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'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' Actress Unveils Major Weight Loss

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Darlene Cates' life really did mimic her art. The actress played Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp's morbidly obese mother Bonnie in 1993's "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." In the movie, Bonnie hadn't left the house in years. Before then, Cates hadn't either.

She spent five years at home, unable to walk, weighing in at 575 pounds, the Dallas Morning News reported. Today, Cates is nearly half her size -- and thinking about returning to acting. click here to read more

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