Top 10 Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done To Prepare For Roles


2. Christian Bale in The Machinist

Christian Bale is the epitome of an actor transforming himself for different roles.

Furthermore, he takes these transformations to the next level, often bordering on dangerous and certainly very unhealthy.

For his role in The Machinist, Bale lost 60 pounds in four months and went from a hunk to a scarily thin insomniac.

His extreme diet consisted of eating an apple and can of tuna fish per day, and it has also been reported that Bale chewed a lot of gum, drank excessive amounts of coffee and smoked cigarettes to bring his body into a “shape” fit for his role in 2004 The Machinist.

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Going from 173 pounds down to 110 pounds for someone who is 6 feet tall screams insanity, but Bale is one of the most devoted actors Hollywood has ever seen or had a chance to have among its finest artists.