For his most recent movie role, 50 Cent went to extreme lengths to play the part.

In his upcoming movie, Things Fall Apart, 50 plays a football player diagnosed with cancer, reports

In order to look the part, he dropped from 214 lbs to 160 with the help of a liquid diet and a three-hour-a-day treadmill walk for nine weeks.

“I was starving,” said 50, who is currently on tour. “I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!”

Other actors have been known for losing and gaining significant weight for their roles. One notable example is Christian Bale, who dropped to 120 lbs for 2004’s The Machinist, and gained over 100 lbs for the titular role in Batman Begins.