Michael Fassbender | 'Hunger' 2008

<b>Character:</b>  Bobby Sands, a volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who led a hunger strike in 1981 to protest the British government's removal of inmates' political statuses.
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<b>Weight change:</b> Fassbender continued losing weight throughout the film shoot, ending at 127 pounds.
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<b>Method:</b> The actor stuck to a diet of berries, nuts and sardines, talking long walks and doing yoga to slim down. 
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<b>There's more:</b> Fassbender said he talked to family before accepting the role &mdash; even attempting a two-week fast to see what it was like.

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Character: Bobby Sands, a volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who led a hunger strike in 1981 to protest the British government's removal of inmates' political statuses.

Weight change: Fassbender continued losing weight throughout the film shoot, ending at 127 pounds.

Method: The actor stuck to a diet of berries, nuts and sardines, talking long walks and doing yoga to slim down.

There's more: Fassbender said he talked to family before accepting the role — even attempting a two-week fast to see what it was like.

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