David Harbour and other actors who totally transformed their bodies for a movie

David Harbour lost 80 lbs for season four of 'Stranger Things'

Stars Insider

11/07/22 | StarsInsider


To get some movie parts, not only do you need to have talent and the ability to get into character, but you've also got to have a will strong enough to completely immerse yourself in your role—even if that means making impressive physical changes.

'Stranger Things' star David Harbour's weight loss was as dramatic as his character's storyline in season four. The actor recently revealed that he shed a whopping 80 lbs (36 kg) for the role, and that he's never doing it again! He told GQ that he began intermittent fasting and pilates to lose the weight over eight months. Harbour's attitude toward such dramatic transformations is that they're unnecessary and that special effects technology can do the work. When it comes to method acting, which often goes hand in hand with major physical changes, it all sounds like "nonsense" to Harbour. "Not only is that stuff silly, it's dangerous, and it actually doesn't produce good work." There are quite a few actors on this list who would disagree with him! 

Check out the gallery to see which stars had to undergo drastic changes for movie roles.

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