We love to talk about how Renée Zellweger gained 30 pounds to play Bridget Jones, but as in all things Hollywood, anything girls can do, boys will do to the extreme. Hottie Jared Leto (okay, for reals? I've never really gotten the attraction) gained 70 pounds to portray Mark David Chapman, the guy who shot John Lennon outside of his apartment building, thus gaining entrance to the exclusive club of actors who have gained over 50 pounds specifically for a part in a movie. Who else has gone down the doughnut express?
- Robert DeNiro for Raging Bull (60 pounds)
- Vincent D'Onofrio for Full Metal Jacket (70 pounds)
- Christian Bale for Batman Begins (100 pounds)*
- Russell Crowe for The Insider (50 pounds)
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