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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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Phishie from Philly    

Talk about dedication for a movie role. I'm sure he misses his gym set.
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Phishie from Philly

628 days ago
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Anita    

I hope the taping of this movie is over soon, I want our hot mathew back!

628 days ago
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daxon    

he had a great body for a dude better then mine but to go from that to this O_O amazing what people would do for money

628 days ago
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Pookie    

and I care because??????

628 days ago
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JanieC    

When Christian Bale did it, he was 30 years old. This seems dangerous to do when you're in your 40s. Not saying he's "too old" but just that it HAS to be harder on your body to put it through this drastic treatment .

628 days ago
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anne    

What a fool to endanger his health for a movie. He doesn't need to make it. I've lost a lot of respect for his common sense.

628 days ago
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Kay    

What he is doing is dangerous to his own health!Money is not everything!

628 days ago
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Gretel    

I'm sure he's being medically monitored, if for nothing else, for the insurance on his film, but he is so think it is frightening. If the film fails he can always be a male model because that's what most of them look like nowadays.

628 days ago
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Cujeaux    

Still can't lose that big fat ass.

628 days ago
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JDUB    

I wish I had his willpower.

628 days ago
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systasoulja    

Awww Matt bulk back up boo! We Wuv your Muscles <3

628 days ago
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moxie    

He looks horrible. Hope it is worth it.

628 days ago
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pam    

I find this kind of 'attitude' for a movie part sad, sick and stupid. There are many naturally thin actors, who could have used some makeup to complete the look or lost a mere 10 lbs. We see this over and over again, 'known actors' trying to get a 'good' part so they gain weight or loose it. What bothers me , well enough to write this, is the fact that many other actors could play 'those' parts without all the drama. No wonder no one takes this 'we do not care about weight' crap, because if they did they would look for actors who do not have to waste foolish time loosing or gaining weight, give the parts to actors more suited for the job.

628 days ago
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dUb-iLL    

Wish I had this problem!!

Am I right ladies?!?!? LOLOLOL!!!

628 days ago
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