Matthew McConaughey, on how he lost the weight for “Dallas Buyers Club”:
“Overall, [I’ve] probably got 35 percent less energy, but there’s been plateaus,” McConaughey told the site. “Getting past 170 was really hard, but then once you get [to] 167 the next seven come off easy. Getting past 160, really hard. But then you fly down to 150. Getting past 150 was really hard and then, bam! Got down to 143 and that’s where I want to be. So, once you get past the plateau, your body seems to understand, ‘OK, this is where we’re leaving now, this is where we are’ and so the energy rises.”
So, how did he drop the pounds?
“I’m doing cardio but I’ll tell you what, the more I’ve learned is—and I think it comes with age too—is it’s 90 percent diet,” McConaughey went on. “It’s 90 percent amount and then what you’re eating because right now I’m not losing any more weight if I burn 1,500 calories, two hours of cardio in an afternoon, or if I don’t. It doesn’t matter. It’s a matter of how much I eat or how little I eat.” Full story: Skinny Matt McConaughey Talks Shocking Weight Loss
This is a video of Penn Jillette, Magician and illusionist of “Penn And Teller” fame, explaining, in plain English, how he lost his weight. I felt this well worth watching -Note that he is telling his story, not selling a weight loss plan.
Performers frequently have to manipulate their weight, both to keep any role they have, and to mold themselves into any roles they are auditioning for – or cast in. In the case of both McConaughey and Jillette, they both used different means, and each had significant measurable results.
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I am a fan of Daniel Craig and the James bond Movies. My is hope is that he moves on – he plays Bond with such a serious demeanor that it can detract from the film. He is also a transitional Bond – standing watch as the digital age overtakes the traditional trenchcoated spy.
Just my .02 cents.
Daniel Craig as agent 007 in the opening scene of Spectre – in Mexico City during the “Dia de Muertos” (day of the Dead) celebration.
Before you just use crazy glue, consider that it is hard to remove, and is stronger than the skin – so you may pull off some skin if you just tear the jewel off your face. (Crazy glue is removed with acetone).
While some celebrities quietly attend the festival, others treat it as a media experience. Movie star Susan Sarandon stayed in a celebrity camp at Burning Man in 2015. Her visit was showcased in This Insider.
Among attendees in the past, Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Diplo, Katy Perry, an assortment of Victoria’s secret models (Sara Sampaio goes every year), Leonardo DiCaprio, and many others. Burning man requires some preparation, and burners need to bring a weeks worth of food, bottled water, funky and practical clothes, Goggles, face masks (for dust storms), and items for giving and exchanging. Diplo comes in a huge “Art Car”. If you are not handy, you can buy Burning man outfits on Amazon and eBay.
To get into character for her new film Cake, Jennifer Aniston had to ditch her healthy lifestyle. Jennifer is known for her lean diet and trim figure. Jennifer’s character, Claire Simmons, suffers chronic pain after a car accident that left her scarred. Aniston quit exercising and eating as well as she usually does.
Us Magazine reported that Jennifer spoke about gaining weight for the movie at the American Cinematheque screening of Cake. Aniston and host Jason Bateman talked about the difficulties of her transformation. Not only did she gain weight, but Jennifer wore no makeup except for the character’s scars and dark under eye circles.
Manipulating your appearance is one of the most difficult things for an actor to do. If successful, the actor can improve their role by molding themselves into character. kudos to Jennifer Aniston for having the chops to do that!
In my opinion, a good actor can assumes a role that is believable to the audience, even if it is markedly different from previous roles. As the hitman in “No country for old men”, I found Bardem to be psychotically creepy – intentionally so – because that is how the character is written.
I confess that I am a fan, and did not realize some of the other roles I have seen him in; most recently in the James Bond Movie, Skyfall. Bardem was also in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” (2008).
I hope you found my point of view enlightening and informative. Consider sharing it!
John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and definitive versions of popular songs.
In the start of their careers, many actors want the paparazzi to capture them, to add to their fame and marketability. Their agents and even friends “leak” their locations to tabloids and paparazzi just to increase their exposure. (Ask anyone who dated a Kardashian).
When (or “if”) they become famous, and seek any amount of privacy, it is hard to stop the location leaks, drone pictures, sidewalk ambushes, etc. from the paparazzi. Smart celebrities almost always give the paparazzi an opportunity to take some shots before their meeting or event, giving them what they want, in exchange for leaving them be (for a little while). Others can be downright mean to the photographers, especially if they are overly intrusive.
There are many incidents where paparazzi have been overly zealous about taking pictures, and have been assaulted by actors. (take a look at When Celebrities Attack: Top 10 Paparazzi Confrontations, on zimbio). Many times the paparazzi “egg on” the celebrities, to get more salable pictures – even if they risk arrest or jail time. In many cases, the celebrity can be arrested for assault, or the paparazzi can get a restraining order.
There is a fine line between the tabloids need for fresh pics of famous people and the safety of actors and their families; many actors and actresses work hard to keep their locations and family (children, siblings, parents) away from the spotlight. They don’t want their children to grow up hiding from photographers or being exploited in the tabloids. It is also a safety issue, and bodyguards frequently intervene when paparazzi take unwanted pictures.
Today we are bombarded with cell phone cameras, long zoom cameras, drone cameras, easily hidden body and handbag cams – not to mention businesses that have surveillance cameras for their establishments. Even the average person is photographed often and discreetly. When you add the paparazzi into that mix, they can behave like a pack of rabid dogs or polite professionals as part of the publicity game.
Today almost anyone can be a paparazzi, just make sure you have a cell phone with a good camera. And I hope no celebrity will take offense at your taking their picture!