Josh Brolin reveals 73-pound weight gain with dramatic before and after pics


Josh Brolin looks nearly unrecognizable in his upcoming film role.

The 48-year-old actor shared a before-and-after post on Instagram, revealing that he gained 73 pounds. The first photo showed Brolin at 167 pounds, while the second image was of him at 240 pounds.

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Prior to the post, he put up a pic from 2007, where he looked noticeably thinner. "One hundred and sixty-seven pounds, 2007 #afilmbyoliverstone," Brolin captioned the photo. The actor worked with Oliver Stone on W. (2008) and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010).

167/240. 😂😂😂😂 #wtf

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167lbs. 2007 #afilmbyoliverstone

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While on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in January 2015, Brolin revealed that he had gained over 40 pounds for his role in Danny McBride and Jody Hill's comedy, Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter. He even unbuttoned his shirt to show off his belly. "I have to get rid of this weight," he insisted.

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Matthew McConaughey also underwent a major physical transformation for his role in Gold, getting up to 217 pounds. The A-list actor spoke to ET about the weight gain, and his "cheeseburgers and beer" diet.

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John Goodman - 1991

Cheerful John Goodman in a scene from the film 'Barton Fink', 1991. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

John Goodman - 2015

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Khloe Kardashian - 2007

Khloe Kardashian at the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' premiere party on October 9, 2007 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage) 

Khloe Kardashian - 2015

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Jennifer Hudson - 2010

Jennifer Hudson during 'A Fine Romance' Gala Benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Fund - Arrivals at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Jennifer Hudson - 2015

SingerJennifer Hudson attends the Marchesa fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at St. Regis Hotel on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

Jonah Hill - 2006

Jonah Hill during Universal Pictures Presents the World Premiere of 'Miami Vice' at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage)

Jonah Hill - 2012

Actor Jonah Hill attends the premiere of 'The Watch' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 23, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Kelly Osbourne - 2002

Kelly Osbourne, daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne at St Martin's Lane Hotel, London, August 21, 2002. Kelly, along with brother Jack, mother Sharon and father Ozzy, are the stars of their own reality television show, 'The Osbournes'. (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)

Kelly Osbourne - 2015

Special guest Kelly Osbourne celebrates the opening of the new Cost Plus World Market Chelsea, New York store on August 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for World Market)

Chaz Bono - 2010

Chaz Bono arrives at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on April 17, 2010 in Century City, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Chaz Bono - 2015

Chaz Bono visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 28, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

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