25 Celebrities Who Transformed Their Bodies for a Movie Role

It’s not unusual to see actors shed a few pounds for a new role or to go the other way and pick up an extra ten. But this list has some shocking transformations that you won’t believe till you see them. Some actors went from spongecake to hardened steel(I’m looking at you, Ryan Reynolds). I was going to put people like John Goodman and Jonah Hill on this list, but while it’s impressive to lose 100 pounds or more, this list is for the actors who got their hard bodies at an all-time level. There’s no secret folks, eat mostly green things, hit the gym like a maniac and keep that diet tight and you will see results fast.

Gerard Butler – 300


I never thought Butler was soft until I saw how hard he became for his role in 300. Butler spent four months training and transforming his body into a work of art to become the Greek King Leonidas. He teamed up with world-class mountain climber Mark Twight, who pushed him to his limits. What was the workout he did? 25 pull-ups, 50 deadlifts with 135 pounds, 50 pushups, 50 jumps on a 24-inch box, 50 floor wipers, 50 single-arm clean-and-presses using a 36-pound kettlebell and 25 more pull-ups. Sounds like fun yeah?

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