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Chris Pratt

In order to play Star Lord in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Chris Pratt had to trade 60lbs of fat for pure muscle. His incredible transformation came through strict diet change, intense exercise, and some hardcore dedication.

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.