Russell Crowe sheds the extra kgs for new movie

By admin
20 March 2016

Russell Crowe has recently lost more weight than he did for his muscle-bound role in Gladiator after piling on the pounds for his new movie The Nice Guys.

The 51-year-old actor lost an incredible 53 pounds (24 kilograms) he gained for his role alongside Ryan Gosling in the comedy crime film, more than he reportedly shed to star in Ridley Scott's Roman epic.

Russell stars as the right-hand man to Ryan's private detective character in the 1970s based movie and says he wanted his own physique to contrast with that of his co-star.

"I was 121.6 kilos in the first week of August last year and I did a movie called The Nice Guys where I wanted to be the physical juxtaposition of Ryan Gosling," he tells Australian breakfast radio show Fitzy & Wippa. "I'm clawing my way back from that so I'm about 98 at the moment."

During an appearance on the radio show back in 2014, Russell revealed how a long list of injuries prevented him from staying in Gladiator shape all the time.While he often buffs up for a movie role, when he's not filming Russell's diet and exercise regime is often more relaxed.

"At 49 I find it a little bit difficult to run these days, I've got grade four tears in both achilles, shin splints, I got no cartilage the toes in my right foot, I've got bone marrow edemas under both knees, I've got one degenerating hip - that's the problem you get," he listed.

The New Zealand-born actor isn't afraid of hard work when it comes to fitness though, and over the years has regularly kept his Twitter followers updated with his insane workouts. In 2013 he was getting into shape to star as Superman's father Jor-El in Man of Steel, so had to push himself physically.

"Mon 7km walk,30mn weights.Tues 13km bike 20mns wghts 35mn touch football Wed 4km walk 20mn wghts Thurs 4km walk Fri 33km bike 60 mins gym (sic)," he posted to fans.

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