From shedding serious pounds to rocking extreme makeovers, these celebrities totally transformed their looks to own their unforgettable characters on the big screen.
McConaughey underwent a significant physical transformation for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.” To portray a man with AIDS, he lost 47 pounds in two months by following a very low-calorie diet and exercising for two hours a day. His performance in the film earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Hathaway lost 25 pounds for her role in “Les Miserables.” She achieved this by adhering to a strict diet and exercise routine, along with shaving her head. Her performance in the film earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Malek gained 20 pounds of muscle for his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” He dedicated six hours a day, six days a week, to intense workouts. His portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the film earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Theron gained 30 pounds for her role in “Monster” by consuming a diet consisting of junk food and ice cream. Her transformative performance in the film earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Robert De Niro
De Niro gained 60 pounds for his role in “Raging Bull” by indulging in pasta and pizza. His portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the film earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Bale is renowned for his extreme body transformations. In “The Machinist,” he lost 63 pounds in four months by consuming a diet consisting of black coffee, an apple, and a can of tuna per day. For “Batman Begins,” he gained 100 pounds in six months by following a high-protein diet and weightlifting. In “The Dark Knight Rises,” Bale lost 60 pounds in three months through a strict diet and exercise regimen.
Portman lost 20 pounds for her role in “Black Swan” by adhering to a strict diet and exercise regimen. Her performance in the film earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Pacino lost 50 pounds for his role in “Scent of a Woman” by following a strict diet and exercise routine. His performance in the film earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Day-Lewis gained 20 pounds of muscle for his role in “There Will Be Blood” by working out for three hours a day, six days a week. His performance in the film earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Robbie gained 13 pounds of muscle for her role in “Suicide Squad” by working out for three hours a day, five days a week. Her performance in the film was well-received both critically and commercially.
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