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Matthew McConaughey

Reduced to Skin & Bones

10/8/2012 4:17 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

Matthew McConaughey looks skinny after weight loss.Looking even more emaciated and gaunt than before, a frail Matthew McConaughey was barely recognizable as he -- with the help of his mother Kay -- left a church in Austin this weekend.

As TMZ previously reported, the normally buff and shirtless 42-year-old is wasting away 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.

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61.

Cindy    

You know, they go to all this trouble starving themselves, ruining their health....for some stupid movie that nobodies going to remember. Several actors have done it and I can't even remember their names.

752 days ago
62.

Dino     

Matthew doesn't need to look 60 years old for this one !

752 days ago
63.

Mallory    

Pretty impressive....I couldn't get that skinny to save my life.

752 days ago
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dropped    

its made his already ugly face even more so

752 days ago
65.

Diamond Goddess!    

He'll win an Oscar...but is it worth it?

752 days ago
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Cyphonix    

He's after an Oscar. Nothing revamps an actor's fading career like playing a man dying of AIDS.

752 days ago
67.

Chad    

And the 2013 Lead Male Actor in a Dramatic Role goes to... Matthew McConaughey!

752 days ago
68.

Jodi    

How can he act if he needs help walking. Is his character wheelchair bound in the movie? This is talking it too far for a role.

752 days ago
69.

Pat Wright    

I think enough is enough. Very dangerous to do that to your body and we already love you so why??

752 days ago
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Arnie    

I'd throw it into his mom.

752 days ago
71.

Jack    

This was impressive about 10 actors ago. For him it's a just BS vanity move to satisfy his narcissistic tendencies . What a jack ass. Probably smells like ass too since apparently he doesn't bathe .

752 days ago
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Randy    

A good actor could convince you they are skinny/sick whatever - this is just publicity for a movie. I thought McConaughey's career was strong - this is the kind of thing a actor does when their career isn't doing so well.

752 days ago
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tmzfan    

Hey Matthew, that is the ONLY body you'll get, why torture it? For a movie? Crazy.

752 days ago
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cari    

He is an idiot. He has 2 children and one on the way and he is being an ass. Bale admitted he never should have done it for the Machinist and HE was much younger and healthier when he did that. But he almost killed himself. You are very near having a heart attack when you screw around with your weight and electrolytes. Losing the weight for a role is NOT going to make him a better actor or earn him an Oscar. It will, however, kill you or permanently harm your heart. Especially at HIS age!

752 days ago
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RATTLESNAKE     

he must really need the money to accept this role and destroy his body for a dumb movie no one will even remember in a year or two! but he is from Texas so what do you expect !

And if he cared about the craft or art he would be on stage somewhere and not on the big screen where it's all about taking money from dumb people who sit and justify their existence by staring at a movie screen

752 days ago
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