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

11Adam Driver for ‘Silence’

Adam Driver starred in the 2016 movie ‘Silence’ directed by Martin Scorsese. He plays one of the two Catholic missionaries who travel to Japan to look for his mentor. As the character in the movie faces many hardships, Adam had to look the part. He had to lose 50 pounds for the role. The difference between the before and after picture is stunning.

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12Christian Bale for ‘Vice’

When we talk about unrecognizable, this is what we mean.  Everyone knows how handsome Christian Bale is and how attractive his physique is. However, he had to gain 45 pounds for his role in the 2018 comedy-drama movie ‘Vice’.  He looks older, fatter and all in all, does not look like the man who played Batman! But the transformation is amazing!

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13Joaquin Phoenix for ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Joaquin Phoenix starred in this 2017 psychological thriller which was nominated for several awards and even won quite a few. He won the best actor at Cannes. For the role, he had to gain a lot of weight to look the part of a middle-aged man. He also had to grow a beard.

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14Jake Gyllenhaal for ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘Southpaw’

Jake Gyllenhaal is another immensely talented actor in the industry. He had to lose 22 pounds for his role as ‘Louis Bloom’, a petty thief, in the 2014 psychological thriller ‘Nightcrawler’. Soon after, he had to gain weight and muscle and get shredded for his role in the 2015 drama movie ‘Southpaw’. He played boxer Billy Hope and you can imagine how much he would have had to alter his body to look the part.

15Charlize Theron for ‘Tully’

Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron is known for her gorgeous looks and beautiful physique. However, for her role in the 2018 drama film ‘Tully’, she had to gain over 50 pounds because she played the part of pregnant ‘Marlo’. She received immense praise for her role and the transformation was amazing, as the picture proves.

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