In the new Michael Bay flick Pain And Gain, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson play bodybuilders down on their financial luck who decide to use their strength to steal from the rich to give to themselves. In Hollywood, however, it usually works the other way around. An actor usually wants to become a different person on screen or stage first, and then they hit the gym and become bodybuilders.
Most of the time when an actor or actress lifts weights and guzzles down protein shakes, they’re doing it to become a superhero, like Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films or Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man. Other times it’s to become a physically terrifying supervillain. And some times, celebs are just hitting the gym to sweat out their own internal demons.
No matter what, the results don’t lie. Here are 10 celebs who hit the gym and came out looking stronger for it.
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