Acting is about more than just learning lines and performing them in front of the camera. The most talented actors and best performances for audiences to watch are when an actor or actress really dedicates themselves to the role not only mentally, but also physically.
We’ve seen it done time and time again. Actors and actresses either dramatically gain or lose weight in order to play a specific role and better represent the character. This list contains some of the most interesting transformations of all time. Check it out…
Christian Bale is no stranger to dramatic transformations. He’s done it several times for a movie role. Back in 2004 he dropped from 180-pounds to 120-pounds in order to play a factory worker struggle with an eating disorder in The Machinist. Not long after he went the opposite route and bulked up to play Batman in 2008’s The Dark Knight.
His latest transformation was for the 2018 biopic Vice during which Christian Bale played former Vice President Dick Cheney. “I had more fun gaining the weight than losing it,” joked Bale to Us Weekly.