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Matthew McConaughey reveals he called up a famous friend to help him lose the weight he needed to lose for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
McConaughey said he asked someone with experience in that department, Tom Hanks, who had to lose weight for roles such as Cast Away.
"I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away," McConaughey told People. "And I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this."
The actor and father of three lost a whopping 40 pounds for his role as someone who’s HIV positive. He started out at 185 lbs. and drew the line at 145 lbs. He said he hit 135 lbs. at one point and “I ran in to somebody and they didn't just ask if I was all right, they said, 'My God, we need to get you some help.' And I thought, 'There we go. That's the perfect spot.'"
Digital Spy notes the film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
"I fed myself good food, just not much of it. I found through this journey that the human body is much more resilient than we give it credit for," he explained.
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