Top 10 Action Movie Physiques
Check out our list of the most memorable muscles ever to grace the silver screen and be sure to let us know your film favorites!
2. Sylvester Stallone – Rocky III (1982)
The third installment of the Rocky franchise marked Stallone’s physical transition from a beefy tough guy to a shredded-to-the-bone, ultra-muscled action star. In preparing to fight Clubber Lang, Sly got his bodyfat percentage down to a startling 2.8% and his bodyweight down to 155 pounds of lean muscle. And he did all this while writing and directing the actual movie!
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger – Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Conan not only established Arnold as an action movie icon, it set an industry standard in which all action stars would henceforth have to be built like bodybuilding champions. “The Oak” prepared for the role by adding activities like rope climbing, horseback riding and swimming to his already demanding bodybuilding routine. So great did his physical conditioning become, that he took time out from his burgeoning movie career to win the 1980 Mr. Olympia title!