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Matthew McConaughey lost 50 pounds for his role in the film Dallas Buyers Club, premiering to critical raves at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The 43-year-old actor plays Ron Woodroof, a homophobic electrician who became an unlikely pioneer for alternative AIDS treatments in the 1980s.

He says the weight loss wasn't the biggest challenge.

“I had plenty of energy,” the actor said this weekend. “Ron’s dealing with different variations of rage. I'm much more of a diplomat myself,” he joked.

The fact-based film tracks Woodroof, who was given just 30 days to live by doctors in the mid-1980s when his HIV diagnosis first came in.

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He isn't gracing the covers of any tabloids and screaming about how HE DID IT, but Matthew McConaughey has lost some serious weight.

Some seriously scary amounts of weight, really.

The 42-year old is wasting himself away for the role of Ron Woodruff - a real-life HIV patient in the 1980s who smuggled in medications from Mexico - in The Dallas Buyers Club. It stars filming this week.

Matthew McConaughey Weight Loss

McConaughey has lost over 30 pounds from his typical frame, thanks to vigorous exercise and a diet that likely cuts out many carbs and fatty acids.

We'd imagine he knows an easy salmon recipe or two that helps keep him trim.

What a shocking image, huh?