Celebs Who Got Buff For Movie Roles

Sun's out, gun's out! Need a little motivation to shape up for your hen do? Here are the badass guys and girls who buffed up for movie roles and totally crushed it.

Jake Gyllenhaal - Southpaw, Prince of Persia

Jake reportedly really went for it to train for his role as boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw. He did actual fight and boxing training with gruelling drills and sparring twice daily.

Christian Bale - Batman

Christian Bale had to buff right up to become “more than just a man”. We're talking running, martial arts, kettle bell swings, push-ups, pull-ups, robe climbing, sparring, deadlifting, swimming and yoga. Phew!

Chris Hemsworth - Thor and The Avengers movies

Hemsworth? Buffsworth more like! You've got to be buff to play the Norse god of thunder. Chris Hemsworth got mega buff for his movie role as Thor. He reportedly got stuck into some pretty heavy duty kettle bell routines, boxing, Muay Thai training and total body circuits.

Brad Pitt - Fight Club

Pretty boy Brad brought it on big time for his role as Tyler Durden in Fight Club. This is probably one of the most famous instances of a celeb who got buff for a movie role. When Brad got his shirt off, he started the trend for buffing up.

Gerard Butler - 300.

Butler brought the pain and buffed up to the max to be King Leonidas of Sparta. Men's Fitness described Butler's training routine as “brutal”. It included a medley of exercises in routines with no rest and lots of reps. These included everything from push-ups and pull-ups to squats, deadlifting and 36lb kettle bells.

Chris Pratt - Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris ditched his dadbod and got buff to play Peter Quill with a blend of swimming, cardio circuits, biking, bodybuilding and extra sessions when he had the energy.

Let's hear it for the girls!

Plenty of female celebs got buff for movie roles in some of the biggest blockbusters to hit our screens in years. Get in on the act with hen party activities like assault course , coasteering , high ropes and surfing .

And if all of that sounds like too much effort but you still want a bit of buff in your life, book a cheeky butler , do the Adonis show or check out Forbidden Nights .

Scarlett Johanssen - The Avengers

Scarlett's is one of the most famous female celebrity buff ups. For her movie role as Black Widow she got in shape with hand-to-hand fight training plus stunt and weapons training.

Anne Hathaway - The Dark Knight Rises

Anne got catsuit-ready for her role as Catwoman with a combination of stunt training, dance classes, Bikram yoga and martial arts. She also followed a vegetarian diet with plenty of protein, and leafy greens. She had dark chocolate for a treat.

Kate Beckinsale - Underworld

Kate transformed herself into ass-kicking vamp Selene with a combination of cardio, circuit training, core exercises and yoga-style stretches for flexibility.


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Date Posted: Thursday 16th July 2015

Author: Yazmina Wallace

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