Movie Star Bodies
Test Your Movie Star
By Joe Wilkes
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gained 35 pounds for his Oscar-winning role in Syriana?
George Clooney gained the weight to play CIA agent Robert
Barnes with a diet rich in pasta. The weight gain ultimately resulted in a
spinal injury which forced him to stay in bed for a month.
- Which of this year's Best
Actor nominees previously packed on the pounds to portray a real-life sports
figure? Will Smith gained 35 pounds of muscle to play the
220-pound heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in 2001's Ali, for which
he received his first Oscar nomination.
- Who lost
63 pounds, allegedly the most weight ever lost for a part? Christian Bale dropped over a third of his body weight for the
The Machinist. He achieved the weight loss by eating only one apple
and a can of tuna every day.
- Who holds the record for
gaining the most weight for a film? For a while, Robert De
Niro was the pig-out champ, gaining 60 pounds to portray Jake La Motta in
Raging Bull. Several years later though, Vincent D'Onofrio topped him,
putting on 70 pounds for his role in Full Metal Jacket.
- Which star of a 2006 Best Picture nominee required medical
supervision after losing 40 pounds for a role? The
Departed star Matt Damon lost 40 pounds for his portrayal of a
heroin-addicted soldier in Courage Under Fire, seriously damaging his
health and requiring months of medical attention to return to his normal