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Chris Hemsworth

Of all the Marvel transformations, Hemsworth’s is perhaps the most impressive. After shaping up for ‘Avengers’, he had to drop 30lbs in 4 months to play James Hunt in 'Rush’, only to pack it all back on again for 'Thor 2’ just months later.

12 Actors who got insanely buff for Marvel: before and after

Tom Butler
Senior Editor

The lingering shirtless scene has become a trademark in Marvel’s movies and TV shows, and why not? Their leading men sacrifice cream cakes and booze in favour of gruelling gym sessions and infinite ab crunches to gain Marvel’s signature chiselled frames. But not all actors start out looking like a mythical god, so let’s take a look back at Marvel’s leading men before and after their magnificent makeovers.