Chris Hemsworth, Robert De Niro And More: 6 Actors Who Radically Reshaped Bodies for Roles
Chris Hemsworth, Robert De Niro, 50 Cent, and many others have really hit the gym hard to get into proper shape for their movie roles.
1. Chris Hemsworth for the movie “In the Heart of the Sea”
Shedding weight is not something new for Hemsworth, 32. He had done it earlier for the film “Black Hat and Rush” and gaining a lot to play “Thor” in “Avengers”. However, the movie “In the Heart of the Sea” is a classic case. In this movie, he played a seaman of the 19th century and apparently, the actors had to lose about thirty-three pounds i JUST four weeks.
2. Jake Gyllenhaal in “Southpaw”
Gyllenhaal dropped about thirty pounds to play the role of a crime reporter in a movie called “Nightcrawler”. The actor had to gain fifteen pounds of muscle, so that he could play Billy, the prizefighter.
3. Christian Bale in “The Machinist”
It is astonishing but true that Bale had to lose about sixty-two pounds, so that he could play the role of an industrial worker who was almost insane in a drama called “The Machinist” in 2004. Some years back, he took a reverse gear when he had to gain about forty-three pounds for “American Hustle”.
4. Robert De Niro in “Raging Bull”
In 1981, De Niro got his Academy award for the first time for his role as a boxer in a movie titled, “Raging Bull”. He gained about sixty pounds for the role of La Motta many years later.
5. Charlize Theron in “Monster”
Not only did Theron use prosthetic makeup, that managed to mask her real looks, she also had to gain about thirty pounds so that she could enact the role of Aileen Wuomos, a serial killer in 2003. The actress won an Oscar in the category of “Best Actress”.
6. 50 Cent in “All Things Fall Apart”
It sounds unbelievable but true. 50 Cent had to loss about fifty pounds, so that he could play the role of a college soccer star ailing from cancer in movie titled “All Things Fall Apart”. The actor had confessed that he was on liquid diet and even ran for 3 hours every day to shed his weight
These are amazing real-life stories of actors who reshaped their bodies to give shape to their on-screen roles.
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