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15 Celebrity Transformations

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Few things transform a person more drastically than a large increase or decrease in weight.Actors are often asked to undergo such transformations not only voluntarily, but also on a production schedule in order to emit realism in certain roles.

Don’t believe us? Then check out this list of 8 celebrity transformations:

1. Chris Hemsworth

To play Thor, the Norse god of thunder, in Thor, Chris Hemsworth gained 20 pounds of muscle. Even more shockingly, he then had to cut his diet down to 500 calories a day in order to get his body back to a “normal” appearance before his next role.

2. Christian Bale

In order to play an industrial worker suffering from chronic insomnia in The Machinist, Christian Bale lost more than 60 pounds.

Producers forbade him from losing the additional 30 pounds Bale thought was necessary to do the role justice due to health concerns.

This shows incredible commitment that later resulted in his “sudden” rise in Hollywood. If you saw the movie you can remember just how skinny he was.

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  • Monica Friedman

    This article should have mentioned that AFTER losing all that weight to play the Machinist, Bale had to put it all back ON to play Batman. Very dedicated to his craft.