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2018 in books: a literary calendar

Essays from Zadie Smith, Arnhem from Antony Beevor and fictions from Julian Barnes, Sarah Perry, Pat Barker, Rachel Cusk and Bill Clinton. Place your book orders now

January

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Peter Carey. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian


Non-fiction

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers ( Hamish Hamilton ). Eggers tells the story of a fellow San Franciscan and coffee enthusiast Mokhtar Alkhanshali, raised during Yemeni immigrant parents, who travelled to Yemen to learn about the origins of coffee making and is caught up in the civil war.

Writer’s Luck: A Memoir 1976 -1 991 by David Lodge ( Harvill Secker ). This second volume of autobiography encompass the years of the British author and academic’s greatest success, with the publication of novels such as Nice Work .

Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan ( 4th Estate ). The writer of The Joy Luck Club writes about her traumatic childhood and her complex relationship with her father.

The Growth Delusion by David Pilling ( Bloomsbury ). The story of our ill-judged obsession with GDP, and how we should be asses societies.


Fiction

A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey ( Faber ). The double Booker win scrutinises Australian identity, indigenous and white, through the histories of one woman’s involvement in a viciously punishing 1950 s round-Australia motorsport race.

The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor ( 4th Estate ). Spinoff tales about the specific characteristics from the Costa-winning Reservoir 13 .

Lullaby by Leila Slimani ( Faber ). This French bestseller, which won the Prix Goncourt, probes fault lines of class, race and gender through the tale of a nanny who is fatally attached to the family she serves.

Turning for Home by Barney Norris ( Doubleday ). The follow-up to the playwright’s debut fiction, the softly brilliant Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain , focuses on a family gathering.

The Unmapped Country by Ann Quin ( And Other Stories ). Rare narratives and unpublished fragments from the radical 1960 s writer.

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi ( Oneworld ). Generations of their own families suffer under a curse in a Ugandan epic spanning the last 250 years that mixes oral storytelling, myth and lore and has been described as” the most important book to come out of Uganda for half a century “.


Poetry

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith ( Chatto ). An interrogation of race, sexuality and social justice featuring a sequence imagining the afterlife of black humen shot by the police.


Events and anniversaries

15 TS Eliot prize awarded.

30 Costa book of the year selected from the recipients of the five categories: fiction, first novel, biography, poetry and children’s.

February

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Zadie Smith. Photograph: Brian Dowling/ Getty Images


Non-fiction

Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith ( Hamish Hamilton ). Smith is as accomplished an essayist as she is a novelist; her themes here range from Quentin Tarantino to Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Brit( ish ): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch ( Cape ). An examination of everyday racism in Britain and why liberal attempts to be “colour-blind” have caused more problems than they have solved.

The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History by Aida Edemariam ( 4th Estate ). A narration of Ethiopia over the past century that centres on Edemariam’s remarkable and long-lived grandmother.

Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker ( Allen Lane ). In a follow-up to his bestselling The Better Angels of Our Nature , the Harvard psychologist highlights the fact that our turbulent hours involve not despair but reason and Enlightenment values.


Fiction

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson ( Cape ). The cult American writer, who died last year, was most celebrated for his only short story collecting, Jesus’ Son ; this posthumous collection, completed shortly before his death, discovers him contemplating remembrances and mortality.

The Only Story by Julian Barnes ( Cape ). A man appears back on how, as a disaffected youth, he fell gloriously in love with a married older girl at the local tennis club; the book gradually darkens into the tragedy of a destroyed life.

The Melody by Jim Crace ( Picador ). From the author of Harvest , a fable about sorrow, myth, music and persecution, in which a widowed musician indavertently sparks a campaign of violence against the paupers scratching a living on the periphery of town.

Force of Nature by Jane Harper ( Little, Brown ). The Dry was one of the stand-out felony debuts of 2017; Australian author Harper follows it with a story of women hiking in the bush- five go out, but only four come back.


Children’s

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson ( Bloomsbury ). YA debut about a girl caught between competitive magical factions.


Events and anniversaries

1 Centenary of the proposed establishment of Muriel Spark.

2 Film adaptation of RC Sherriff’s first world war play Journey’s End .

March

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Neil MacGregor. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian


Non-fiction

Living With the Gods by Neil MacGregor ( Allen Lane ). The volume of the British Museum exhibition and BBC Radio 4 series from the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects .

Debussy: A Painter in Sound by Stephen Walsh ( Faber ). The acclaimed classical music writer on the French impressionist composer.

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan ( Square Peg ). The correspondent takes a journey back to Narnia and Wonderland, and gets reacquainted with some of the favourite characters of our collective childhoods.

Free Woman by Lara Feigel ( Bloomsbury ). The prolific scholar and reviewer on the life and runs of Doris Lessing.


Fiction

Dead Men’s Trousers by Irvine Welsh ( Cape ). The Trainspotting crew return; Renton is now an international jetsetter and Begbie a famous artist. But with Sick Boy and Spud trying their luck in the world of organ-harvesting, who’s wearing dead men’s trousers?

Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell ( Cape ). Riffs on life and love in prose and cartoon strip shape, from the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and her graphic artist husband.

The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey ( Cape ). A Somerset man is submerge and the village priest must investigate … a medieval mystery from one of the UK’s most exquisite stylists.

Upstate by James Wood ( Cape ). Why do some find life so much harder than others? The contributing literary critic delves into depression and the implications of life in a novel about family relationships.

Almost Love by Louise O’Neill ( Riverrun ). First adult novel from the author of the scorch YA book about rape culture Asking for It charts the abusive relationship between a young woman and an older man.


Poetry

Anecdotal Evidence by Wendy Cope ( Faber ). In Cope’s first new collecting since 2011, she involves with figures from Shakespeare to Eric Morecambe.


Children’s

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi ( Macmillan ). Epic fiction YA debut of magic and war, inspired by the history and myth of west Africa.


Events and anniversaries

Centenary of publishing of Marie Stopes’ Married Love .

13 Macbeth begins an RSC season in which the new productions are all directed against girls, including a musical about Joan Littlewood.

18 250 th anniversary of the death of Laurence Sterne.

28 150 th anniversary of the proposed establishment of Maxim Gorky.

April

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Viv Albertine … To Hurl Away Unopened . Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

Non-fiction

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli ( Allen Lane ). The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is back with an exploration of the meaning of time.

The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy ( Hamish Hamilton ). The author of novels Hot Milk and Swimming Home likewise wrote Things I Don’t Crave to Know , a” living autobiography” on writing and womanhood. This short memoir is another instalment.

To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine ( Faber Social ). In her followup to the much-praised Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys ., the former Slits guitarist uncovers truths about her family.

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty by Jacqueline Rose ( Faber ). It’s always the mother’s fault … the renowned feminist critic on the ultimate scapegoat for our personal and political failings.

Rosie by Rose Tremain ( Chatto ). The novelist’s first non-fiction volume is a childhood memoir that casts a reveal light on the “vanished” world of 1940 s and 1950 s England.

Fiction

Agency by William Gibson ( Viking ). The new novel from the colossus of SF switches between a world in which Hillary Clinton won the US election and London two centuries in the future, after most of the global population has perished.

Circe by Madeline Miller ( Bloomsbury ). The Song of Achilles won the Orange award in 2012; Miller’s follow-up stays in the world of Homer’s Odyssey to explore the story of the witch-goddess who becomes Odysseus’s men into pigs.

I Still Dream by James Smythe ( Borough ). A 17 -year-old girl constructs herself an AI system in her bedroom: as the activities of the decade pass, it develops with her. An investigation into artificial and human intelligence, which extends into the past and future.

Never Greener by Ruth Jones ( Bantam ). A debut fiction about second possibilities from the actor and screenwriter best known for Gavin and Stacey .

The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal ( Viking ). In the follow-up to My Epithet Is Leon , a young Irish woman in 70 s Birmingham is caught up in whirlwind romance- and tragedy.

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo ( Hogarth ). The project to novelise Shakespeare continues, with the Norwegian felony writer supposing the antihero of the Scottish play as a drug addict turned cop.

Patient X by David Peace ( Faber ). The writer of GB84 and The Damned Utd is here inspired by the life and stories of the great Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, best knows we Rashomon .

Poetry

Europa by Sean O’Brien ( Picador ). The multi-prize-winning poet focuses on past and uncertain future entanglements between Britain and continental Europe.


Events and anniversaries

10 -1 2 London book fair, with the Baltic countries as this year’s” marketplace focus “.

20 Release of Mike Newell’s film Guernsey , set in the late 40 s and based on the novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society .

23 Women’s prize for fiction shortlist.

May

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Zora Neale Hurston … Barracoon . Photograph: Little& Brown Publishing


Non-fiction

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston ( HarperCollins ). A previously unpublished project, in which the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God recounts the true tale of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade.

How to Change Your Intellect: Exploring the New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan ( Allen Lane ). The writer celebrated for” feed food , not too much, largely plants” takes a trip to the frontiers of human consciousness.

Arnhem: The Last German Victory by Antony Beevor ( Viking ). The bestselling historian on the great airborne duel for the bridges in 1944.

Shapeshifters: On Medicine& Human Change by Gavin Francis ( Profile ). The GP and writer of the bestselling Adventures in Human Being combines occurrence investigates with cultural observation as he examines how our intellects and bodies undergo constant change.

Behold, America by Sarah Churchwell ( Bloomsbury ). A” partial history” of US rightwing isolationism and the America First movement.

Fiction

Last Stories by William Trevor ( Viking ). One of the publishing events of the year: a posthumous collecting of ten final tales from the Irish master of the short form.

Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey ( Viking ). The followup to Elizabeth Is Missing is the story of a 15 -year-old-girl who goes missing, and coming through unharmed- but changed.

Kudos by Rachel Cusk ( Faber ). A female writer travelings round a turbulent Europe in the final volume of Cusk’s innovative trilogy about how we construct our own identities.

The Neighbourhood by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Faber ). The latest from the Peruvian Nobel laureate features two wealthy pairs in 1990 s Lima embroiled in political corruption and erotic intrigues.

A Holler in the Ruins by Kevin Powers ( Sceptre ). Six years after winning the Guardian first book awarding with his Iraq novel The Yellow Birds , the former soldier investigates the violence of the American civil war.

Children’s

The Colour of the Sun by David Almond ( Hodder ). The real and the imaginary mixture for one Tyneside boy on one sunny period, in the new novel from the author of Skellig .

Events and anniversaries

75th anniversary of first publication( in the US) of TS Eliot’s Four Quartets .

8 Rathbones Folio prize awarded.

22 Man Booker international award ceremony.

24 Hay festival opens( continues until 3 June ).

June

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Bill Clinton … The President Is Missing . Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/ AP


Non-fiction

Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives by Mark Miodownik ( Viking ). The scientist and broadcaster discuss liquids in a book structured around a plane journey.

Fully Automated Luxury Communism by Aaron Bastani ( Verso ). This influential voice on the British left looks at automation, machine learning, gene editing and asteroid mining to argue that socialism is possible: the third interruption after agriculture and the industrial revolution.

Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna ( Canongate ). Part memoir from the film-maker and portion biography, incorporating interviews with his friends, subtitled a” life in art “.

Fallout: Catastrophes, Lies and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age by Fred Pearce ( Granta ). The science and environment journalist in a “shocking” book that considers seven decades of nuclear technology.

Fiction

The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson ( Century ). The former chairwoman brings insider detail to a political thriller written with the mega-selling Patterson.

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje ( Cape ). His first fiction since 2012′ s Cat’s Table set forth in London after the blitz, as two children are apparently abandoned and left in the care of an eccentric, possibly criminal figure.

Girl, Balancing and Other Tales by Helen Dunmore ( Hutchinson ). Dunmore became the posthumous win of the Costa poetry prize for Inside the Wave ; this collection of stories will be published a year after her death.

Crudo by Olivia Laing ( Macmillan ). Set in the febrile summertime of 2017, an autobiographical fiction debut from the author of The Lonely City , about reaching 40 and find friendship in a world that seems to be spiralling out of control.

You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian ( Cape ). The debut collection from the author of 2017′ s most discussed short story,” Cat Person”, is expected to be published some time in the summer.

Poetry

Blackbird, Bye Bye by Moniza Alvi ( Bloodaxe ). A collecting merged by an participation with birds that scrutinizes immigration, grief and art.

Events and anniversaries

6 Women’s prize for fiction winner announced.

15 Film version of On Chesil Beach , self-adapted by Ian McEwan, starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle.

July

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35+ Actors Who Underwent Dramatic Transformations For A Role

Acting, how hard can it be? Many of us have probably imagination ourselves as a little bit of a starring in the making who, with a little bit of luck and some assistance memorising the lines, could quite easily play the role of a leading man or lady. As performers themselves know however, it’s a task that takes unbelievable sums of ability and dedication. It often goes far beyond slipping into character to deliver a few lines here and there, wearing some make-up or perhaps a fake moustache.

Here at Bored Panda we have decided to pay homage to those performers that took their metamorphosis to the extreme, those who initiated vast physical and mental make further efforts to portray their characters in the most authentic and accurate lane possible. Many of these actors won prestigious honors for their work, and rightly so! Scroll down below to ascertain and informed about the dramatic changes these stars undergo for their craftsmanship, and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

In The Machinist( 2004 ), Christian Bale plays the role of Trevor Reznik, a machinist with severe insomnia. The lack of sleep have contributed to severe weight loss, so Reznik becomes extremely thin. To be is suitable for the specific characteristics Bale needed to look drastically thin, so he had to lose a lot of weight. He ran from from 173 pounds to 110 pounds. To lose these 63 pounds, the actor followed a draconian diet: for …

In The Machinist( 2004 ), Christian Bale plays the role of Trevor Reznik, a machinist with severe insomnia. The deficiency of sleep have contributed to severe weight loss, so Reznik becomes exceedingly thin. To be fit for the specific characteristics Bale needed to look drastically thin, so he had to lose a lot of weight. He moved from from 173 pounds to 110 pounds. To lose these 63 pounds, the actor followed a draconian diet: for almost four months he ate only one can of tuna fish and one apple per day.

This type of diet is a very low calorie diet, ensuring only around 260 calories a period. There are 194 calories in one can( 6.5 ounce) of tuna in water, and one medium size apple( about 150 g) has 80 calories. The “menu” was completed with black coffee and water.

Besides the extremely low calorie intake, the foods chosen for this diet are, by themselves, metabolism boosters. Due to the caffeine content, coffee increases the metabolism. The apples are high in sugar and pectin( a soluble fiber) which stifles down the appetite.

To lose weight faster, Christian Bale exercised hard. The star’s workout regime included intensive cardio workouts and intensive resistance/ weight teaching workouts.

( Source: Diethics.com)

Of all the actors who had to pack on mass for a movie, few in recent memory have taken to the chore with such zeal, and notable success, as Chris Hemsworth when he landed the part of Thor.

For the first film, Hemsworth made the gym with trainer and former Navy SEAL Duffy Gaver, who utilized an old-school bodybuilding approach–with careful attention paid attention to Hemsworth’s limbs and …

Of all the actors who had to pack on mass for a movie, few in recent remembrance have taken to the chore with such zeal, and notable success, as Chris Hemsworth when he landed the part of Thor.

For the first film, Hemsworth hit the gym with coach and former Navy SEAL Duffy Gaver, who utilized an old-school bodybuilding approach–with careful attention given to Hemsworth’s arms and shoulders. Thor, after all, often shows sleeveless, but rarely shirtless. All told, Hemsworth gained 20 pounds, laying the foundation for a physique he’s remain at or close to peak circumstance for Thor’s recurring role in The Avengers and the solo sequel, Thor: The Dark World.

Hemsworth was a framework of consistency, and the physique he constructed has stimulated “Chris Hemsworth Workout” the top search proposition when you punch the actor’s name into Google.

“People recognize Chris and they think he was on steroids, but he didn’t touch a single substance, ” Gaver says. “It was just ruby-red meat, heavy weights and some protein gunpowder. He crushed every single workout. He simply decided to look like Thor.”

( Source: Muscle and Fitness)

Jonah Hill’s weight has fluctuated back and forth from lean to full-figured over the past few years. He slimmed down for the action-comedy 22 Jump Street in 2014, but gained 40 lbs for his role in War Dogs in 2016 to play-act real-life arms merchant Efraim Diveroli.

These days Hill is a much slimmer figure in general and seems to have been thrown his weight battles behind him. His physique seems almost unrecognizable compared …

Jonah Hill’s weight has fluctuated back and forth from lean to full-figured over the past few years. He slimmed down for the action-comedy 22 Jump Street in 2014, but gained 40 lbs for its participation in War Dogs in 2016 to play real-life arms merchant Efraim Diveroli.

These periods Hill is a much slimmer figure in general and appears to have set his weight battles behind him. His physique looks virtually unrecognizable compared to his burly figure in films like Superbad, The Sitter, and This Is the Aim, making for quite the body transformation.

Gyllenhaal gained 15 lbs of muscle to play a middleweight boxer in the movie’ Southpaw, ’ by working out six hours a day for six months, including at the Las Vegas gym of Floyd Mayweather, the champion boxer.

Southpaw’s director, Antoine Fuqua said that “We literally turned him into a beast. Jake, my deity, he’s a very electric, powerful fighter in this movie. He’s so committed and dedicates his …

Gyllenhaal gained 15 lbs of muscle to play-act a middleweight boxer in the movie’ Southpaw, ’ by working out six hours per day for six months, including at the Las Vegas gym of Floyd Mayweather, the champ boxer.

Southpaw’s director, Antoine Fuqua said that “We literally became him into a brute. Jake, my god, he’s a very electric, powerful fighter in this movie. He’s so dedicated and commits his heart. The word is sacrifice.”

He was spending so much time in the gym and was so committed to the role that his relationship with Alyssa Miller aimed. “The amount of hour you were supposed to put into it, the sacrifice that you put into your torso, it’s not something that you’re eager to do again. It’s a huge commitment.” Gyllenhaal said about his gruelling preparation for the role.

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An astounding facet of the movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is actor Matthew McConaughey’s remarkable weight loss. He plummeted over 40 lbs for the based-on-true-events tale of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof, a man who challenges the US government to bring unapproved medication to other sufferers. McConaughey explained how, despite concerns from others over the potential negative impact on his health, he found he had plenty of energy, mentally at the least …

An astounding aspect of the movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is actor Matthew McConaughey’s remarkable weight loss. He plummeted over 40 lbs for the based-on-true-events narrative of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof, a human who challenges the US government to bring unapproved medication to other sufferers. McConaughey explained how, despite concerns from others over the potential negative impact on his health, he found he had plenty of energy, mentally at the least- to complete the unremitting 25 -day shoot.

“The amount of energy I lost from the neck down, I gained from the neck up, ” he says. “I’ve understood people dying from HIV and cancer, and the last thing to run is the neck up. They are just barbarian from the neck up- their own bodies is withering away but they are like a starving babe eagle in the nest waiting for the worm. So during filming, I had plenty of energy. I required 3 hours less sleep a night.”

“I did it in as healthy a behavior as I found possible, ” he says.

“I met with a nutritionist. I gave myself four months to lose the weight. I had my programmed meals, lost 3.5 lb a few weeks – like clockwork – and got down to my desired weight.’’

( Source: Radio Times)

“Three or four hours a day of just consistent, ass-kicking hard work.” Is how Chris Pratt, star of the movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, ‘ trenched 60 pounds in the past six months. Pratt, who is most knows we playing Andy Dwyer in the sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation, ‘ was in the neighborhood of 300 pounds when he auditioned for the Marvel movie.

Marvel would pair Pratt with personal trainer Duffy Gaver and nutritionist …

“Three or four hours a day of merely consistent, ass-kicking hard work.” Is how Chris Pratt, star of the cinema ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, ‘ ditched 60 pounds in the past six months. Pratt, who is most knows we playing Andy Dwyer in the sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation, ‘ was in the neighborhood of 300 pounds when he auditioned for the Marvel movie.

Marvel would pair Pratt with personal coach Duffy Gaver and nutritionist Phil Goglia. Goglia revamped Pratt’s diet, hiking his caloric intake to 4,000 calories a day and adding plenties and lots of water–one for every pound he weighed. “I was pee-pee the working day long, every day. That proportion was a nightmare, ” Pratt said.

Admittedly, Pratt had started gaining weight purposely for his Parks and Recreation character, but now he’s committed to remaining rent: “It gave me a sense of absolute control, ” he said.

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Natalie Portman endured a punish schedule for her role as a ballerina in Black Swan, which left her dreading she was going to die.

The waif-like 29 -year-old lost 20 lb for the role, eating little more than carrots and almonds on a punish diet, and spent eight hours a day in rehearsals. Ms. Portman, who won an Oscar for her portrait of the desperately ambitious, perfectionist dancer, said :…

Natalie Portman tolerated a punish schedule for her role as a ballerina in Black Swan, which left her dreading she was going to die.

The waif-like 29 -year-old lost 20 lb for the role, eating little more than carrots and almonds on a punishing diet, and expended eight hours a day in rehearsals. Ms. Portman, who won an Oscar for her portrait of the urgently ambitious, perfectionist dancer, said: “There were some nights that I guessed I literally was going to die.”

The film left her physically and emotionally drained: “It was the first time I understood how you are able get so wrapped up in a role that it could sort of take you down.”

The actress, who dislocated a rib during rehearsals, said recently: “All dancers are always dancing with an extreme trauma. Not only a sore muscle, they’re dancing on a sprained ankle or with a twisted neck or something. You’ll watch them do incredible material and then limp off stage, straight to a bucket of ice. Part of the artwork is concealing all the pain.”

The film received mixed evaluations from ballerinas. Racheal Prince, of Ballet British Columbia, said she believed Ms. Portman’s character was exaggerated. “She’s anorexic, bulimic, crazy, ” the 26 -year-old dancer said. “I’m sure every dancer fights with little things here and there, but for one daughter to struggle with every single problem out there, it just stimulates us appear crazy.”

( Source: The Independent)

The lengths to which Leto moved for his latest role might seem just a tad extreme. To play John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman, in J.P. Schaefer’s film, “Chapter 27, ” Leto packed 67 pounds onto his lanky frame to better approximate the killer’s doughy physique. By the end of filming, the extra weight had taken such a toll that he could no longer walk to the situate. It’s …

The lengths to which Leto moved for his latest role might seem merely a tad extreme. To play John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman, in J.P. Schaefer’s film, “Chapter 27, ” Leto packed 67 pounds onto his lanky frame to better approximate the killer’s doughy physique. By the end of filming, the extra weight had taken such a toll that he could no longer stroll to the situate. It’s easily his most dramatic transformation to date.

“I’m not sure “its been” the wisest selection, ” he admits. “A friend of mine was recently going to gain weight for a film, and I did my best to talk him out of it. Just because you can lose the weight doesn’t mean potential impacts it had on you isn’t there anymore.”

The abruptness of Leto’s weight gain gave him gout and a doctor’s recommendation to take Lipitor. But Leto says slipping into Chapman’s skin was the best lane to understand him. “The script didn’t say, ‘Page 1: You gain 67 pounds, and you’re miserable for two months.’ But as I started to research, I realized that the physical representation of this guy had so much to do with who he was.”

( Source: LA Times)

Jared Leto lost an astounding 40 pounds to play a transsexual with AIDS in’ Dallas Buyers Club, ’ alongside his co-star Matthew McConaughey whose weight loss is described above.

How did he do it? “I stopped eating, it wasn’t an easy thing to do. It was 30 or 40 pounds. After a while I stopped counting.”

Ultimately his weight dropped to 114 pounds to play Rayon, a …

Jared Leto lost an astonishing 40 pounds to play a transsexual with AIDS in’ Dallas Buyers Club, ’ alongside his co-star Matthew McConaughey whose weight loss is described above.

How did he do it? “I stopped eating, it wasn’t an easy thing to do. It was 30 or 40 pounds. After a while I stopped counting.”

Ultimately his weight dropped to 114 pounds to play Rayon, a transsexual with the HIV virus and then AIDS. Losing that much weight changed him, he said. “It changes the behavior you walk, the behavior you sit, the behavior you think, ” he said.

After his extreme weight gain for the movie’ Section 27, ’also described above, it’s clear that Leto is unbelievably dedicated to his art. The hard work and dedication paid for by as’ Dallas Buyers Club’ won a plethora of honors, and he bagged an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film.

( Source: The Wrap)

“When it came to conditioning my torso for the role of Charles Bronson there was no officer regime: I did very non-specific exercises such as press ups, pushups, abs job and resist teach with the help of my boy Pnut, who is 16 stone of pure muscle and also an ex-US Marine. Essentially I was employing him as my machine; he was like a strolling gym. My approach …

“When it came to conditioning my torso for the role of Charles Bronson there was no official regime: I did very non-specific workouts such as press ups, pushups, abs work and resistance educate with the help of my boy Pnut, who is 16 stone of pure muscle and likewise an ex-US Marine. Essentially I was use him as my machine; he was like a walking gym. My approach was to do a lot of repetitions in order to send messages to my muscles: this helps them start to grow in a way that you can’t construct them in the gym. To reach dense muscle, you need a specific kind of training. Likewise, to “become” Charlie Bronson I had to quickly put a lot of weight promptly on my forearms, chest and neck. By the time I’d finished, my legs looked like those of a stork in comparison to the top half of my body.”

“I had five weeks to build the transition into Britain’s most dangerous criminal and it was a race against the clock: We didn’t have any time to trash, so I started eating and my arse very quickly get very fat. For Bronson, I put on about 7lbs a few weeks — with no steroids. In the end I’d put on about 2 and a half stone by feeing chicken and rice, which was my staple diet throughout the day. Then I’d have a pizza, Haagen-Dazs and Coca-Cola: So not good stuff, but I had to put weight on. I needed to throw a layer of fat on my torso, because Bronson when he was younger was a big guy, a brawler. My diet was lenient as we weren’t going for the Bruce Lee look and we weren’t looking for the cut.”

“Initially Charles Bronson was very disappointed when he saw me. He said “This kid will never be able to play me.” I only told him, “Don’t worry Charlie I’ll fix it.” When I came back two week ago he was thoroughly impressed with what he saw. His sister had been telling him good things about the way I’d been doing his voice and the lane I moved like him, but his concern was the physicality of my portrayal of him, but I belief I did a good job in the end.”

( Source: AskMen)

The actor had to put one over 50 lbs( 23 kg) during pre-production to construct him look like a middle-aged humankind. When Tom Hanks was in this shape, they hit the parts of the film before small island developing scenes, and then took a year off to let Tom lose weight to impersonate a real cast away. He didna

t shave or cut his mane for weeks and shed 55 lb in …

The actor had to put one over 50 lbs( 23 kg) during pre-production to attain him look like a middle-aged boy. When Tom Hanks was in this shape, they kill the parts of the cinema before small island developing scenes, and then took a year off to let Tom lose weight to impersonate a real cast aside. He didna

t shave or cut his mane for weeks and shed 55 lb in four months with a diet and a tough exert regime.

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His diet consisted mainly of: crab, fish, vegetables, very little carbohydrate from fruits, coconut milk and sea. When Hanks seemed hungry, he ate large amounts of vegetables. This allowed him to consume natural food without having to go hungry between meals. This diet later became famously known as the Castaway Diet.

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The Queens rapper 50 Cent shed nearly 60 pounds to play a football player “whos been” diagnosed with cancer in the Mario Van Peebles film, a

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Fitty, who normally tip-off the scale of assessments at 214 pounds, liberated a photo of himself at a frail 160 lbs.

The rapper says he lost the weight by going on a liquid diet and spending three hours a day …

The Queens rapper 50 Cent shed virtually 60 pounds to play a football musician “whos been” diagnosed with cancer in the Mario Van Peebles film, a

Things Fall Apart.a

Fitty, who normally tips the scale of assessments at 214 pounds, released a photo of himself at a frail 160 lbs.

The rapper says he lost the weight by going on a liquid diet and spending three hours a day on the treadmill for nine weeks.

“I was starving, ” he said. The 34 -year-old, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, also removed his arm tattoos for a

Things Fall Apart.a

“It cuts down on the amount of hour I have to spend in makeup encompassing them up.a

( Source: NY Daily News)

Chris HemsworthA says he lost around 15 pounds in the course of killing the historical seafaring epicA ‘In the Heart of the Sea.’ That may not looks a lot like a huge amount when compared to say the 60 -or-so pounds Christian Bale famously built disappear for 2004 a

sA The Machinist, but Hemsworth had already trimmed downA to star in the thrillerA Black Hat, which he had hit immediately before.

a

When youa

re already starting off lean ,…

Chris HemsworthA says he lost around 15 pounds within the parameters of shooting the historical seafaring epicA ‘In the Heart of the Sea.’ That may not seem like a huge amount when compared to say the 60 -or-so pounds Christian Bale famously constructed disappear for 2004 a

sA The Machinist, but Hemsworth had already trimmed downA to star in the thrillerA Black Hat, which he had killed immediately before.

a

When youa

re already starting off leaning, ita

s brutal to chew through that various kinds of weight. Every pound feels like a kilogram ., a

he said.

In the based-on-real events film, Hemsworth plays a 19 th-century seaman called Owen Chase, first mate of whaling shipA the Essex.A After a whale destroys their ship, A Chase and the rest of the crew have to survive the elements, and absence of food, in tiny, lifeboat-sized craft.

To convincingly depict starving humen, the casting membersa

diets were steadily reduced over such courses of the production. By the time they began to shoot on the open sea around the Canary Islands, A the actorsA were eating simply 500 calories a day.

a

We kind of moved insane, weighing ourselves every day, a

says Hemsworth.A a

We all felt likeA a bunch of supermodels, trying to get down in weight for a depict, or something. Thata

s all we talked about. Youa

ve get 15 burly blokes on the sea and all we talked about was our diet, and whoa

d lost more weight, A and whoa

s looking really skinny. Ita

s ludicrous! a

( Source: Entertainment Weekly)

Charlize Theron gained 30 lbs for a

Monstera

, the movie role that demonstrated audiences Theron was far more than a pretty face. Charlize Therona

s weight gain for Aileen Wuornos, the real life serial murderer she portrayed, showed how committed she was to the role and her post as an actress in Hollywood.

Charlize Therona

s diet, and that term is employed loosely, for her role in a

Monstera

consisted of donuts …

Charlize Theron gained 30 lbs for a

Monstera

, the movie role that showed audiences Theron was far more than a pretty face. Charlize Therona

s weight gain for Aileen Wuornos, the real life serial assassin she portrayed, showed how committed she was to the role and her point as an actress in Hollywood.

Charlize Therona

s diet, and that term is utilized loosely, for her role in a

Monstera

consisted of donuts and potato chips to pack on the 30 lbs needed to look more like Wuornos. It wasna

t the first time she set herself through dieting of some kind for a role a

though the actress did the opposite when she portrayed a succumbing female in a

Sweet November.a

However, Theron has said that getting a

fata

wasna

t the actual purpose in her makeover for Wuornos, who she says wasna

t fat at all. It was more about lifestyle, letting herself go so she could get closer to the place Wuornos was physically.

( Source: Foods For Better Health)

To prepare for the portion, the usually tall, slender beauty seemed unrecognizable a

gaining 30 pounds, wearing prosthetic teeth, piling on make-up and practising a tougher physical posture. “Monster” writer-director Patty Jenkins spoke to CNN about Theron’s transformation, saying it was less about making Theron “fat and ugly” and more about the little things. “Yeah, just shocking because it was little details. It was, ‘Oh, she was homeless. She lived on the street in bad weather. OK, well that entails sun damage.’ Well, then we addressed the sun injury. She was insecure about her mane, OK, well, then we address the whisker. It was little little layers and then suddenly she’s Aileen, ” Jenkins said .

The actor worked with fitness trainer Patrick Murphy four to five times a week for four to six months to prepare for a

Baywatch, a

while following a strict, clean diet that entailed giving up sugars and carbs wholly for days on end.

“Patrick’s training was mystifying at first…I only reckoned I was presenting up to lift weights and get a deeper six pack( which is hard enough already ), ” …

The actor worked with fitness trainer Patrick Murphy four to five times a week for four to six months to prepare for a

Baywatch, a

while following a strict, clean diet that entailed giving up carbohydrates and carbs totally for periods on end.

“Patrick’s training was mystifying at first…I merely reckoned I was proving up to raise weights and get a deeper six pack( which is hard enough already ), ” Zac said. “But rather than the typical bodybuilding type of motions I had become accustomed to, Patrick pushed me to my a

functional’ restrictions with a very multifaceted style: strength, explosiveness, fast paced, calculated, diverse and gut-wrenching workouts. It was funa

| you never know what he’s going to hurl at you the next day.”

But which workouts did the actor not enjoy so much? Group circuits with power moves. What precisely does this necessitate? Something like “2 0 alternating leap lunges in one place, 20 jump hunkers, 60 mountain climbers, power pushups, followed by a run up five flights of stairs, then one-leg squat hop-skips utilizing a TRX rope, ” explained the trainer.

Resta

| for one minute. Then he would have to do the circuits againa

| twice. “That’s more than 1,000 repeats on the body, ” he added. To avoid fitness plateau, the trainer would switch up the routine to move the actor harder.

To recap, in order to get Zac Efron-status fit, we need to work out three times a day, change up our workouts, listen to our torso, correct our sort and feed a whole-foods-form diet. Easy.

( Source: E! News)

J.K. Simmons seriously underwent a shred in order to play-act Commissioner Gordon in Justice League.

Aside from an enormous amount of dedication to his regimen, Simmons credits part of his success to his coach Aaron Williamson. An ex-Marine, Williamson’s been furnishing elite-level traininga

morphing Hollywood -Alisters into bona fide muscleheads like he’s cranking out activity figures on an assembly linea

to the likes of Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Jamie …

J.K. Simmons severely underwent a shred in order to play Commissioner Gordon in Justice League.

Aside from a tremendous amount of dedication to his regimen, Simmons credits part of his success to his coach Aaron Williamson. An ex-Marine, Williamson’s been rendering elite-level traininga

morphing Hollywood -Alisters into bona fide muscleheads like he’s cranking out act figures on an assembly linea

to the likes of Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Jamie Foxx, and Jai Courtney. He first got his hands on Simmons in 2015 to assistance him shape up for Terminator Genisys.

At first, Simmons wanted to escape the doldrums of the film’s fixed, which was based in Louisiana, but after shooting wrap Simmons felt he was ready for a full-body change.

“He wanted to get into the best shape he had ever been in, ” Williamson says, adding, “J.K.’s goal was to adopt a healthy lifestyle and never have to worry again about health issues.”

( Source: Men’s Fitness)

Transforming into Lieutenant Jordan Oa

Neil, the first girl Navy SEAL, for the movie G.I. Jane was not an easy task. The Demi Moore workout and diet are what she used to become G.I Jane, and included real Navy SEAL train, be included with a lot of strength, cardio, and martial arts.

For G.I. Jane, Moorea

s workout would start at 4:00 am, in order to finish before filming started ….

Transforming into Lieutenant Jordan Oa

Neil, the first girl Navy SEAL, for the movie G.I. Jane was not an easy undertaking. The Demi Moore workout and diet are what she used to become G.I Jane, and included real Navy SEAL educate, be included with a lot of strength, cardio, and martial arts.

For G.I. Jane, Moorea

s workout would start at 4:00 am, in order to finish before filming started. Living in New York City at the time, she had multiple security guards following her while is participating in Central Park.

She applied celebrity coach Gregory Joujon-Roche for getting in shape, and Navy SEAL instructor Stephen Helvenston to gain that visceral, Navy SEAL mindset while filming. To immerse herself in the role she shaved her head, did Navy SEAL constraints and obstacles and other military-type exercisings such as underwater pour, A one limb pushups and sit-ups in the mud.

( Source: Pop Workouts)

Before he knocked audiences on their fools with American History X, Edward Norton wasn’t much more than a solid actor with a bad haircut and few decent flicks under his belt.

Then he stomped onto the screen as Derek Vinyard, a raging neo-Nazi skinhead with the kind of physically enforcing looking that would stimulate most men cross the street. Norton didn’t simply have the cut biceps and …

Before he knocked audiences on their fools with American History X, Edward Norton wasn’t much more than a solid performer with a bad haircut and few decent flicks under his belt.

Then he stomped onto the screen as Derek Vinyard, a raging neo-Nazi skinhead with the various kinds of physically imposing seem that would construct most men cross the street. Norton didn’t only have the cut biceps and chiseled chest of a typical Hollywood leading man, he looked like a guy who had spent some time lifting weights in the joint. So how did the scrawny Ivy Leaguer run from Yale grad to jail bird? A high protein diet mixed with strength-building exercisings like squats and presses.

His coach Anthony Krotes threw the emphasis on weight teaching with heavy weight and low repeats. The outcome was 30 lbs of muscle and a lean, mean look that perfectly suited his tough character in the movie.

( Source: Men’s Fitness)

The 47 -year-old Oscar winner transformed his appearance to play-act gold prospector Kenny Wells, adding 47 lbs. to his typically athletic frame.

McConaughey famously lost 38 lbs. for a

Dallas Buyers Club, a

but a

Golda

marked the first time he’d ever gained weight for a role without adding muscle mass. “I haven’t ever done that. I said, ‘McConaughey, you have six months to say yes to what it is you wishes to …

The 47 -year-old Oscar winner transformed his appearance to play gold prospector Kenny Wells, adding 47 lbs. to his typically athletic frame.

McConaughey famously lost 38 lbs. for a

Dallas Buyers Club, a

but a

Golda

differentiated the first time he’d ever gained weight for a role without adding muscle mass. “I haven’t ever done that. I said, ‘McConaughey, you have six months to say yes to what it is you want to eat and what it is you want to sip. Whenever.’ That was fun, ” he says. “The only thing that get tiring is the thought of quitting. It was fortunate that I was like, ‘Oh, this is also my job, so let’s goa

all green lights.'”

Surprisingly, packing on the pounds was much easier than he’d anticipated.

“My favorite food is cheeseburgers, so I was eating cheeseburgers all the time. I was constructing cheeseburgers. I was trying out all these fast food eateries that I’ve never had, or I’ve simply had one time, ” he explains. “Not that much sweets. Cheeseburgers and brew will do the trick.”

In addition to eating “whatever I craved, ” McConaughey stopped working out altogether. “I wouldn’t even take the stairs to the second storey, ” he says. “That would be too much exercise.”

McConaughey’s three children with wife Camila Alves “loved” their dad’s gluttonous stage. “I was Captain Funa

that was my nickname around the house, because I was saying ‘yes’ to everything. I was a really fun father for that six months because I was like, ‘No, pizza night’s not only Friday nighta

it’s Tuesday night; it’s Wednesday morning.'”

( Source: E! News)

The 30 -year-old actress was so committed to the role that she chopped off her signature long brunette tress and fell 25 pounds for the cinema a

Les Miserables.a

There is furthermore rumors she was on situations of extreme crash diet and eating fewer than 500 calories a day in order to reach rapid weight loss. But according to Hathawaya

s representative the reports were a

a huge exaggeration, a

adding that Hathaway was …

The 30 -year-old actress was so committed to the role that she chopped off her signature long brunette tress and dropped 25 pounds for the movie a

Les Miserables.a

There were even rumors she was on situations of extreme accident diet and eating fewer than 500 calories a period in order to reach rapid weight loss. But according to Hathawaya

s representative the reports were a

a huge exaggeration, a

adding that Hathaway was indeed on a special diet, but she was eating more than 500 calories a day.

However, rumors of a starvation diet dona

t music too far off from reality. The actress lost 10 pounds politenes of a strict purify before filming began, and followed it up by losing another 15 pounds by feeing simply two thin squares of dried oatmeal adhesive a day. For Hathaway, losing the weight for the role was a ingesting experience 😛 TAGEND

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I had to be obsessive about ita

the idea was to look near death. Looking back on the whole experiencea

and I dona

t magistrate it in any waya

it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think thata

s who Fantine is anyway, a

she explained.

a

I was in such a state of deprivationa

physical and emotional. When I got home, I couldna

t react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again.a

( Source: HuffPost)

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