Christian Bale | 'The Machinist' (2004)

<b>Character:</b> Trevor Reznik, an industrial worker who suffers chronic insomnia for a year
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<b>Weight change:</b> Bale lost more than 60 pounds, reaching 121 pounds by production time. Filmmakers restricted him from dieting to his desired weight for the role: 99 pounds.
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<b>Method:</b> Bale constrained himself to a four-month diet that consisted of one cup of black, unsweetened coffee and an apple or a can of tuna each day.
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<b>There's more:</b> In six months, the actor added about 100 pounds to star in "Batman Begins."

( Nicolas Gellar / Paramount Classics )

Character: Trevor Reznik, an industrial worker who suffers chronic insomnia for a year

Weight change: Bale lost more than 60 pounds, reaching 121 pounds by production time. Filmmakers restricted him from dieting to his desired weight for the role: 99 pounds.

Method: Bale constrained himself to a four-month diet that consisted of one cup of black, unsweetened coffee and an apple or a can of tuna each day.

There's more: In six months, the actor added about 100 pounds to star in "Batman Begins."

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