Chris Hemsworth Is Nearly Unrecognizable in This Shirtless Snap (PHOTO)

Considering he's usually one of the hottest men in Hollywood, Chris Hemsworth looks scary skinny in a new Instagram post. The photo shows the actor looking disheveled and nearly skeletal.

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Chris's look is the result of the strict 500-calorie a day diet he had to stick with in order to star in the flick In the Heart of the Sea. He plays a sailor stranded at sea after his boat is capsized by a Moby Dick–style whale.

Just tried a new diet/training program called "Lost At Sea". Wouldn't recommend it.. #IntheHeartoftheSea

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It's really startling to see Chris look so gaunt, with overgrown locks and facial hair. We definitely prefer our Chris groomed and strong. Since the film wrapped production quite some time ago and is set for release on December 11, we sure hope Chris has had time to bulk up and, you know, eat again.

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This obviously isn't the first time an actor or actress has either dropped or gained a ton of weight in order to play a role. It just seems so unhealthy and makes us really nervous for them. A-listers like Matthew McConaughey, who dropped a lot of weight for Dallas Buyers Club, have said it's been tough to get back to their pre-movie physique after drastically changing their diet.

 

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