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Old 10-09-07, 09:48 PM
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Top 10 physical transformations for film

http://deputy-dog.com/2007/06/24/top...ions-for-film/


Bale is amazing.
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As soon as I saw the title for this thread, I thought Bale
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Yeah Bale is incredible. His look in 'The Machinist' is completely shocking. It almost took me out of the movie. Almost.
To get that look and then from that to BB was a staggering physical feat.
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Originally Posted by stingermck
As soon as I saw the title for this thread, I thought Bale
Yup.
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Good list but um, weren't there any movies made BEFORE 1980 or so? Actually pretty much everything there is post-1990, which is even more blinkered.
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Originally Posted by stingermck
As soon as I saw the title for this thread, I thought Bale
Ditto
Old 10-09-07, 11:27 PM
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I think Tom Hanks in Cast Away should be in there somewhere.
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I too thought of Bale right off the bat (no pun intended).
Renee Zelweger does look rather hot with those few wxtra lbs. i gotta say. much better than when she's all skinny in stuff like Chicago.
Eric Bana is also a great pick. I cannot hardly watch that film without thinking the whole time "I cannot believe that is Eric Bana".

Also I wonder if Marlon Brando should be on that list after he showed up on the Apocalypse Now set grossly obese. Not that that was required for the role but it was still a hell of a transformation.
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Yeah, Cast Away should be on there, especially for showing the two sides in one film.

Big for Renee Zellweger's Bridget Jones look.
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Bale's change is crazy.

And wow, that's Eric Bana?!
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Originally Posted by Drexl
Yeah, Cast Away should be on there, especially for showing the two sides in one film.

Big for Renee Zellweger's Bridget Jones look.
Another big thumbs up for Renee Zellweger's Bridget Jones look.
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Vincent D'onofrio for his transformation from to AiB to FMJ.

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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Vincent D'onofrio for his transformation from to AiB to FMJ.
Is there something wrong with typing out the full titles of the movies? Adventures in Babysitting isn't one of those movies that has a long history of being called by its acronym.
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Originally Posted by Sierra Disc
Good list but um, weren't there any movies made BEFORE 1980 or so? Actually pretty much everything there is post-1990, which is even more blinkered.
Actors weren't asked to make big transformations like that...seriously.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Vincent D'onofrio for his transformation from to AiB to FMJ.
Especially considering the films were released a week apart from eachother.
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Someone posted a comment on the deputy-dog site about Ellen Burstyn's performance in Requiem For A Dream:

"Watch the movie Requiem for a Dream. The Mom (Sarah Goldfarb) I think her name is Helen Bustaire [sic] is a chubby and curly haired woman at the beginning of filming. By the end of the movie (reportedly took five weeks to film) she is basically a wrinkly skeleton. Weighing in at a whopping 103 lbs. Definition of movie makeover. She lost over 53 lbs. DURING the filming. Dedication." Tyler Peters

I guess someone will have to suffer a fatal heart attack before the studios decide the risks outweigh the rewards.
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Originally Posted by mike45
Another big thumbs up for Renee Zellweger's Bridget Jones look.

Oh hell yeah. She looks so much better with meat on her bones.
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Actually, when I saw the thread title the first thing I thought of was David Naughton's transformation in "An Amercan Werewolf in London" and I figured it'd be #1.
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Lon Chaney should be on there somewhere. Not really a transformation, but he would torture himself with makeup and elaborate harnesses for roles like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.
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Originally Posted by Sierra Disc
Good list but um, weren't there any movies made BEFORE 1980 or so?
Based on what I've read on the internet, the first feature film ever made was Star Wars.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Actually, when I saw the thread title the first thing I thought of was David Naughton's transformation in "An Amercan Werewolf in London" and I figured it'd be #1.
that what I thought too!
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Lon Chaney should be on there somewhere. Not really a transformation, but he would torture himself with makeup and elaborate harnesses for roles like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.
Yup, this guy would torture the hell out of himself with his makeup. The Penalty was reportedly the most painful for him since he spent a majority of the movie on his knees with his legs tied-back (In the role of a double amputee) and he couldn't wear the false teeth in London After Midnight for no more than 5 minutes due to the intense pain.
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Another vote for Tom Hanks in Cast Away; everyone here at DVD Talk canít stand him but I think heís a phenomenal actor & always puts in a big effort.
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Considering that the DVD just released yesterday, how about actor Laird Cregar for "Hangover Square (1945)"?

From Wikipedia:
Laird Cregar: born 7/28/1916 - died 12/9/1944

After top-billing in The Lodger (1944), playing the reclusive British musician who may or may not be Jack the Ripper, the increasingly sensitive Cregar was growing tired of being thought of as merely a hulking villain. When assigned the role of demented pianist George Bone in Hangover Square (1945), Cregar decided to give the character a romantic veneer, and to that end lost one hundred pounds (going from 300 lbs. down to 200 lbs. (as per IMDb)) in a crash diet which included prescribed amphetamines. The strain on his system resulted in severe abdominal problems; a few days after undergoing stomach surgery, the 28-year-old Laird Cregar died of heart attack. (biography attributed to: Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide)

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