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Poll: Best Beefy Actor Award
Best Beef
Hugh Jackman - X-Men Hugh Jackman - X-Men 7%
Christian Bale - Batman Christian Bale - Batman 14%
Daniel Craig - Casino Royale Daniel Craig - Casino Royale 25%
Will Smith - Ali Will Smith - Ali 7%
Gerrard Butler - 300 Gerrard Butler - 300 44%
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stevecollins33

Bit of festive fun as 2007 draws to a close. It seems more and more thespians are treading the gym boards in preperation for their latest screen roles. Which deserves the gong for best physique? The main contenders are...
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

Poll doesn't appear to be working. I voted, but everything still shows up as 0% for some reason.

My vote is for Danny Trejo.

Speaking of which, Rob Zombie's Halloween remake is out on DVD now. I was concerned he might have made a mess out of it, considering the original is a classic, but it actually turned out pretty good, IMO. Watched it three times this weekend while wrapping gifts and going over notes for the book.
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waynegr

Switzerland

I have not heard of any of these, so I had to look them up.

There is only one winner here, Daniel Craig.

Drew the Dentist, cant see Danny Trejo on the list ???

Poll seems to be working fine now.

Wayne
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RyanWallace

Massachusetts, USA

I like the survey..but I would better like the survey if it didnt refer to the actors as beefy..sounds whey
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RyanWallace

Massachusetts, USA

Danny Trejo gets my vote for lifetime achievement award.
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stevecollins33

So far it's neck and neck with Christian Bale and Gerrard Butler both on 33%.
I'm surprised no-one has voted for the USA's sole representative - Will Smith - so far! He looked fantastic in his role as Ali, especially considering he looked more like Allen (as in Woody) prior to this.
Daniel Craig has to be the biggest pound for pound out of the list and Bale the smallest, so interesting to see the latter is so far generating more votes. It's all about opinions!
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MotorFed

California, USA

will smith was crazy "beefy" in ali. the other dudes are pretty muscular, but no one on their went through the transformation he did. he looked like a completely different person. coming from fresh prince of bel-air, he definitely beefed up more than any of those other dudes.

christopher reeve also should get a nod for the superman roles. the dude looked like a refrigerator with a cape.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

waynegr wrote:
I have not heard of any of these, so I had to look them up.

There is only one winner here, Daniel Craig.

Drew the Dentist, cant see Danny Trejo on the list ???

Poll seems to be working fine now.

Wayne


It works now. Danny Trejo isn't on the list, but if he was he'd get my vote.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

RyanWallace wrote:
Danny Trejo gets my vote for lifetime achievement award.


Absolutely. He's a phenomenal character actor, and from what I've read, a good guy all around. He made a lot of poor choices earlier in life, ended up a drug addict and did prison time, then turned himself around and now in addition to his acting career he visits prisons to speak about overcoming drug addiction and turning your life around, as well as working as a drug counselor.
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Turtleman07

I voted for Christian Bale for two reasons:

1) I'm slightly obsessed with "Batman Begins" and can hardly wait for the "Dark Knight" sequel.

2) Bale went through an amazing transformation between filming "The Machinist" and "Batman Begins". Bale went down to the low 100s for his role in "The Machinist"--he looked like a concentration camp victim. He then gained back his weight, and then some, in less than a year for his Batman role.

Hmmmm...perhaps now's a good time to watch Batman Begins again!

Dave
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stevecollins33

Turtleman07 wrote:
I voted for Christian Bale for two reasons:

1) I'm slightly obsessed with "Batman Begins" and can hardly wait for the "Dark Knight" sequel.

2) Bale went through an amazing transformation between filming "The Machinist" and "Batman Begins". Bale went down to the low 100s for his role in "The Machinist"--he looked like a concentration camp victim. He then gained back his weight, and then some, in less than a year for his Batman role.

Hmmmm...perhaps now's a good time to watch Batman Begins again!

Dave


Hi Dave
Bale apparently shed more pounds than any known actor for his role in The Machinist (around four stones, I believe). He already had a decent build prior to that so 'regaining' the muscle obviously has certain similarities to Casey Viator's transformation.

Gerard Butler, who comes from a small town near me, had his own bodybuilding coach and trained five days a week for his role in 300. He stated that this coupled with the swordsmanship lessons, etc, left him with tendonitis in every part of his body.

Best screen abs of all time (and yes I mean all time) belong to Butler in that movie. But before you all start assaulting me with verbal torrents containing names such as Arnold, Lou Ferrigno, Stallone, etc, remember Butler was aided by some clever cinema trickery giving the illusion he had cuts two inches deep on the mid-section!
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stevecollins33

MotorFed wrote:
will smith was crazy "beefy" in ali. the other dudes are pretty muscular, but no one on their went through the transformation he did. he looked like a completely different person. coming from fresh prince of bel-air, he definitely beefed up more than any of those other dudes.

christopher reeve also should get a nod for the superman roles. the dude looked like a refrigerator with a cape.


Check Daniel Craig out in earlier movies and you'll witness a man with 13-inch biceps. Whatever bodybuilding system he used he should patent it and make a million. The James Bond Workout has a bit of a ring to it.

PS Don't know if we can allow Reeve without opening the door to Shatner - he was always trying to flex his muscles when his shirt was invariably ripped off during a fight scene.
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OSAKA/J

About William Shatner,

I remember reading that when he was in his "salad days" in Canada, he always had a problem with his weight, and existed on fruit salad as a struggling Shakespearean actor in Canada, not only to save money, but to keep his weight down as well. He said that he eventually couldn't even LOOK at fruit salad without gagging.

Jump to a few years later, after he'd gotten noticed in Hollywood...

While he still worked out, he would often get so tired from the shooting schedule on "Star Trek" that he couldn't fit in his workouts, and would gain weight throughout the shooting season. The ripped shirts came usually in the first few episodes when he was in good shape for the cameras.

As for Christopher Reeve, he really made an impressive transformation. I've always been a Superman fan, so when I first saw him at the age of 16, I was duly impressed. However, since this poll doesn't include either of them, I would have to go with a tie between Bale and Butler--both of them had the muscular AND athletic look to them. Daniel Craig also looked very impressive, but I'd have to go with the above two actors.

Osaka/J
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

stevecollins33 wrote:

Check Daniel Craig out in earlier movies and you'll witness a man with 13-inch biceps. Whatever bodybuilding system he used he should patent it and make a million. The James Bond Workout has a bit of a ring to it.


I wouldn't be surprised if the "system" involved a bit of pharmaceutical assistance, based on the money at stake and his appearance in earlier roles.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

It would appear everybody has forgotten what may be the most amazing physique transformation by an actor of all time - Weird Al Yankovic in UHF.

Just kidding, of course.
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Paul25

Alot of those actors no doubt might have taken the gear to get in that shape that quickly considering the amount of money!
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HDLou

I didn't see anything mentioned about Will Smith in his latest movie "I Am Legend" which he got into great shape for as well.

None of the actors mentioned above were trained using a HIT based training program to put on that kind of muscle size. Why is that?
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stevecollins33

Drew Baye wrote:
stevecollins33 wrote:

Check Daniel Craig out in earlier movies and you'll witness a man with 13-inch biceps. Whatever bodybuilding system he used he should patent it and make a million. The James Bond Workout has a bit of a ring to it.

I wouldn't be surprised if the "system" involved a bit of pharmaceutical assistance, based on the money at stake and his appearance in earlier roles.


What's that I hear a-coming? Ah, Sounds like a law suit mate....
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stevecollins33

Poll result:
1) Gerard Butler
2) Daniel Craig
3) Christian Bale
joint 4) Will Smith and Hugh Jackman

Heard Will Smith being interviewed on the radio today and he was asked about fitness tips. His response was every time you eat a bad meal to run 5k the following day. Smith stated he runs 8k daily.
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spud

stevecollins33 wrote:
Heard Will Smith being interviewed on the radio today and he was asked about fitness tips. His response was every time you eat a bad meal to run 5k the following day. Smith stated he runs 8k daily.


It's easier to try and never eat a bad meal than it is to have lapses and then beast yourself afterwards.

If you do eat a bad meal, then don't sit around fretting about it and worrying yourself silly. What's done is done.

Just get back on the wagon and make sure that the next meal you have is a good one.

Superior Dietary Discipline, on a meal-to-meal basis is what separates bodybuilders and athletes from joe average in the leanness department.

Forcing myself to run 5k or more if I ate a chocolate bar is not something I would ever do. I wouldn't want to, I can't spare the time and I value my knees and hips.

That's such a poor "tip" on so many levels. Sorry Will.

Will Smith looks far better in I Am Legend. Slightly smaller than Ali, I-Robot and Bad Boys 2, but a lot more lean.

Christian Bale looked his best in American Psycho.
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Loutwinl

Sorry but I couldn't use any of the above names being as though my wife swears by Antonio Sabato Jr.
Lou
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HeavyHitter32

Dr

I wouldn't be surprised if the "system" involved a bit of pharmaceutical assistance, based on the money at stake and his appearance in earlier roles.



I bet this is the case with all of the actors listed.
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