We’re used to seeing Zach Galifianakis looking a little rough around the edges, but the actor has taken control of his health recently and shed quite a bit of weight. He looks better than ever!
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Holy Mount Olympus! Zach Galifianakis is barely recognizable after his massive weight loss (on the right). Seriously, just look at him!
The Hangover actor embarked on his weight loss journey last year but is continuing to slim down. Galifianakis walked the red carpet at the Birdman premiere in New York City practically glowing behind his trademark unkempt facial hair. We’ll have what he’s having, please!
The actor may have attributed the weight loss partially to his role in Birdman, in which he plays the main character Riggan’s (Michael Keaton) best friend and the producer of the play within the movie. The role, per Galifianakis, required less physicality — which is the comedian’s element — and forced him to branch out in his methods.
“It’s a different type of movie… With the tone of the movie, you kind of want to change the tone of your acting. It was challenging because it was new,” the actor told E! News.
Another attributing factor was Galifianakis’ health. The actor admitted to cutting out alcohol and tidying up his eating habits to get into better shape. Which, given that a Hollywood lifestyle is highly conducive to unhealthy and detrimental habits, is a very commendable endeavour. We’re glad Galifianakis took charge on this one!
“I stopped drinking and I just kind of put the weight off… I was having a lot of vodka with sausage… delicious but bad for you,” he admitted. “I was getting into too much trouble with the drinking, so I just kind of stopped.”
You can catch Galifianakis in his new, unusual role when Birdman hits theatres on Oct. 27. For now, you’ll have to do with just the trailer. What do you think of the actor’s weight loss? Is he looking healthier?