10 most insane physical transformations made by actors for their characters


Gain or loss, playing with weights is indeed not an easy task. This is an area where a celebrity’s task looks really tough. On the other hand, a celebrity has to deal with such drastic transformation for the sake of professionalism and growing competition. Undoubtedly such drastic transformations affect their health. Still, it’s the passion towards work that makes them do it times and again.

Though such physical transformation has become a trend, there are some actors those who have taken things to an altogether new level. Given below is the compilation of some of such incredibly professional actors.

Anne Hathaway:

While portraying an extremely ill woman in Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway lost around 13 kg. Sharing the hectic experience, Hathaway stated, “I didn’t think I would be able to keep going without collapsing, but I had to appear dead.”

In fact, she discouraged teens from following such excessively light weight trend.

Charlize Theron – Tully

Theron had to gain 35 pounds for her role in Tully, which she calls was “brutal” and found it very tough to shed the weight at the age of 41. Theron says, “The sugar put me in a massive depression. I was sick. I couldn’t lose the weight. I called my doctor and I said, ‘I think I’m dying!’ And he’s like, ‘No, you’re 41. Calm down.”

Chris Evans

Talking about his workout post his the role in Superhero, Chris said “I’m just going to get fat. Potato chips, ice cream before bed. It’s like, ‘Guess what, everyone!’”

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth can do anything to meet perfection. He gained immense weight for his character of the golden-haired God of Thunder, Thor. However, it was never easy to bring the drastic change for his role in In the Heart of the Sea.

Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Pratt’s shirtless look is still considered remarkable.
In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Chris says he hated working out, but he promised that “Fat Pratt” is going to transform one day. \

Christian Bale : The King of Transformation

Christian Bale has no competition when it comes about transformation. He sheded 60 pounds for The Machinist through a diet of whiskey and cigarettes.This created issues while donning the bat suit in Batman Begins. For the Dark Knight series, Bale consumed very high-calorie meals to get back to where he was physically before The Machinist.

Bale states, “I had never before gone to a doctor or a nutritionist about gaining or losing weight for my roles.”

George Clooney:


George Clooney packed on 28 pounds in one month for his role in Syriana.

According to Clooney, it was “not nearly as fun as it sounds.” Speaking about his preparation for the character he said, “mostly you just ate until you wanted to throw up, and made sure you didn’t throw up. So that was my job for a month, was eating.

Hugh Jackman :

Jackman had to transform from his husky Wolverine physique to a deprived look for Les Miserable. He had to stay 36 hours without food and water.

In fact, he had to suffer from issues of dizziness and headaches, and used to get grouchy on set.

Tom Hanks:

Tom Hanks had to shed 55 pounds for his role in the movie Cast Away. He followed a diet later dubbed the “Cast Away” diet, which included primarily island type foods that would fit in the palm of your hand. He had to do various cardiovascular exercises as well. This type of weight loss is certainly not healthy as it affects muscular tissues.

Tom Hardy :

Tom Hardy’s muscular frame for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is certainly not easy to attain.

Hardy states “I’m certainly a bit achier than I used to be… I certainly have joints that click that probably shouldn’t click, you know what I mean? And carrying my children is a little bit harder than it used to be — but don’t tell them.”


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