14 Performers Who Underwent Extreme Diets for Their Roles

Actors often undergo significant makeovers with makeup to embody their roles authentically. However, there are times when makeup alone doesn’t cut it, necessitating actors to transform their bodies dramatically. For instance, Charlize Theron was required to put on 50 pounds for her role in “Tully,” while Chris Pratt had to shed weight and bulk up for “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Christian Bale bulked up by 45 pounds to portray his character in “Vice.”

Chris Pratt underwent a significant transformation, losing weight and building muscle for “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Jennifer Aniston gained extra pounds for her role in “Cake.”

Adam Driver dramatically lost 50 pounds for his performance in “Silence.”

Matt Damon put on 30 pounds for his role in “The Informant!”

Joaquin Phoenix gained weight for his role in “You Were Never Really Here.”

Charlize Theron added 50 pounds for her leading role in “Tully.”

Hugh Jackman lost 33 pounds for “Les Misérables” and later bulked up for “The Wolverine.”

Anne Hathaway shed 24 pounds for her role in “Les Misérables.”

Jake Gyllenhaal dropped 22 pounds for “Nightcrawler” and then gained muscle for “Southpaw.”

Colin Farrell gained over 45 pounds for his role in “The Lobster.”

James McAvoy significantly bulked up for “Glass.”

Jonah Hill slimmed down for “Maniac.”

Chris Hemsworth lost 33 pounds for “In the Heart of the Sea” and then regained his muscle mass for “Thor: Ragnarok.”

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