The big and the beautiful can be taken out of context to a certain extent by some people in society. This is especially the case when it comes to celebrity. Having an overweight or bigger frame need not necessarily be a hindrance as some have discovered to their advantage.
Just take for example the WWE superstars where you can see a number of different larger wrestlers do battle on the canvas. This includes the likes of the Big Show who at 7 feet plus tall and 500 hundred pounds is certainly a sight for sore eyes. On the other hand, they say looks only run skin deep.
Yet the appearance of some has not let some hogging all the limelight not to mention gain plenty of notoriety at the same time. They are out and proud and with the growing influence of celebrity culture some have come even closer under scrutiny. Considered to be symbols by millions of people across the world, take a look at just some of the biggest celebrities whose weight has spiralled
10. Jack Black
Always on the biggish side, comedy actor Jack Black has been known to pile on the pounds now and again. Give credit where credits due, he is definitely one of the best comedians around, while he has used his girth to great effect in a range of films. This includes the likes of Nacho Libre as well as the popular movies School of Rock and Tropic Thunder.
9. Kevin James
Actor Kevin James is another giant in the Hollywood stakes. His acting prowess has seen him take on a wide variety of comedic roles. In spite of his size he landed a starring role on The King of Queens which catapulted him into further endeavors in the acting world. James went on to lose a considerable amount of weight for one of his films entitled Here Comes the Boom. In addition to this, he then piled on the pounds again for one of his latest movies called Grownups 2 last year.
8. Anthony Anderson
Another comedian on the hit list, Anthony Anderson has been on our screens for a while. He is best known for being a drama actor which has seen him star in programmes such as Law and Order. He has also been renowned for playing a wealth of supporting roles in films that we have grown to admire. This features movies like Agent Cody Banks 2, Kangaroo Jack and Scream 4.
7. Melissa McCarthy
Laughter may be the best form of medicine but for Melissa McCarthy, laughter is a way of life. This Hollywood starlet burst on to the scene with numerous TV roles in series like Gilmore Girls to Samantha Who? Meanwhile, she has been successful in picking up a prestigious Emmy Award that she was awarded for her role in another successful TV show Mike & Molly. When it comes to movies her first major role was in Bridesmaid, which she was recognised for with an Academy Award and BAFTA nomination. Other roles that she is well-known for include the epic Hangover part III and starring alongside Sandra Bullock in The Heat.
6. Kathleen Turner
After star winning performances in Body Heat and Romancing the Stone, Kathleen Turner has been a part of many other movies such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit. However, there is so much more than meets the eye and Turner has gone on to appear in both TV shows as well such as the well-known Friends and Californication. As the years have gone by she has gained weight which has not detracted from her overall popularity.
5. Rosie O’Donnell
This lady is no wallflower but for actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell she has battled the bulge for some time now. She won a string of people after her popular Rosie O’Donnell Show and has won a myriad of Emmy Awards. Rosie has several books under belt and has composed two memoirs. She is often remembered for that iconic fight scene in an episode of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
4. Kelly LeBrock
Famed for her role in The Woman in Red, Kelly LeBrock actually started off as a model. She was most famous for being the face of the leading fragrance for Christian Dior. Furthermore, she went on to star in a Pantene shampoo ad. Some of her other claims to fame include being former spouse of Steven Seagal and even starred in the same film as him, namely Hard to Kill. Her other major credits feature the reality programme Celebrity Fit Club and Hell’s Kitchen.
3. Mike Tyson
Iron Mike Tyson is arguably one of the most iconic sportsmen in history. Having been knocked out by the relative unknown Buster Douglas in the Tokyo Dome way back in 1990, Tyson went down in history for all the wrong reasons. However, this did not stop him from recently putting on more than 140 pounds just last year. All those years of hard training and discipline, he simply gave in, but with his ultra-strict vegan diet he has now slimmed down to a much lower weight.
2. Kevin Federline
Kevin Federline is best known for previously being a backup dancer for singer Britney Spears. Although, it appears he has let it all go in recent years. Now in his mid 30’s, the former husband of Spears opened up in an interview dating back to 2010 when he was suffering from a bout of depression. This was at the time of his split after two years from the well-known star. Yet this led down the slippery slope to weight gain and he was allegedly consuming around 25 cans of soda on a daily basis. After the dancing stopped, that was almost the beginning of the end, but his two sons kept him more than occupied.
1. Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson, co-star of Pitch Perfect, has taken lots of stick for her weight. However, she has used this to her own advantage and made jokes in regards to her size. Born in November 1979, the Australian actress has appeared in films including Bridesmaids not to mention A Few Best Men and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. She has previously lived with British comic Matt Lucas who is best known for his over the top satire on the hit series Little Britain. Wilson has no qualms though and seems to be not that bothered by her size.