Heavy Movie Roles
Mark Wahlberg went from a washboard 6-pack to a jelly donut during his preparations for “The Fighter”. Here is a gallery of Mark shirtless, fat, and wearing sweatpants.
Renee Zellweger is certainly dedicated to her craft. She gained 20 pounds for her starring role in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001). Then, as she did for the original flick, Zellweger gained 30 pounds for the sequel, growing from a size 6 to 14 before shooting started.
For his critically-acclaimed role as Jake LaMotta in the Martin Scorsese film, Raging Bull, Mr. Robert de Niro went on a 4 month binge eating trip to Europe where he managed to increase his weight from 145 to 215 pounds. This is an incredibly, borderline dangerous amount to put on in such a short time period.
For her acclaimed and Oscar-winning role in Million Dollar Baby, Hilary Swank gained 19 pounds of muscle. To achieve this, she ate every 1.5 hours, lifted weights incessantly, and consumed over 210 grams of daily protein. We definitely give her credit for your effort here.