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TheDailyBeast: Stars Who Gained Weight for Roles

Vincent D’Onofrio, 'Full Metal Jacket' (70 lbs.)

Talk about earning your stripes. For his Hollywood debut in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War film "Full Metal Jacket," actor Vincent D’Onofrio gained 70 pounds—breaking Robert De Niro’s then-record weight gain of 60 pounds for "Raging Bull"—for his role as the tormented recruit, Pvt. Gomer Pyle. The gain, which took him seven months on a diet of greasy foods, brought D’Onofrio’s weight to 280 pounds. D’Onofrio would later gain 45 pounds for his role as Pooh-Bear, a noseless meth dealer in the 2002 film "The Salton Sea."

(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival/Warner Bros. Entertainment)
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