08/31/2013 10:36 am ET Updated Sep 02, 2013

Actors Who've Lost Extreme Amounts Of Weight For Roles, From Matthew McConaughey To Tom Hanks


Actors often go to extreme lengths to prepare for movie roles, including shedding pound after pound to the point of looking skeletal. Matthew McConaughey is the latest to do so, exchanging the meat on his bones for a meaty role as a rodeo cowboy diagnosed with HIV in "Dallas Buyers Club." With bold diets and rough exercise regimens, McConaughey joins the company of ultimate Method actors. We applaud their dedication, which is why we're taking a look at a handful of actors who've dropped pounds to (hopefully) gain paise.

Actors Who've Gotten Skeletal For Roles