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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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46.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Surfer douche is a "method acteur" now...


"Death of a Salesman", here he comes!


Next up: Rob Schneider as Hamlet.

707 days ago
47.

baybek8s    

Wow the things people do for their craft!

707 days ago
48.

Nostradamus    

He's on the Richard Simmons diet, starvation.
Careful Matt, your hair might fall out too.

707 days ago
49.

Keenes37    

I wish I had hat willpower

707 days ago
50.

Bill Leslie    

he looks better thin - bottom line is that underweight people life longer

707 days ago
51.

yellowfinns    

People strugglig with eating disorders do not need this shoved in their face. Too much of our society is focused on weight. people are dying. Consider me an EX fan Matthew.

707 days ago
52.

Uh oh i am screwed    

I think it is disgusting. No movie role is worth what this is doing to his body. It is not healthy and there will be long term ramifications from this.

You have to be seriously mentally f'd up in the head to do something like this for a movie or for any reason.

I used to love him and Anne Hathaway but since they have done this I have lost all respect for them. No movie role is worth starving yourself and its sends the wrong message.

706 days ago
53.

Foysal Ahmed    

hmm ... thanks for sharing. I believe having a healthy diet is crucial for losing weight. Some useful syggestions are listed here - http://howtoloseweight-tips.com/daily-diet-plan-for-losing-weight/.
Most of their suggestions are quite useful.

705 days ago
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