Sometimes, we think that being an actor is not a real sacrifice. However, we must acknowledge that some of them take it quite seriously. Well, imagine winning an Oscar for a leading role. DiCaprio had to wait some years for it but some others, are luckier and got to be recognized before he did.
Being an actor can come with a lot of pressure, you know that movie producers invest big amounts of money in their movies so if you don’t shine, you fail and with your failure a lot of money can be lost. Here, we are going to share some of the most drastic transformations for a role.
The Oscar winner Charlize Theron had to gain over 25 pounds for her role in “Monster” - she looked unrecognizable in her role, and while it was a big gamble, it paid off in the end: she received an Oscar for her dedication and excellent performance in this role.
Tom Hardy is another actor known for his extreme dedication of getting the look of his characters right. He had to gain 20kg (44 pounds) in Bronson to interpret the “The handsome” in RocknRolla. Pretty drastic, right? After this, in Warrior, he had to gain some more weight - 30 pounds to be exact.
In “Warrior” he had to change his body again because his character was a super fit guy. It almost looks like a whole different person. It is quite impressive actually.
Tom Hardy is truly commited to his trade
Another impressive body change was when he was going to be Bale’s villain in the third Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan. He had to gain over 50 pounds, of which 25 where in muscle in the upper part of his body.
Christian Bail’s transformation for “The Machinist” is incredible. He nailed the role and it is quite impressive how far did he take it losing that much weight. I don’t know if the director specifically asked for it. However, I feel like it’s more than anyone else would’ve done. He exactly lost 28 kg, which is over 60 pounds!
After that, in order to play the role of Bruce Waybe / Batman in Batman Begins he had to gain 44 kg of muscle. Again, for his role in American Hustle had to pig out eating everything he wanted to and maybe more. He is an actor that takes his trade seriously and goes to any extent to make it happen.