Ashton Kutcher’s ‘jOBs’ Apples and 10 Other Extreme Celebrity Movie Diets — GALLERY

Ashton Kutcher - Steve Jobs Diet

While normal people can’t even bring themselves to stick to diets for the all-important purpose of physical health, those otherworldly Hollywood folk are disciplined (or crazy) enough to adhere to very demanding regimens in the name of art. Sometimes, this doesn’t go over too well — E! reports that Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized with pancreatic issues after dining only on fruit to keep slender for jOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic that debuted at Sundance.

Kutcher is hardly the only performer to go to dire nutritional lengths to embody a character. We’ve assembled a gallery of actors and actresses who have packed on or lobbed off extreme sums of weight, thanks to steadfast dietary rules, for big screen roles. These actors aren’t only devoted to the craft, they’re devoted to the craft services!

10 Extreme Celebrity Movie Diets

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.