Ryan Gosling

Project: The Lovely Bones

Ryan Gosling was supposed to play Jack Solomon in the 2009 film The Lovely Bones, but he was shockingly fired by director Peter Jackson and producer Fran Walsh because of his weight gain. Yes, Gosling gained 60 pounds around this time, but he had his reasons. He said he put on the weight because he thought the character was heavy-set. He believed the character should have weighed around 210 pounds and claimed that he spent his investment money on Häagen-Dazs ice cream. The actor and director didn’t talk about the role beforehand, and Gosling admitted he got it all wrong, saying, “I was fat and unemployed.”

This story definitely gave us a laugh, and we could imagine the actor’s struggle in losing those extra pounds again! Nevertheless, he gained widespread recognition in his succeeding roles in La La Land and The Big Short.