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Tom Hanks helped me lose weight: Matthew McConaughey

PTI  Los Angeles, October 18, 2013
First Published: 14:39 IST(18/10/2013) | Last Updated: 17:12 IST(18/10/2013)

Actor Matthew McConaughey has revealed that Hollywood star Tom Hanks helped him slim down for his role in, Dallas Buyers Club.

The 43-year-old actor had to shed more than 18 kilograms earlier this year to play an AIDS patient, Ron Woodroof in director Jean-Marc Vallee's Dallas Buyers Club, reported People magazine.

"I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away. I (also) consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this," McConaughey said.

"I was going around and people were going, 'Hey, are you feeling all right?' I ran in to somebody and they didn't just ask if I was all right, they said, 'My God, we need to get you some help'. And I thought, 'There we go. That's the perfect spot'," he added.

The movie opens in the US on November 1 and will debut in cinemas in the UK on February 7.

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