15 Insane Things Celebrities Have Done to Get the Part

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Some actors will do anything for a role — and, let’s be honest, that multi-million dollar paycheck. From extreme diet tactics to lose (or gain!) insane amounts of weight to piercing their nipples, the following A-listers have done some insane things in preparation for a role.

1. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams lived together for a month, with their on-screen daughter, so they could mirror the rhymths of a family in “Blue Valentine.”

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2. Tom Hanks lost so much weight for his roles in “Philadelphia” and “Castaway” that he credits the yo-yo dieting for his eventual type II diabetes diagnosis.

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3. Christian Bale is a notorious Method actor who relishes gaining and losing weight for his roles, but nowhere was his dedication more apparent than in his chilling transformation for “The Machinist.”

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4. To play an AIDS victim in “Dallas Buyers Club,” Matthew McConaughey ate egg whites and chicken and lost over forty pounds.

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5. Renee Zellweger ate 4,000 calories a day to gain twenty pounds to play Bridget Jones—twice. (Okay, it sounds fun!)

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6. Rooney Mara truly pierced her nipple to get into character for her role in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

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