Example #1: A movie role.
Jared Leto gained a whopping 67 lbs. for the role of Mark David Chapman (who was the killer of the beloved John Lennon) in “Chapter 27.” Leto has said he would never gain that much weight again for a role and called it “a stupid thing to do.” He suffered from gout and immediately went on a liquid diet to get back to his normal weight. He said it took him close to a year to feel normal again. And true, he never gained that much weight again, but about 6 years later he lost 40 lbs. for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.”