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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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~♥~    

He looks terrible. Do they really need to go to the extreme to make a movie.

601 days ago
47.

Cletus    

I like him and the fat bearded guy in American Pickers.

601 days ago
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Mary Reed    

OMG Drastic change not looking good

601 days ago
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bb    

Whoa, his body looks skinny but ok but his face looks TERRIBLE. It weirds me out how celebs seem to gain/lose weight overnight.

601 days ago
50.

Mr. Grimm    

Hes letting himself go for the role. That is dedication.

601 days ago
51.

kitnplayn    

Americans are the stupidest, greediest people on the planet. Seriously, wasting your body for movie money - that's some kind of asnine.

601 days ago
52.

BOHOE    

he needs to wear a turtle neck for his turtle neck

601 days ago
53.

BOHOE    

Those glasses are making him look fat......

601 days ago
54.

♥TMZ but ...    

he wants an academy award and be taken seriously as an actor

601 days ago
55.

Michele    

He looks like the guy from American Pickers, the skinny one of course.

601 days ago
56.

Michele    

He looks like the skinny guy from American Pickers.

601 days ago
57.

kik    

He looks like Mike from that tv show on the History channel

601 days ago
58.

Tracy    

It's the sudden resemblance to Christopher Walkin that I find most disturbing. :)

601 days ago
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Clytemnestra     

I still can't watch any movie with him in it, but I give credit where credit is due, and there's no doubt he puts in the time and effort on these rolls. As for those fearing for his safety...is there any doubt he has top-notch medical people keeping an eye on all of his systems? Of course, he does!

601 days ago
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Clytemnestra     

Tom Hanks did the same thing to win his Oscar for "Philadelphia". The big difference is that Tom had acting talent...Matthew doesn't.

600 days ago
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