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He piled on 60 lbs to play aging boxer Jake La Motta and put on weight again for his performance as famous gangster Al Capone
Raging Bull, The Untouchables
Lost 62 lbs to play an industrial worker plagued by insomnia. Then regained all of his mass, plus an extra 60 lbs to play Gotham's silent guardian.
The Machinist, Batman trilogy
She gained 20 lbs to play a thirty-something single working woman who keeps a diary
Bridget Jones's Diary
Lost 20 lbs to play a ballerina set to star in a famous Tchaikovsky ballet
He lost 40 lbs for his role as a combat medic, 30 lbs as a talented con-artist, gained weight to play a conjoined twin and more than 30 lbs to play a whistle blower
Courage Under Fire, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Stuck on You, The Informant
Gained 30 lbs to play an alcoholic baseball coach, lost all of it and more to play an AIDS stricken gay lawyer and years later another 50 lbs to play a shipwrecked Fed-Ex employee
A League of Their Own, Philadelphia, Cast Away
Once a Spartan king, he has now lost the bulky muscles for his role as mentor to an iconic surfer
300, Chasing Mavericks
Had to put on 35 lbs to play Bob Barnes, a veteran Operations Officer with the CIA trying to stop illegal arms trafficking in the Middle East
He put on about 25 lbs of pure muscle for his role as Anthony Swofford, a Scout Sniper in the first Gulf War
Put on a staggering 70 lbs to play Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence, an overweight and mentally unstable Marine recruit
Full Metal Jacket
Lost 30 lbs for his role as Britt Reid, a wealthy newspaper publisher who is secretly a masked crimefighter
The Green Hornet
Lost 10 lbs before filming began and then another 15 during a break in production for the role of Fantine, a prostitute dying of malnutrition
Went through a total transformation for her role as Lisbeth Salander, for which she cut and dyed her hair, got several piercings and lost a lot of weight
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Made himself almost unrecognizable losing nearly 40 lbs to play a psychotically fit cage-fighting serial killer plotting against Alex Cross
Normally known as a comic sidekick, he lost 40 lbs to play alongside Christian Bale as a prisoner of war
Had to drop 30 lbs for his role as the bassist of the punk-rock band 'The Sex Pistols'
Sid and Nancy
Dropped 40 lbs for his role as a cop who goes undercover as a high school student to prevent the outbreak of a new synthetic drug
21 Jump Street
He bulked up to play a notorious prisoner piling 42 lbs and once again gained nearly 30 lbs to play Batman's adversary
Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises
She underwent extensive training and gained 19 lbs of muscle for her role as a skilled would-be boxer
Million Dollar Baby
Bulked up about 30 lbs through a rigorous routine consisting of a high protein diet, no cardio and lots of heavy lifting for his appearance as a white supremacist
American History X
Gained 30 lbs for her role of a deranged prostitute who was executed in Florida for the killing of six men
Dropped over 40 lbs playing Bobby Sands, an IRA hunger-striker who believed that self suffering was the best way to convey his message
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