounds for their roles…

1. Natalie Portman: The Academy Award-winning actress scored an Oscar nod for her role as a ballerina in Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 film Black Swan. To get into dancer shape for the gig, she shred 20 pounds off her already slender figure. Also, she grew wings…

2. Mila Kunis: Appearing in Natalie’s Oscar-earning film was Ashton Kutcher’s new gal pal…Like Portman, Mila Kunis had to drop poundage for the role, losing 20 lbs. That hurts just thinking about it.

3. Anne Hathaway: For her now head-turning appearance in the motion picture version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds to portray the character of Fantine. She did so by cleansing and eating dried oatmeal paste…Yum!

4. Matthew McConaughey: One of the most dramatic weight loses on this list is Matthew McConaughey who shrunk from his Magic Mike figure to that of an AIDS victim in The Dallas Buyer's Club. McConaughey lost 38 pounds for the role, bringing his Body Mass Index to a scary 19.4…

5. Christian Bale: Here’s one actor that is so dedicated to his craft that he brought himself to near death… For his role in The Machinist Christian Bale lost—get this—63 pounds (!!!) to portray the role of a man whose health deteriorates throughout the film. Ouch.

6. Tom Hanks: You can’t really fake being a starved cast away…Fortunately, Academy Award grabber Tom Hanks didn’t, dropping 50 pounds to play the stranded FedEx worker. That’s dedication, people!

7. 50 Cent: 50 pounds seems to be the magic number. Rapper 50 Cent lost the same amount as Hanks to play a cancer patient in 2011’s All Things Fall Apart. Pictures from the production days reveal a different Fiddy entirely.