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Jonah Hill’s Secret to Slimness

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It's no secret that actor Jonah Hill has lost a lot of weight over the past year. Until now, most people believed his "Moneyball" co-star Brad Pitt had something to do with Hill's suddenly svelte look. Not so.

Hill, whose work in "Moneyball" earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, recently spoke with ABC News. Apparently, he lost weight mainly by eating sushi. "It was just mostly diet," Hill said. "I wish there was some crazy thing that I did, like a pill or a genie or something, but it was, unfortunately, I went to see a nutritionist, and he told me what to eat to change my habits and stuff."

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An article in the U.K.'s Daily Mail points out that many people had speculated that Pitt's influence was what inspired Hill to shed the pounds.

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Hill, who was known for being a comic actor prior to "Moneyball," explained that his weight loss was also a function of his wanting to get more serious roles in his career. "I just had a moment in my life where I said I wanted to become a man," Hill said.

You can watch Jonah Hill and dozens more A-listers at the Oscars on February 26 on ABC.

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