Celebrities Who've Lost or Gained Weight for Movie Roles

Charlize Theron in Monster

To play real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003's Monster -- for which she won the Best Actress Academy Award -- Theron gained 30 pounds on her model-esque frame. "I’m very athletic looking...and I don’t know how I could have played that part with this body," she told Stumped magazine of why she didn't just use a fat suit. "I knew I had to transform my body to get myself into her physical skin."

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