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“Fiddy” Down to a Dime and a Half

27 May
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After massive Weight Loss to lay movie part, 50 Cent is down to 160 lbs.

50 Cent Down to a Dime and a Half

Whoa! 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) made a hell of a sacrifice for his upcoming movie. Usually the MC looks like an NFL linebacker. But for his starring role in the Mario Van Peebles-directed Things Fall Apart, a movie he wrote, 50 dropped 54 pounds to play a college football player battling cancer. On a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill stints, he went from 214 pounds to a sickly 160 pounds, reports US Weekly.

It’s not unusual for actors to lose extreme weight for movie parts. Matt Damon got bony forCourage Under Fire. Will Smith shrunk forSeven Pounds, and Christian Bale got frail forThe Machinist. But those were all for major releases. There’s no word yet on if this movie will hit theaters or not.

Maybe this will be 50′s breakout role. But there’s a good chance it won’t. As an actor, 50 Cent has only starred in a handful of major releases and straight-to-DVD castoffs. His film debut came in 2005 with the semi-autobiographical Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and in 2008 he acted alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the commercial flop Righteous Kill. All of his showings suggest that he should stick to his day job, though it seems he’s bent on Hollywood stardom.

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2010 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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2 responses to ““Fiddy” Down to a Dime and a Half

  1. T-shirts101

    May 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    You sure it’s for a movie and he’s not for real? No part in a movie is worth that. That’s muscle loss, not fat loss.

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    • btx3

      May 27, 2010 at 5:12 PM

      Yeah – Apparently these pics were taken before filming started. He has, according to reports – gained some of the weight back since finishing the film and is getting ready to tour.

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