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15 Male Actors Who Dropped And Gained Pounds For Roles


It’s always a strange act, to me, when a celebrity loses or gains weight for a role to illustrate their commitment. Honestly, if Christian Bale played Batman looking the way he normal did, I wouldn’t think, “He isn’t buff enough to play Batman!” If I can suspend my disbelief enough to accept that a man dressed like a bat goes around fighting crime, then a guy with a six pack instead of a twelve pack won’t shatter that fantasy. I mean, no one had a problem with Adam West’s initial portrayal of Batman. On the flip side, there is something to be said about actors who go through extreme measures to learn about and embrace the characters that they play. Hopefully this kind of dieting doesn’t take a negative toll on their bodies.

Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.