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    Prithviraj Sukumaran in ‘Aadujeevitham (The Goat Life)’ to Christian Bale in ‘The Machinist’: 5 actors who impressed with their extreme physical transformation for a role

    Being a movie star is never easy. Actors put in tremendous effort and preparation to deliver extraordinary performances, bringing characters to life with depth and poetry. Today, we celebrate phenomenal actors from around the world, who go the extra mile to portray their roles convincingly and earn critical acclaim for their brilliant performances. It’s truly why we love and admire them. From Prithviraj Sukumaran in ‘Aadujeevitham (The Goat Life)’ to Christian Bale in ‘The Machinist’, below we bring you 5 actors who impressed us with their extreme physical transformation for a role. Take a look:

    Prithviraj Sukumaran – ‘Aadujeevitham (The Goat Life)’

    Touted as one of the most anticipated releases of 2024, director Blessy’s ‘Aadujeevitham (The Goat Life)’ starring Pan India Star Prithviraj Sukumaran is set to captivate audiences worldwide on March 28, 2024. Based on a story of survival inspired by true events, the film features Prithviraj Sukumaran in the role of Najeeb Muhammed, the protagonist, and he underwent an extraordinary physical transformation for his character. Prithviraj Sukumaran’s dedication to shedding 31 kilos to portray his character’s journey in the film has left fans eagerly anticipating its release. Truly going above and beyond everyone’s expectations for his dramatic and impressive transformation!

    Christian Bale – ‘The Machinist’

    Christian Bale’s dramatic weight loss of approximately 30 kilograms stands out as another one of the most extreme transformations an actor has undergone for a role. It’s said that the actor starved himself to achieve the desired physique for his character in ‘The Machinist’.

    Joaquin Phoenix – ‘Joker’

    Celebrated as one of the greatest actors in global cinema, Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal in the widely acclaimed ‘Joker’ continues to impress audiences worldwide. He underwent an intense transformation, shedding 52 pounds (24 kilos) for the role, a feat that left a strong impact on both his physical and mental well-being.

    Aamir Khan – ‘Dangal’

    Rightly called ‘Mister Perfectionist’, Aamir Khan is widely recognised for going the extra mile for every character he takes on. An extraordinary performer and gifted artist, Aamir Khan stunned everyone with his transformation in the critical and commercial blockbuster ‘Dangal.’ Portraying the role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, he went from 96 kilos to 68 kilos in five months. Speaking about the same, the actor once stated, “I weighed 96 kgs with 38 per cent body fat, and I had to reduce it to 9 per cent body fat within five months. That was a huge task.” Truly incredible!

    Chris Hemsworth – ‘The Heart Of The Sea’

    Widely known for his stellar acting prowess, Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal as a sailor in ‘The Heart Of The Sea’ required him to shed extra muscle. In this, he shed around 33 pounds, nearly 15 kgs for the role, earning much appreciation from critics and movie lovers worldwide.

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