These celebrities were on the top of the charts in good times but they too struggle with their weight – just as we normal people do – but the difference is, they are judged for how much weight they gain or lose.
This is a list of fat actors who went from fit to fat over the years. Some of them gained weight because of alcohol or food indulgence, whereas others went along the good old fashioned route of gaining a few pounds every year as they aged.
Either way, this extra baggage has transformed some of the hottest a A-list actors in Hollywood to down right messes.
1. Val Kilmer
An American actor who became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret (1984), then the cult classic Real Genius (1985), as well as the blockbuster action film Top Gun (1986) and the swords and sorcery fantasy film Willow (1988).
Some of his notable film roles include Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991), Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993), armed robber Chris Shiherilis in Heat (1995), Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Forever (1995), Simon Templar in The Saint (1997), astronaut Robby Gallagher in Red Planet (2000), and a meth-using informant in The Salton Sea.
2. Britney Spears
American singer and actor. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before singing albums…Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!…I Did It Again (2000), became international successes, with former becoming the best selling album by teenage solo artist.
Alecia Beth Moore, better known as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Originally, a member of the girl group Choice, she rose to fame as an R&B artist with her debut solo album, Can’t Take Me Home (2000). She has sold over 130 million records worldwide. VH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year in 2013.
4. Kristie Alley
American actress and comedian known for her role in the TV series Cheers, in which she played Rebecca Howe from 1987 to 1993, winning an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in comedy series in 1991. She is also known for her role in the thriller Shoot To Kill and the Look Who’s Talking film series as Mollie Ubriacco. More recently, Alley appeared in reality shows revolving around her life.
5. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Ann Johnson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, reality television personality and fashion designer who made her debut in 1999. She has achieved seven Billboard Top 40 hits, three gold and two multi platinum RIAA certified studio albums, four of which have reached the top 10 on the US Billboard 200.
6. Janet Jackson
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter and actress. The youngest of the Jackson family, she began her career in several television shows throughout the 1970s and the early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame. Having sold over 140 million records, she is ranked among the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music.
7. Kelly Clarkson
She is an American singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol and has since been established as “The Original American Idol”. Her debut single, A Moment Like This topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and broke the record for the biggest jump to number one in the chart’s history; it became the best-selling single of the year in the country. She became the runner-up of the World Idol the following year.
8. Ryan Gosling
He is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. Gosling came to the attention of a wider audience in 2004 with a leading role in the romantic drama, The Notebook, for which he won four Teen Choice Awards and an MTV Movie Award.
9. Christina Aguilera
Christina Maria Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 1999, she debuted with an album at number one on the US Billboard 200 and spawned the US Billboard Hot 100 number one singles Genie in a Bottle, What A Girl Wants,and Come on Over Baby.
10. Mariah Carey
She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and occasional actress. Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best selling music artists of all time. Carey was named the best selling female artist of the millennium in 2000. Referred to as the ‘songbird supreme’ by the Guinness World Records, she is famed for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of whistle register.
11. Russel Crowe
Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian. Crowe’s work has earned him several accolades during his career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three consecutive Academy Award nominations, one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, one BAFTA.
12. Renee Zellweger
Renee Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress, voice-over artist and producer. Her film debut was in the well-received romantic comedy drama Empire Records. She has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards; was named Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year in 2009 and established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses as of 2007.
13. Hilary Duff
Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress and singer. She began her acting career at a young age and quickly became labeled a teen idol, as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire. She has been described by later Disney actresses as an inspiration with artists like Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez claiming they looked up to Duff and her career.
14. Brendan Fraser
He is an American-Canadian actor who portrayed Rick O’Connell in the three-part Mummy film series and is known for his comedic and fantasy film leading roles in major Hollywood films such as Encino Man, The Scout, George of The Jungle, Looney Tunes:Back in Action, Journey to The Centre of the Earth and Inkheart.
In case you are trying to find out a reason to relate to these actors for weight gain, stop! They have now worked hard to get back in shape.
Will soon share a blog about the ones who have managed to shed off maximum fat from their body.