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Buffed Up Actors - 13/3/2009 4:37:21 PM   
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- 13/3/2009 4:37:21 PM   
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Where the fuck is Robert De Niro with Raging Bull !?
He got fat as fuck and ripped as shit for that!

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- 13/3/2009 5:04:43 PM   


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Jake Gyllenhal did not impress...I would have included James McAvoy in Wanted.

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- 13/3/2009 5:09:02 PM   


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I was expecting De Niro all the way as well, how odd.

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- 13/3/2009 5:15:40 PM   

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A while ago i made a comment to some Wolverine article or other saying something along the lines of "if i could have a pound every time Hugh Jackman is described as being buff or ripped in the new film... "... Well, my Ferrari has just turned up at the dealers and i'm just off to pick it up. I'm taking the helicopter earned with my "visionary" Zack Snyder money.

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really? - 13/3/2009 5:52:59 PM   


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What about Edward Norton for American History X? He put on 30lbs for that. Taylor Lautner is probably going to kill himself bulking up for New Moon, I think he put on 26lbs. What about Hillary Swank for Million Dollar Baby? or Brad Pitt for Troy? c'mon.

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- 13/3/2009 5:53:30 PM   


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Wheres Sly Stallone? he changes his body to suit the role of the character in every single film

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- 13/3/2009 6:33:28 PM   


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You are missing the most important one, not sly or ed norton. Clearly Robert De Niro for raging bul.

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Peter Parker??? - 13/3/2009 6:42:37 PM   


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Tobey Maguire in Spiderman. Now there really were fanboys worrying that he wouldn't pull the physique off... but he surely put on something (and I don't mean a muscle suit) to look that good in the mirror.

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Hmmmm... - 13/3/2009 8:20:01 PM   
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I always look into the workouts of the celebs that bulk up and its seem like that dont even know what they did themselves apart from Jackman and Butler. Google for any workout routines done by Ryan Reynolds for Blade3 and its seems like he was pretty clueless during it.

I wonder how many guys were on steroids during their 'bulk up'

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Can't beat Hamilton........... - 13/3/2009 9:34:10 PM   


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Ok so Bale is by far the most extreme (from one to the other) but for my money you just can't beat Linda Hamilton's transformation from T1 to T2. Not just physically but in performance also. The amazing thing is that as different as she is in the two movies it still feels completely like the same character. Very underrated actress. Should've been much bigger if only every offer after T2 was a clone of what she just did.

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Rourke! - 13/3/2009 11:19:53 PM   


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WTF? The Wrestler has got to be one of the most dedicated mucle gains in history!
Not to mention Ed Norton for American History X and Raging bull with De Niro!

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RE: Rourke! - 14/3/2009 1:36:05 AM   


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That no-ones mentioned:
Temuera Morrison for Once Were Warriors
Aamir Khan for Ghajini (sp??)

And i agree on basically all suggestions. Maguire is pretty good with wieght, the difference between spiderman & seabiscuit is impressive.

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Love That! - 14/3/2009 9:38:06 AM   
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Whoa, getting hot here! Too many hot guys in a space of minutes, I felt giddy and exicted at the same time. There could've been more but they were fine enough with ten, though I don't fancy women. My faves are Hugh Jackman (nice!), Jake Gyllenhaal (whoa!) Daniel Craig (yum) and Gerard Butler (OMG!) Thank you Empire for showing this, it has majorly cheered me up. Hee-hee!

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RE: Buffed Up Actors - 14/3/2009 10:04:39 AM   
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Off the top of my head: -
Robert De Niro in 'Cape Fear'.
Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in 'Fight Club'.
Nicolas Cage in 'Con Air'.

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- 14/3/2009 12:08:58 PM   


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Since this list doesn't include Edward Norton for American History X, I can't take it seriously!!

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Where's Adam West? - 14/3/2009 8:12:15 PM   

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Just kidding...but surely the number 1 buffed up actor should be Christopher Reeve for Superman The Movie?
Not only did it create the template that all the new wave of Super hero's have used as their model, but Reeve playing the titular role was a scrawny theatre thesp who got the main role in a multi million dollar production...and pulled it off with effortless aplomb - without a plastic muscle suit in sight.

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My candidate is actor David Morse - 15/3/2009 5:08:28 AM   


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my candidate is actor David Morse, but many english folks wont know him very well. but he went from a tall but scrawny, lanky wimp on the 80's hospital show St Elsewhere, to the tall and big sexy beast of The Negociator(where he literally splits the screen in two in one or two shots), The Green Mile and the Crossing Guard. its weird, for decades, i had seen his performances and ignored him physically because the st elsewhere rape scene was burned in my mind unconsciously and i always saw him as the tall skinny wimp, it was only after getting the movie The Negociator and watching it repeatedly did i finally notice that body! i mean SHAZAM! it was like that! plus he has a graceful way of moving.

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Edward Norton - American History X - 15/3/2009 1:45:45 PM   


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I can't believe that the above film has not been included. Norton was really beefed up for American History X.

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Rob DeNiro - 15/3/2009 6:02:10 PM   

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Yep I was thinking of DeNiro as well Raging Bull and Cape Fear.
Bale is quite amazing you have to admire the dedication to the role all these actors have given.

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You forgot.... - 15/3/2009 9:08:34 PM   


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I just realised that you forgot that Taylor Lautner put on over 26 pounds to reprise his role in the Twilight Saga.

< Message edited by SarahRaRaRa -- 6/1/2011 12:33:11 PM >

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Ed Norton? - 16/3/2009 1:33:55 AM   

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I think the Uma Thurman one was well a stretch in this category! But what about Edward Norton in American History X? Norton naturally is a complete bag of bones but in that he became a Nietzchean superman!

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- 16/3/2009 10:28:30 AM   

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I was also thinkin of Ed norton for AMX, surely he had to be in the list!

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Steroids... - 16/3/2009 2:28:34 PM   

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...clearly helped Bale...

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Don't forget Christian Bale again - 16/3/2009 4:18:39 PM   
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He's a bit of a masochist. He also buffed up for American Psycho and that dragon film, the one with Matthew McConaughey. In fact you can add MM to the list as well for that and Sahara...

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Amercian History X - 16/3/2009 5:11:29 PM   


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You seem to have forgotten about Ed Norton's transition from scrawny murderer Aaron Stampler in Primal Fear to bulked-up human tank Derek Vinyard in American History X.

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- 16/3/2009 5:47:50 PM   


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Christopher Reeve for superman - big miss coz he did that back early in the day when getting bulked for a role was unheard of.
all minor shout out to Brandon Routh for returns
Sly got ripped big time for Rocky 3
Will Smith for I am Legend - his regime incl strenous work outs whilst starving himself and undergoing sleep depreviation

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Chris Farley. - 16/3/2009 8:50:34 PM   

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Little known fact* was that Chris Farley and David Spade were actually the same person. They'd shoot all the Spade scenes first, then he'd work out (pizza, cake, pizza, cake, peace of... nevermind) and shoot the Farley scenes afterwards. Digital editing allowed both takes to be incorporated as one scene. David Spade then got offered sitcom "Just Shoot Me" and stopped the Farley show by faking his death.

*This is not fact.

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Keanu Reeves - 17/3/2009 1:17:33 AM   


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before Christian Bale did the unbelievable scrawny-to-brawny regime, Keanu did it first when he did Little Buddha then went to do Speed right after.

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Robert De Niro - 17/3/2009 12:54:42 PM   
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Having been hailed as a great actor for simply sneering at himself in a mirror, De Niro became truly scary in the remake of Cape Fear. Having watched his rippling tattoos whilst doing dips in prison, no-one questioned his stamina to cling on to the underside of a car for hours before wreaking his revenge on the hapless family boat.

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