Ryan Gosling revealed that he was fired from Peter Jackson's 2009 awards contender "The Lovely Bones" because his 60-pound weight gain did not sit well with the director and his fellow producers. Gosling said his much-ballyhooed weight gain -- fuelled by drinking melted Haagen Dazs ice cream when he was thirsty -- was all a part of how he saw the character of Jack Salmon, the grieving-father role ultimately filled by Mark Wahlberg. "We had a different idea of how the character should look," Gosling said. "I really believed he should be 210 pounds." Jackson disagreed, and dropped Gosling days before production began in 2007. "We didn't talk very much during the pre-production process, which was the problem," Gosling said. "It was a huge movie, and there's so many things to deal with, and he couldn't deal with the actors individually. I just showed up on set, and I had gotten it wrong."
"Then I was fat and unemployed."
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)