Hollywood actors have shown us over the years that they’ll stop at nothing when it comes to preparing for a role. This involves going through tremendous body transformations just because the character demands it. From flab to flat 6-pack abs or the reverse, these actors have done it all. We’ve picked here 8 of the very best body transformations we’ve seen Hollywood stars undergo for their roles in important films.
Christian Bale – The Machinist and Vice
Playing the role of a machinist with severe insomnia was hard enough, but Christian Bale just had to go all in. He apparently lost 63 pounds in four months by eating only tuna fish and one apple per day. Years later, to portray the role of Dick Cheney, Bale had to go through a different kind of transformation. He added 40 pounds to his weight and turned into an unrecognizable version of himself.