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9 Stars Who Dropped Major Weight for Movie Roles (PHOTOS)

by Kylie McConville on November 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM

scaleLet it be known that I'm not a huge fan of celebrities dropping serious pounds to play a role in a film. Take, for example, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway -- both went to scary extremes to get into character recently. I find their weight loss startling. I think any star shedding 30 or 40 pounds to play a part in a movie is ridiculous, unnecessary, and completely unhealthy. Though they may not be putting their careers on the line, they're certainly putting their health and well-being in harm's way.

So, I'll say it again: I'm not impressed. Mainly because I think it sends the wrong message to impressionable, young fans who believe being that thin and frail is desirable. It's scary. But this type of epidemic includes more Hollywood big names than just Matthew and Anne. Take a look at nine A-list actors and actresses who dipped to some shockingly low weights to star in a movie ...

Are you bothered by stars shedding serious weight for movie roles?

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Matthew McConaughey -- 30 lbs. thinner for "The Dallas Buyer's Club"

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Filed Under: celeb style, body, horrors

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