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Movie Star Bodies

Test Your Movie Star Body-Transformation IQ!

By Joe Wilkes
From the Million Dollar Body Club - Join Today and Workout to Win!

  1. pastaWho 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.

  2. 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.

  3. appleWho 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.

  4. 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.

  5. armyhelmetWhich 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 weight.

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