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Matthew McConaughey loses 30 pounds to play AIDS victim in new movie

By Daniel S Levine,

Matthew McConaughey is the latest actor to join the ranks of those that have taken extreme measures to get their performances perfect. The actor has been photographed looking shockingly skinny and has reportedly lost 30 pounds for his latest role in The Dallas Buyer's Club.

According to The Daily Mail, McConaughey was seen in Austin, Texas, Sunday, wearing baggy clothes to hide his frame. He had his arm around his mother, Mary, who appeared to be helping him walk. His wife, Camila, who is pregnant with their third child, was also by his side.

McConaughey began to lose weight this summer. He was looking notably thinner in August while filming Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street in New York.

Zap2It reports that McConaughey spoke to Larry King in July about losing the weight for his new role. He plays a man with AIDS in The Dallas Buyer's Club.

“I should not look healthy by the time I'm doing this,” he said. “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.”

 
 

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