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Matthew McConaughey shows off dramatic weight loss on film set - pics

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Matthew McConaughey was looking drawn and emaciated on the set of Martin Scorsese's new film The Wolf of Wall Street in New York this week.

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The 42-year-old father-of-two stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and The Artist's Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin in the movie based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who was sent to jail for manipulating the stock market and running a boiler room.

Matthew McConaughey, Wolf of Wall Street

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But it's for his role in forthcoming film The Dallas Buyer's Club - as Texan electrician Ron Woodroof, who develops AIDS through drug abuse in the late '80s - that he's had to shed the weight.

Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey, weight loss, wolf of wall street

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Speaking about the tough part and severe dieting he's had to endure, McConaughey, married to model Camila Alves, recently told chat show host Larry King: "I'm playing a guy who was sick and would have loved to have been healthier but wasn't.

"For me, it's more of a mental thing than a physical thing. I'll get down to the weight I need to get to. I'm on my way, and it's what I need to do for the job."

Both films are set for release in 2013.

See the stars who shed the weight or piled it on for a film role.

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