50 Cent For All Things Fall Apart
Rapper/actor 50 Cent was hardly recognizable in the 2011 film All Things Fall Apart. For his role as a football player diagnosed with cancer, Curtis Jackson dropped from his normal weight of 214 pounds to a mere 160 pounds. That’s a 54 pound loss, I really can’t see any doctor being alright with that.
Jackson went on a strictly liquid diet and spent 3 hours a day on a treadmill. 3 hours folks, think about that. 50 also had all his tattoos removed from his arms because he was sick of having to spend extra time in makeup to have them covered up.
Even though the movie wasn’t a critical success, Jackon’s dedication earned him some respect in the acting world and in our eyes too. Though he may not have much talent on the big screen, his dedication is undeniable and it’s pretty damn impressive.
Charlize Theron For Monster
For an actress as stunningly beautiful as Charlize Theron to make herself appear as anything but gorgeous would take a lot of work, but for Monster it wasn’t just make-up artists that helped her take on her role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos, Theron added 30 pounds of her own to further the effect.
The appearance was greatly aided by make-up and a set of prosthetic teeth, but her performance likely wouldn’t have been as successful without the weight she gained. Her diet for the movie consisted mostly of potato chips and donuts, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in my books, but Theron only had 3 weeks between the final shoot of Monster and her next film, Head In The Clouds, which she drop back down to her normal weight for, which wasn’t easy.
Her dedication certainly paid off as it resulted in a Best Actress Oscar and was hailed as one of the best performances in the history of cinema by Roger Ebert.
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