George Clooney: Syriana
George Clooney put on about 35 pounds to play pudgy CIA operative Bob Barnes in 2005’s Syriana. He’s since dropped it all, because when we saw The American in 2010, women throughout the theater were audibly drooling during the 50-year-old’s push-up and pull-up scenes.
On his Syriana character, George dished to Cinecon, “We felt as if this guy has to be somebody that isn’t instantly recognizable, and I’m instantly recognizable, so we wanted to change it. I’m sort of happy at the idea that people when they first see me in the movie, or when they first see the poster don’t even know it’s me. To me, that makes me proud.”
To lose the weight, the actor simply stopped eating a ton of food. Whodathunkit?