The 12 Most Amazing Hollywood Physique Transformations

9.   Edward Norton

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IMHO, Edward Norton is a great actor.

In addition to his amazing performance opposite Brad Pitt in Fight Club, he also played one of cinema’s most realistic Nazi skinhead scumbags in the movie American History X.

To get ready for that role, Ed had to gain 30 pounds of muscle in just 3 months.

To pack on all of that meat, followed a standard bodybuilding bulking diet of multiple meals, high protein and supplementary shakes and supplements combined with a boatload of big compound lifts like squats & presses performed with very little rest between sets.

In essence, he was creating the type of training regimen that he believed his character would gravitate to… “I knew this guy was going to have to be really physically fearsome and defined by rage…arming himself against his own emotional pain, and this body he’s created is the physical manifestation of that.”

Note – If I was a betting man, I would put my money on American Hixtory X Edward Norton beating the crap out of Fight Club Brad Pitt

 

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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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3 comments

  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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