Amazing Celebrity Physical Tranformations

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    Jake Gyllenhaal gained five pounds of muscle for his role in 'Prince of Persia.' Gyllenhall told Us Weekly, "I over-prepared myself because I never knew how much they were going to ask me to do... so I just made sure I'd be hopefully able to do anything... I guess I've gotten buff."

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    Russell Crowe: He claims: +63 lbs
    Really? That's 63 lbs? We're not saying Russell Crowe looks great for his role in 'Body of Lies,' but we'd call that 25 at most.

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    Matt Damon: +20 or 30 lbs
    The usually slim, handsome Damon packed on the pounds for his upcoming role as Mark Whitacre, an executive-turned-FBI informant. 'The Informant' comes out in 2009. / Getty Images

    Charlize Theron: +30 lbs
    It would take more than 30 to make the teensy Theron look fat, but the makeup and prosthetics really transformed her into serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 'Monster.'

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    Tobey Maguire: Lost weight
    Tobey Maguire isn't actually small enough to portray a tiny jockey convincingly - so he shed a bunch of weight for his role in 'Seabiscuit,' getting down to a low of 137 pounds.

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    Tom Hanks: Lost weight
    You'd never expect a guy stranded on an island for 5 years to look hale and hardy - so Tom Hanks dropped a bucket of bulk for his role in 'Cast Away.'

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    Jeremy Davies: Lost weight
    Davies is always a trim fellow, but his part in 'Rescue Dawn' called for dramatic weight loss - it's the story of US soldiers held captive in Laos during the Vietnam War.

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    George Clooney: +35 lbs
    George Clooney expanded his repertoire and waistline for the movie 'Syriana.' Honestly, the weight's not that bad... but the beard is horrible.

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    Jared Leto: +67 lbs
    Leto gained a LOT to play Mark David Chapman, the assassin of John Lennon, in 'Chapter 27'... and pretty much no one saw the movie. That's a lot of wasted cheeseburgers.

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    Christian Bale: -63 lbs
    We weep to think of what the weight loss for 'The Machinist' did to Bale's heart - and the fact that he started filming 'Batman' right after just boggles the mind.

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