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Extreme Weight Loss and Gain For film roles

Actors aren’t the bravest people on the planet, especially those who don’t do their own stunts, but there’s a certain dedication and bravery needed to shed loads of weight for a film role, and in this image obsessed world we find ourselves in, there’s even more courage in piling the pounds on for a role.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Bradley Cooper is a dedicated guy. He bulked up to 225 pounds for his role in American Sniper. Two intense workouts per day and eating more than 5,000 calories a day helped him bulk up for the role in the Clint Eastwood directed movie.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Jake Gyllenhaal lost 30 pounds to take on the lead role in Nightcrawler. Playing the career-obsessed freelance journalist meant the actor stopping eating. He tricked his mind into thinking that he had consumed food by chewing strongly flavoured gum.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Jake Gyllenhaal lost 30 pounds to take on the lead role in Nightcrawler. Playing the career-obsessed freelance journalist meant the actor stopping eating. He tricked his mind into thinking that he had consumed food by chewing strongly flavoured gum.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Chris Pratt lost 60 pounds in 6 months for his role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. He wasn’t exactly over weight before he took on the intense regime of running, swimming, kickboxing that helped him lose the pounds. He actually consumed 4,000 calories per day as part of the regime but lost loads of weight.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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When Natalie Portman took on the lead role in Black Swan she knew she’d have to lose weight to play the ballerina. At the end of an eight hours per day exercise regime that lasted a full year, the movie star had lost 20 pounds.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Mila Kunis also lost 30 pounds for role in Black Swan. Overall she slimmed down to 98 pounds. “All you saw was bone,” she has been quoted as saying when she saw herself in the mirror after the five month exercise routine was over.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Mila Kunis also lost 30 pounds for role in Black Swan. Overall she slimmed down to 98 pounds. “All you saw was bone,” she has been quoted as saying when she saw herself in the mirror after the five month exercise routine was over.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Tom Hardy went the other way and gained weight for his role in The Dark Knight Rises. The British actor put on 30 pounds to play Bane.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Christian Bale is another British star who piled on the pounds for a Hollywood role. Bale went from 185 to 228 pounds for American Hustle.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

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Christian Bale is another British star who piled on the pounds for a Hollywood role. Bale went from 185 to 228 pounds for American Hustle.

Jonah Hill pictured looking a lot heavier for his latest Hollywood role

Photos: YouTube.com

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