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Extreme Celebrity Transformations Aren’t Just Tom Hardy’s Forte – 8 Other Stars Who Lost More Than 50 Pounds to Fight Obesity

8 Celebrities who lost more than 50 pounds

Extreme Celebrity Transformations Aren't Just Tom Hardy's Forte - 8 Other Stars Who Lost More Than 50 Pounds to Fight Obesity


  • These eight celebrities, like Tom Hardy, worked hard to shed over 50 pounds to fight obesity.
  • These are tales of physical transformation but also narratives of resilience, discipline, and self-love.
  • Their journeys serve as inspiration for anyone embarking on their own weight loss adventure.

In the glamorous world of Hollywood, celebrities are no strangers to undergoing drastic transformations for their roles. While some actors gain muscle mass for superhero roles, others take on the challenge of shedding a significant amount of weight and battling obesity.

Tom Hardy in The Revenant
Tom Hardy in The Revenant

Tom Hardy is well-known for his remarkable body transformations for different film roles. He is known for his dedication to his craft and often undergoes intense physical training to achieve the desired look for each character he portrays. However, there are many celebrities who lost more than 50 pounds to fight obesity.

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David Harbour

Stranger Things actor David Harbour lost 75 pounds to play a leaner version of the Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper.

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David Harbour as Red Guardian in a still from Black Widow
David Harbour as Red Guardian in a still from Black Widow

The road to this transformation was so intense that it often left him hungry. Harbour told GQ he ate his meals within a six to eight-hour window during the day and did two 24-hour fasts per week.

Jacob Batalon

Peter Parker and Ned Leeds
Peter Parker and Ned Leeds

Jacob Batalon, known for his role as Ned Leeds in the Spider-Man film series lost 100 pounds. “I decided to get into this sort of transformation, or this sort of journey, with my health and fitness at the end of 2019,” he told Men’s Health.

“Even when I wasn’t doing anything physical, I found myself getting sleepy at work and it was because of all the fat food I was eating. I felt like I could barely walk upstairs without being out of breath and this one day I kind of just saw myself without a shirt on and it was just ridiculous,” he continued. “I could not believe I let myself get this far. That’s what sort of started it all.”

He started hitting the gym six days a week for about 90 minutes. Each session included an hour of weightlifting and half an hour of cardio throughout 2020.


Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold, the comedic actor, lost an impressive 75 pounds after experiencing a mini-stroke.

“I filmed four movies in Rome in the last year and a half. Everybody in Rome goes out and has 5-hour meals, smoking and drinking, that’s just the lifestyle,” he told PEOPLE.

Tom Arnold in 'True Lies'
Tom Arnold in ‘True Lies’

“I would do well all day, and then I’d go back to my hotel by myself and see the amazing menu, then I’d think, ‘Life is short, what if I never get to eat this authentic Italian food again? This food is my only friend!'”

Following his recovery from the mini-stroke, with the help of his coach Charles D’Angelo, the True Lies actor started working on his health.

Drew Carry

The comedian and TV host made drastic changes in 2010, losing over 80 pounds. “I don’t drink anything but water,” he said to PEOPLE. “No coffee, no tea, no soda.”

Drew Carey
Drew Carey

He did about 45 minutes of cardio. He was a diabetic with Type-2 diabetes. And after he started his healthy way of life, he was no longer a diabetic.

Rebel Wilson

In 2020, the actress embarked on a “Year of Health” journey, losing over 60 pounds. Knowing that staying away from junk, she continued and stay hydrated, walked, and avoided sugar and junk.

Rebel Wilson as Stephanie in "Senior Year."
Rebel Wilson as Stephanie in “Senior Year.”

“It’s not about being a certain size or body weight or anything,” she said while speaking to the Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine.

It’s just about loving yourself and loving the journey that you’re on. And to me, the women I think are most beautiful are those who step into their own power.”

She credited her “Year of Health” with helping her address her emotional eating issues.

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John Goodman

John Goodman as Howard
John Goodman as Howard

The actor once weighed nearly 400 pounds before making significant lifestyle changes, including avoiding sugary foods, adopting a healthy diet, and working with a personal trainer. He has since lost over 100 pounds.


Melissa McCarthy

The actress has lost over 75 pounds on multiple occasions, attributing her success to a combination of diet and exercise.

Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The Bridesmaids star did not take any help from gastric bypass surgery! It was complete hard work and a healthy diet.


The singer embarked on a journey to improve her mental and physical health, resulting in a significant weight loss of over 42 pounds.

Adele | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Adele | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

She lost weight over the course of two years by consistently lifting weights and doing circuit training.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran | Photo: Stephen Lavoie/ Creative Commons
Ed Sheeran | Photo: Stephen Lavoie/ Creative Commons

The Shape of You singer lost 50 pounds, just by being consistent. He did not take any magic pills, no magic exercise routines. It was pure hard work and dedication.

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Prantik Prabal Roy is a content writer at FandomWire. With over three years of experience in content writing for various media houses, he takes great interest in telling stories about Hollywood celebrities and the world revolving around them. He has done his Master's in English literature and diploma course in journalism. Being a literature student, he has the ability to delve into the matter and analyse it thoroughly to give the readers a clear view on the specific topics.