Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik – The Machinist (2004)
“Oh, no. You look like you seen a ghost. ”
A ghost is exactly what Christian Bale aimed for. For this role, Bale needed to be extremely thin in order to tell the story of a man with severe insomnia which leads to detrimental weight loss.
He went from 173 pounds all the way to 110 pounds in 4 months purely on a diet of 1 can of tuna fish and one apple a day, and liquids of water and black coffee. This was about 260 calories per day. In addition to that, he underwent extreme cardio training and intensive resistance workout sessions.