Scary Thin: 10 Stars Who Dropped Weight For Movie Roles

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Matthew McConaughey before and after
Actor Matthew McConaughey went to extreme measures to lose 30 pounds to play a man living with HIV in 'The Dallas Buyer's Club.' He even told Larry King, "I should not look healthy by the time I'm doing that film."
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Beyonce
Beyonce wanted to make a complete transformation for her role as Deena Jones in 2006's 'Dreamgirls' and lost 20 pounds in the process.
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Matthew Fox
Actor Matthew was dedicated to making his role as a cage fighter in 2012's 'Alex Cross' believable. His weight loss made him almost unrecognizable, and co-star Tyler Perry even told MTV, "He really went to where ever he had to go. I don't even want to know what dark places he went to to get that character, but he was amazing."
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Jennifer Hudson
After having her son, Jennifer Hudson did "whatever it takes" to transform her body to play the role of Winnie Mandela in 2011's 'Winnie.' She lost weight the healthy way through exercise and portion control as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman.
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Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman
In order to get the role as ballerinas in 2010's 'Black Swan,' lead stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis both shed 20 pounds off their already petite frames for the movie. Portman's hard work ultimately paid off when she won the Oscar for Best Actress that year.
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50 Cent
Rapper 50 Cent shocked his Twitter followers when he posted a photo of a bone-thin version of himself when filming 'Things Fall Apart.' He went from 214 to 160 pounds in just nine weeks on a liquid diet and three workouts a day.
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Anne Hathaway
Not only did she chop off her famous long locks for her role in 'Les Miserables,' but she also dropped a shocking amount of weight for her role as Fantine.
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Rooney Mara
Actress Rooney Mara wanted her role as Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' to look more frail, so she dropped weight even though director David Fincher didn't want her to.
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Christian Bale
For his role in 'The Machinist,' Christian Bale lost a shocking 65 pounds for the role by eating only 275 calories a day. He put his body through even more work when he bulked back up from 121 to 190 pounds for his role as Batman in 'Batman Begins.'
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