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Matt McConaughey's Weight

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11/12/2012 5:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A very skinny Matthew McConaughey
Matt McConaughey -- or what's left of him -- arrived at LAX this weekend looking skinnier than ever ... just as he planned.

As we previously reported, the usually buff and shirtless 42-year-old is wasting away to play Ron Woodruff in the movie "The Dallas Buyers 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.

Matthew is reportedly slated to begin production on the movie in New Orleans today ... and he's reportedly the lightest he's ever been ... down more than 30 pounds from his usual weight.

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According to People.com, the actor plans to keep his current weight for another month ... and then the weight gain begins.

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16.

rrronin    

Eeewww...is he related to ET or maybe part giraffe...dude needs a turtleneck...seriously :)

689 days ago
17.

NOT ELMO    

Working Hard for an OSCAR But You will NOT get one :)

689 days ago
18.

luckycat    

COVER STORY!

689 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

If you look at dude's hair you see the classic sign of malnourishment and vitamin deficiency. As far as losing the weight, dude simply stopped the HGH he was on for the last decade and dropped the carbs and deprives himself basic sustenance. Many of these A-listers play the macho roles of military, police, super-spies, race car drivers and various fantasy - but NONE have ever really faced real-world challenge...Hence this kind of OCD (let me starve myself to the point of organ failure for a movie role) Tom Cruise suffers this same syndrome as does Johnny Depp and his real life adoption of the Cap'n Jack Sparrow persona.

689 days ago
20.

Blessedheavenangelkisses    

If he doesn’t get an Oscar, he can always be a shoe-in for one of the Noodle brothers on sesame street.

There are ways to lose 100lbs. in a week, but it helps if you are producing a divine surge of testosterone, and know a secret physical and psychological modus operandi.

689 days ago
21.

CriticXtreme    

This is serious dedication and a award should be created just for him.

688 days ago
22.

buzz kill    

Probably does have AIDS, the movie is just a cover for the weight loss. This won't end well.

688 days ago
23.

wendy    

well, i started a diet today, and by 11 am i'm struggling!

688 days ago
24.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

It shows off that long dorky neck of his. AIDS can be caused by drugs, but not by a virus. "HIV" does not exist. the test represents an arbitrary level of cellular generated stress products. This movie propagates the harmful myth and many more will dies unnecessarily. AIDS is easily treatable. http://counterpsyops.com/2012/11/10/did-israel-honey-trap-david-petraeus-to-replace-him-with-pro-israel-woman/

688 days ago
25.

Nostraldumass    

Cant wait to see how and where he smuggled the drugs. OOOh Thesus Christ

688 days ago
26.

ROTTIE    

Not a good look for him at all.

688 days ago
27.

Karen    

I can't imagine what his kids must be thinking of their Dad looking so sick. NO movie role would be worth it to me!!

688 days ago
28.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

He is so gaunt I would think whatever nutritionist is monitoring him in his weight loss will also have to monitor him in his weight gain. It seems like that would be an extra shock to his body to suddenly fill it with all kinds of stuff it hasn't digested in a long time. I am very interested to see him in the role.

688 days ago
29.

Truth    

CMON... PRETTY OBVIOUS. FIRST IT WAS WEIGHT LOSS NOW IT'S CRACK AND METH. ADDICTION IS HELLUVA DRUG. #TRUTH!!

688 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

His head and neck look exactly like my thumb on my hand.

688 days ago
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