8 actors who transformed their bodies for roles
From bulging muscles to skin and bones, the physical metamorphosis of Hollywood stars is an art all its own.
Linda Hamilton in 'Terminator 2'
American actress Linda Hamilton surprised everyone in 1991 when she debuted a ripped physique for her role in the sci-fi thriller "Terminator 2."
To play a character who can convincingly go up against a cyborg assassin from the future, Hamilton says she "ran, lifted weights, trampolined, aerobicized and bicycled – three hours a day, six days a week."
When production kicked off, Hamilton was strong enough to bench press 85 pounds, run eight miles, and physically perform many of her own stunts for the film.
"Now I'm stronger, I survive on four hours of sleep a night, and I'm much more confident," she told Prevue magazine.