Breaking through in Hollywood can be tough work, especially when acting roles can be quite demanding. Some actors are willing to go any length to land a good role, or do justice to a film project- – even if it means putting their health at risk. Whether losing weight or putting on pounds, many actors in Hollywood have pushed their bodies to extreme lengths to prepare for a role. Here’s our list of the 10 most ridiculous diets that male celebrities have done. Trust us, the results are shocking.
10. Christian Bale
If anyone should win an award for their dedication to an acting role, it should be Christian Bale. The 6 foot tall actor managed to lose a record 63 pounds over the course of 4 months for his role as an insomniac in the psychological thriller The Machinist. The actor’s weight drastically dropped from 173 pounds to a mere 110, the result of a strict eating regime. Bale’s daily diet was comprised of an apple and/or can of tuna, black coffee, and water. It’s also been reported that the actor chewed a lot of gum and smoked cigarettes, He also had a rigorous workout schedule that included intensive cardio and weight training. Six months later, he regained the weight to play Bruce Wayne in 2005’s Batman Begins. More recently, the actor put on the pounds for his role in American Hustle. Bale gained 40 pounds by eating a continuous amount of junk food like cheeseburgers. The drastic changes in his diet over the years can’t be good for him!