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Actors have a variety of creative ways to “get into” their roles in the name of making their characters more believable. But it isn’t all accents and body language, sometimes they undergo incredible physical transformations in order to play a part convincingly.

From losing dozens of pounds to play someone marooned on a desert island to bulking up to become a superhero, actors put themselves through physical trials most of us wouldn’t even attempt (and, frankly, we’re not paid enough to try).

At the end of the day though, there’s no secret to changing one’s body other than food and activity levels – we kind of hoped there would be, but this is just good old-fashioned hard work.

Take a look at the transformations actors went through to play these 60 roles – and remember that these aren’t necessarily things you should try at home (at least not to lose lots of weight super-fast!)

1. Tom Hanks in Castaway

Tom Hanks went from 225 pounds to 170 when he starred as real-life marooned delivery man Chuck Noland, who was trapped on a desert island for 4 years with only a volleyball for company.

Castaway was actually filmed in two parts with a “gap year’ in the middle to accommodate Hanks’ extreme transformation which involved gaining 50 pounds just so he could lose it again. In the intervening year, Hanks lost 44 pounds and grew that scraggly beard.

Would he do it again? In a word: no.

“The hardest thing was the time; I wish I could have just taken a pill and lost all the weight but the reality was that I had to start in October knowing that we were going to go back in February. The idea of looking at four months of constant vigilance as far as what I ate, as well as two hours a day in the gym doing nothing but a monotonous kind of workout — that was formidable. You have to power yourself through it almost by some sort of meditation trickery. It’s not glamorous,” he said.

Hanks now has Type II diabetes (which made it all the more nerve-wracking when he was suffering from COVID-19 earlier this year). He has wondered aloud if his dramatic weight losses and gains for his roles in Castaway and Philadelphia might have contributed to his diagnosis.

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2. Christian Bale in The Machinist

If you’ve ever had insomnia, you know how debilitating it can be. But for factory worker Trevor Resnik – played by Christian Bale in The Machinist – it brought him close to the edge both physically and mentally.

After an accident that injured a co-worker, he falls even deeper into the hole, becoming a mere shell of himself. Therefore, Bale had to follow suit.

Bale lost a total of 60 pounds for the role, reportedly going from around roughly 170 to 110 pounds!

In four months, Bale dropped the weight by cutting calories far beyond what would be reasonable for any healthy person. He reportedly lived on a diet of black coffee, one apple, and a tin of tuna per day – roughly 200 calories or less.

Do not try this at home!

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3. Charlize Theron in Monster

It seems that every beautiful actress needs to have at least one “ugly” role under her belt to lend them some credibility, sadly.

For Charlize Theron, it was her 2003 turn in Monster, in which she played real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who had been executed the previous year for killing 6 men.

Theron transformed herself from a statuesque former ballerina-turned-Hollywood’s-most-glamorous-actress into an alcoholic prostitute with bad teeth and a potbelly.

She had to gain 30 pounds for the role, which she said was helped along by her potato chip obsession (and, we imagine, a bit more than that).

The rest was contacts, a pair of dentures, and some unfortunate hairstyling.

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4. Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Natalie Portman may have met her husband on the set of Black Swan, but it wasn’t a time in her life when she was at her best.

Preparing her already petite frame for the film took both a physical and emotional toll.

In the year leading up to filming, she went through grueling ballet training sessions of up to 8 hours a day.

She ended up losing 20 pounds for the role with a punishing diet of little more than carrots and almonds to fuel her workouts.

“There were some nights that I thought I literally was going to die,” she recalled.

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5. Daniel Radcliffe in The Jungle

Daniel Radcliffe played real-life Israeli adventurer, Yossi Ghinsberg, in the film The Jungle. Ghinsberg had been stranded in the Bolivian jungle for three weeks in 1981 and, as a result, Radcliffe had to look like it had been weeks since he’d eaten.

While Ghinsberg said he survived in the forest by eating fruit and bird eggs and lost 35 pounds, Radcliffe’s starvation lasted two weeks during which he ate only one chicken breast and one protein bar a day.

The actor admitted it was a very unsafe way to lose weight.

“I did not look like a well person!” he warned.

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6. Matt Damon in Courage Under Fire

In 1995, Matt Damon played a war medic-turned-heroin addict in the movie Courage Under Fire alongside Denzel Washington.

To prepare for the parts in which the character hit a low point (in more ways than one), Damon, dropped from 190 pounds to just 139 pounds in 90 days! He admits to eating nothing but chicken breast for weeks.

He also ran roughly 13 miles a day.

As expected, it took a huge toll on his body. He had to take medication for over a year after filming to repair the damage done to his adrenal glands from all the stress.

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7. Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in Nightcrawler might have earned him a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination, but playing an ambulance-chasing and ethically-challenged reporter took a toll on his mind and body.

Riding around with emergency-vehicle-chasing paparazzi before filming may have made him feel low, but it was the starvation diet he went on to play the role of Lou that really required some sacrifice.

Gyllenhaal admits to starving himself with a diet of kale and chewing gum to shrink down from 180 pounds to just 150. That also required him to run 15 miles home from the studio each night!

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8. Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

It’s hard to think of Bridget Jones as “fat,” despite her internal monologue throughout the movie. But Renée Zellweger gained about 30 pounds for her roles in the original Bridget Jones’ Diary and the sequel The Edge of Reason.

In order to pack on the pounds, Zellweger said she simply stopped exercising and started eating burgers and other fatty foods with abandon. But it was actually hard to keep the weight on with her work schedule.

Zellweger has often been criticized for being too thin in real life, so it seems she just can’t win.

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9. Chris Hemsworth in Thor

While some people accused Chris Hemsworth of using steroids to bulk up for his role as Thor in the Marvel films, he insists it was a strict regimen of weight-lifting, red meat, and protein powder – along with the help of trainer and former Navy SEAL Duffy Gaver.

The actor put on about 20 pounds of muscle for the role and his enviable body made “Chris Hemsworth Workout” a top suggestion when searching for the actor’s name on Google.

The workout is hardcore but nothing too fancy and you can find it here if you think you can commit to that much upper body work.

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10. Demi Moore in G.I. Jane

Demi Moore did more than just shave her head for the film G.I. Jane.

She did rigorous cardio and muscle training beginning at 4 am each day to earn the physique of a Navy SEAL (though, at the time, women weren’t even allowed to try out for the elite military division).

Sadly, the actress already suffered from obsessive thoughts about her body before making the movie. Ironically, it was her need to gain muscle for G.I. Jane that finally made her stop starving herself.

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11. Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

In Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey was cast as Ron Woodroof, a Texas AIDS patient with 30 days to live.

To play the role of an emaciated and dying man, he lost nearly 47 pounds by drastically cutting calories and burning 1,800 calories a day through exercise.

He took some time to prepare for the role, meeting with a nutritionist, and setting a goal of losing 3.5 pounds per week.

But he also chewed a lot of ice and admits to becoming hyper and buzzing with energy, sleeping 3 fewer hours a night than usual.

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12. Edward Norton in American History X

To play the white supremacist killer Derek Vinyard in American History X, Ed Norton knew he needed a mean exterior.

He ended up gaining 30 pounds of muscle for the role from a combination of strength-building exercises – like squats and presses – as well as lots of weightlifting. He also went on a high-protein diet which included 5 meals a day, PLUS protein shakes, to supplement his workouts.

He was reportedly asked by Arnold Schwartzenegger if he had been using steroids to gain that kind of muscle mass so quickly.

But the film changed him internally too, giving him some serious insight into the scourge of racism.

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13. Christian Bale in American Hustle

In a 180 from his transformation in The Machinist, Christian Bale packed on the pounds to become almost unrecognizable for his role as Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle.

He ended up gaining 43 pounds in time for filming.

“I ate lots of doughnuts, a whole lot of cheeseburgers, and whatever I could get my hands on. I literally ate anything that came my way,” Bale revealed to PEOPLE magazine. “I was about 185 and went up to 228.”

He even shaved his hairline back so his combover would have the right effect and slouched constantly to take inches off his height. That last maneuver left him with a herniated disc in his back!

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14. Will Smith in Ali

Will Smith needed a solid year of training to get into shape to play Muhammad Ali in the 2001 film Ali, gaining 35 pounds of muscle on his lanky 195-pound, 6’2” frame.

What followed was a lot of endurance training, including running and weightlifting (he went from benching 175 pounds to 365!) and he even enlisted the help of Sugar Ray Leonard’s former trainer Darrell Foster.

Foster got him into shape with a daily 3-mile run, hours of boxing practice, and a high-protein, low-carb diet. The result was a 10-pound weight loss before he started beefing up again, peaking at 224 pounds.

It did earn him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor though!

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15. Matthew McConaughey in Gold

Matthew McConaughey put on 47 pounds to play the character of Kenny Wells in the film Gold. And gaining weight was easier than he thought.

“Cheeseburgers and beer will do the trick,” he said. “I wouldn’t even take the stairs to the second floor, that would be too much exercise”.

His kids enjoyed the transformation because it meant there was more junk food around for them too.

“I was Captain Fun—that was my nickname around the house, because I was saying ‘yes’ to everything,” the actor told E! News.

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16. 50 Cent in All Things Fall Apart

It was probably a real bummer that Rapper 50 Cent’s passion project went straight to video after he not only wrote, produced, financed, and starred in All Things Fall Apart but also lost 60 pounds for the role.

Weighing just 160 pounds at his most gaunt, he admits he was constantly starving while playing the Heisman-hopeful football star named Deon, who slowly succumbs to cancer.

According to the Associated Press, 50 Cent dropped from “214 pounds to 160 in nine weeks after liquid dieting and running on a treadmill three hours a day.”

It wasn’t his first liquid diet though – when he was shot in the jaw in 2000, he dropped down to 157 pounds since he couldn’t eat solid food.

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17. Emile Hirsch in Into the Wild

If you’re going to play someone who starved to death, chances are you’re going to have to do some starving yourself.

Emile Hirsch, who played Chris McCandless in the movie adaptation of Into the Wild weighed 156 pounds when he got the part.

“…I weighed 130 pounds throughout most of the film, so I lost the 26 pounds to get in shape for the film. And then I went down to 115 pounds for the weight loss in the Alaska segment. So it was like two stages of weight loss. So it was a lot of running and being very hungry and dreaming of candy all the time,” he said.

While he said he’s normally not a candy lover, his hunger made him fantasize about Take 5 candy bars.

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18. Ryan Reynolds in Blade: Trinity

Ryan Reynolds was already pretty buff before starring in Blade: Trinity, but the role required even more muscle.

In just 3 months, the 6’2” actor gained 25 more pounds of muscle mass by working out 6 days a week and eating a 3,200-calorie diet! He did the same thing to play Green Lantern and Deadpool as well.

It’s a good thing the actor is no stranger to fitness since the movie did pretty poorly and was widely panned for everything except Reynolds’ ample abs.

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19. George Clooney in Syriana

George Clooney might have won a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in the 2005 film Syriana, but it’s not an experience he’d like to replicate. In fact, it nearly killed him.

A stunt gone wrong gave him a spinal injury and excruciating headaches that left him contemplating suicide.

“I was at a point where I thought, ‘I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live,’” the actor told Rolling Stone.

Gaining a bit of weight wasn’t so hard after all that.

Clooney shaved back his hairline to age himself as well – though he was certainly feeling old throughout filming.

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20. Kit Harington in Pompeii

As John Snow, Kit Harrington was often covered in layers of fur cloaks to stay warm as the King of the North.

But when he took on the role of the gladiator Milo in the 2014 film Pompeii, he needed to gain some serious muscle mass. He started his training regimen 5 weeks before filming and then got toned during his 4 weeks on set.

Unfortunately, his very strict diet and obsession with achieving a certain look led to serious anxiety about his appearance and he developed body dysmorphia.

After becoming exhausted both physically and emotionally, he cut back on his 3x/day, 6 days/week training regimen.

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21. Vincent D’Onofrio in Full Metal Jacket

Vincent D’Onofrio is no stranger to transformations, but packing on 70 pounds to play a chubby and increasingly demented Marine recruit in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket is still quite a feat.

”It changed my life,” he said. ”Women didn`t look at me; most of the time I was looking at their backs as they were running away. People used to say things to me twice, because they thought I was stupid.”

It was tough for the 6’3” tall actor to get through the movie’s boot camp scenes at 280 pounds as well and a knee injury he suffered on set required surgical reconstruction!

A year later he was back to his normal weight, thanks to running 6 miles a day.

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22. Ben Kingsley in Gandhi

It’s no surprise that you’re going to have to do a lot of fasting if you’re going to play Mahatma Gandhi. But Ben Kingsley had very little time to be intimidated since filming started in India less than 3 months after he accepted the job.

The film follows Gandhi from 1893 to his assassination in 1948 at age 79, so aging the actor was part of the transformation.

He prepared his body for the “awesome responsibility” of playing the legendary peace activist by learning to meditate, studying yoga, and maintaining a vegetarian diet, in the end losing 20 pounds.

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23. Matt Damon in The Informant

Matt Damon wasn’t exactly living up to his 2007 title of “Sexiest Man Alive” two years later when he starred in Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant to play Mark Whitacre.

He packed on 20 pounds to play the character that he said was meant to be “doughy,” not “fat.”

How did he do it? By letting himself indulge in whatever junk food he wanted.

“At my age, all I had to do to gain weight was eat the way I did when I was in college and the weight went on instantly,” he said.

The actor simply stopped working out, ate burgers, and drank beer.

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24. Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Rooney Mara agreed to become emaciated, pale, pierced (in the lip, brow, nose, and nipples), temporarily tattooed. as well as cut off a foot of her gorgeous, long locks all to star as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

She went from girl-next-door to the girl no one wanted to make eye contact with on the streets in Stockholm where they filmed.

Mara has been tight-lipped about how much weight she lost or how, but her character appears gaunt throughout the film.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t the physical change that scared her most, but having to ride a motorcycle during filming!

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25. Ewan McGregor in Fargo

Ewan McGregor is virtually unrecognizable in the movie Fargo.

He did add some padding and prosthetics, but in the famous bathtub scene, he genuinely needed to have the weight on his body in order to appear properly “bulky.”

The actor went from 45 years old and fit as a fiddle to simply letting himself go, binging on carbs whenever possible.

“It’s quite nice when you’re ordering—you can order whatever you like. But the truth is I would go to bed every night not feeling very great. I’m a small guy. I’m not really used to carrying weight. It doesn’t make you feel great. I like to feel fit and healthy. But it was effective. It worked,” he told Vanity Fair.

On the bright side, it gave him an excuse to order French fries at every meal for 3 straight months.

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26. Colin Farrell in The Lobster

In the truly odd movie The Lobster, Colin Farrell plays a man who must find love in 45 days or else be turned into an animal of his choice (guess what his choice was!).

He gained 45 pounds to play the role in just 8 weeks!

How’d he do it? The same way you or I would. He sat around and ate all day.

Feasting on pizza, burgers, and ice cream, he even told The Hollywood Reporter that he would drink melted ice cream and eat 2 slices of chocolate cake for breakfast, which he called “not that fun.”

He wasn’t happy at all with the way he looked after filming and set about losing the extra pounds immediately (which we imagine couldn’t have been too hard if you just need to stop pounding Haagen Daas every day).

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27. Mila Kunis in Black Swan

Like Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis basically became a full-time ballerina in the months leading up to her role in Black Swan.

But the exercise wasn’t enough to slim her down to a dancer’s weight, so she also found a way to lose an extra 20 pounds in 5 months from her already slim frame.

A low-carb, high-protein diet did the trick and she hired a catering service to deliver salads each day. Her calorie intake was just 1200, which is extremely low considering the fact that she was dancing for hours a day.

She called her resulting 95-pound figure “gross,” pointing out that all you could see was bone and that her body had lost its shape entirely.

Still, she admitted that it was the right look for the role.

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28. Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence has always been a fan of keeping it real when it comes to her body. But when she accepted the role of a Russian ballerina in the 2018 film Red Sparrow she needed to look the part.

Not only did she work with a ballet coach 3 hours a day for 3 months, but she did have to diet as well. Lawrence joked that the weeks of filming were the first time she’d ever been “really hungry and disciplined.”

According to Elle, “the director allowed her to film the dancing scenes first so she could stop dieting and go back to eating regularly for the rest of the filming.”

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29. Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe gained 63 pounds to play CIA vet Ed Hoffman in the 2008 film Body of Lies. And by the end of filming, he weighed 257 pounds!

He packed on the weight by being sedentary and just “decided to eat whatever he wanted,” the latter of which he called “a pleasure.”

But, with the birth of his two kids, he had to leave one element of weight gain out of his diet – drinking.

“There are a whole lot of things I don’t do anymore because it affects my level of patience. I don’t want to be in that place where I’m exasperated with these beautiful children,” he said.

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30. Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes

To transform her lithe figure into the athletic build of legendary tennis star Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes, Emma Stone limited her diet to protein shakes and worked out with a personal trainer.

In the end, she gained 15 pounds of muscle by transitioning her workout routine from cardio to weights.

The protein shakes allowed her the calories to transform rather than whittle down and her trainer told POPSUGAR that they were key since it was tough for her to fit that many extra meals into her diet to get the calories she needed.

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31. Cate Blanchett in I’m Not There

Cate Blanchett’s transformation into a mid-1960s incarnation of Bob Dylan for the 2007 film I’m Not There involved some weight loss and gender-bending.

“Dylan was quite spiderlike,” she told The Guardian, explaining that she “lost an awful lot of weight” for the role.

As for the sleep-deprived, amphetamine-popping look, Blanchett said drugs were out of the question but a lack of rest was no problem.

“I’m always without sleep. I’ve got two kids. I understand sleep deprivation on a profound level,” she joked.

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32. Zac Efron in Baywatch

We all know a Baywatch body doesn’t come without a lot of work, even if you’re young.

So when Zac Efron signed on for the 2016 film, he worked out 5 times a week and managed to get down to 5% body fat (which is not recommended, by the way) in just 12 weeks.

In the end, he put on 10 pounds of pure muscle with weights and circuit training as well as a strict diet.

“When I shot Baywatch, I didn’t have a carb for, like, six months,” he told Men’s Health. “I almost lost my mind.”

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33. Marlon Brando in The Godfather

Marlon Brando’s weight yo-yoed throughout his life, perhaps as the result of an eating disorder.

There are many reports of his binge-eating escapades in the 50s and 60s and there are rumors of him eating entire chickens, bags of Whoppers, containers of peanut butter, and cartons of ice cream in a sitting. When he starred in Apocalypse Now, his character had to be shot mostly in shadow because the actor was pushing 300 pounds and simply couldn’t lose weight.

He managed to slim down a bit for the 1972 film The Godfather to impress director Francis Ford Coppola. And he even had a mouthpiece made and stuffed his cheeks with cotton to make his face look bigger and angrier.

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34. Tom Hanks in Philadelphia

Castaway and Philadelphia both required Hanks to lose a significant amount of weight, something he thinks may have caused his Type II diabetes later in life.

The role of HIV+ lawyer Andrew Beckett in Jonathan Demme’s 1993 film won him a Best Actor Academy Award but required a 26-pound weight loss.

Hanks’ transformation in the film was so iconic that Matthew McConaughey asked him for advice before he started filming Dallas Buyers Club.

Philadelphia was filmed chronologically – which is rare – to accommodate the actor’s dramatic weight loss, which was aided by lots of exercise and slashing calories.

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35. Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby

Hilary Swank is still a fitness buff to this day, but her role as Maggie Fitzgerald in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby required 5-hour-a-day workouts combined with a very high-protein diet.

“I had to eat 210 grams of protein a day,” she recalled. “The thing was, I needed nine hours of sleep a night because your muscles have to be able to rest in order to build or you actually reverse yourself. So, I slept nine hours a night, but I had to wake up in the night and drink protein shakes because I couldn’t go that long without eating.”

Despite the hardships, she reached her told of adding 20 pounds of muscle in just 90 days, also earning her second Academy Award for the role.

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36. Gerard Butler in 300

The entire cast of 300 had to train like crazy to get into Spartan shape for filming.

But Gerard Butler, who played Leonidas I, undertook 4 months of training, working out 6 hours a day to prepare for his ab-ridden role.

Alas, a lot of Butler’s buffness was painted on or otherwise stylized.

Trainer Mark Twight said Butler was not mentally equipped with the discipline to get shredded.

An unnamed actor on the set of 300 also told Rolling Stone:

“Gerry goes straight for the cream puffs, man. He works out hard, then he likes to drink beer. He’ll get big, but he’ll never get ripped.”

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37. Nicole Kidman in The Hours

It wasn’t so much a body transformation as a facial one for Nicole Kidman when she played novelist Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Her makeup alone took three hours a day and involved a very obvious prosthetic nose as well as changing the shape of her eyes.

While she wasn’t required to exercise or diet to fit Woolf’s image, Kidman did begin smoking roll-your-own cigarettes and learned to write with her right hand (she’s naturally a lefty).

In the end, Kidman was all-too-ready for a transformation since filming coincided with her very public divorce from Tom Cruise.

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38. Mark Wahlberg in The Gambler

Mark Wahlberg managed to lose 60 pounds this his role as a literature professor with a gambling addiction in the 2014 drama The Gambler.

“I went from 197 to — the lightest I’d ever been in a movie was in Boogie Nights, I was 138 — so I wanted to beat that,” US Weekly reported from a post-screening interview. “I beat it by a pound, so 137. I was losing weight while we were shooting the movie too so continuity kind of went out of the window.”

His 3-hour-a-day workouts combined with an almond milk diet were the secrets to his weight loss, which he called a miserable experience since he enjoys food so much.

They had to apply extra makeup to his lips on set because they began turning blue due to lack of nutrition!

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39. Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan

No longer our beloved Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe took on a series of strange roles after his turn as the boy wizard. One of those was in the stage production of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

The 2014 Broadway role required him to play a malnourished and disabled young man, but the main difference was the theatrical limp he perfected for the part.

It was nothing like the sacrifice he made to star in The Jungle, but as we’ve seen with others, contorting your body night after night can have some serious side effects.

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40. Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin

Steve Carell might not have had to undergo a painful transformation before filming The 40 Year Old Virgin, but the scene in which he gets his body waxed in the 2005 film is absolutely real!

Those were real screams of agony on his part – and the bald patches left over were his to deal with as well.

We’re not sure we’d do the same in the name of authenticity, but now we understand why that scene makes us cringe-laugh!

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41. Beyoncé in Dreamgirls

Beyoncé has a body to die for but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have some work to do before filming the 2006 musical Dreamgirls in order to pull off the role of a Diana Ross-looking character.

The producers told Queen Bey that if she wanted the role she would have to slim down – so she ended up losing 20 pounds prior to filming.

strict juice fast – aka the famous Master Cleanse/Lemonade Diet – was her “diet” of choice in order to lose 20 pounds in just 2 weeks.

But no one recommends giving up solid food for 10 days as the diet requires.

And we can just tell you right now that the water/cayenne pepper/pure maple syrup/fresh-squeezed lemon juice is as gross as it sounds.

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42. Jennifer Hudson in Winnie Mandela

Beyonce’s co-star in Dreamgirls had her own transformation to go through when she signed on to play Winnie Mandela in the movie of the same name.

The former American Idol finalist went on an extreme diet from Weight Watchers, after which she became a spokesperson for the company. Hudson actually lost so much weight that she had to gain back a few pounds before filming!

Of course, dieting was only half the battle – she also worked out with a personal trainer.

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43. Jason Segel in The Five-year Engagement

In order to play someone an audience would believe actress Emily Blunt would be attracted to, leading man Jason Segel had to drop 35 pounds for his role in The Five-year Engagement.

But the ask was controversial, with outlets bemoaning that he was “forced” to lose the weight.

The actor worked out on set and dieted to drop the pounds but he also joked to David Letterman:

“What they didn’t anticipate is that I’m very clever, Dave. I play a chef in the movie so there are a lot of scenes where I had to eat. So, I would pay my co-stars nominal amounts of money to mess up their lines during the scenes so I would get to keep eating.”

Ironically, the screenplay for the film was co-written by Segel himself!

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44. Shailene Woodley in Adrift

Shailene Woodley did something no one should do to lose weight – she restricted her diet to 350 calories a day (and sometimes less) for weeks in order to play a woman lost at sea in the 2018 film, Adrift.

“For the last two weeks I had a can of salmon, some steamed broccoli and two egg yolks every day — 350 calories,” Woodley told The Times of her very resstrictive diet. “It was f—— miserable.”

She also spent much of the filming seasick.

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45. Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club

Jared Leto might not register on your radar as one of Hollywood’s great chameleons, but if you think about roles from The Joker to Chapter 27, it’s hard to believe the leading men are the same person.

In Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto actually played Rayon – a transgender woman with HIV – and the weight loss transformation he underwent was extreme.

He shrank down to just 114 pounds!

Only he can decide if it was all worth it after winning an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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46. Jared Leto in Chapter 27

Now for the other end of the spectrum.

Leto piled on 67 pounds to play John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman, in Chapter 27.

In addition to altering his body, he changed his voice and mannerisms as well.

But the really strange part is Hollywood Reporter’s claim that Leto gained weight “through a diet heavy with microwaved pints of ice cream mixed with olive oil and soy sauce.”

Then again, that could be why he got gout during filming and his parting gift was a prescription for Lipitor!

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47. Tom Hardy in Bronson

Tom Hardy had just 5 weeks to get ready to play prisoner and fighter Charles Bronson, a role for which he gained 40 pounds of muscle in just weeks.

By eating a high protein diet and training with an ex-Marine, he aligned his calorie intake with his muscle goals, putting on about 7 pounds a week.

He didn’t shy away from indulgences either. Haagen-Dazs, pizza, and Coca-Cola were on the menu for dessert.

Bronson wrote in his diaries that at first he wasn’t impressed with Hardy in the role, but after his physical transformation he changed his mind, writing:

“He has put on one and a half stone of muscles for the movie,” he wrote in January 2008. “He looks awesome and I’m so f—— proud of him. You wouldn’t want to meet him down a dark alley at 3am. Tom looks more like me than I look like me.”

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48. Matthew Fox in Alex Cross

Matthew Fox will always be the guy from “Lost” to us, but for those who have seen the film Alex Cross, they’ll recall him as the psychotic serial killer “Picasso.”

To look appropriately deranged, he spent 5 months losing weight, even disturbing his family with his physique. They begged to feed him.

“It was a lot of work. It required about five months of not eating the things that I like to eat, not having a glass of wine with dinner, a lot of time in the gym and just real commitment to it and not cheating,” he told Collider.

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49. J.K. Simmons in Justice League

Getting ripped for his role as the Justice League’s Commissioner Gordon was seriously hard work for J.K. Simmons. But the outcome made us do a double-take!

He credits ex-Marine and elite personal trainer Aaron Williamson for being able to gain so much muscle. But even Williamson was bowled over by the actor’s commitment:

“Every time we train together I forget he’s 61 years old. So much respect for this guy,” he said in an Instagram photo posted from the gym.

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50. Chris Hemsworth in In the Heart of the Sea

After bulking up for his role in Thor, Chris Hemsworth had to lose 30 pounds to play the role of a starving first mate Owen Chase lost at sea after his ship is crushed by the legendary whale Moby Dick.

He consumed a mere 500-700 calories a day while filming In the Heart of the Sea – and the starvation diets of the cast took their toll on everyone mentally as well as physically. And they all thought about food non-stop.

The best they could say is that at least they were all together in their suffering for the weeks it took to film.

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51. Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy

If you think of the show “Parks and Recreation: when you see Chris Pratt, just wait until you see him as the Marvel superhero Star-Lord!

As one of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt had to drop 60 pounds to be believable. But he also had to bulk up on muscle, so a serious lifestyle change was in order.

He worked out 3-4 hours a day for about 6 months and hired a former Navy SEAL as his trainer as well as a nutritionist.

The amount of muscle-building exercise required a diet of roughly 4,000 calories a day of mostly protein and LOTS of water.

After all that work, he insists he’s staying ripped for life.

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52. Jonah Hill in War Dogs

Jonah Hill had already lost some serious weight before being asked to put in 40 pounds in 2016 for the role of arms dealer Efraim Diveroli in War Dogs.

The weight gain made him feel like a kid again – but in a bad way.

The good news is that not only was he great in the film but fans were inspired by his willingness to lose the pudge all over again.

Of his original weight loss, he told ABC News back in 2011:

“I wish there was some crazy thing that I did, like a pill or a genie or something, but I went to see a nutritionist, and he told me what to eat and to change my habits and stuff. I found that Japanese food was very helpful to me.”

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53. Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables

Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds before gaining a Golden Globe, an Academy, a SAG, and a BAFTA for her role as Fantine, in Les Misérables.

Already quite thin, she wasted away while dropping the weight and her long, luscious mane, which she shaved off for the role.

Acknowledging that the weight loss was unhealthy and made her unwell, in 2012, she told Vogue that she lived on nothing but a tiny portion of dried oatmeal paste each day.

“I was in such a state of deprivation—physical and emotional. When I got home, I couldn’t react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed…. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again,” she said of the experience.

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54. Ryan Gosling (almost in The Lovely Bones)

To play the grieving dad Jack Salmon in The Lovely Bones, Ryan Gosling gained nearly 60 pounds by chugging melted Haagen-Daas.

However, there’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding the project because the actor claimed that the role was ultimately recast – with Mark Wahlberg – because director Peter Jackson found Gosling “too fat.”

But the production company claims it was Gosling who says he wasn’t right for the role because he was too young.

Either way, he gained all that weight only to never play the role due to “creative differences.”

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55. Michael Fassbender in Hunger

Michael Fassbender signed on to play Bobby Sands, the man who led the second Provisional Irish Republican Army on their hunger strike in 1981.

That meant Fassbender literally had to waste away during filming for Hunger (Sands died after 66 days without food).

After 10 weeks of a 900-calorie diet and lots of aerobic exercise, the already slim Fassbender lost a whopping 42 pounds.

At his lightest – a mere 127 pounds – the actor called the experience “a psychological prison.” He also reports that he lost his libido as a result of the starvation diet.

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56. Bradley Cooper in American Sniper,

Bradley Cooper normally weighs about 185 pounds, but in order to play the role of a Navy SEAL in Clint Eastwood’s 2014 film American Sniper, he had to bulk up to 225 pounds in just 10 weeks!

Using a personal trainer, he engaged in a rigorous fitness routine and ate more than 5,000 calories a day to build muscle mass and gain weight while doing the least amount of damage to his body.

That meant roughly 5 meals a day, energy bars in between, and post-workout protein drinks.

On the bright side, he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.

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57. Robert De Niro in Raging Bull

Robert De Niro is known as a method actor, but his classic role in the 1980 film Raging Bull required him to not only change body shape but age himself since it followed the life of an Italian boxer over the course of several decades.

At the time, the 60 pounds he added to his frame were the most any actor had ever put on for a role. But that was AFTER getting into fighting shape to play the young boxer.

He won an Academy Award for it all and is famous for packing on the pounds toward the end of the film the glam-but-old-fashioned way – flying to Italy and gorging on a bunch of pasta!

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58. Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger

Chris Evans goes from slim to stud in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger – but his on-screen moments as Steve Rogers are actually a technological innovation that allowed his head to be placed on a smaller person’s body.

That’s partly because beefing up for the role took a lot of work. Three months of grilled turkey and protein shakes and grueling workouts are what it takes to create a superhero’s body, in case you were wondering.

No superpowers involved here – just lots of weightlifting.

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59. Taylor Lautner in Twilight: New Moon

When someone starts acting as a teen, it can feel a little weird to take a close look at their muscle-laden body (or at least it should). But in Twilight: New Moon, Taylor Lautner’s abs were on full display when he became a muscular werewolf.

The actor gained 30 pounds of muscle to land the coveted role which meant hitting the gym 7 days a week for hours.

His main problem was finding a way to consume enough calories to bulk up.

“I was in the gym five days a week, two hours a day. At one point, I was going seven days straight. I had put on a lot of weight, and then I started losing it drastically, so I was worried. It turned out I was overworking myself,” he said. “My trainer told me that I couldn’t break a sweat, because I was burning more calories than I was putting on.”

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60. Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables

Hugh Jackman knows what it’s like to work for that werewolf bod. But in his turn as Jean Valjean in the film version of Les Misérables, we went in the opposite direction, basically starving himself.

In the opening scene, he’s still a prisoner performing hard labor. He even gave up water in the hours leading up to filming, which made him sick and brought him to the edge of a breakdown.

Even director Tom Hopper considered intervening:

“I was worried,” he said. “I thought, ‘This is probably the kind of thing I should discourage.’ I said, ‘Have a sip of water.’ But he was very determined. He’d obviously consulted doctors, but I do remember he eventually got very cold, really cold.”

Don’t try this at home!

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Well, we were hoping there would be some magical way to lose lots of weight in a short period of time without a crushing 7-hour-a-day routine or strange liquid diet. But apparently there’s not.

And the work these actors have done to gain weight is just as impressive – imagine having to lose it again after you’ve indulged in burgers and ice cream for weeks!

Acting seems like a much less glamorous job now!

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Lazy People Solutions That Defy Common Sense

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There’s the right way of doing things, and then there’s the wrong way of doing things. But how can a solution be wrong when it’s faster? This is how.

Every day, we go through small internal battles. We argue with ourselves over doing things right or doing things fast. The 40 people ahead all opted to do things fast. And the consequences came even faster as a result!

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It’s as good as new.

If you look closely, you’ll be able to see that some of the column uses new wood. Thanks to this restoration, the roof that the column’s holding up should stay in place for weeks. Warning: Do not play Jenga with this!

 

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For once, the sockets are making the right expression

Drilling metal screws into the plugs? What could possibly go wrong? The weird thing about this one is that it actually took some effort to do something so stupid.

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Looks sturdy

Calm down, there’s some plastic tape. No one could possibly walk over the gap with that tape in place. Right?

 

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Does the Cookie Monster live there?

This is why health and safety laws have to exist. Trash and food should not mix! At least he’s wearing a hairnet.

 

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Who needs one of those fancy red extinguishers?

The beauty of this device is that it’s easy to refill. And you can drink from it too! Why does anyone use normal fire extinguishers?

 

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The company rules said no, but her sneakers said, “Just Do It!”

So this is why sneakers can’t be managers! In reality, this is a company issue. They need to buy bigger stepladders!

 

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Was this builder a pirate in a past life?

That or they were inspired by the whole, “walk the plank,” spirit. They can probably also make amazing card towers. Also, what is that platform/plank thing?

 

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Prevention is better than cure

Why have an emergency when you can just not have an emergency? This is some of the best self help advice out there. That phone should write a motivational book.

 

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Because hauling them up one at a time would take longer

If the wire starts breaking, just grab on to the hook. See. It’s not like there isn’t an emergency plan.

 

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Simply avoid the metal spikes

Yes, that is the only entrance to the building. At least there are two planks. All that pressure on the employer paid off!

 

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They complained that there was no heating in the worksite

It’s ok, the flame was quite far from the wooden studs. Just hope that it doesn’t roll off the ladder. Because that floor is also made of wood.

 

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Always remember the soft landing!

The sign has a point. Slipping and falling hard hurts. So just slip and fall slow and soft from now on!

 

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What’s more dangerous, the fire or the escape route?

If you fall, grab one of those wires. Imagine studying at this college. What are their public safety degrees like?

 

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Watching a scary movie in this seat is not advised

Sure, there’s being lax about health and safety, and then there’s actually setting a deathtrap. This definitely veers into the latter! Someone get that guy a hardhat!

 

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Calm down, it’s a church. Jesus will protect him

Was he trying to fix the roof or trying to reach heaven? With this method, he’ll get there one way or the other. Or maybe that other place with the fire and stuff.

 

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There’s something fishy going on here

On the plus side, that fish can be sold at a discount! And the shoe dirt will give it extra flavor. Yum!

 

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What happens on Craigslist stays on Craigslist

Would you be able to sell this without being consumed by guilt? He lost two fingers. Who knows that the next accident will do?

 

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First thing’s first, don’t panic!

Fixing the door? That takes time. Writing a note? That’s quick!

 

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In a way, he’s literally sleeping on air

And soon, he’ll be sleeping under that air. Does this make you proud to be American? He’s so fearless!

 

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They protect the toes don’t they?

Again, this is one of those lazy solutions that end up taking more effort than doing it properly. Some people are so determined to be lazy that they put in tons of effort. What heroes.

 

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At least they put the cone out to warn them

Seeing that cone will be so reassuring after you’ve broken your leg. Maybe the manager meant that they should put the cone outside of the hole? Hey, they don’t get paid to think sensibly.

 

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This warning could save your life if you didn’t see it

Is this tag made from paper from a tree that fell when no one was around to hear it? Also, why is there a full stop after the word “found”? That’s the real issue here.

 

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They asked him if he had secured the scaffolding.

His response was that he had, “nailed it.” It’s ok. If you look closely, you’ll notice that there’s also a cable tie.

 

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It’s only a 25 foot drop

If you do fall, simply aim for the trash. It looks pretty soft. It must be a joy to work here.

 

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It’s just a thin tile

What makes this tile extra special is that it can also send something all around the world. Will it get past the fire inspector? It would fool me.

 

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The light switch pan is filling up again

Leaky light switches are the worst. And by worst, I mean deadliest. Perhaps a wider pan would fix it?

 

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Like to or love to?

If only there was a place that we could put things that don’t work. Just think, we could employ people to take these things away. Perhaps we could even reuse parts of these broken things in non-broken things?

 

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Cones to the rescue again

It took a while to put them down. But now that they are down, everyone can get back to work. Who wants to play with the forklift next?

 

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One day, they’ll invent an elevator that doesn’t share its “off” button with a lightswitch

And before anyone complains, they underlined the words “do not.” They like to be extra cautious like that! What’s the longest someone’s been trapped in the elevator here?

 

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Thank you, essential workers!

Imagine if one of them was super valuable. As in, it was a priceless first edition. You’d have to risk collapse to get it out!

 

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Whose bright idea was this?

Does anyone else feel like they could get an electric shock from just looking at a picture of it? And tetanus. And splinters.

 

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When you get annoyed at all the people honking

Because, when it lands on the road, it isn’t a problem any more. Fun fact: this truck got pulled over pretty soon. Another fun fact: the driver lost their license.

 

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This is actually pretty ingenious

If the cone were the other way around, it could blow away. Now the hole is basically fixed. And it got fixed in record time!

 

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Daily!

There must have been a lot of dust on that day. That or someone was blatantly disregarding the notice. But who would do that?

 

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So that’s why they were so cheap

Perhaps they shrank in the wash? At least the mice will be warned. And the city saved $3 of taxpayer money.

 

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Is there anything that cones can’t do?

It’s fine. The electrical wire in the water is insulated with rubber. Whoever thought this up is so smart.

 

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The emergency hammer kept on falling off

So of course they cable tied it on. Now it can never come loose. Not even in an emergency.

 

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This is literally a man cave

Bet all the women are jealous that they can’t get man caves now. Sadly, this is just seconds away from being a man cave in. It was fun while it lasted.

 

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Why waste the money on renting a vehicle when you can just buy more straps?

In his defense, he only had to transport them 300 miles. But did he make it before the load squished him? We don’t know.

 

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The worst that will happen is that the plugs will have a bath

Visit this restaurant before it burns down! At least they had the foresight to put a towel under the tank. That made all the difference…

 

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Next time you’re feeling down, just think, at least you weren’t behind any of these dumb disasters!

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10+ People That Had No Idea How Attractive They Were Until They Worked To Improve Themselves

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Sometimes when your health is out of balance you can’t see yourself clearly. When people struggle with something physical, like weight, they can’t always see how beautiful they really are. These people didn’t even realize how attractive they were until they worked on themselves, but now they can celebrate their appearances every day.

These 30 people have powerful stories, and their transformations are absolutely amazing. Their messages are so inspiring.

“I lost 100 lbs, and I feel great.”

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“It took me 2 years and 3 months to get in shape. It sounds like a lot of time, but it was well worth it.”

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“I made true friends, and they helped me to have a more active lifestyle. That’s how I managed to lose weight. Now I can communicate with any person.”

 
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“The difference between these 2 photos is 4 years. And I was even used to not enjoying what I looked like.”

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“Me when I was 19 and 21.”

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“I was depressed because of the way I looked. I didn’t even want to live. But I decided that I was able to change everything, so I started losing weight… I feel great, and I’m enjoying my life!”

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“I didn’t use to be really fat. I had a hard time choosing the right hairstyle.”

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“I used to weigh 60 lb, now I weigh 90, and I keep working on my body.”

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“3 years between these photos. Some people don’t believe that it’s me.”

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“So much has changed in 3 years! Before, I didn’t get out much. I was very shy. Now we live in a time when changing your appearance is very easy.”

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“Just 4 years, and this is what I’ve become (I’m on the right).”

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“I started reading all the time. I read a lot. This is how I started changing psychologically and emotionally… This is how I found the answer for me.”
“I have to admit, I couldn’t lose weight myself for a very, very long time. A really professional doctor helped me a lot.”

“I didn’t do anything special, but I’m not ugly anymore.”

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“I restored what was destroyed by 20 years of McDonald’s and Coke.”

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“15 months later I finally have a chin! Now I’m doing everything I can to maintain my weight.”

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“I lost 100 lb, and I keep working on my body.”

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“The difference is just 4 years. I was a nerd, and now I’m a macho.”

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“The difference between these photos is 25 months. I had always been fat, so I decided that I could lose weight.”

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“My weight was 330 lb when I finally decided to start losing weight… But now I have a new goal — 180 lb. I’ve started my way to it! I wish you luck too.”

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“The difference between these photos is 20 months. I lost weight, and now I’m not shy about the natural structure of my hair.”

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“This is my progress.”

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“Now I am 25, I lost 120 lb, and I work out every day.”

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“This is my boyfriend at the age of 16 and 21. It’s hard to tell that it’s the same person.”

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“A short time ago, I realized that the most important thing is to care about your appearance properly, feel good, and be a confident and interesting person.”
“I felt overwhelmed, but I decided to take one day at a time. I didn’t know if I would live or die. I just knew that I had to focus on the day I was living. I had a ‘lose weight or die trying’ mentality.”

“I knew I owed it to my son to try to break the family tree of obesity. There are so many compromises to being an obese parent: I was simply forfeiting the ability to participate in so many wonderful moments.”

“As the pounds started to come off, I noticed a change, but others didn’t — until the day I appeared outside of my office standing up.”

“My goal is to train and inspire people to show them that the weight loss is possible.”

“My dad pushed me and motivated me to start working out. He would tell me he wanted me to be around for a long time.”

These people have some incredible transformations, and their messages are so motivational.

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50 Cringeworthy Fashion Fails We Can’t Believe People Didn’t Notice

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Not all of us are fashion experts. This is why we try to experiment and mix and match clothes to see if we can look more stylish. Unfortunately, the more we try to look more fashionable, the more we end up failing. The risky fashion choice we make often leaves us looking ridiculous and weird in other people’s eyes.

Fortunately, fashion disasters aren’t always bad. In fact, they can be transformed into little entertainment and also a warning for others to never try to copy them.

Here are the most cringe-worthy fashion fails you need to see this year:

1. Brown logo on white shoes

In theory, putting a brown logo on a white background will make a product look classy. In reality, a brown logo on white shoes just looks like bird poo from afar.

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2. A not-so-comfortable evening dress

This is probably one of the most uncomfortable dresses you’ll see. I don’t think you’ll have a great time wearing this to a party or anywhere.

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3. When you accidentally stepped on something

This is actually a good pair of shoes if you always walk on mud or dirt. You won’t have to worry about cleaning your shoes. Plus, its design can work as camouflage for when you accidentally stepped on your dog’s poo.

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4. Undecided

Will you give up or will you never give up? Well, it’s a good shirt to wear if you still can’t decide. At least, you’re letting other people know where you stand.

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5. The letter “G”

There’s nothing wrong with being gay. However, if you are seriously working on showing support to your team, you might want to find another way to do that.

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6. Wrong idea

For an introvert, you might find this shirt uncomfortable. It’s like whoever designed it clearly doesn’t know what introverts are like.

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7. The crotch

The crotch on these pants doesn’t look like it’s intentionally designed that way. Otherwise, why is it totally misaligned?

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8. Lost

Is this in New York or is this in London? I guess the designer is quite as confused as we are.

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9. Your Saturday sweater

This sweater’s design is actually cute. Just make sure you don’t pull it taut like that or else, Saturday becomes Turd day.

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10. At a candy shop

This is a children’s shirt in a candy shop. It might look harmless but the sexual connotations are quite disturbing.

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11. The irony

The way this shirt is marketed is quite confusing. Should you not iron it because it doesn’t look wrinkly or should you not iron it because it’s designed to look wrinkled?

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12. The saggy bunny ears

There could have been a better spot for those bunny ears. The way they are sagging at those points looks a bit weird.

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13. When you want to look sick

Even if your favorite color is purple, I don’t think you should get these tights. They can make you look like you’re covered in bruises.

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14. No, thanks.

This is probably not the best design to have on your swimsuit. Apart from that it’s a children’s character, the theme creates a different connotation.

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15. A practical jacket?

This jacket’s design is a bit spooky. It’s like something you’d wear if you’re planning to rob a bank or if you’re aiming to look like a snowman.

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16. Is that even a donut?

Without the label, no one would think that it’s a donut. It looks more like someone’s backside.

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17. Buy what?

You’ll have to take a closer look for you to actually understand what this shirt is trying to say. The image at the bottom is a glass and the text is supposed to mean “shot”.

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18. That “part”

The dress would look nicer if the bottom part wasn’t designed that way. It forms something you can only find in men.

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19. Nothing sexual here.

This is a wrestling patch. Despite what it looks like, there’s nothing sexual there.

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20. The popping shoes

These shoes can make it easier and safer for you to walk on smooth surfaces. The only issue is the popping sound they make with each step.

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21. Just spell it

Using images to replace a letter can make a design look extra nice. However, you just have to make sure that the image actually looks like the letter. Otherwise, you’ll end up making something like this one.

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22. Look closely

This shirt is empowering. I’m just hoping that whoever made it counted the fingers before releasing it.

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23. Quite distracting

There are dresses that shouldn’t be worn during formal interviews. This is one of those dresses.

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24. Crappy design

If you ever pooped on yourself by accident, this is the dress that’ll save your day. On a regular day, however, I think it’s best to avoid this dress and this design.

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25. What if you missed the front?

If you are going to issue a warning, it’s best to keep it all in one area. That way, you won’t look like you are actually encouraging a negative behavior like this one.

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26. It’s not what you think.

If you’re going to wear a shirt with beads on, think twice about wearing a jacket over it. You might end up looking like this and it’s awkward.

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27. Hood on or off

This is the type of jacket you wouldn’t want to wear with the hood off. It sends the wrong message if you don’t put the hood on.

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28. Emo?

Back then, this look was a hit among teenagers. Now, it’s something a lot of adults regret and it’s not hard to see why.

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29. Not edgy

This look would have been better if she colored her hair completely. With just a few colored areas, it looked weird and awful. It’s like someone spilled paint on her head.

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30. All black

In theory, wearing black will make you look slimmer and classier. I guess this photo proves that theory wrong.

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31. Those eyes

Wearing a black eyeliner used to be a hit among teenage boys before. It’s a good thing that the phase ended already.

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32. When you can’t decide which hairstyle to wear for the day

This hairstyle is quite confusing. It’s like she can’t decide if she wanted dreadlocks or straight hair. It’s a good thing her hair and shirt match.

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33. The 2000 glam

This photo summarizes the fashion trend of 2000. Those glossy lips, orange glasses, and twisted hair are just on point.

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34. Those eyebrows and lips

It looked like this guy got confused about colors. Pink should go on the lips and black should go on the eyebrows- not

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35. Every single day

Back in 2003, this guy used to leave the house looking like this. It’s a good thing that it’s 2020 now.

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36. In love with bracelets

This 15-year-old had an immense love of pony bead bracelets. He’s nearly filled his entire arm and neck with them.

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37. They thought they were cool.

There are so many things going on with these kids’ styles. From their hairstyles to their jackets and pants, it’s a good thing everything’s over now.

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38. Her formal wear

Believe it or not, this kid wasn’t going to a Madonna concert. This was her outfit for the father-daughter church dance in her area.

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39. Those baggy pants

Almost everyone in the 90s used to wear those baggy pants. They weren’t just cool back then but they’re quite comfortable, too.

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40. Recycled dress

This wasn’t a phase. She just decided that it was a good idea to wear a dress made of trash bags and duct tapes.

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41. White face

This woman has just discovered white face powder. It certainly took her style to a whole new level.

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42. New male fashion

It’s hard to determine what the designer of this shirt is trying to achieve. This new male fashion certainly looks weird.

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43. Would you wear it?

This shirt looks like it has been cut in half and sewn together without checking the alignment of the stripes. Intentional or not, it’s hard to believe that anyone would buy it.

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44. Wrong orientation

Ariana Grande would have been proud of this shirt, if only her face wasn’t printed upside down.

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45. A sweater for kids

Someone didn’t think hard while designing this. It looks more like “hell” instead of “hello”.

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46. The new fashion

These hats prove that in today’s fashion, stains and tears are cool. You won’t have to worry about keeping your hats clean anymore.

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47. This is high fashion.

It’s hard to understand why someone would buy this sweater. It’s even harder to understand why a sweater in this condition would cost nearly a thousand dollars.

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48. Crazy expensive shoes

These shoes seriously looked like they’ve been picked up from the garbage can. You can clearly see hot glue and duct tape on it!

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49. When fashion makes no sense

Sometimes, it’s hard to understand fashion. It can be as confusing as this zipper that has no pocket.

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50. Speechless.

These pants are crazy. They are painful not just in the eyes but in the brain, too.

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