10 Actors who Got Huge For Movie Roles

When we see an actor who is normally not that big become big for a new role, people get curious.

Whether they are using a fabulous diet or following a crazy workout regime, there always seems to be something that is being done regarding body weight and shape. Check out our list below for some inspiration for the guys and eye candy for the girls.

Henry Cavill

Ask Henry Cavill about his incredibly buff body and he’s likely to tell you he grew up an overweight kid, which earned him the blunt nickname “Fat Cavill.” Still, by the time he’d hit 18 in The Count of Monte Cristo (left), Cavill had lost nearly all that baby fat, and for later roles in The Tudors, Immortals, and Man of Steel (right), he’d bulk up to bodybuilder proportions.

Cavill got so big to play Superman, in fact, that producers contacted his trainer Mark Twight to make sure he wasn’t taking steroids. “Someone in production had me more than pinky swear,” Twight’s wife Lisa told Men’s Journal. “They told me that they’d be drug-testing Henry.” They didn’t have to: “I gave them a list of every supplement, with contact numbers,” said Twight, who also trained the Spartans for 300. “It’s hard work. It’s commitment.”