George Clooney

Gained 40 lbs

When paparazzi photos showed a very overweight Clooney strutting around town, his female fanbase feared that the star had let himself go from People Magazine's “Sexiest Man Alive” to Hollywood Fat Cat. Luckily for them, George only packed on the weight to appear unrecognizable as a disillusioned CIA agent in the political thriller Syriana. He went on to win an Oscar for his troubles and reclaim the “Sexiest Man Alive” throne that next year, ethering the excuses of beer-bellied men around the world.