10 Actors who Got Huge For Movie Roles

Chris Hemsworth

Even when he used to appear on Australian soaps (left), Chris Hemsworth was used to being objectified, so when director Kenneth Branagh tentatively asked him if he would go shirtless for the first Thor, he recalls Hemswprth replying, “Do I mind? I’ve spent six months getting into shape for this! No, I don’t mind.”

The actor might have since soured on all that bodybuilding: Deadline reported that Hemsworth clashed with Marvel because he “wasn’t anxious to go back into that arduous diet and training regimen and subsist primarily on egg whites for Thor: The Dark World,” and when Marvel majordomo Joss Whedon added a shirtless scene to that sequel, Hemsworth wasn’t nearly as gung-ho.