Celebrities Who Went on Extreme Diets for Movie Roles

Hollywood is all about to which length you can go, how much you can dedicate yourself to a role. And while showing their dedications, many celebrities from time and again, have gone through extreme diets, to gain or lose weight, as per their roles have demanded. By day, the list keeps getting longer and here we are counting eight celebrities, who went on such unhealthy diets, to cut short or drastically increase their calorie intake.

Below are few stars who gained or lost weight for their roles:

Chris Hemsworth – The famous ‘Thor’ went on a starvation diet, for his role as Owen Chase in the shipwrecked movieIn the Heart of the Sea.” He dropped down his calorie to 500-700 per day and achieved that lean, shrunk body. It took him almost three to four weeks, to complete the look, and later on, he explained, how hard it was for him to go through it, and that all he kept thinking about was food.

Christian Bale – After Thor, we find another superhero who went on an extreme diet. The Dark Knight himself, went on such diets, not once but twice to lose weight for his movies, namely “The Machinist” and “The Fighter.” It was reported that he lost almost 63 pounds for “The Machinist” and said, if he gets obsessed with a role, he can go to any extreme to achieve what is needed for it.

Charlize Theron – This Oscar-winning South African actress, gained 30 pounds for her 2003 movie “Monster.” Her aim wasn’t looking fat, but to hide her athletic body, and look a bit healthier for her role as a prostitute, and she skillfully did it, which paid her back with the Oscar itself.

50 cent – Losing 54 pounds in nine weeks, is only possible, by sticking to the strict liquid diet, and that it what 50 did, for his role in “Things Fall Apart,” where he portrayed the character of cancer diagnosed football player.

Anne Hathaway – Another dedicated actress Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds for her 2012 release “Les Misérables,” where she played the role of a near dead prostitute. She consumed even less than 500 calories to look like what she did.

Jared Leto – After the old Dark Knight, we have the new ‘Joker,’ who went on a weird diet spree and gained 60 pounds for his role in “Chapter 27”. He almost forced fed himself, to achieve the look, and later suffered from foot pain for a year at least.

Natalie Portman – Another actress who won Oscar, for going through the pain, is none other than Natalie Portman. She lost 20 pounds for her role in “Black Swan” and was later rewarded with an Oscar. Even her co-star Mila Kunis lost 20 pounds for the movie, and thus both made their characters shine on screen.

Renee Zellweger – She gained almost 20 pounds to play Bridget Jones, in her 2001 release “Bridget Jones’ Diary”. She from size 4 went on to wear size 14, which shocked most of her fans.

For you and I, we do not need to go on extreme diets like they do. But if you are inspired to lean and fit, here’s the Beta Switch reviews – free download. The celebrities keep doing experiments with their bodies, but it should always be remembered that they do this under surveillance. And that’s why you, and I should never try doing this at home, and ending up hurting our bodies.


7 Most Effective Artists to Listen to While Working Out

It is fun to exercise to a catchy beat and fabulous lyrics to listen to while sweating your buns off. As a gym junkie, I’m very picking when it comes to music. That’s why I want to share my best collection for working out. For me, I recently discovered calisthenics and am loving every second of it. If you want to check out what it is, here is a link to the Bar Brother The System Review.


A lot of Rihanna’s songs are inspiring many people with different tastes in music. The Barbadian beauty offers different moods to get you going, i.e. hip-hop, dance, reggae, or pop. You will not get tired of her sections easily. My current favorite is “Pour It Up.” Once it plays, I’m ready to work out. Other favorite songs are “We Found Love,” “Rude Boy,” and “Right Now.” In my opinion, she is one of the most talented artists in our generation.

Calvin Harris

Calvin’s music is super catchy. “18 Months” is probably one of my favorites. It was released in 2011, and the over quality is very sophisticated and clean. The Scottish DJ is also a songwriter, record producer, and a singer. He is known for synthpop and electro house. Calvin’s album has broken the chart again and again. Some of my favorite hits are “Sweet Nothing” featuring Florence Welch and “I Need Your Love” featuring Ellie Goulding.


Avicii offers incredible electronic music. He is good at what he does. Avicii’s new album in 2011 was a big hit. His song “Levels” is undeniably irresistible. You should also check out his new hit song “Wake Me Up.” It has a great mix of country beat and house music. He can successfully embrace a punchy base and transition a perfect melody. What I love most about his music is the beat gives you a positive vibe. To make you like Avicii even more, he is heavily involved in the charity world. So he’s not only talented but is also a good guy.

davidDavid Guetta

David Guetta was voted the no. 1 DJ in 2011 in the fan poll. I admit he delivers one of the best tunes to get you moving around at the gym. His types of music include dance-pop, house, EDM (my new favorite), electro house, and a bunch more. He also works with well-known artists such as Chris Brown and LMFAO (and tons of other ones). Also, David has sold over fifteen million singles worldwide! My favorite songs are “Turn Me On” featuring Nicki Minaj.


“Dirt Off Your Shoulders,” “Holy Grail,” “Empire State of Mind,” “99 Problems” and “Brooklyn We Go Hard” are some of my favorites and will get you moving. This isn’t a surprise since Jay-Z has paired up with some of the best artists of all time such as Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Rihanna. He is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and rapper in the US. Forbes estimated his network to be close to $500 million in 2012.


Pitbull’s songs aren’t only perfect for when you workout but they are also suitable for dancing around. It’s a guarantee you will get the most of your workout when you listen to Pitbull. His music is motivating and aggressive that will make you push through while pumping iron. Some of the older songs such as “I Know You Want Me” and “Back in Time” will help you break the sweat. Pitbull also has worked with some of the most popular artists such as Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, and Usher. If you’re looking the genres of house, pop, electronic dance, or hip-hop, look no further.

Swedish House Mafia

If you’re looking for the perfect EDM, this is it. The group was formed in 2008 in Sweden and consists of the trio named Steve, Axwell, and Sebastian. They were nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2012 and again in 2013. You may have heard their songs such as “Save the World” and “Don’t You Worry.” These are probably the best dance recording of all time. My favorite go-to dance song yet is “Reload.” This band is one of the best to choose when you exercise.

What are some of your favorite tunes when breaking the sweat? Let me know below in the comments.


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