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!
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