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14 Celebrities Who Had To Overeat Or Starve For Their Roles

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To become a character externally, celebrities are forced to spend hours and hours putting on makeup. For some roles, that is enough. But others require more serious physical changes.

Some actors are so persistent that they work hard on themselves to fit the role perfectly. This can be done through body transformations. Actors have a job that requires them to become someone else, through voice, makeup, and just talented performances. But sometimes they have to transform themselves for a role by literally transforming their bodies to be much thinner or fatter than it used to be.

Here are 14 celebrities who had to overeat or starve for their roles.

1. Christian Bale

Christian Bale gained 45 lbs. for his part in “Vice.”

2. Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt lost weight and gained muscles for “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

3. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston had to gain some weight for “Cake.”

4. Adam Driver

Adam Driver is already slender to begin with, but he had to lose 50 lbs. for “Silence.”

5. Matt Damon

Matt Damon gained 30 lbs. for “The Informant!”

6. Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix added some extra pounds for “You Were Never Really Here.”

7. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron gained 50 lbs. to play the lead part in “Tully.”

8. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman lost 33 lbs. for “Les Misérables” and then bulked up for “The Wolverine.”

9. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway lost 24 lbs. for “Les Misérables.”

10. Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal lost 22 lbs. for “Nightcrawler” and then bulked up for “Southpaw.”

11. Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell gained more than 45 lbs. for “The Lobster.”

12. James McAvoy

James McAvoy bulked up for “Glass.”

13. Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill was almost unrecognizable after losing weight for “Maniac.”

14. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth lost 33 lbs. for “In the Heart of the Sea” and then bulked up for “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Many of these celebrities on the list won prestigious awards for their work, and rightly so.

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