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Matthew McConaughey

Wasting Away ...

For New Movie Role

8/30/2012 3:45 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

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Matthew McConaughey is usually known for flaunting his buff and topless torso, but it was his startling gaunt new look in NYC on Thursday that had everyone's jaws dropping.

The 42-year-old is drastically losing the pounds to play Ron Woodruff in the movie "The Dallas Buyer's Club," the true story of a man who contracted HIV through drug use in the '80s and has to smuggle life-saving medications from Mexico.

From dropping trou in "Magic Mike" to now dropping pounds ... it's no question Matt is racking up an impressive body of work.

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niky    

he is handsome and how old is he?i luv his style on walking..................lol....

748 days ago
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cherokeesky34    

Why I commend his dedication to his art, THIS IS INSANE !!!!!!!!!! When are these "stars" going to stop doing this crap to themselves ( massive dieting to land a role, weight gain to land a role etc ) . They need to sit down with someone like ME who did not take care of myself physically ( no, no drugs ever , just pushed my body til it's now causing me irreversible damage ) and what you have to live with when you get older. Money does NOT buy............. nor fix................. nor save....... everything. Plus, they are sending out the massively wrong message to a couple of past, present and future generations on what is "bodily acceptable" and therefore causing a slew of horrible problems.

748 days ago
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MP    

That is so bad for the body, especially at his age.

748 days ago
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4alwayz30mzone    

I want this all to hurry up and be over ~ totally not a fab look but we all know it's for a good cause

748 days ago
35.

Phishie from Philly    

He looks like the guy from American Pickers Mike Wolfe.
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Phishie from Philly

748 days ago
36.

angie    

i always thought that matthew was so sexy, now he is skin and bones ,hope he picks up weight after the movie

748 days ago
37.

SpeakTheWord    

Meth head..Movie roll my azz just a reason to do drugs.

748 days ago
38.

deb l    

I dont like that.. i understand but he is a healthy man.. I hope they are going to take care of medical bills if he gets so skinny he literally faints or gets any kidney issues. Thats dangerous!

748 days ago
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Tiggy    

That's just stupid.....actors man you all go way to far, and the movie will not break even. It's all for the art - if you want to make art stop making movie and do theatre. Anyone can stand behind a camera and do retake after retake....on stage it's do or die...not "clear my eye line". actors....egomaniacs!! eat something stupid

748 days ago
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moviestar5    

Wow, he looks terrible.

748 days ago
41.

ElisabethIsDisgusting    

The hairpiece looks really bad. If someone were that thin & sick, they wouldn't have a mane of hair. He was going bald years ago.

748 days ago
42.

Boop    

Emaciated, and has more hair than a strapping 18 year old. Not even he had that hair at 18.

748 days ago
43.

dropped    

unfortunately losing wright doesn't affect your acting ability

748 days ago
44.

Fibb    

Are you sure this guy doesn't really have AIDS from all the Butt Slamming he use to do in hollywood, before he made it.

748 days ago
45.

Mandy    

Omg he looks horrible!!

748 days ago
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