Software on Tap to Slim Actors On-screen

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LOS ANGELES - Goodbye, Hollywood fat suits!

Scientists in Germany have created software that enables actors to appear thinner or heavier on-screen. The program also alters muscle tone and body shape, according to The New Scientist (via Valley Wag).

The developers say their software will save money because advertisers won't have to shoot different actors to account for "standards of beauty ... across cultures." They also say it can help stars stay healthier, pointing to Robert De Niro, who famously gained 60 pounds for his role in "Raging Bull."

"The actor wouldn't need to go to all that trouble," a scientist is quoted as saying.

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