PICS: Celebs Who Lost or Gained Weight for Film Roles
On the surface, it sometimes seems that Hollywood actors and actresses have the easiest jobs in the world. They get paid millions to shoot their movies in exotic locales with similarly beautiful people, and then, when their films finally debut, they bask in fame and adulation.
But many talented actors work much harder at bringing their characters to life. Some of them tirelessly research their roles and create elaborate backstories; others go method and refuse to break character for the duration of filming; and, in extreme cases, a scant few will forgo makeup, special effects and fat suits, and physically modify their outward appearances for a part.
Here's a look at Hollywood's most daring actors, who not only dedicated themselves, but also their bodies, to their craft.