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Famous Fit - Celebrity Transformations

Updated on April 7, 2014

Celebrities are getting buff constantly these days! Every time an action movie comes out with a thin, not so muscle bound actor, they get the transformation of a lifetime into six-pack wielding screen icons. There are countless actors out there who have made the change into a more bodybuilding style lifestyle, but I'm only going to focus on a few.

Edward Norton

Edward Norton is a prime example of excellent Hollywood transformation. Going from a being an extremely thin guy to a muscle bound gang leader in American History X. Edward has been quoted saing he ate a lot of protein rich food and worked out for a few months to gain 30 pounds of muscle for the role. It seems its not his personal choice of lifestyle, since after American History X, he managed to shrink back to normal in what seems to be no time!


Christian Bale

A Man of many extremes. Christian Bale is probably the most famous man to switch up and down weight so constantly. In 2000, Bale starred in 'American Psycho', at a chiselled 88kg, and maintained that weight until his role in 'The Machinist' in 2004, when he dropped to a featherweight of 55kg! Thinking that a slow and steady return to weight was due, Bale instead had one year to bulk up to a solid 100kg of pure muscle for 'Batman Begins', so once again, the scales were spinning much further than before. Thinking the weight change must be over, Bale drops his weight to 63kg for 'Rescue Dawn' in 2007, to have another rapid weight gain back up to 100kg for 'The Dark Knight' one year later.One thing is for certain, Christian Bale is an actor not afraid to go to the extreme!

Ryan Reynolds

Generally known as a comedic actor, Ryan Reynolds made the switch to a potential action star, along with a major increase in musclular build, in the 2004 action movie 'Blade Trinity'. Ryan reportedly gained an impressive 9kg of muscle and sliced his body fat from 11% to a low 3%. Since then, Reynolds has kept up his weight training and muscled up physique to play many more action roles since.

Will Smith

Will Smith is another actor up for a body transformation when a new movie comes along. When playing the role of Muhammad Ali in the 2001 Movie 'Ali', Smith went from a steady 85kg up to a bulked 100kg. While more than doubling his bench press (from 80kg to 165kg)! He then maintained a low body fat percentage until 2007 for I Am Legend, when he further plummeted his body fat, losing 10kg of total body weight to appear absolutely RIPPED.

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      wademcmaster 7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks! It's a good motivational article I think, and thanks for the follow!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Great examples of celebrity transformations on getting buffed up.