10 Hollywood Hotties Who Bulked Up – Bigtime!
The actors who transformed into muscle men for film roles
By Portis Wasp
In honour of Bradley Cooper packing on 40lbs of muscle to play a Navy SEAL in Clint Eastwood’s new film American Sniper, we’ve carved up a list of 10 Hollywood heartthrobs who buffed up to insane proportions for the big screen!
Whether you are partial to the fine fillets of Zac Efron, enjoy the tender rump of Christian Bale, or are feeling game enough to get your teeth into the Hemsworth special, there’s something to satisfy even the fussiest of carnivores in this testosterone-charged Top 10.
Christian Bale – Batman: Christian Bale had only just slimmed to skeletal proportions for The Machinist before packed on 7 stone in only 5 months to play the iconic caped crusader in Batman Begins.
Chris Hemsworth – Thor: Aussie babe Chris Hemsworth bulked up big time to play Norse god Thor in the Avengers, adding a whopping 20lbs of muscle to his already hefty frame.
Taylor Lautner – Twilight: Before filming the second Twilight film, Taylor Lautner got himself a trainer and followed a strict regime to help add 30lbs of muscle to his teen wolf frame. We can’t even…
Gerard Butler – 300: Gerard Butler trained so hard to transform his body to play King Leonidas in warrior epic 300 he got tendinitis in every part of his body! Was all that hard work worth it? ABS-olutely!
Tom Hardy – Bronson: Tom’s body transformation into that of notorious prison inmate Charles Bronson was down to protein shakes, push-ups, press-ups, and the help of his 16 stone ex-US Marine pal, Pnut.
Hugh Jackman – Wolverine: Hugh Jackman has been playing Wolverine on the big screen for over 14 years now, but you’d never know. Of course, bonding adamantium to your bones probably helps!
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy: His starring role in Guardians has got everyone talking thanks to his newly buff bod – he’s a shirtless space outlaw!
Zac Efron – The Lucky One: Four years after Troy Bolton graduated, Efron put on 18lbs of heartthrob to play a US Marine in The Lucky One and we all swooned into our popcorn.
Jake Gyllenhaal - Prince of Persia: The terrible wig Jake wore for this movie almost distracted us from the fact that he gained an impressive 20lbs of muscle to play pumped Prince Daston
Chris Evans – Captain America: …What were we saying…?