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Every trainer interviewed for this feature cited Brad Pitt’s ripped physique in 1999’s Fight Club as an inspiration. 
"Brad Pitt in Fight Club is the reference for 300," says Mark Twight, who trained the cast for 300. "Everyone thought he was huge, but he was, like, 155 pounds. If you strip away fat and get guys to 3, 4 percent body fat, they look huge without necessarily being huge."  
A new Men’s Journal’s feature on how Hollywood action heros achieve the huge-and-hungry look.

Every trainer interviewed for this feature cited Brad Pitt’s ripped physique in 1999’s Fight Club as an inspiration.

"Brad Pitt in Fight Club is the reference for 300," says Mark Twight, who trained the cast for 300. "Everyone thought he was huge, but he was, like, 155 pounds. If you strip away fat and get guys to 3, 4 percent body fat, they look huge without necessarily being huge."  

A new Men’s Journal’s feature on how Hollywood action heros achieve the huge-and-hungry look.

From top: 1978’s Christopher Reeve and 2013’s Henry Cavil; late-Sixties Sean Connery and 2006’s Daniel Craig; 1960’s Kirk Douglas and 2012’s Liam McIntyre. 

A fat Superman would never fly. A pudgy Spiderman can’t swing. And an actor who can’t get jacked on deadline doesn’t have a shot at being a leading man in today’s Hollywood. Given the choice between acting chops and physique, producers and directors will often choose the better body.” Here’s Men’s Journal’s May feature on how Hollywood action heros get jacked. 

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Alexander Skarsgard, photographed for Men’s Journal by Albert Watson on August 13, 2011, in New York City.

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Alexander Skarsgard, photographed for Men’s Journal by Albert Watson on August 13, 2011, in New York City.

Gerard Butler, the world-trekking, ATV-riding, Romanian model-dating action hero, photographed by Sam Jones for our November 2012 issue.

Gerard Butler, the world-trekking, ATV-riding, Romanian model-dating action hero, photographed by Sam Jones for our November 2012 issue.