Portraying a boxer in a movie is one of the best ways to gain immortality as an actor in Hollywood. The down side is you have to go through one of the most demanding fitness routines known to man in order to transform yourself from a regular Joe (or Jane) into a full-fledged fighter. Watch 12 of Hollywood’s finest as they get into the best shape of they’re life.
1. SOUTHPOW – Jake Gyllenhaal
We always thought that little Jack used to get his a$$ kicked by older sister Maggie. We now firmly believe she won’t hassle him again…
2. ROCKY- Sylvester Stallone
Sly as Rocky doing his low-tech training routine. This is the best way to get lean and mean on a tight budget, while making sure that the steaks are high…
3. THE FIGHTER – Mark Wahlberg
As a leader of the “Funky Bunch” and being a lingerie model in the 90’s, Marky Mark had some wimp distance to cover in order to man up. A step in the right direction was portraying legendary Micky Ward in THE FIGHTER
4. MILLION DOLLAR BABY - Hilary Swank
Getting in shape using the only girlie skill suitable for a boxer; jump rope! Though it didn’t get her the million dollars, it sure did get her some extra swank
5. CINDERELLA MAN - Russell Crowe
True, Russell is no wimp. But he can sometimes be found on the fuller side of life… portraying Jimmy Braddock was a good excuse to get back in shape, after all he had to fit that Cinderella dress didn’t he?
6. GIRLFIGHT - Michelle Rodriguez
Unlike Hilary Swank, Michelle Rodriguez was never just a “pretty girl”. Just look at those push-ups… surely she doesn’t need any extra support, but she gets ours…