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For actresses in Hollywood, keeping skinny (but not too skinny!) is practically a job requirement. The slightest fluctuation in weight can lead to a barrage of "baby bump" or eating disorder rumors depending on which way the scale goes. But for the actors of Hollywood, a radical shift in weight is most often regarded as a badge of honor, showing how serious they are about their craft. Think of Tom Hanks' sickly thin physique in Philadelphia, or Matt Damon's packed on paunch for The Informant! Ironically, when actors gain or lose weight, it's a way to show they are so much more than their body. Last month Matthew McConaughey shocked us all, shedding serious pounds for The Dallas Buyers Club, where he'll play an AIDs patient in the early days of the epidemic. Soon thereafter, we got a first glimpse of his co-star Jared Leto in costume and looking gaunt, »

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