See Matthew McConaughey Looking Scary Thin — PICS

ALTMatthew McConaughey has been known to really get into his roles (see Magic Mike), and typically fans have no complaints (see Magic Mike). But for his part in next year’s The Dallas Buyer’s Club, the 43-year-old actor appears to be taking his dedication to his craft a little too far.

The typically buff actor was recently spotted at LAX looking almost unrecognizable. McConaughey has said to have lost 30 pounds in an effort to play Ron Woodruff, a homophobic Texan who contracted HIV in the ’80s from sharing needles.

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Before the movie started filming, McConaughey sat down with Larry King to talk about his sudden weight loss. “I’m drinking a lot of tea, and things like that. The first 10 days are much harder than after the first 10 days, because it takes a while for your body to understand that it has to feed off of itself.”

He also admitted, “I should not look healthy by the time I’m doing that film.”

From the look of these recent photos we can honestly say, mission accomplished!

[Photo Credit: AKM-GSI]

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