Most people struggle with their weight at some point in their life, but the pressures of Hollywood are extreme. Male actors are not immune to the scrutiny, unrealistic beauty standards and consequent self-loathing that goes along with being a media fixture. This list takes a look at some male actors who have struggled with and overcome problems with their weight.
10. Russell Brand
Russell Brand is a man who is extremely open about his addictive personality, thus his battle with drugs, sex and food are well known. The actor struggles with both bipolar disorder and OCD and his bulimia was another manifestation of these issues. “I was bulimic when I was 14,” he told the Daily Mail. “I had problems with food and self-harming…my feeling about my childhood was that it was lonely and difficult.” Brand’s bulimia continued into his stint in rehab, but he has since recovered.