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Jared Leto – ‘Chapter 27′

In order to gain the 67 lbs (over 4 stone) to play John Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman in this little-seen thriller Leto guzzled pints of microwaved ice cream mixed with soy sauce and olive oil. The intense weight gain gave the actor gout.

15 insane actor weight gain transformations

Tom Butler - do not use
Senior UK Writer

In this age of buff bodied movie stars with their cucumber water and kale smoothies, the attraction of acting roles that require a bit of weight gain must be irresistible. Emma Stone recently revealed she’d added 15lbs to play tennis legend Billie Jean King in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ through protein shakes and hardcore workouts.

Here’s 15 more actors who beefed up and bulked out in the name of art.