Joaquin Phoenix and other actors who totally transformed their bodies for a movie

Joaquin Phoenix is almost unrecognizable on the set of his new movie 'Disappointment Blvd.'

Stars Insider

29/07/21 | 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.

Joaquin Phoenix is one of those actors who isn't afraid to push himself to extremes to give the best possible performance. He looked gaunt and terrifying when he took on the role of Joker, completely changing his gait and the way he carried himself. Not to mention the fact that the lost 52 pounds (24 kg) to achieve the director's ideal image of the character. Phoenix has now gone in the other direction for his latest movie, 'Disappointment Blvd.' He was spotted on set looking like a completely different person. He has gained quite a bit of weight and is rocking grey hair. 

When he became extremely thin for 'Joker' (2019), Phoenix shared that he enjoyed the physical aspect but said that the weight loss had a severe impact on his mental health. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say once 'Disappointment Blvd.' is released. 

There are numerous cases in Hollywood where actors had to gain or lose weight while filming. Check out the gallery to see which stars had to undergo drastic changes for movie roles!


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