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Jonah Hill: Before & After Dramatic Weight Loss!

Jonah Hill: Before & After Dramatic Weight Loss!

Jonah Hill hits the press room in HUGO at the 2011 ESPY Awards on Wednesday (July 13) at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old Moneyball actor presented an award during the telecast with NBA player Kevin Love.

Jonah recently chatted about his dramatic weight loss, telling the L.A. Times he’s been exercising and changing his diet because he “thought it was important to be healthier.”

“I wouldn’t say it’s the most fun endeavor I’ve ever took on in my life – but it’s important. And I’m enjoying it,” he said, adding that he’s not sure exactly how many pounds he’s dropped.

“If I eat something unhealthy now, I kind of feel a little weird and my body hurts,” he shared.

Also pictured: Jonah back in May 2010 when he attended a screening of his movie Get Him to the Greek.

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Credit: Frederick M. Brown, Kevin Winter, Ethan Miller, David Becker; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2011 ESPY Awards, Jonah Hill

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  • Gabby

    He looks so creepy now. It’s kind of like the Drew Carey effect, but at least he’s healthy.

  • Callie

    Wow I wouldn’t of recognized him, he looks good!

  • Ella

    He looks like a whole different person! I wonder if he’ll try to be in less comedic roles now.

  • Tater Tot

    He looks horrible now

  • OK

    Congrats on the weight loss, that’s fantastic. I still don’t think he’s funny at all, though.

  • Jessa

    I think he looks hot!!

  • Nick

    He definitely got that stomach surgery. A girl I went to college with did and she had that dramatic weight loss too and pretended it was from being healthy. I am happy he is healthier, but it would be better to be honest so people out there don’t think you lose all that weight overnight.

  • next Monday girl

    Good for him!
    I envy his determination, I always say “next Monday”

  • Mlef

    Wow damn !
    Congrats to him, he looks so different.

    I’m actually losing weight, and I had to lost asmuch as him.

    It’s true, the face change a lot….congrats again, I know how difficult it is.

  • Mlef

    The comments are so stupid sometimes.

    So he was funny because he was fat ? You morron, people are not funny because they’re fat, and intelligent when they’re thin….

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    …it’s cool he dropped the weight but he actually looks a little sick now. it’s pretty obvious that a lot of the roles be got because of his fat nerdy look, now what is he going to do?! …he’s not funny like funny funny so…

  • DD

    I prefer a more meatier Jonah Hill!!!!!!!! But congrats…:P

  • Tayler

    Even if he had stomach surgery, that doesnt mean you just instantly drop 100+ lbs. You still have to exercise and eat healthy or your will stomach will expand again; and what does it matter if he had surgery I would still consider that to be a healthy decision if you are overweight. Yes, its an easier way to begin the process to get healthy but the person is still making the choice to better their life and health.

  • sj

    wow. i’m impressed. good job Jonah.

  • Leo

    He looks so much older now. It’s wierd. I am a fan of being healthy and congrats to him, but I don’t know how this will impact his career. He looks like a totally different person. And Hollywood type casts. He was type cast as the funny fat guy. Now he’s the skinny guy who looks like a 40 year old man.

  • catchy

    that’s a major success! i’m sure he feels way better now.
    he needs just a bit more time to lose a bit more and get his skin in good shape.
    congrats to him and good luck!

  • Paula

    Gastric Bypass anyone? I love how Celebs always lie about their surgeries, well except Heidi Montag of course.

  • *Belle*

    Can’t even recognise him now….. & this happened just by exercising & changing the diet?!

  • Samm

    Ok-I think he’s so funny as the FUNNY FAT GUY! What is he going to do now? He’s not cute enough to play leading men. I hate to say it, but I’m not sure it was a good career move. Sicks as that sounds.

  • commonsense

    It’s good that he lost the weight but to me he doesn’t look healthy, he has a yellow tinge to his skin, it’s more worrisome than him being overweight.

  • Samm

    He must feel 100 X better! He was really unhealthy looking, but now his skin is all loose around his face and that makes him look much older than 27. Good for him but I agree he doesn’t look like the same person.

  • JN

    He must feel 100 X better! He was really unhealthy looking, but now his skin is all loose around his face and that makes him look much older than 27. Good for him but I agree he doesn’t look like the same person.

  • OK

    I never thought he was funny when he was overweight or because he was overweight (that is nonsense).

    He just isn’t funny, period.

  • CJLOVE23

    I can’t say anything nice about him so I’m not going to say anything at all– considering it’s a huge feat & a great thing he lost all that weight for health reasons… but… eeek

  • Anneli

    Wow that IS dramatic. Unrecognizable! In pics 13, 14 and 18 he looks a bit like Adam Sandler. He’s very pale though. In that second pic he looks like uncle Fester…sorry.

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  • unknown

    His face looks very bizarre… like it’s in a transition stage. way too pale as well

  • hello

    He would look better with some hair and glasses. That would help his appearance I think.

  • DD

    LOL @ “Looks like Adam Sandler”…not all Jews look the same, okay?! hahaha

  • tweety

    It’s great that he’s lost so much weight. But if he puts back some extra baby fat on his fact, he’ll look better and younger I suppose.

  • YAYA

    I actually kinda of thought he was cute when he was big. Also, I wonder if the weight loss will affect him getting roles. He now less of a character actor.

  • liar

    ^you are stupid not only a name stealer. He looks good. There are many actors who are not fat and can still play comedy. If you seen the characters he played before, you will know he doesn’t acutally must have to be a fat in them. Health is important and he looks much more attractive. Nice change good for him congrats!

  • ♠Magdalene_Sisters♠

    I agree he has exploited his obesity for Ho$$lywood roles. I recall he would play the same characters all over aGain..Love it when he would stand like a heavy bag of potatoes and stare in contempt at John C Reilly smooching her mother on screen (Marisa Tomei).

  • the red baron

    “There’s nothing funny about a physically fit person. I mean, no one wants to see Lance Armstrong do comedy….”

  • dk

    he would look less zombie-ish with longer hair and scruff

  • Lala

    @Nick: Maybe so, but the article doesn’t disprove he did it the healthy way. The term “dramatic” is used so loosely. You can lose 2lbs a week and within a year thats almost a hundred lbs, but still done the right way. Perhaps he should’ve stopped sooner? As long as he’s happy. I also think it’s simply we’re not used to seeing bigger people with slim faces. For some people it has an adverse affect on their appearance of age.

  • ABC

    I’m happy for him, he looks really good now and he’s much more healthy.

  • Tereza

    Omg his eyes look so bright now! I never noticed he’s got “that much blue” eyes…maybe he looks older, but he’s healthy at least
    i think it can bring him some interesting roles, not only in comedies
    fingers crossed

  • poni

    WOWOWOW! He looks great!!

  • groovacious

    i agree, he does look kinda creepy now lol. i think he’d look cuter with some muscles. but damn omg. my jaw dropped when i saw this. aww i like him as a cute little teddy bear.

  • sars

    OMG he looks so scary and creepy! I think he looked way better before…..

  • hh

    It’s great when someone lost weight, but he looks sick now

  • Angry Girl


    Actually the one who is stupid is YOU Mlef!!!

    Can you READ???? People said he’s not funny as an ASIDE to his weight loss, not BECAUSE of his weight loss, you stupid idiot!

  • fatcomedyguy

    @The Red Baron
    You said “there is nothing funny about a physically fit person? Nobody wants to see Lance Armstrong do comedy.” So your’e saying that Ryan Reynolds can’t do comedy?

  • Chloe

    Good for him that he wanted to lose weight. As far as I know, doctors in the U.S. won’t do GI surgery on someone unless they are over 200 pounds…at least that’s the criteria at my hospital.

  • BillyB

    Good for him. He looks older for now, but he will overcome that. He is in better health. He is better off both health and career-wise. I have been there (and around same age). Everything get better.

  • J

    I think he looks like white Forest Whitaker.

  • Nate

    Boo!! Being a great actor with the weight he had is the reason he rocks!!

  • Joshua

    I’m happy he is healthy now, but I think he looks kinda freaky now. I mean I know a persons weight doesn’t change who they are(in most cases) but I don’t like the way he looks.

    Still happy for him :)

  • Sarah

    There’s something about his skin tone and the lack of hair that makes it almost seem like he lost the weight from battling cancer or something.

    When Seth Rogen lost a lot of weight, he still had his same overall look, so it wasn’t as jarring. I think Jonah Hill needs to get the hair and glasses back.