When an actor or actress prepares for a movie roles sometimes it requires nothing more than a brief reading of the script and showing up on the set to shoot the film. Other times when the actor must make some kind of specialized transformation for the role such as something as basic as gaining or losing weight then it might require a few months of preparation and planning. It can even get to the point where you might not even recognize the star when they appear in the film since they lose themselves so much in the role that they truly become the character. Here are 12 of the most extreme craziest celebrity transformations for movie roles. Whether it’s due to changes in their bodies or special effects makeup that clearly erases any of their original definition features, it’s a fascinating process to watch a performer go through.
12. Tom Hanks–Cast Away
This beloved American actor who has won two Academy Awards for his starring roles in the movies, Philadelphia and Forrest Gump has been on the big screen for many years now, but started out in theater and television with his hit tv show Bosom Buddies. The role that he made the most dramatic transformation was for his role in the movie, Castaway where he plays just that on an island alone for many years. They split the filming of the movie over two years so that Tom was able to lose the weight he needed to portray a man trapped on a desert island for years. He lost an estimated 65 pounds after gaining 50 lbs in pre production.