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10 of the Most Extreme Celebrity Transformations for a Role

These celebrity transformations will surprise and may also scare you. Some actors take it to a whole new level to give it the best for a role. We give a standing ovation to these stars that really show their dedication for their work.

1. Christian Bale

He lost a whopping 62 lbs for his role in The Machinist.

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2. Tom Hardy

He gained 30 lbs of muscle for his role in Warrior then again another 30 lbs for his role in The Dark Knight Rises.

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3. Charlize Theron

She had to gain 30 lbs to play a role of as the serial killer, Aileen Wuornos, in Monster.

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4. Natalie Portman

She lost 20 lbs from her healthy weight to play a role of a ballerina in Black Swan.

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5. Matthew McConaughey

He lost 38 lbs to play a role of an AIDS sufferer in Dallas Buyers Club.

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6. 50 Cent

He needed to lose 60 lbs to play a role of a senior running back that was diagnosed with cancer in All Things Fall Apart.

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7. Robert De Niro

He had to gain 80 lbs of muscle to play the middleweight boxer Jake LaMotta then binge eat for 4 months the play the same character but aging and overweight in Raging Bull.

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8. Jake Gyllenhaal

He lost over 20 lbs for his role in Nightcrawler.

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9. Hugh Jackman

He lost 15 lbs through dehydration for his role in Les Miserable.

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10. Tom Hanks

He had to lose 55 lbs to play for his role Castaway as a stranded man on an deserted island.

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Written by Mary Ann Nacional

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