Gained 30 lbs
Mark Whitacre was probably flattered when he learned Matt Damon (also a “Sexiest Man Alive” title holder) would be playing him in Steven Soderbergh’s account of his real-life whistle-blowing scandal. The flattery probably faded when the pictures of Damon—usually seen in great shape for the Bourne trilogy and great swag for the Ocean’s trilogy—surfaced and he was sporting ugly suits, beach gear from the “Hawaiian Sophie” video, and an extra 30 pounds of flab. Informant! got good reviews, but earned Damon no Oscars. Advantage, Clooney.