What He Did: Hard training and diet got Pitt down to 155 pounds and six percent body fat.
Why He Did It: Pitt needed a fighter’s physique to play the nihilistic Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999).
What He Ate: A high-protein diet consisting of six small meals got Pitt lean and strong. He relied heavily on eggs, tuna, chicken, fish, oatmeal, and vegetables.
His Workout: On Mondays, Pitt trained chest and back. Wednesday was shoulders, Thursday was arms, Friday was cardio, and Pitt took the weekends off. Pitt also took lessons in grappling, Tae Kwon Do, and boxing to help his fight scenes look more realistic.
Plus: Pitt had his dentist remove chips from his front teeth to aid in his looking like a seasoned brawler.
Pitt says: “I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It is the truth.”