Holy transformation, Jonah Hill!
On the left, Jonah Hill attends the MTV Movie Awards in June 2010. On the right, he attends a BAFTA event on July 9.
July 11th, 2011
12:40 PM ET

Holy transformation, Jonah Hill!

We're used to seeing Jonah Hill's glasses and curls, but the 27-year-old actor showed up at the BAFTA's Brits to Watch event on Saturday sans frames, with a shorter 'do and a trimmer look.

The actor has been hustling on the movie front, taking on "21 Jump Street" with Channing Tatum, in which they play cops who go undercover at a high school.

The movie, which includes an appearance from original "21 Jump Street" cast member Johnny Depp, just wrapped in early July and arrives in theaters next March.

But before then, Hill's also in this year's "The Sitter" and co-starring with Brad Pitt in "Moneyball."

He's also got an action flick in the works - the Los Angeles Times reports that Hill is teaming up with Mark Wahlberg for "Good Time Gang."

The movie, which stars Hill and Wahlberg as a pair of fun-loving mercenaries who find themselves tasked with a more difficult mission involving a terrorist, has been described as a sort of new take on "Lethal Weapon" but with a smidge more emphasis on the action rather than comedy.

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  1. Weight loss yahoo

    30 methods to slim down ... One particular. Go on it a stride during a period. Begin by watching that which you take. rEduce excess fat as well as sugars along with increase the fruit and veggies.lose body fat fast

    March 2, 2012 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. jason

    is this Chaz Bono?

    September 30, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Breezy

    He looks great!

    July 14, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Webdev2410

    He's a funny guy. Congrats on the weight loss and new look. Look forward to the new movies

    July 12, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. msmaris04

    I dislike how everyone has to be so extreme and full of hate with their comments on this thread and any for that matter. With that said, I do not know him but, he looks a lot healthier and I hope him the best. He does well with his genre of movies and is doing quite a few movies...go you.

    July 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jaZZY

    How bout everyone with negative comments can stfu and go do something productive!!!! YAYYY

    July 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dank

    now he looks like private pyle from full metal jacket.....'.762 millimeter...'

    July 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Justin Bieber

    I queefed.

    July 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Trazey

    Oh no, it's like the fat girl who slims down but discovers she does NOT have a pretty face after all LOL Fat was funny Jonah, now you're just homely

    July 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Flo Mastey

    Amen to that dillo. You DO NOT want to be at a County Fair in Texas during the summer during a pie eating contest.

    July 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. curly

    I'm glad he lost the weight. Not because he ever really looked bad, but because he is so talented and hopefully won't end up like John Candy–dead because of being too overweight. Good for him for getting it together now, rather than later.

    July 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blondie

      John Candy was also on drugs. That's what ultimately did him in. So...

      July 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. caniacgurl

    He looks much healthier. Yay for Jonah!

    July 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kkkkkatie

    People can make fun of him all they want too. But for a fat, homely guy he sure gets a lot of work in Hollywood. He must be doing something right. 🙂

    July 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jonah hill

    Hey knock it off everyone

    July 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Paula Deen

    Sweetie, you look to skinny; stop by my house and I'll getchya some fried butter.

    July 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. KIPPY

    only half of all fat people smell bad. the other half snores while awake.

    July 12, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  17. Seymour Holz

    It's the reincarnation of John Candy!!

    July 12, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  18. the_dude

    Should have stayed fat and dumb that was your niche. Now you are just some dumb looking tard.

    July 12, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  19. David in Corpus

    Do me another solid brother. Why do they capitalize Internet anyway? Sorry, my environment is rubbing off on me. The longer I live in South Texas the dumber and more azzholey I get.

    July 12, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  20. Ron Mexico

    @David in Corpus, Self improvement starts with a spell-check. You probably want people to "accept" you not "except" you unless you're looking to be left out. Also, Internet is capitalized. Hey, you asked for flaws to be pointed out so I'm just doing you a solid.

    July 12, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  21. trigtwit...just back from the tard-o-rama convention in Vegas

    * poot *

    July 12, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  22. nitrous

    Wow – now I know who's gonna be the next James Bond.

    July 12, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  23. dillo dirt is sewage

    It's true that fat people can smell bad (although not as bad as dillo dirt). However, they tend to sweat excessively only when (1) it's hot or (2) they're exercising.

    Since fat people don't exercise much (hence their fatness) as long as they stay away from hotter climates, the stench is generally not a problem.

    July 12, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  24. walter

    Hill is living proof that losing weight doesn't always make you look better.

    July 12, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  25. jj

    I think his ears grew!

    July 12, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  26. Max

    Is it me, or does he suddenly look like Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints?

    July 12, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  27. David in Corpus

    No Allen, you are wrong and the other is right. Fat people do indeed have bad smell issues way more than thin people. Truth often hurts, feel free to point out any flaws or facts that concern me. I am into self improvement as opposed to just whining that people should except me for who I am even if I am repulsive in some way.
    I will admit that I like fat men, the fatter the better. After all, I never hang out with men and it makes competing for women that much easier for me.

    July 12, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  28. Ally Wally

    Wow! Must be running out of ideas if they are planning to remake "21 Jump Street." How sad... shows were better back then and music too!

    July 12, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  29. alecia

    Kind of on the wire about the 21 Jump Street movie. Love love love Johnny Depp, hated the tv show. Oh the angst this causes!

    July 12, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jim Dandey

    Whoever is responsible for continuing to put this guy (and Kevin James) in movies needs to be flogged...

    July 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  31. wellington

    What are the rich hiding that they won't share.

    Find out what we found and it will blow your mind.

    Google the term "SIMPLE STOCK CASH" and click the very first site. Go right to the penny' stock page to see what the rich do not want you to know.

    It is the turn of the little guy to make a ton of cash.

    July 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  32. hey

    Acting should be illegal beceuase there rapping the entertainment industry OH!

    July 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  33. hey

    i come to this blog only for bashing comments there freaking FUNNY! way better then anything else cnn has to offer

    July 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Words

    Yeah look at John candy . He bit the big candy bar in the sky and is doing lines with Amy Winehouse ... She died right?

    July 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. satana


    July 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Tommy_salami

    There sure are a lot of haters on here. I see this a lot in my line of work...unhappy people trying to bring themselves up by putting successful people down. Real sad.

    July 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Russ Germain

    many people are so cruel. you guys need to get a life! he lost a lot of weight, which is more important than being the funny FAT guy.. sheesh. he was unhealthy and could have had a short life! that is not funny at all.

    you're just a bunch of damn high school/Junior High bullies here. like Grow up will ya?

    good job! now you just need to become a good actor.

    July 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      He didn't lose "a lot" of weight. He lost a little bit. He's still a fattie who probably gets winded walking to the fridge to get ranch dressing for his cereal.

      July 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dude

      Actually, with mankind's mastery of the common fatty acid, the selection of ranch dressing is so unique at this point that he more than likely would be able to find one for his cereal that mimics the same compound structure of milk.

      July 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • David in Corpus

      Keep it up Russ and we will make you go sit at the girls' table (no, not the hot girls table, the fat girls' table).
      BTW Russ, your last few girl friends ( I stress few) cheated on you because you are a weenie with the instincts of a female kindergarterner. You are asking yourself how I know this aren't you, lol.

      July 12, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  38. please stop

    please stop using the they make more money than you argument its stupid a drug lord makes more than us also does it mean i cant talk bad about him

    July 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy_salami

      They're drug dealers!! Of course you can talk smack about them. Their line of work is illegal...last time I checked acting wasnt illegal.

      July 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  39. frank

    if you need proof fat is funny, look at recent pictures of Rob McElhenney from It's Always Sunny.

    July 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  40. wowjustwow

    What an angry bunch of people on here. Must be your own miserable lives talking. I like Jonah fat or skinny. He makes more money than all of you clowns put together. So go cry to your mama bout that!

    July 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bowwow

      i want to wrestle you in a kiddie pool full of pudding

      July 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • David in Corpus

      and I want to film it and sell it on the internet. Make sure you get her backside really really good.

      July 12, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • AgentOrange3

      " I want to wrestle you in a kiddie pool full of pudding "

      Funniest cooment I read all day!! LOFAO!!! ROFL!!!

      July 14, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  41. ¤.¤

    What are you reading the Marquee blog for, Amy?
    This is parkay for the course, and we LOVE it!


    July 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Amy

    Oh my gosh. Can't any of you read an article on CNN without blasting it with criticism and idiocy? Get over your own unhappy world-view and appreciate something on face value just once. Good gravy!

    July 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  43. cat women

    Good for him! It's always good to see someone changing there heath for the better.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  44. mejazzbo

    Mr. Hill has come a long way. Good for him!

    July 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Snarky

    This is a story? He took his glasses off and got a haircut. Whoopidy doo.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jerry

    wow he looks like he lost some weight.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dean Goldberry

      Wow Jerry you are right! I wouldn't have noticed unless you would have made that comment... or maybe by just seeing the picture, reading the article or any of the other comments. But thank you for your insiders look for cnn. Way to go champ.

      July 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Ted

    Now that he isn't fat, he will not be able to get work. sorry man...You are forever typecast as the hyper fat guy.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dillinger

      You're right, I mean with all of his ties to Seth Rogan and company he'll probably never find a job. Idiot. None the less his 3 upcoming movies, looks like he's just another lost actor.

      July 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Parkay

    If fat is cool, them butter is the grease of tuburculosis.

    July 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • chefmom

      You are an idiot. Margarine is plastic, eat real food, less starches and sugars and maybe your brain will function better..

      Yes, I went to college for Nutrition.
      Pure fat, not man made, makes your brain function better, look at any study on ketogenic diets on the effects of the brains of epileptics..

      July 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paula Deen

      Butter is what dreams are made of.

      July 12, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  49. Donny Jepp

    So is 21 Jump Street going to be a serious remake or just another campy parody like all of his other films?

    July 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  50. mikey

    my favorite scene of his all time would have to be the sneeze/fart scene in get him to the greek... i laughed so hard i had tears

    July 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Fabio

    Duck butter is a condition that affects all of us OLIVE, not just the hefty people

    July 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Who Cares?

    I take it you're a wee bit overweight, huh, allen?


    July 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Who Cares?

    The comment section here is much, MUCH more entertaining than the actual articles!


    July 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  54. MoneyClip

    LMAO at these comments! Wow!

    July 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  55. OLIVE

    not by me. popeye is my sweetie.

    July 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. jujubeans

    maybe now he can get laid

    July 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • LL

      He has a long-term girlfriend that he's been with before he became famous.

      July 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  57. theDude

    Fat is funny.

    July 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • really9

      I 100% agree. Fat people are just because they appear to be a bit more clever on the jokes and antics.

      July 14, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  58. Ann54

    wonder if he will still be as annoying or if that slimmed down too

    July 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |

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