The Craziest Transformations Actors Have Made For Roles
These actors really did the most for their movie roles.
In any given profession there are always going to be those who go above and beyond for their role, and actors are no different.
Some of these film stars did the absolute most to make sure their characters truly had an impact when they hit the big screen. From drastic diets to gruelling training that resulted in dislocated ribs, this can't have been easy.
Tom Hardy didn't have long to transform himself into Britain's most dangerous criminal, Charles Bronson, but best believe he made magic happen.
On top of shaving his head, he committed to transforming his body, gaining two and a half stone in just five weeks by excessive eating.
There probs isn't a role Christian Bale has played that he didn't drastically transform for. For The Machinist in 2004 he dropped 63 pounds by only eating one can of tuna fish and one apple a day.
Christian went to the other extreme for his role in American Hustle in 2013, gaining 43 pounds by eating tons of doughnuts and cheeseburgers.
Let's be honest, Zac Efron has always been a certified fitty, but he got fully shredded for his role in Baywatch.
He gained at least ten pounds of pure muscle with the help of a seriously gruelling exercise regime. Damn Zac.
Charlize Theron gained 30lbs for her role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster.
She ate doughnuts and crisps and said that her preparation for the role wasn't just about getting 'fat', but more about completely letting herself go to get closer to the place her character was.
Fans are already shook by Taron Egerton's transformation into Elton John for the upcoming movie, Rocketman.
The actor's resemblance to the music legend in the 1970s is uncanny, and we're set to be even more impressed with his vocals. Elton himself said he was "blown away" by Taron's singing voice.
Taylor Lautner was never a particularly bulky guy, until his character in Twilight turned into a hunky werewolf.
The actor gained 30 pounds of pure muscle in a year, and thus team Jacob was born.
Natalie said there were some nights she thought she was "going to die" while preparing for her role as a ballerina in Black Swan.
The actress lost 20 pounds for the role by eating little more than carrots and almonds, plus she spent eight hours a day in rehearsals, which saw her dislocate a rib.
Chris Pratt dropped 60 pounds for his role in Guardians of The Galaxy, crediting six months without beer.
On top of sacking off the booze, he committed to three or four hours a day of "ass-kicking hard work" and increased his caloric intake to 4,000 calories a day.
Phew! We just hope he enjoyed a nice cold beer when filming wrapped.
Blake gave birth to her first child just eight months before filming The Shallows, which features her wearing a tiny bikini literally the entire time.
She trained five days a week and cut out all gluten and soy. Despite thinking her body would "never be the same" after childbirth, she said: "I’ve never been in that good of shape in my whole life."
Talk about commitment to their art!