Movies might be entertainment but they’re not all fun and games. When it came to portraying a character the actors on this list took their job seriously and dropped pounds in the double digits to create a dramatic onscreen transformation, sometimes with shocking and down right scary results.
50 Cent looked unrecognizable after losing over 50 pounds for his role in All Things Fall Apart. The film called for 50 to play a cancer-stricken football player, but upon initial viewing of the photos many people wondered if the rapper-turned-actor was sick for real. He achieved his transformation in nine weeks with a liquid diet and three hours-a-day workouts.