25 Actors Who Became Unrecognizable For A Role

  • Published on Apr 1, 2019
  • These actors underwent extreme physical transformations for their roles! Subscribe to our channel: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Screenrant
    Well, you can never say that some actors wont go to extremes in order to inhabit a role. Some go the way of packing on the pounds, while others are determined to lose a ton of weight in a short amount of time. Whatever the job, these Hollywood stars have done it all; from crazy crash dieting to spending untold hours in the gym while chowing down on protein in order to get into character. Whether it was Chris Pratt’s transformation from Andy Dwyer into a super hunk in Guardians of the Galaxy, Jonah Hill’s fluctuating weight for movies like War Dogs and TV shows like Maniac, Natalie Portman cramming years of ballet training into a couple of months for Black Swan, or a young Tom Hardy getting absolutely huge for Bronson. There was also Jared Leto’s weight gain for Chapter 27, Demi Moore’s serious dedication to changing it all for G.I. Jane, Anne Hathaway starving herself in order to take on Fantine in Les Miserables, or Sir Ben Kingsley changing his entire lifestyle to accurately portray Gandhi. Along with them, Jake Gyllenhaal dropped a ton of weight for Nightcrawler and then packed it on for Southpaw, Emma Stone trained like a professional Athlete to play one in Battle of the Sexes, and Ryan Gosling made the mistake of putting on pounds for The Lovely Bones before he was eventually fired because of it! All these stars and more turned their bodies and lives around in order to get into their characters skin, in a big way!
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  • Navaid Sheikh
    Navaid Sheikh 14 hours ago

    Watch amir khan transformation for his movie “Dangal”

  • Americans FIRST GodBlessAmerica

    I do not feel the extremes are really necessary....but they are respected and admired.

  • Sophie Bates
    Sophie Bates Day ago

    You missed Brie Larson! Her transformation for her role in Room and then getting jacked for Captain Marvel!

  • Sam Dasgupta
    Sam Dasgupta Day ago

    Missed Amir Khan for Dangal(Indian Movie)


    How y’all forget 50 cent . The disrespect lmfaooo

  • Eyesight Journalism
    Eyesight Journalism 3 days ago

    There are no rules to a method.

  • Lukა Tაke ა Brაke

    I don't wanna be an actor anymore...

  • Morten Nielsen
    Morten Nielsen 3 days ago

    I admire the actors who go to so extreme length, just to entertain us all. But still, it can't be healthy... :/

  • James Spidey Esquivel

    Jared Leto got skeletal for Dallas buyers club as well

  • James Spidey Esquivel

    The other version of girl with the dragon tattoo actress was also skinny

  • James Spidey Esquivel

    Charlize Theron in monster

  • James Spidey Esquivel

    The moonshine movie Tom hardy got buff

  • James Spidey Esquivel

    Sometimes their body gets permanently negatively damaged

  • Jawad Ali
    Jawad Ali 4 days ago

    Back in the day when there was no medicine for pain surgeries happened without it.
    Hollywood can do better than this don’t make them loose weight use softwares 😉

  • Durah Chan
    Durah Chan 4 days ago

    Its SICK and Unhealthy what these Actors are doing!
    Gaining and losing weight so fast is very very unhealthy and can Damage the body

  • imagine2C
    imagine2C 4 days ago

    Lol a white guy played ghandi of all ppl... mk

  • HamZa RaNa
    HamZa RaNa 4 days ago

    Well if its only from Hollywood then its fine but check "Amir Khan" from "Dangal"

  • James Morris
    James Morris 4 days ago

    Thanks for spoiling the tennis movie screenrant...

  • Will Ward
    Will Ward 5 days ago +1

    What about christian bale's transformation as a child in "Empire of the Sun".... this guy has been an elite actor his whole life!

  • Shashank Kokate
    Shashank Kokate 6 days ago

    Daniel radcliff jungle???

  • FNS sneek
    FNS sneek 7 days ago


  • Tobias Valasquez
    Tobias Valasquez 7 days ago

    Will Smith benched 365. And I'm an African King.

  • Qasem Albarazi
    Qasem Albarazi 8 days ago

    Christian Bale had the hardest duty.

  • Anna Nicolussi
    Anna Nicolussi 8 days ago +1

    How is Michael Fassbender's huge weight loss for "Hunger" not in this?

  • Carrie Bizz
    Carrie Bizz 9 days ago

    You forgot Tom Hanks in Philadelphia as well.

  • Naike Škorecová
    Naike Škorecová 9 days ago

    You forgot about Benicio del Toro, he had to gain weight over 18 kg for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • Ulziibayar Otgonbaatar

    How about Fassbender in HUNGER? That is something entirely different!

  • prestige wolf
    prestige wolf 10 days ago

    uses a phine as a oaster thats fubny

  • Grace
    Grace 11 days ago

    hearing the words "nearly anorexic" is so funny. I guess you can't really say the actors had eating disorders but starving yourself is literally what qualifies as anorexic. so yeah haha movie productions are endorsing anorexia blah blah blah can we just make up our minds if starving ourselves is good or bad? supermodels? great. losing weight for a movie? great. person with an eating disorder? ungrateful, dramatic, stubborn, and sick. PICK ONE COWARDS

    • Grace
      Grace 11 days ago

      the public doesn't get to pick and choose what qualifies as anorexic. you made the rules, play by them or admit your ignorance :)

  • Mr. Invincible
    Mr. Invincible 11 days ago


  • Jorda n
    Jorda n 12 days ago

    How did you forget Steve Carrell in foxcatcher?

  • grayboo212
    grayboo212 12 days ago +1

    02:48 With real “optical” courses? I could see how that would be difficult.

  • Dbz Directioner
    Dbz Directioner 12 days ago +2

    Heath Ledger As Joker.
    I mean this guys nearly died but he actually died.

  • A R
    A R 14 days ago +1

    U missed lots of worthy actors ..

  • Tej Swaroop David Karlapudi

    You forgot James McAvoy for split

  • Sabbir Hossain
    Sabbir Hossain 17 days ago

    Aamir khan for dangal..... must watch it..... 🤘🤘🤘

  • A Duck
    A Duck 18 days ago

    Chubby Pratt is so adorable

  • tiny tots
    tiny tots 19 days ago

    No Pratt I loved the chubby you
    But kinda like this new you

  • J Rohas
    J Rohas 19 days ago

    You missed Hemsworth in in the heart of the sea!

  • 6 9
    6 9 19 days ago

    Yu miss the joker ledger

  • Fapping Foopa
    Fapping Foopa 21 day ago

    Bronson is a good film

  • Kane123 Gaming
    Kane123 Gaming 21 day ago +1

    What about creed this is p*ssing me of

  • angryshadeofpink
    angryshadeofpink 22 days ago

    Go back to Tom Hardy's role in Band of Brothers if you want to see the true extent of his transformation to where he is now.

  • Marc Velliano
    Marc Velliano 22 days ago +1

    Meryl Streep can act anything and still stay herself.

  • proven point
    proven point 22 days ago

    Gandhi was not a vegan. He consumed dairy

  • hermione2611 K
    hermione2611 K 22 days ago

    Heath Ledger. Mentally and psychologically transformed.

  • Vitor Hugo Colino Vono


  • Eden Knodel
    Eden Knodel 23 days ago

    What about Vincent D'Onofrio? Literally broke a record with his weight gain for Full Metal Jacket.

    • Eden Knodel
      Eden Knodel 23 days ago

      He gained 70lbs, btw, beating DeNiro's record by 10lbs

  • Naiiwa
    Naiiwa 24 days ago

    (to the bone) lily collins??????

  • Rafa & Nancy
    Rafa & Nancy 25 days ago

    Danggg talk about dedication to a role😱

  • Ethan Castagno
    Ethan Castagno 25 days ago

    I still refuse to believe that the guy from Vice is Batman

  • Dylan Gielen
    Dylan Gielen 25 days ago

    What about endgame when cap America had to get like 50 years older

  • Bob Martin
    Bob Martin 25 days ago

    I thought C Bale's weight loss in the Machinist was too much, it was distracting.

  • K H K
    K H K 25 days ago

    Well it’s called “paycheck diet” you get paid $$$$.

  • rebecca seppanen
    rebecca seppanen 25 days ago

    That would be so bad to do that to your body over and over.

  • Daniël van der Heide
    Daniël van der Heide 25 days ago +1

    what about batista who played the invinsible drax

  • FloutGGs
    FloutGGs 26 days ago

    What about Leonardo DiCaprio revenent

  • Plutot Crever
    Plutot Crever 26 days ago

    This kind of weight loss weight gain is horrible for the liver, gallbladder and kidneys. Horrible.
    You can hurt yourself pretty badly losing so much weight so fast and gain it back.

    NITIN SONI 26 days ago

    Christian bale is a legend.

  • Money Collector
    Money Collector 26 days ago

    as long as they act well it does not matter to me

  • Muhammad Arsal556
    Muhammad Arsal556 26 days ago

    They didn’t even include Heath Ledger even though he locked himself in a hotel room to feel more like the joker in the Dark Knight

  • dass Jayapal
    dass Jayapal 26 days ago

    What about Vikram, Indian actor movie like ' i ' search i teaser on you tube

  • thricefan89
    thricefan89 27 days ago

    Christian Bale had 2 roles that required a malnourished physique

  • Disharth
    Disharth 27 days ago


  • Banks Drinnen
    Banks Drinnen 27 days ago +1

    Bradley cooper transformed into a raccoon why wasn’t he on here?

  • XDaRkModzX
    XDaRkModzX 27 days ago

    thor becoming fat

  • Micha Ana
    Micha Ana 27 days ago

    What about Michael B. Jordan?

  • Akhnaten
    Akhnaten 27 days ago

    Gary Oldman...

  • Eyad Ghazzawi
    Eyad Ghazzawi 28 days ago

    where's 50 cent, in the movie "All Things Fall Apart"

  • Bookmouse
    Bookmouse 28 days ago

    No Hugh Jackman? srsly?

  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray 28 days ago

    imagine not putting emperor palpatine on here

  • Liam Graney
    Liam Graney 28 days ago +1

    It doesn't really matter if thor gained weight, he's still the god of THUNDER

  • Yahel Weiss
    Yahel Weiss 28 days ago


  • Panda Pirate
    Panda Pirate 28 days ago

    Your lists are bad and you should feel bad

  • Beverly Shumaker
    Beverly Shumaker 28 days ago

    I was waiting for Lily Collins from To The Bone

  • AJ Chupa
    AJ Chupa 28 days ago +1

    I thought the guy that played Ghandi was Key from Key and Peele

  • GhostSniper0219
    GhostSniper0219 29 days ago

    chris hemsworth for thor 2019 😭

    • my melody
      my melody 28 days ago

      his weight was edited on, not actually gained

  • Extranosense
    Extranosense 29 days ago

    If I don’t see Joaquin pheonix here I swear

  • Kadyn Ecker
    Kadyn Ecker 29 days ago

    Captain America

  • Final Fantasic!!
    Final Fantasic!! 29 days ago

    Charlie Sheen turned into a tiger.... at least his blood did

  • Alvaldong
    Alvaldong Month ago +3

    0:52 You could have said he went from crisp rat

  • Ajg Studios
    Ajg Studios Month ago +1

    christian bale is the goat

  • Jang Lil Bit of Errthang

    what about 50 cent in that football movie

  • Daria Lugovkin
    Daria Lugovkin Month ago


  • Yoyogamer 122
    Yoyogamer 122 Month ago

    I loved Chris patts first show

  • Çode X
    Çode X Month ago

    I also did put 30kg and I'm not even getting paid........geez 🤒🤧😷

  • Battyboy 30000
    Battyboy 30000 Month ago

    Sorry where’s Mac from Its always sunny?

  • Eden McAvoy
    Eden McAvoy Month ago

    Lilly Collins in To the Bone

  • Ronny Dimitrov
    Ronny Dimitrov Month ago

    The trick is to tell her that you like Christian bale, but not in which movie

  • Kimsea Chea
    Kimsea Chea Month ago

    Mynfat ass couldn't loose 1 gram

  • Daniel Riley
    Daniel Riley Month ago

    Demi Moore doing OPTICAL courses??? So she can look just like a FICTIONAL character??? Wow, who comes up with this stuff?

  • Bugcat_ OwO
    Bugcat_ OwO Month ago +1

    Every marvel actor ever

  • Asta Gionino
    Asta Gionino Month ago

    now we have CGI

  • Kanika Ahuja Rathore

    Lilly Collins to the bone

  • vipul japsare
    vipul japsare Month ago

    Screen rant should also have mentioned about Aamir Khan for his body transformation for movie Dangal

  • Dani Hay
    Dani Hay Month ago

    So much of this could be done with prosthetics and makeup. Take Gary Oldman as Churchill. That's dedication I guess

  • Todor Popov
    Todor Popov Month ago


  • Armaan Gupta
    Armaan Gupta Month ago +2

    Hey, this was made on April Fools...
    Is this stuff fake?
    Nah, it can't be. You're too honest and I already knew some of this stuff.

  • Zhesneir xD
    Zhesneir xD Month ago

    AAMIR KHAN the movie DANGAL

  • bal khillo
    bal khillo Month ago