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Jared Leto gained 67 pounds, plus more Hollywood actors' biggest movie transformations

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 26: They don't call it movie magic for nothing! Depending on the role, actors and actresses -- especially the committed ones! -- have been known to drastically change their appearances for the sake of getting into character, both physically and mentally. To celebrate Jared Leto's 50th birthday on Dec. 26, 2021, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at him and more celebrities who've totally transformed their looks on the big screen... Years before Jared dropped weight for "Dallas Buyers Club" -- see that next -- he put on pounds for "Chapter 27," adding a whopping 67 pounds to his slender frame to play John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, in the 2006 film. Jared later reflected that adding the extra weight might not have been the best decision. He was diagnosed with gout and had to take Lipitor, a high-cholesterol medicine. "I'm not sure it was the wisest choice," he told the Los Angeles Times. "A friend of mine was recently going to gain weight for a film, and I did my best to talk him out of it. Just because you can lose the weight doesn't mean the impact it had on you isn't there anymore. The script didn't say, 'Page 1: You gain 67 pounds, and you're miserable for two months.' But as I started to research, I realized that the physical representation of this guy had so much to do with who he was."Keep reading to see two more movie transformations from Jared's past, plus more stars' wildly different on-screen looks...

They don't call it movie magic for nothing! Depending on the role, actors and actresses -- especially the committed ones! -- have been known to drastically change their appearances for the sake of getting into character, both physically and mentally. To celebrate Jared Leto's 50th birthday on Dec. 26, 2021, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at him and more celebrities who've totally transformed their looks on the big screen... Years before Jared dropped weight for "Dallas Buyers Club" -- see that next -- he put on pounds for "Chapter 27," adding a whopping 67 pounds to his slender frame to play John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, in the 2006 film. Jared later reflected that adding the extra weight might not have been the best decision. He was diagnosed with gout and had to take Lipitor, a high-cholesterol medicine. "I'm not sure it was the wisest choice," he told the Los Angeles Times. "A friend of mine was recently going to gain weight for a film, and I did my best to talk him out of it. Just because you can lose the weight doesn't mean the impact it had on you isn't there anymore. The script didn't say, 'Page 1: You gain 67 pounds, and you're miserable for two months.' But as I started to research, I realized that the physical representation of this guy had so much to do with who he was."

Keep reading to see two more movie transformations from Jared's past, plus more stars' wildly different on-screen looks...

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