The 12 Most Amazing Hollywood Physique Transformations

4.  Russell Crowe

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Prior to his role as Roman general Maximus in Gladiator, Russell Crowe had purposefully gained 50 pounds of bodyfat to play former tobacco executive Jeffrey Wigand in the movie The Insider. 50 pounds!!!

To transform his body from that of a pudgy, out of shape American executive, Crowe had to drop those 50lbs of body fat while simultaneously packing on 10 pounds of sword-wielding muscle. Plus, learn how to fight with a sword, battle on a horse, etc…

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  1. Christian Bale
  2. Michael Chiklis
  3. Daniel Craig
  4. Russell Crowe
  5. Robert DeNiro
  6. Robert Downey Jr.
  7. Ryan Gosling
  8. Hugh Jackman
  9. Edward Norton
  10. Brad Pitt
  11. Ryan Reynolds
  12. Will Smith

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  1. didn’t expect to see Michael Chiklis’ name on this list…but seriously…

    I have the utmost respect for all these actors and others that are able to transform themsleves like this, but one thing I often say to friends and family members who I disuss fitness/fat loss with: these actors are being paid-usually milliions of dollars-to make these transformations…also, I have ZERO doubt that at least half of them are using some combination of steroids/GH/???

  2. I really respect how deep some of them get into character. My question is from a health standpoint, are there any effects, maybe as they get to middle age, on their overall health specially for those who transform so drastically.

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