You may think that being an actor or actress is one of the easiest jobs in the world. The only thing they do is learn their lines and perform them in front of a camera. Although some movie roles only require learning the lines, some roles require the actors and actresses to transform completely.
To look and act as the character, they need to go through extreme weight loss or gain weight, build up muscle, and study how they act.
Here are some of the most extreme transformations actors and actresses needed to get a movie role.
Putting on some muscle for a role in the movie ‘Thor.’
2. Christian Bale
Losing weight for a role in the movie ‘The Mechanic.’
3. Chris Pratt
He had to lose weight and put on muscle for his role in the movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
4. Jake Gyllenhaal
Gyllenhaal had to train pretty intensely to get his body ready for the filming of ‘Southpaw.’
5. Jonah Hill
The actor lost a ton of weight before the shooting of ‘Maniac.’
6. Matthew McConaughey
McConaughey had to lose weight for his role in ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’
7. Natalie Portman
Playing a ballerina in ‘Black Swan,’ Portman needed to lose some weight.
8. Jared Leto
Like his co-start, Matthew McConaughey, Leto needed to lose the six-pack and even shred some more weight.
9. Tom Hardy
The actor needed to gain some weight for his role in ‘Bronson.’
10. Jaren Leto
Opposite of his previous role in ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ Leto needed to put on some pounds for his role in ‘Chapter 27.’
11. Charlize Theron
For her role in ‘Monster,’ Theron needed to add some weight.
12. Demi Moore
For her intense role in ‘G.I Jane,’ Moore needed to be in tip-top shape.
13. J.K Simmons
Playing a role in ‘Justice League,’ Simmons needed to be shredded.
14. Chris Hemsworth
For his role in ‘In the Heart of the Sea,’ Hemsworth needed to lose a lot of weight.
15. Tom Hanks
Playing a person stranded in a deserted island, Hanks needed to lose a lot of weight for his role in ‘Castaway.’
16. Edward Norton
Norton needed to bulk up for his role in ‘American History X.’
17. 50 cent
The rapper lost a hefty amount of weight for his role in ‘All Things Fall Apart.’
18. Matthew McConaughey
For his role in ‘Gold,’ the actor put on some weight.
19. Zac Efron
For the movie ‘Baywatch,’ Efron had to bulk up and add a lot of muscle.
20. Robert De Niro
Playing boxer Jake LaMotta, De Niro had to be in amazing shape for the movie ‘Raging Bull.’
21. Vincent D'Onofrio
D’Onofrio had to put on some serious weight to play his character in ‘Full Metal Jacket.’
22. Michael Fassbender
Playing a prisoner, Fassbender needed to lose a lot of weight for his role in ‘Hunger.’
23. Ryan Reynolds
The actor hit the gym for his role in the movie ‘Blade: Trinity.’
24. Christian Bale
Bale needed to add a lot of weight to play his role in the movie ‘American Hustle.’
25. Anne Hathaway
For her role in ‘Les Miserables,’ Hathaway lost a lot of weight.
26. Daniel Radcliffe
The actor needed to look thin for his role in the movie ‘jungle.’
27. Ben Kingsley
Playing Gandhi, the actor lost some weight and shaved the rest of his hair for the movie ‘Gandhi.’
28. Emile Hirsch
For the movie ‘Into the Wild,’ Hirsch had to lose a ridiculous amount of weight.
29. Jake Gyllenhaal
The actor is always in shape, but for his role in ‘Nightcrawler,’ he lost even more weight.
30. Emma Stone
Stone needed to add some more weight if she wanted to portray a tennis legend in the movie ‘Battle of the Sexes.’
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