Janet Jackson, Matthew McConaughey and More: 10 Extreme Celebrity Diets, Before and After

10. Matthew McConaughey as a male exotic dancer in the film Magic Mike.

Extreme celebrity diets are a staple of Hollywood, where actors must become different  people with different bodies each time they assume a new role.

Rail-thin Matthew McConaughey is losing weight for his role in The Dallas Buyer’s Club, where he portrays a man with HIV.

“It takes a while for your body to understand that it has to feed off of itself, and that you’re not going to give it something else from the outside,” Matthew McConaughey, has said. The actor is slimming down for The Dallas Buyer’s Club, where he portrays Ron Woodroof, an AIDS-stricken ’80s cowboy who profits from HIV medication.

McConaughey says he’s losing weight by drinking tea.

Zondra Hughes

Deputy Editor, Rolling Out

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