Famous Fat Suits from Movies and TV
Hollywood stars have been known to go to extremes when it comes to perfecting their roles for a movie. Brad Pitt lost weight and got shredded for his role in Fight Club, and then bulked up with massive muscles for his role in Troy. But the most difficult undertaking for any actor is to change their appearance by gaining more than 200 pounds for a role. Thankfully for their physiques and mental well being, there's the fat suit. Here's a look at some famous fat suits from movies and TV.
Eddie Murphy - The Nutty Professor
Eddie Murphy got some mileage out of his fat suit when he played every obese character of the Klump family in all of their dysfunctional glory. Watching them sit down to eat dinner together is the best part of the movie.
Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder
Tom Cruise goes for glory with his over the top portrayal of Les Grossman, a foul-mouthed Hollywood studio executive, in Tropic Thunder. Cruise reprised the role for a dance number at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, where he traded dance moves and booty bumps with J-Lo, and earned a standing ovation.
Gwyneth Paltrow - Shallow Hal
Gwyneth Paltrow did a great job of looking completely miserable in a 25-pound fat suit, paired with latex make-up. She's almost totally unrecognizable. "Nobody would even make eye contact with me," Paltrow said. "Like, nobody would even look in my direction." That must have been devastating for her self-esteem.
Martin Lawrence - Big Momma's House
Alright, whose ready for a big helping of thirds? Movie executives knew the public was just dying to see Martin Lawrence dress up as an overweight Southern grandma again, so Big Momma's House 3 has been given the green light. Hopefully, Big Momma will grace everyone's eyeballs with another Sport's Illustrated worthy bikini scene.
Rachel McAdams - Mean Girls
The Plastics are a super clique who rule the school. When Cady Heron (Lohan) decides she needs to take down the Plastics leader, Regina George (McAdams), she tricks her into eating carb loaded energy bars by claiming that they are diet bars. McAdams still looks hot with a few extra pounds though.
Adam Sandler - Click
A magical remote control that allows one to look into the future sounds awesome, right? Wrong. Nothing could be worse than waking up to find out that you weigh 500 pounds, have man boobs, and can't see your toes. Worst time travel device ever.
Tyra Banks - The Tyra Banks Show
If there's one thing a supermodel should never ever do, it's let herself go and weigh 350 pounds. In 2005, on the Tyra Banks Show, host Tyra Banks put on a fat suit and went on blind dates to see what her suitor's reactions would be. Most were not polite, and some were just hurtful. Supermodels and fat do not mix.
Mike Myers - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Mike Myers is almost as good at playing the character Fat Bastard, as he is at playing Austin Powers. Fat Bastard is the nastily obese Scotsman with the coolest fat suit quote, "Get in my belly!"
Tim Allen - The Santa Clause
What should a father do if they're partially responsible for Santa's death, and the accident happens right in front of their kid? Follow the instructions on the business card: "If something should happen to me, put on my suit. The reindeer will know what to do."
Courtney Cox - Friends
A recurring storyline on Friends was that Monica was a plump teenager, and didn't become a slimmed down hottie until she grew up. Her dance moves are possibly good enough to put a hard bodied dancer to shame.
Ryan Reynolds - Just Friends
The description of this movie sounds awful enough to end up on any straight to DVD movie list; a romantic comedy Christmas film that deals with friend-zone relationships. If anyone falls asleep during the film, they should ask for their money back, or just consider it a $10 nap.
Ben Stiller - Dodgeball
During the end credits of this movie, the director shows the audience exactly what happens to a professional dodgeball player after they retire. "Want a little somethin' somethin' for the ride home?" Stiller's milkshake won't bring anyone to the yard.
Sharon Stone - Alpha Dog
Sharon Stone put on a fat suit in Alpha Dog to portray the grieving mother of the boy who was kidnapped in the film, and later killed for his older half-brother's drug dealing debts. The mother in real life put on an enormous amount of weight after the loss of her son.
Kenan Thompson - Fat Albert
Kenan Thompson isn't heavy enough in real life to play the lead role in Fat Albert, so he had to get in a fat suit. Luckily for the movie, Kenan had a solid grasp on Fat Albert's character, and rocks out just like Fat Albert and the gang did in the original cartoon series.
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