For actors, a sure fire way to at least get nominated for an Oscar is to go through a dramatic, physical transformation. From bulking up to losing weight, changing race to changing gender - many dedicated celebs are willing to go to the ends of the earth for a particular role. Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest star to jump on the band wagon.
The father-of-four dropped a staggering 60 pounds to portray gambler Jim Bennett in the fictional film The Gambler.
“I went from 197 to — the lightest I’d ever been in a movie was in Boogie Nights, I was 138 — so I wanted to beat that,” he said. “I beat it by a pound, so 137. I was losing weight while we were shooting the movie, too, so continuity kind of went out of the window.”