The movie: Monster
Weight gained: 30lbs
A lot of frantic ink was spilled over Charlize Theron's dramatic make-under for Monster. She shaved her eyebrows! She wore gross fake teeth! And she gained weight!! Theron says she filled out her jeans by gorging on Krispy Kreme, potato chips, and "creamy, cheesy stuff," but she didn't dwell too much on the subject, since she thought her character's serial-killing tendencies were more interesting.
The quote: "I had to get my body to the place of a woman who'd been living a homeless life since she was 14." -- Theron to People
The movie: The Lovely Bones
Weight gained: 60lbs
People were a little confused when Peter Jackson picked 27-year-old Ryan Gosling to play a grieving father of a murdered teenager, so Baby Goose attempted to assuage their fears by acquiring a dad bod. After months of carefully drinking melted pints of Haagen-Dazs (seriously), Gosling showed up on set with a significant gut. And his director was not pleased. In case you were wondering why he didn't get his own photo here, it's because he got replaced with Mark Wahlberg in the 11th hour, leaving him, in his own words, "fat and unemployed."
The quote: "I really believed in it. I was excited about it. I showed up, and they said, ‘You look terrible.’ And I said, ‘I know! Isn’t it great?’ ‘No, it’s not. Go hit the treadmill.’" -- Gosling to The Hollywood Reporter