The actor’s tool is his or her body. Sometimes to fulfill a role they must subject that body to grotesque physical changes. In the spirit of Hugh Jackman, who is aiming to pack on 50 pounds of muscle to serve Darren Aronofsky’s vision of Wolverine, here are some examples of body mutations in recent film history.
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Based on the inspirational true story of professional boxer “Irish” Micky Ward, The Fighter has long been in the works as Mark Wahlberg persevered for four years to get the movie off the ground. Was it all worth it and more importantly, should you see it? Read the review!
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The Fighter is the inspirational, true story of these two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that will unite their fractured family, redeem their pasts and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it’s been waiting for: pride.
“I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don’t know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.”
The Machinist, directed by Brad Anderson, is an atmospheric and unsettling psychological thriller that ponders the consequences of living in a nightmare you cannot wake up from. It features an extremely emaciated Christian Bale who lost 63 lbs — down to 120 lbs– for the role.
Inspired by Ruth’s Updated Flix Chatter Top Ten Most Anticipated 2010 Movies, this is Anomalous Material’s update of our most anticipated movies of the year. You will notice that Red went for more artsy, mostly indie movies with no pictures available while I went for more mainstream fares. Do we complement each other well or what?
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Empire of the Sun is a coming-of-age movie based on J. G. Ballard’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. The movie stars Christian Bale as Jamie “Jim” Graham, a bratty young British boy living in Shanghai, China, who has a fascination with flying and airplanes.
Movie News: Guy Ritchie abandons DC Comics Lobo to focus on Sherlock Holmes 2 (Hero Complex) George Lucas to direct a CGI-musical with fairies, don’t laugh… It’s true (Heat Vision) Miramax goes belly up (First Showing): RIP Miramax. A Prequel of Bourne trilogy might be made without Matt Damon (Empire) I, Frankenstein to begin shooting [...]