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Top 22 Fat Actors Who Had Weight Issues But Overcame it

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It’s hard to lose weight but if you take a look on these fat actors who overcome their weight issues then you will surely be motivated. These overweight celebrities transformed from fat to fit with hard work and dedication.

Celebrities too are mortals like us. There are no magic pills that can slim down your waist to the minimum and give us huge muscles. The only formula for success in bodybuilding is hard work, dedication and determination. Here we give you examples of 22 celebrities who gained a lot of weight but shed it back again:

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22. Kevin Federline
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Kevin Federline is known for his profile marriage with pop diva Britney Spear. Even though the marriage, the divorce and the child custody battle was much publicized in media but one thing that left every one talking was K-fed’s weight. The rapper gained a whopping 85 pounds on his body in the coming years. K-Fed was overweight till 2010 but it was this time that he realized that he need to get slim. Through a balanced diet and proper workout routine Kevin Federline came to his normal weight in 2013.Although he lost a lot of weight in 2011 but he gained it back in the next year.
21. Seth Rogen
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Seth rogen never cared much about his physique as the actor focus more on sharing happiness and love. He looked an adorable chubby guy in Superbad and Knocked up but the actor gave us a sweet surprised when he came out lean for his film The Green Hornet. Even though the film failed to perform well at critic or commercial level but it had one positive impact on Rogen’s life that he lose 50 plus pounds. He followed the 5 factor diet and workout formula. Seth is still a bit overweight but he surely inspired millions of his fans from his transformation.
20. Adam Sandler
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Adam sandler has been on a roller coaster ride from past 20 years. He was a slim and funny man in the 90s, he became adorably chubby and good actor in 00s and he struggling with his weight and movies in the 2010s. The actor lost nearly 70 pounds in the 00s but he gained back few pounds. He sure had weight issues but one must admit that he is a good actor who works hard to entertain people.
19. Matthew Perry
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Our very Own Chandler Bing gained considerable weight during the last season of Friends. He looked so handsome in the 90s but he struggled with his weight in 00s.
18. Gerard Butler
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You might get surprised to know that the ripped Gerard Butler too had weight issues. He showed us a dream physique in the 2007 film 300 but he gained 20 pounds in 2010. Gerard soon worked on his physique and gained back his ripped self in few months.
17. Jonah Hill
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I will be straight forward- when I first saw Jonah hill in superbad I instantly liked him. I never thought that he will get slim and nor I focused on it. But he surprised us with a slim physique in 2011 film Moneyball. He lost 40 pounds for the role. He went on to lose few more pounds. Ever since then his weight is fluctuating but he became role model of people who want to lose up those extra pounds.
16. Pierce Brosnan
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Can you imagine a fat James Bond? Pierce is known for his amazingly fit physique. However he gained the belly fat in 00s but he this was not a problem for Bond. He lose it with dedication and patience and the 64 year old actor is more than fit now.
15. Mike Tyson
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Mike Tyson surely had a controversial career and public life but one thing that the champ taught us is that you should improve your physique for more physical power. We were surprised to see a fat mike Tyson in a charity event in 2008. He gained nearly 80 pounds. However Mike lost it all with a strict vegan diet in coming years.
14. Laurence Fishburne
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Not that Laurence is known for a ripped physique but he surely was lean in the 90s. He gained back in 00s but he soon shed it away. He looked a fit man in the DC film Man of Steel.
13. Russell Crowe
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Russell Crowe always managed a normal physique throughout his career. He did gained muscle for his role in Gladiator. However the method actor shocked us when he gained 40 plus pounds for his role in The Nice Guys. The movie was loved by critics. Russell lose 52 pounds or 27 KG in the next few months.
12. Eminem
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Eminem is Rap God. Even Drake admitted it. But there was a time when Eminem went to hiatus and gained a lot of weight it was hard to recognize him. The rapper returned to his normal self and was never seen fat again.
11. Brendan Fraser
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There are many theories on why Brendan Fraser is not given any roles today. The most common reason among them all is that the charming Brendan lost his ripped physique and gained extra pounds. Even though he lost few pounds but he still is far away from his ripped self.
10. Matt Damon
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Matt Damon changed from a drama actor to an action hero with his Bourne series. However the actor was once overweight and struggled to get fit. But strong determination and positivity helped Damon to get even a better and more ripped physique.
9. John Travolta
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John Travolta started gaining weight in the early 90s and by the end of millennia he became an overweight celebrity. Ever since then he is struggling from weight issues. But we hope John would overcome these problems.
8. Steven Seagal
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There are few reports online that call Steven a not so good guy. Steven was a popular action hero in the 90s and his action movies were one of its kind. However with age steven gained weight and now is an overweight actor.
7. Alec Baldwin
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When Charming actor Alec Baldwin gained weight most people factored it with age and called it a no issue. But Alec was determined to set an example. He lost 30 pounds and looked a better man.
6. Val Kilmer
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When Val Kilmer stepped into Hollywood, everyone considered him the next big thing. However Val was not able to live up to high expectations. He gained a lot of weight in 00s.
5. Jon Favreau
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The famous Ironman and The Jungle Book director had an amazing physique in the 90s. Though he is struggling with weight since 00s but he showed several times that anyone can lose weight if determined enough.
4. Vince Vaughn
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Vince Vaughn actually stopped caring about his overweight physique long time but this does not mean that he crossed the boundaries. Vince still managed to be in a healthy physique.
3. Christian Bale
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The weight loss and weight gain journey of Christian Bale is well documented. He skinned down himself to merely 50 pounds for his role in 2003 film The Machinist. As soon as he finished Machinist he got the offer to play Batman. Christian soon gained more than 100 pounds to play the dark knight in Christopher Nolan’s film.
2. Ryan Gosling
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Ryan Gosling gained a few pounds for his 2007 film Lars and the real girl. Ryan gained 60 pounds for The Lovely Bones film of Peter Jackson. However his vision for the character was different from the director’s vision. So peter Jackson rejected him when he showed up on the set as an overweight man. Ryan called it the rock bottom of his career but he soon overcame it and actually made our jaw drop from his physique in 2011 film Cray Stupid Love.
1. Chris Pratt
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Chris Pratt is one of the finest examples of recent times of how person can go from fat to fit if he is determined. Though we all miss the adorable fat Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation but the ‘Star Lord’ Chris Pratt soon became our favourite Marvel Superhero. Chris Pratt lost a total of 60 pounds i.e. 27 KG in a short span of six months. Chris advised that one should not workout too much and eat too little to get the perfect physique. Just balance your diet with a lot of water and you will get the best out of yourself.

Who is among your inspirations in weight loss and weight gain? Share your fat loss story with us.

Comments (1)

  • To me Chris Pratt is my inspiration bcuz to be honest he is more relevant today (i love a lot of these other actors though like john travolta) but personally chris just feels like someone i would be friends with if he was younger or i was older.

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