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Standing fees for standing stars! This is not easy treasured money, for the sake of which Hollywood actors go to great health risks.

Someone is desperately losing weight, others are trying to quickly gain weight for the most important role in life. But they all change their image in the hope of being noticed by film critics and at least once pick up their Oscars.

1. Jared Leto
Movie: “Chapter 27” (role - assassin Mark David Chapman)
Recovered by 30 kg


A real experimenter on his own weight can be called Jared Leto. For the role of the killer fan of John Lennon, the actor had to add as much as 30 kilograms. His character, Mark David Chapman, is a mentally ill person, a 25-year-old overweight guard who has long been planning the murder of a rock idol. Unfortunately, such experiments do not go unnoticed. Jared Leto’s health has been shaken because of this. He was close to obesity, metabolic disorder, gout developed. Only a year later, the actor was able to return to its previous weight.

2. Russell Crowe
Film: “The Set of Lies” (role - CIA agent Roger Ferris)
Recovered by 29 kg

Russell Crowe has repeatedly gained and lost weight for various roles. Because the actor was just to become a massive CIA agent Roger Ferris. The Australian actor scored 29 kg for the film “The Set of Lies” without drinking alcohol, which provokes an appetite. In an interview, Russell Crowe said that he was even pleased to feel in a new body.

3. Robert De Niro
Movie: Raging Bull (role - boxer Jake Lamotta)
Recovered by 27 kg

Not all actors are capable of double weight changes in one film, but the legendary Robert De Niro is subject to this. For the role of a boxer forgotten by everyone, nicknamed Frantic Fang, the actor added 27 kg. The plot of the film suggested frames in which the boxing star was in perfect shape. In order to be convincing on the screen, De Niro significantly lost weight by recreating an athletic physique. Such work on the role was appreciated by critics of the United States Film Academy, awarding De Niro an Oscar.

4. Benicio Del Toro
Film: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (role - Dr. Gonzo)
Recovered by 18 kg

To become a real lawyer, Benicio Del Toro gained 18 kg in weight to participate in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” which also featured Christina Ricci and Toby Maguire. It seemed that the gained kilograms were deposited on the abdomen, cheeks and face of the actor. That was his image - Oscar Zeta Acosta, a lawyer. For the role of his companion in the film, actor Johnny Depp had to shave baldly. They both sacrificed the usual gloss and all for the sake of promising roles.

5. Renee Zellweger
Movie: “The Bridget Jones Diary: The Edge of Reason” (Role - Bridget Jones)
Corrected by 15 kg

Renee Zellweger for the first part of the movie "Bridget Jones" gained 13 kg, playing in tandem with Colin Firth, and then lost weight for her role in the musical "Chicago" and after 3 years gained weight again. Only this time, 15 kg to continue the film and its second part - "Bridget Jones's Diary: Edge of Reason." It was worth it. Rene is not afraid of weight jumps and is able to again become a beautiful actress with a perfect figure in just a couple of months. She is very good at experimenting with weight.

6. Christian Bale
Movie: “The Engineer” (role - machine operator Trevor Reznik)
Lose weight by 29 kg

Christian Bale has already been nicknamed in Hollywood a true fanatic of work in films and games with his own weight. But most of all, the actor lost weight for his role in the film "The Engineer". There he played the machinist Trevor Reznik, who had lost the line between reality and hallucinations. These feelings he developed on the basis of lack of sleep. The actor had to lose 29 kg and reach 55 kg of weight in order to play a mentally inadequate man. Just half a year later, Christian Bale gained 31 kg for the role of Batman.

7. Tom Hanks
Movie: Outcast (role - Chuck Noland, Delivery Service Inspector)
Lost 23 kg

Tom Hanks changed weight twice for the role of Inspector Chuck Noland. He got a little fat for the role in Outcast, and then was forced to lose 23 kg in only two months. Although for an actor, such fluctuations in weight are commonplace. For the role of a homosexual, a carrier of AIDS, in the film Philadelphia, the actor also lost weight - 14 kg.

8. Matt Damon
Film: “Courage in Battle” (role - Hilario)
Lost 23 kg

To work in the film "Courage in Combat", 26-year-old Matt Damon dropped 23 kg of his own weight and all in the name of the role of a war veteran with drug addiction. Quick (in just 3 months) weight loss caused great harm to health and almost led to a tragic outcome, but to the great happiness of the fans he managed to bounce back. After 10 years, acting fate forced to gain 15 kg for the role of a large-sized scammer in the "Informant". After Matt Damon successfully regained the weight of his youth.

9. Colin Farrell
Film: “Sorting” (role - photo correspondent Mark Walsh)
I lost 20 kg

7 years ago, Colin Farrell said goodbye to 20 kg of own weight. In the movie Sort, Farrell played a photojournalist who went through hostilities. The actor was completely dissolved in a given topic and his own role. Collin's partners on the site were Pas Vega, Christopher Lee. For the film "Lobster", an extraordinary actor was able to recover by 20 kilograms, and then quickly return to perfect shape, refusing the wrong food and increasing the time for playing sports.

10. Michael Fassbender
Film: “Hunger” (role - prisoner Bobby Sands)
I lost 19 kg

11. Vanessa Hudgens
Film: “Give Me Shelter” (role - pregnant schoolgirl Agnes Bailey)
She cut chic long hair

Nothing could stop Miss Hudgens on the way to the role - the pregnant schoolgirl Agnes Bailey. More like a boy, Agnes Bailey runs away from home in search of a father in the hope of his support and understanding. For the sake of such a role in the film “Give Me Shelter” I had to say goodbye to curly curls and cut my hair very short.

12. Blake Lively
Film: “The Provincial” (role - Glenda cheater)
Changed hair color from blond to fiery red

Such dramatic changes were required by the director of the film. According to the “Provincials” scenario, the fraudster should be bright and impudent. These requirements are met by a bright red color, the color of danger and leadership. But the heroine of Blake Lively - Glenda, at the end of the film is still waiting for death, the actress gave her all.

13. Mila Kunis
Movie: “The Black Swan” (role - ballerina Lily)
Lost 9 kg

Carefully had to work at the ballet machine Mile Kunis. For 4 hours a day, skipping the Emmy, Golden Globe, and even her own birthday ceremonies, she zealously exhausts herself for her role as Lily in the Black Swan movie script. And so for 7 months. Anorexia would have threatened the pace and actress for a couple of months. The role of Kunis was a success, only she gained weight lost terribly fast.

14. Natalie Portman
Film: "The Black Swan" (role - ballerina Nina Sayers)
I lost 15 kg

Natalie Portman had to lose weight a little longer and a little more than Mile Kunis. Six months for 8 hours daily and 15 kg off. The role of the ballerina Nina Sayers was given to Natalie Portman with great difficulty. But as you know, only in this way masterpieces are created. The actress not only became elegant and fragile, which attracted even more enthusiastic looks, but also received an Academy Award as a reward. But most importantly, on the set of Black Swan, Natalie met her fiancé - Benjamin Milpieu, a promising French dancer.

15. Taylor Lautner
Movie: “The New Moon” (role - Jacob)
Recovered by 15 kg

To participate in the Twilight Saga, Taylor Lautner had to work hard and choose the right food for gaining weight. Since, due to lack of body weight, the actor could simply not take on the role of Jacob. He was excessively fragile and did not correspond to the scenario idea in any way. In a matter of months, Lautner recovered and pumped up the press. What gave him a chance to confront the vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), fighting for the heart of the heroine Kristen Stewart - Bella Swan.

16. Courtney Love
Film: “The People vs. Larry Flint” (role - Althea Flint, wife of Larry Flint)
She performed a number of plastic surgeries, including liposuction.

Courtney Love played an outstanding woman in the film People Against Larry Flynt, fascinated by her beauty and punished by illness. Numerous plastic surgeries led the main character Altea Flint to her deathbed earlier than expected. She received a dose of blood infected with AIDS, she noticed cancer. As a result, Althea Flint committed suicide by taking a large dose of narcotic substances. Courtney Love played her part brilliantly and earned the Golden Globe.

17. Charlize Theron
Film: “Monster” (role - the killer Eileen Wornos)
Recovered by 13 kg

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1. Jared Leto

Movie: “Chapter 27” (role - assassin Mark David Chapman)
Recovered by 30 kg

A real experimenter on his own weight can be called Jared Leto. For the role of the killer fan of John Lennon, the actor had to add as much as 30 kilograms. His character, Mark David Chapman, is a mentally ill person, a 25-year-old overweight guard who has long been planning the murder of a rock idol.

2. Russell Crowe

Film: “The Set of Lies” (role - CIA agent Roger Ferris)
Recovered by 29 kg

Russell Crowe has repeatedly gained and lost weight for various roles. Because the actor was just to become a massive CIA agent Roger Ferris. The Australian actor scored 29 kg for the film “The Set of Lies” without drinking alcohol, which provokes an appetite.

4. Benicio Del Toro

Film: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (role - Dr. Gonzo)
Recovered by 18 kg

To become a real lawyer, Benicio Del Toro gained 18 kg in weight to participate in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” which also featured Christina Ricci and Toby Maguire. It seemed that the gained kilograms were deposited on the abdomen, cheeks and face of the actor.

5. Renee Zellweger

Movie: “The Bridget Jones Diary: The Edge of Reason” (Role - Bridget Jones)
Corrected by 15 kg

Renee Zellweger for the first part of the movie "Bridget Jones" gained 13 kg, playing in tandem with Colin Firth, and then lost weight for her role in the musical "Chicago" and after 3 years gained weight again. Only this time, 15 kg to continue the film and its second part - "Bridget Jones's Diary: Edge of Reason." It was worth it.

6. Christian Bale

Movie: “The Engineer” (role - machine operator Trevor Reznik)
Lose weight by 29 kg

Christian Bale has already been nicknamed in Hollywood a true fanatic of work in films and games with his own weight. But most of all, the actor lost weight for his role in the film "The Engineer". There he played the machinist Trevor Reznik, who had lost the line between reality and hallucinations.

7. Tom Hanks

Movie: Outcast (role - Chuck Noland, Delivery Service Inspector)
Lost 23 kg

Tom Hanks changed weight twice for the role of Inspector Chuck Noland. He got a little fat for the role in Outcast, and then was forced to lose 23 kg in only two months. Although for an actor, such fluctuations in weight are commonplace.

8. Matt Damon

Film: “Courage in Battle” (role - Hilario)
Lost 23 kg

To work in the film "Courage in Combat", 26-year-old Matt Damon dropped 23 kg of his own weight and all in the name of the role of a war veteran with drug addiction. Quick (in just 3 months) weight loss caused great harm to health and almost led to a tragic outcome, but to the great happiness of the fans he managed to bounce back.

9. Colin Farrell

Film: “Sorting” (role - photo correspondent Mark Walsh)
I lost 20 kg

7 years ago, Colin Farrell said goodbye to 20 kg of own weight. In the movie Sort, Farrell played a photojournalist who went through hostilities. The actor was completely dissolved in a given topic and his own role.

12. Blake Lively

Film: “The Provincial” (role - Glenda cheater)

Changed hair color from blond to fiery red

Such dramatic changes were required by the director of the film. According to the “Provincials” scenario, the fraudster should be bright and impudent. These requirements are met by a bright red color, the color of danger and leadership.

13. Mila Kunis

Movie: “The Black Swan” (role - ballerina Lily)
Lost 9 kg

Carefully had to work at the ballet machine Mile Kunis. For 4 hours a day, skipping the Emmy, Golden Globe, and even her own birthday ceremonies, she zealously exhausts herself for her role as Lily in the Black Swan movie script. And so for 7 months.

14. Natalie Portman

Film: "The Black Swan" (role - ballerina Nina Sayers)
I lost 15 kg

Natalie Portman had to lose weight a little longer and a little more than Mile Kunis. Six months for 8 hours daily and 15 kg off. The role of the ballerina Nina Sayers was given to Natalie Portman with great difficulty. But as you know, only in this way masterpieces are created.

15. Taylor Lautner

Movie: “The New Moon” (role - Jacob)
Recovered by 15 kg

To participate in the Twilight Saga, Taylor Lautner had to work hard and choose the right food for gaining weight. Since, due to lack of body weight, the actor could simply not take on the role of Jacob. He was excessively fragile and did not correspond to the scenario idea in any way.

16. Courtney Love

Film: “The People vs. Larry Flint” (role - Althea Flint, wife of Larry Flint)
She performed a number of plastic surgeries, including liposuction.

Courtney Love played an outstanding woman in the film People Against Larry Flynt, fascinated by her beauty and punished by illness. Numerous plastic surgeries led the main character Altea Flint to her deathbed earlier than expected.

17. Charlize Theron

Film: “Monster” (role - the killer Eileen Wornos)
Recovered by 13 kg

Charlize Theron for the role is ready for anything. Even a dramatic change in weight and appearance. The Hollywood actress recovered by 13 kg in the name of the role of serial killer Warnos. Theron also bleached her eyebrows, inserted an additional jaw during filming. And all this for the full entry into the role of a homeless angry prostitute and receive an Oscar for an outstanding female role.

After completing the shootings at Monster, Charlize Theron chose a diet for a long time to get back to normal. But the actress was satisfied, the work to create a contradictory image was worth it. Sherliz did not use makeup for many months of shooting. Therefore, I had to work on the return of the model appearance, putting myself on numerous cosmetic procedures.

Renee Zellweger: 13 kg fat

Having first read the script of The Bridget Jones Diaries, actress Renee Zellweger fell in love with her character so much that she was ready for any sacrifice in order to get used to the role. The chubby, but charming heroine immediately fell in love with the audience, but few people know what it cost the actress.

To gain the missing pounds, slender Renee Zellweger in large quantities ate chocolate, donuts, pizza with lots of cheese, washed down with hot chocolate and whipped cream.

Having reached the necessary forms, the actress began to experience health problems: she began to get tired quickly, and slowness appeared in the movements.

Before filming the sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," the actress hired a nutritionist, deciding to gain weight in a smart way. The doctor determined the diet needed to gain weight. It implied the presence of 4700 calories per day. Renee ate pasta, sandwiches with butter, nuts, and drank smoothies with protein powder and linseed oil. As a result, another 15 kg were gained.

George Clooney: 13K Fat

Handsome George Clooney - another "victim" of Hollywood, who had to get fat for the sake of art. For the film "Sirian", released in 2005, the actor not only grew a beard, but also grew more than 10 kg fat.

Clooney resorted to a "pasta diet." As he himself notes, such preparation for the role was a difficult test and caused bouts of depression.

Immediately after the shooting, the actor had to lose weight dramatically for the next picture, “Michael Clayton.” The official representative of the actor even had to dispel the rumor about the disease of a celebrity.

Being overweight caused Clooney to damage his spine during the stunt. This has caused prolonged headaches. The actor even had to seek serious medical help. Since then, he claims that no role will ever make him repeat such stupidity.

Natalie Portman: lost 9 kg

For the role of a ballerina in the psychological trailer "Black Swan", actress Natalie Portman had to resort to an extreme diet. With a growth of 160 cm, she lost weight from 52 kg to 43 kg.

In an interview with reporters, Natalie admitted that not a single role was worth such work for her. In addition to having to cut back on daily servings, the actress practiced at the ballet machine every day for almost a whole year. Moral and physical exhaustion, according to the woman, almost deprived her mind.

After the film was released, headlines on the Internet were full of Black Swan diet options. Many tried to sculpt their own body like Natalie, but few thought what it cost the actress. “I don’t want to repeat this experience!” She states unequivocally.

50 Cent: lost 22 kg

American rapper Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, to star in the movie "Miscellaneous" lost 22 kg. For the role of a football player with cancer, he was on a liquid diet for 9 months and practiced on a treadmill for 3 hours a day.

“In the end it became really hard,” the rapper admitted. He was so obsessed with the idea of ​​getting used to the role that the manager was worried about his health and advised him to consult a doctor. However, 50 Cent did not want to hear anything. “It seemed to me that I was not thin enough,” he recalls that time.

Jackson was not easy, he was looking for support in an interview with other actors who went through a radical change in weight in order to participate in the film. The rapper lost weight from 97 to 75 kg. According to him, in 2000 he had to lose weight dramatically - after a gunshot wound in the jaw, he also ate only liquid food for a long time.

Christian Bale: lost 30 kg

One of the strongest weight loss for the role in the film was made by Christian Bale before the shooting of the film “The Engineer”. The actor lost weight up to 55 kg and looked really frightening, as his hero Trevor Reznik had to be, deprived of sleep for a year.

To achieve the result, he ate only 1 can of canned tuna and an apple during the day, and also ran and drank vitamins a lot.

Interestingly, losing weight for the role was the decision of Christian, and not the director of the film, Brad Anderson. “I can adapt to any requirements,” said the actor. “But only if I'm really obsessed with the role.” Later, he once again proved his words, gaining 45 kg for the role of Batman.

Daniel Radcliffe: lost 7 kg

Daniel Radcliffe had to lose weight for the role of a military man lost in the jungle in the movie "The Jungle". During filming, he was on a strict diet, limiting himself in everything. As the actor notes, with his small growth, 7 kg was a significant loss.

To lose weight, the skinny Radcliffe had to literally starve for 2 weeks before shooting. Once a day, he ate fish fillet and chicken breast, and two days before filming he completely refused food.

Constantly a feeling of hunger and a breakdown became a way to get used to the role and understand the character. The actor did not want to portray an exhausted hero cut off for 3 weeks by the jungle from civilization, but to show his real state.

Sasha Bortich: recovered by 20 kg

For the sake of the role of dreams, not only foreign stars are ready to lose weight or get better. Russian actress Sasha Bortich gained as much as 20 kg to star in the title role in the movie "I'm losing weight."

“It was fun only the first week,” admitted the actress in the show “Evening Urgant.” Sasha had to eat high-calorie and junk food almost every 1.5 hours. The final mark on the scales was 76 kg, after which the weight stopped adding.

It was half the trouble — Sasha was supposed to lose all her weight over the course of the contract for 1.5 months, otherwise she would face a heavy fine. It became an excellent motivation and the girl accepted congratulations on her successful role already in her usual form.

Jared Leo: lost 11 kg, then gained 27 kg and again lost 14 kg

Jared Leo can be called a kind of record holder, throughout his acting career he had to lose weight, then get fat, and then again lose weight dramatically. At the same time, Jared has always been famous for a lean, but fit figure. According to him, a healthy diet helped him get back into shape: the actor adheres to a strict vegan diet.

Before filming "Requiem for a Dream," he lost 11 kg. This was demanded by the role of the drug-dependent dreamer Harry Goldfarb. The constant state of hunger caused fainting right on the set, the actor suffered liver damage and depression began.

In order to play John Lennon’s killer in “Chapter 27,” Jared gained weight from 63 kg to 90. Given that before that, the actor had never weighed more than 70 kg, this turned out to be a great stress for the body.

The biggest difficulty was Jared’s veganism. During mass gain, a number of products were not available to him. Every day I had to eat a huge vegetarian pizza and a large amount of soy ice cream. To slow down the metabolism even had to drink alcohol, which the actor refused many years ago.

The transgender AIDS patient’s role in the Dalas Buyers Cube has again led to weight loss. For 1 month, the actor observed the strictest fast, almost completely refusing food. “I just didn’t eat,” the actor explained his weight loss of 14 kg.

Chriss Prat: lost 18 kg

With a height of 189 cm, Chriss Prat weighed 115 kg. Extra pounds never confused the actor, because he has a beloved wife and work in Hollywood.

Chriss's lifestyle has changed her role in Guardians of the Galaxy. For approval, he needed to lose almost 20 kg. Since then, everyone knows Chriss Prath as a pumped up sexy handsome man who weighs no more than 97 kg.

After reviewing the previous roles of the fat men that he had played, the actor began to work on himself regularly and made a promise to never return the previous kilos. Friends of Criss note that in addition to appearance, the habits and character of a celebrity have changed for the better.

Matthew McConaughey: lost 21 kg and gained 20 kg

Matthew McConaughey has always given himself completely to his roles. Throughout his career, he repeatedly had to radically change the weight.

For filming in the "Dallas Buyers Club", along with his colleague Christian Bale, which was already mentioned above, the actor lost a lot of weight. Weight loss for the role of drug-addicted AIDS patient Ron Woodruff was 21 kg.

Following a strict diet, the actor lost 3 kg per week. For breakfast there was molasses pudding, which he ate with a small spoon, stretching pleasure for an hour, then came two egg whites, a little boiled chicken and a diet cola. At that time, he was haunted by constant hunger, drowsiness and a breakdown.

For the next role in the film "Gold," Matthew managed to eat the lost 20 kg. “Gaining weight is much more fun,” the actor shares. For six months, he ate pizza and cheeseburgers with beer.

Matthew McConaughey

McConaughey has already received a large number of awards for his role in the Dallas Buyers Club, for which he was preparing using only diet cola, egg whites, chicken and countless tapioca. From such a fierce diet, the actor lost 23 kilograms. He won two awards for the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor and received the Golden Globe for Best Actor (in the drama genre). He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor this year.

Robert DeNiro

Robert De Niro set a record for his time, gaining nearly 30 kg to play the role of boxer Jake La Mott in Raging Bull directed by Martin Scorsese (1980). According to the plot of the film, initially the hero De Niro was somewhere around 10 kg more than an actor in ordinary life, but for the most part thanks to muscle mass. Well, then retired Jake La Motta became a real fat man.
To gain the necessary form for De Niro, the production of the film was stopped for four months, during which the actor recovered another 27 kg. Excess weight seriously hit De Niro's health - he began to have breathing problems, but the game was worth the candle, because the actor received an Oscar for his role in the film "Raging Bull" and then safely lost weight.

Vincent D`Onofrio

The previous record does not seem so impressive if you look at the role of Vincent D'Onofrio in Stanley Kubrick’s tape “All-metal shell” (1987), for which the actor gained 32 kg. To do this, it took him seven months and tons of oily junk food.
But to lose weight, Vincent spent days at the gym for 9 months.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling had a completely different story - he did not get the role due to the gained weight, but lost it. It's about shooting the picture "Cute Bones" (2009), where the actor was supposed to play the role of Jack's mourning father.
For some reason, Ryan decided that his hero should be convincing, and therefore certainly fat. However, Gosling's vision did not coincide with the director's and the actor was simply fired.

Tom hardy

In the film, co-authored and directed by Nicholas Winding Refn, Hardy played an armed robber and a merciless boxer, Charles Bronson. The real Bronson at first was not enthusiastic about the choice of this actor, but the lean Hardy quickly gained the missing mass thanks to the help of his personal trainer Pinat. From 68 kg, the actor added to 79.

Michael Fassbender

Fassbender won the Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards for the role of Bobby Sands, the Republican prisoner who organized the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike. He lost 15 kg. What was the first meal Fassbender ate after filming? It was sushi.

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