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Five actors who became unrecognizable in order to star in a film

All the great actors who respect themselves, sooner or later, must face a role that can test them also from the point of view of physical transformation.

It is not just a matter of relying on makeup or stage clothes, artfully built by experts, but of real physical transformation, which often includes weight loss or accumulation of pounds and that make the actors almost unrecognizable.

Just think of the incredible transformation that the beautiful Charlize Theron went through to play the character of Aileen Wuornos in "Monster", a 2003 film.

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Charlize Theron in "Monster"
All the great actors, sooner or later, must face a role that can test them also from the point of view of physical transformation. It is not just a matter of relying on makeup or stage clothes, artfully built by experts, but of real physical transformation, which often includes weight loss or accumulation of pounds and that make the actors almost unrecognizable. Just think of the incredible transformation that the beautiful Charlize Theron went through to play the character of Aileen Wuornos in "Monster", a 2003 film.
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Charlize Theron
To play the role of Aileen Wuornos in "Monster", Charlize Theron gained 15 pounds and worsened her physical and aesthetic appearance with the help of special makeup.
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Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club"
"Dallas Buyers Club" tells the story of Ron Woodroof, a man suffering from AIDS in the mid-80s, when health treatments for HIV and AIDS were not yet at current levels and the disease had not yet been well understood.
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Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey lost 20 pounds to play the character of Ron Woodroof. The actor himself revealed that it was not at all easy to follow the strict diet that led him to lose weight in an impressive way.
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Michael Fassbender in "Hunger"
Michael Fassbender in "Hunger" he plays the character of Bobby Sands, a member of the Provisional IRA, who in order to obtain the recognition of the status of political prisoners for the members of theIRA, organizes a hunger strike that then leads to his death.
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Michael Fassbender
To play the role of Bobby Sands, Michael Fassbender he had to gradually lose up to about 18 kilograms.
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Chris Hemsworth in "Thor - Love and Thunder"
Twenty-ninth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in this umpteenth episode the character of Thor must face a new threat, Gorr, who wants to kill all the gods.
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Chris Hemsworth
To play the character of Thor, Chris Hemsworth he had to undergo hard training, with a program dedicated in particular to the back and abdominals.
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Christian Bale in "The Machinist"
In "The Machinist", Christian Bale plays Trevor, a factory worker who has not been able to sleep for a year due to an unspecified reason. Due to the loss of sleep, his appearance appears skeletal and his mind begins to create problems for him.
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Christian Bale
Christian Bale's physical transformation to play the character of Trevor is one of the most incredible ever. The actor had to lose about 25 kilos and weighed only 54 kilos.
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