15 Actors Who Had to Overeat or Starve To Fit In Their Roles

6Anne Hathaway for ‘Les Misérables’

We all know and love her as one of the most stellar actresses in the industry. She plays every role to perfection. She starred in the 2012 musical ‘Les Misérables’ alongside Hugh Jackman. She had to lose 24 pounds to play the part! She looked almost unrecognizable due to the massive weight loss!

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7 Colin Farrell for ‘The Lobster’

Colin Farrell has an attractive physique but is not shredded or muscled. For his role as ‘David’ in the 2015 movie ‘The Lobster’, Colin had to undergo a huge transformation. He had to gain more than 45 pounds! He was almost unrecognizable! The movie was highly acclaimed and won awards.

8Jonah Hill for ‘Maniac’

In 2018, Jonah Hill starred in the massively successful dark comedy Netflix original miniseries ‘Maniac’. He had had to gain back weight for ‘War Dogs’ but made news due to his weight loss for the role of ‘Owen Milgrim’ on ‘Maniac’. Hill has always suffered from body image issues. But in 2017 he decided to lose weight and reportedly sought advice from Channing Tatum! As of today, he is fit and looks totally different!

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9Matt Damon for ‘The Informant’

He is one of the most respected and dedicated actors in the industry. He plays every role to perfection. He played ‘Mark Whitacre’ in the 2009 movie ‘The Informant’, which was based on a book by the same name released in 2000. To fit the role, he had to gain 30 pounds! Since this was based on real events and people, he had to look the part exactly.

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10Jennifer Aniston for ‘Cake’

Jennifer Aniston is another actress who has played a plethora of roles in her long career. She starred in the 2014 dark comedy ‘Cake’. She was playing a character who suffered from physical and mental problems. For the role, she had to gain weight. The movie was nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe.

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