Matthew McConaughey is bald, pudgy and nearly unrecognizable on 'Gold' set

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Matthew McConaughey Is Bald and Nearly Unrecognizable on 'Gold' Movie Set


Matthew McConaughey has undergone a complete physical transformation for his new role.

The Oscar winner was spotted on the set of his new movie Gold this weekend, but his six-pack abs were nowhere to be found. Instead, McConaughey looks to have packed on a few pounds to take on the part of Kenny Wells. The dramatic movie, also starring Bryce Dallas Howard, is about an unlikely pair who venture to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold.

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In addition to his significant weight gain and cheap suit, the 45-year-old actor is also bald for his new role.

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This isn't the first time McConaughey has drastically altered his appearance for a film. For his Oscar-winning role in the 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club, he dropped a shocking amount of weight to portray Ron Woodroof, a man who starts working around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he too is diagnosed with the disease.

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"It was big transformation ... it was a damn spiritual cleanse, man," McConaughey told ET of his weight loss. "You're reminded how often you think about the next meal through the day. ...You don't go have meetings at your favorite steak house either -- you have 'em right at home with your little meal right in front of you."

Check out pictures of McConaughey when he was honored with a Hollywood walk of fame star:

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Matthew McConaughey honored with star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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Matthew McConaughey is bald, pudgy and nearly unrecognizable on 'Gold' set
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Christopher Nolan (L) and Matthew McConaughey attend the ceremony honoring Matthew McConaughey with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends his Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Camila Alves McConaughey, Levi McConaughey, Livingston McConaughey and Vida McConaughey attend the ceremony honoring Matthew McConaughey with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Actor Matthew McConaughey, his wife Camila Alves, and children Vida Alves McConaughey (C) and Livingston Alves McConaughey (R) attend the ceremony honoring McConaughey with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, November 17 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Camila Alves, Levi McConaughey, Livingston McConaughey and Vida McConaughey attend The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Actors Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey and Anna Hathaway attend The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Anne Hathaway attends The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jessica Chastain attends The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Matthew McConaughey and his son, Levi McConaughey attend the ceremony honoring his with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Matthew McConaughey and his son, Levi McConaughey attend the ceremony honoring his with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: A general view of The Hollywood Walk Of Fame star atmosphere during the ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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