Ben Stiller built some muscles for Tropic Thunder
There are some actors out there who are simply in the profession to make a living. And just like in any other job they do what they have to in order to keep their jobs but they don’t do much else. It’s a sad truth but it’s reality. Not all celebrities really try or even care about what they do.
However, there are those actors that are methodical and work their asses off every single day at their craft. It’s these actors we appreciate. It’s these people we know actually earn some of their paychecks.
One example of this kind of dedication is the body transformation. Rarely do we see bad actors transform their bodies to large extents for a role. Here are 20 that have done so quite well….
Russell Crowe gained 63lbs for Body of Lies
Jake Gyllenhaal gained 25lbs of muscle for Jarhead
George Clooney gained 30lbs of fat for Syriana
Christian Bale packed on quite a bit of muscle of Batman Begins
Linda Hamilton toned up really well for Terminator 2
Hilary Swank put on a lot of muscle of Million Dollar Baby
Mr. Stallone put on about 40 lbs of fat for Copland
Tom Hanks lost about 50lbs for his movie Cast Away
Renee Zellweger gained a lot of weight for both Bridget Jones movies
Demi Moore gained muscle for G.I.Jane doing one arm pushups
Jessica Biel gained some really defined muscles for Blade Trinity
Matt Damon lost 40lbs for Courage Under Fire
Gerard Butler gained muscle for 300
Ed Norton (yeah the skinny dude) gained muscles for America History X
Charlize Theron became ugly and gained a lot of weight for Monster
Eric Bana Ballooned up for his role in Chopper
Ryan Renolds packed on some serious muscle for the Blade movies
Christian Bale lost about 70lbs in 3 months for the Machinist