I have always considered Russell Crowe to be one of the best actors of his generation due to his commitment to his craft. Sometimes an actor’s commitment can lead to bad habits.
The Oscar winner went from tip-top shape in films like Gladiator and Cinderella Man, to putting on heavy weight for the 2008 box office bomb Body Of Lies.
Now a serious hardcore fitness regime has helped the 47-year-old star shed the flab and get back into peak condition.
Even though he got in decent shape to play Robin Hood back in 2010, since then Crowe has had more of a Friar Tuck look.
Since the early part of 2011, Crowe has shed some serious lbs and now looks to be in the best shape since his Gladiator days.
The actor has been sharing his secrets for looking good for his fans on Twitter. The star is constantly tweeting about his workout regime, letting his supporters know how many times he was went for a walk, and for how long.
He isn’t not beating around the bush when it comes to the regime, as he is also spending time at the gym and on his mountain bike.
Hopefully his example will be an inspiration to others, as he has showed just what is possible with hard work and dedication. The same dedication he puts to every role he takes on.
Russell has admitted to gorging on junk food in the past. He said: ‘I’ll have the cheeseburger for breakfast, thank you,’ as he joked of his approach to weight gain for Body Of Lies.
He also confessed to gorging on sweet treats including cupcakes.
And he has also been candid about how difficult it is for him to stay in shape as a middle aged man.
He said: ‘At my age, I have to watch everything I eat. I have to be really disciplined. If you take off those disciplines, all hell breaks loose. And it happens pretty quickly.’