Some actors are dedicated so much to roles or films, which are able to go through extreme changes to become one with the played character. Whether kept sharp regimes and reached downright skeletal or have eaten in one gulp, put on them many kilograms, the actors listed below were able to impress by dedication and effort. From thin to fat, from beautiful to ugly, from skeletal to muscle packages, those present in the list had ignored boundaries and turned the impossible into possible.
10. Raging Bull
Robert De Niro is a great actor, willing to go very far for the roles he plays, and as proof of this are the movies The Untouchables and Raging Bull, in the latter moving from an excellent athletic good few pounds over overweight. Robert De Niro’s metamorphosis into a boxing legend Jake La Motta is for me one of the most impressive I’ve ever seen.
09. American History X
Edward Norton is one of my favorite actors, and, besides Fight Club, American History X is one of the movies in which Norton has proven to be able to interpret memorable roles. Although has a figure of innocent man that did not even hurt a fly, for his role from American History X completely turned plate, trained daily reached enviable physique and adopted a more aggressive expression.
Eric Bana took care of his physique and has always had an athletic look, but to take on the role of Mark Brandon Read in Chopper movie, the actor had to give and a little more rounded forms. How he did? Very simple – ate all what he want and gave up the sport completely for a month.
07. Requiem for a Dream
Despite the fairly advanced age, Ellen Burstyn took her role in Requiem for a Dream seriously and delivered an outstanding performance, thrilling, full of realism and which involved a considerable sacrifice. Interpretation of elder women, who dreams of appearing on television and becomes dependent on pills to lose weight surprised Burstyn in a gradual degradation, reaching to the end of movie with 20 pounds thinner.
06. Courage Under Fire
I always thought that Matt Damon looks like a child trapped in an adult body. He’s a talented actor and willing to make sacrifices for the roles he play. One of the most significant weight loss was for the movie Courage Under Fire, where for 100 days Damon have a drastic diet, without accepting advice from a professional coach. Unfortunately this experience had quite serious consequences on the health of the actor, who was forced to undergo two years for medical treatment to recover completely.
If Charlize Theron is wouldn’t be listed on the cast of Monster, the chances to realize that she’s the actress who plays the film’s killer with mental problems would be minimal. With all that makeup was instrumental in its transformation, Charlize still had to put on her about 15 kg. Hard to believe that an actress so beautiful can become unrecognizable, but her effort was rewarded with a deserved Oscar.
04. Into the Wild
Emile Hirsch knew from the start that if she accepts the role in Into the Wild, will have to make significant physical sacrifices. From a normal weight came to be skinny, and then back to a normal weight and to nearly the end of the movie strength lacks. Focused on initiatory journey to Alaska of young college graduate Christopher Mc.Candless, the film talks about human greatness of a man giving up all his earthly possessions in favor of spiritual, donating all her savings to charity, and about the physical trials and mental extremes that a person must pass to reach maturity.
Gerard Butler in the movie 300 was unrecognizable. From a normal man became a package of muscles well worked, in order to conquer the eyes of women. Spartan embodiment strong leader with extraordinary abilities cost Butler 12 weeks of exercise and strict diet under the guidance of the fitness expert Mark Twight.
Colin Farrell has seen many major changes for roles. Most times all seem limited to: whether it was cut short or leaves beard, but was forced to go to the extreme part. That is until he agreed to play in the movie Triage. A walk on the footsteps of Christian Bale and more frighteningly weak – about 20 pounds. We now regain athletic condition, which currently looks like a walking skeleton.
01. The Machinist
By far the most impressive transformation is the role of Christian Bale when he played Reznik in the movie Machinist – has lost a record weight of about 30 pounds and wanted to lose more, but was stopped by the film’s director. To achieve this performance, Bale daily use only water, coffee and either a tuna or an apple.