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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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cari    

You're no Christian Bale dude. It is hysterical how these marginal 'actors' think they can pull stunts like this and it makes up for their acting inabilities. You have to be able to act as well. And again...you will never be an actor like Bale.

692 days ago
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megan    

OMG! what are you DOING TO YOUR SELF!?!? your were GORGOUS. my god. you look old and sick like you have cancer or something. uagh cant believe you woudl do this to your self for money. i mean really. your my favorite actor and now i really have no intettenion on see anymore of your movies.

689 days ago
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Cytnthia    

Matthew looks terrible..like he's dying of cancer..I know actors get into their roles in extreme cases but this is ridiculous...he looks sick..I'm sure it isn't good for his body.

689 days ago
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Becky    

If they wanted a skinny, pale, dark haired actor why didn't that get that vampire boy from breaking dawn!

683 days ago
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lori    

goodness people...calm down...i'm sure he's being careful about the weight loss..do you see the pic of travis barker to the right with his daughter on his shoulders? and he's skinnier than matthew...and btw, who care if he wears a rug? how many women in hollyweird wear extensions and wigs...but, let a guy do it, and people get their panites in a wad...silly..

682 days ago
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CMLfrmIL    

I THINK THIS IS SO DUMB!
ISN'T PUTTING STRESS ON HIS BODY LIKE YO- YOU DIETER'S BY GAINING WEIGHT, LOSING WEIGHT? I THINK ITS A BIT MUCH MYSELF.

679 days ago
82.

Nolo    

Oh dear goodness - he looks 30 years older. I believe he is prepping for a role - but is the trauma his body is going through worth it?

675 days ago
83.

guitartown    

he looks like a bobble head!

675 days ago
84.

Dilbert Doe    

People are shocked that Matthew McConaughey contracted AIDS from a dancer at a Dallas strip club? Yeah sure, like nobody didn't see that coming.

665 days ago
85.

XDrinker    

He is a fool. It's just a movie, for goodness sakes. McConaghey has young children...this is just selfish narcisissm.

Are we SURE he's not really sick?

645 days ago
86.

Kelly    

Test

243 days ago
87.

Kelly    

The interesting thing is that despite the huge weight-loss his hair seems to be getting thicker. Ten years ago he had a vastly receding hairline unless this is just for the movie. Massive losses in weight affect your gastronomy permanently, your stomach really never recovers.

243 days ago
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