Hollywood and steroids

Posted by james 24/01/2019 0 Comment(s) Sport,Bodybuilding,

Hollywood actors on steroids

Hollywood stars may look like top-rated athletes. However, demands from them differ a lot when compared to sports people. Hollywood actors are almost expected to metamorphose. One role may demand that an actor should weight 100 lbs and others may require that an actor should have super physical powers and should weigh 220 lbs.


Fortunately, Hollywood actors have more freedom, when it comes to choosing the ways of changing their body shape. They are not controlled by agencies like WADA and can use medical and non-medical drugs for faster gains (though it is not done necessarily in a legal way). Therefore, no surprise that they frequently resort to steroids, when they need to gain muscle mass fast.


Here are some of the Hollywood stars known to have used steroids, though not all of them accepted about it.


Arnold Schwarzenegger 

is a sportsman, Hollywood star, and a successful politician. He is one of the few high-profile personalities to accept using steroids publicly. He famously said that in those days (in the 1970s) everyone was using them and he does not regret using them.


Lou Ferrigno

is a hulk sized person, and has stared in many Hollywood film. He competed with Arnie. Although he never accepted using steroids, his trainer has an entirely different opinion. Moreover, most of those training with him were on steroids, thus leaving little doubt that he too took steroids.




Dolph Lundgren

famous anti-hero of the 1980s. It was a decade when extra-large action heroes became in vogue. He accepted that in his initial days he used steroids, but stopped using them later in his carrier.




Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

for last couple of decades he has remained one of the biggest stars (physically too) in the industry. Although, now he is promoting clean eating and hard work in the gym, nonetheless, he had accepted that he used steroids when he was young.




Sylvester Stallone

was also a bodybuilder, quite like Arnie. And then he successfully started his carrier in Hollywood, something that was common I 1980s, when iron-generation was most in demand. He came to limelight with Rocky in the 1980s, and now in his 70ies, he is still going strong. He never accepted using steroids, however, keeping in mind that every one of his times used steroid, chances are slim that he is an exception. Moreover, in 2007, he was found guilty of trying to import HGH (human growth hormone) illegally into the US. It is understood that in 70ies, using steroids is not just enough, and adding HGH to a routine helps a lot.



Christian Bale

is regarded as the master of body transformation. He has changed his shape several times and in a brief period. In one film he may look bulky like a bodybuilder, and for another movie, he may starve himself to lose all those muscles. Although these things are possible with training and right kind of diet, if we consider the fact that he is not a sportsman, rather a busy actor, there is little doubt left that he uses various drugs.




Will Smith

he never admitted using steroids. But for playing the role of Muhammad Ali, he has to put on 35 pounds of muscle mass. Without steroids, it will take 5-6 years to do so. Will Smith undoubtedly did not train so long. So, despite his image of a clean and good guy, there is little doubt that protein shakes and training alone would not be enough.



Charlie Sheen

has to bulk up quickly for the role of Rick “Wild Thing.” This should not come as a surprise as most people know how Charlie looks in real life most of the time. He is not known for his healthy lifestyle. He is among the few actors who has accepted resorting to various drugs from time to time. He has also acknowledged using steroids.



Mickey Rourke

used steroids for his role Randy “The Ram.” Though he never accepted using steroids, there are enough facts and rumors to consider that. He is a methodological actor who said that when I play the role of a professional wrestler, I also act like one. Still, have a doubt? Well, consider that at the age of 56, he managed to put on 45 pounds of muscle mass. Such a feat is impossible without the use of steroids. Even young professional wrestlers would need years of intensive training; tons of protein shakes to achieve that without steroids.



Andrew Bryniarski

is a six feet six inches tall guy with a well built body. However, it is not easy to gain and maintain a huge body. For his film The Program, he gained 35 pounds. He played the role of a player who used steroids, and many think that he also did so in real life.



Hugh Jackman

a well known star for his role in X-Men. It is not difficult to see the transformation in his body as his carrier grew. Interestingly, he did not seem to have much muscles at the age of 32 when he played as Wolverine in X-Men in 2000. However, by the time he reached 45, his body shape is much closer to Sylvester Stallion. According to him, his secret is a healthy diet and 30 minutes of workout a few times a week. How many men can boast of such a physique by just eating the usual food and training in the gym from time to time? Such a feat is only possible if something else is also at work.



The list of Hollywood stars who could transform their bodies in a short time is enormous. These guys are good actors, but not professional sportspeople. However, they are somehow able to produce results faster than Olympians! With little logic, their secret is not easy to guess.



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