Most dramatic actor transformations

Published On: Oct 16 2012 02:53:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 08:57:57 AM CST

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are receiving buzz during awards season for their dramatic transformations in "Dallas Buyers Club." Take a look at some of the other most dramatic actor transformations ever seen on film.

dramatic movie transformation - Bale Machinist
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Less than two years later, Bale had famously emaciated himself for the 2004 movie "The Machinist," dropping 63 pounds to play insomniac Trevor Reznik by eliminating almost all foods and subsisting on coffee, cigarettes and an apple a day.

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