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6 Actors Who Bulked Up for a Movie Role

December 9, 2012

Actors and actresses are well known for losing ridiculous amounts of weight to make sure they look the part for their next movie roles. Here are a few celebrities who did the exact opposite! Check out six actors and actresses who gained weight for a movie role in the pages below! 


Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain gained 15 pounds for her role in The Help. The actress says her secret weapon was soy ice cream.


Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio gained weight while filming J. Edgar. He says he went on a cupcake diet but didn't quite reach his goal and had to wear a fat suit while filming.


Zac Efron

Zac Efron gained 17 pounds of mostly muscle for his role in The Lucky One. The actor says the weight gain involved a lot of eating and training with Marines and Navy SEALs.


Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf gained 40 pounds for his role in Lawless. The actor says the weight gain took over his life as he had to eat every three hours. His diet included protein shakes, chicken and vitamins.


Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg gained a whole lot of muscle for Pain and Gain. The actor says he ate 10 times a day and got some help from his own line of supplements.


Hugh Jackman

To reprise his role as Wolverine, High Jackman consumed 6,000 calories a day, which included high-protein foods.

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