Movie: Dallas Buyers Club Copyright: Truth Entertainment, 2013 Distributed by: Focus Features
In maybe the second greatest transformation for a movie role (at least in my opinion) was what Matthew McConaughey did for his role in the Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey reportedly lost over 35 pounds for his role (which actually totaled almost a 1/3rd of his current body weight). McConaughey opened up after the movie how he basically cut his weight by eating almost nothing each day and running to burn extra calories.
Movie: Magic Mike Copyright: Nick Wechsler Productions, 2012 Distributed by: Warner Bros Pictures
It was reported that McConaughey was losing about SEVEN pounds a week with this crash diet of his, leading to him being extremely irritable and moody throughout the entire movie shoot!