Josh Brolin - Josh Brolin Called In Experts To Help Him Gain Weight Safely For New Film

Subscribe to Josh Brolin alerts

Actor Josh Brolin called on top doctors to advise him how to safely pile on the pounds as he prepared to make Oldboy with moviemaker Spike Lee.

He told the director he wanted his tough guy character to be a bigger man and set about putting on weight for the role, but Lee insisted he did it safely.

The filmmaker says, "He gained 50 pounds for the role. He met with a bunch of doctors and dietitians that came with a safe programme for him to gain weight and to lose weight over a relatively short amount of time.

"The way it was explained to me was most of the weight he gained was water. When he had to lose it he had to lose 20 or 30 pounds over a weekend."

Lee reveals the weight gain and loss really took its toll on his leading man's moods.

He adds, "It affected his personality. (Robert) De Niro talked about the month of depression after doing Raging Bull and the weight he had to gain for that. Right now, it's much more advanced and doesn't take months to lose the weight, but it does affect your psychology. You can't be happy about it. You become another person with that weight gain."


Tags: Josh Brolin - Oldboy - Spike Lee

Subscribe to Josh Brolin alerts

More Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin's "Bigfoot" Is Likeable But Not That Likeable In Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson directed new comedy-drama Inherent Vice includes a cacophony of famous faces, with Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Reese Witherspoon...

Josh Brolin And Benicio del Toro Greet Each Other At The New York Film Festival Premiere Of 'Inherent Vice' - Part 1

Stars of forthcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin were among the guest arrivals at the movie's premiere held during the...

Joaquin Phoenix Is Joined By Co-Stars At New York Film Festival Premiere Of 'Inherent Vice' - Part 2

The leading man of upcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Joaquin Phoenix posed alongside Patricola Public Relations founder Susan Patricola and the film's premiere held at...

A Week In Movies: Stars Turn Out In New York, Cruise Shoots In London And Trailers For Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Taken 3 And Blackhat

A week before it arrived in cinemas, the anxiously awaited thriller Gone Girl had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, where Ben...


Joaquin Phoenix Is Joined By A First-Rate Cast In Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' [Trailer + Pictures]

Joaquin Phoenix once again demonstrates his extraordinary versatility as a screen actor with his latest role as PI Doc Sportello in Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming...

Joaquin Phoenix Plays A Crooked Cop In The Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"

Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson are back with another team effort. The trailer for Inherent Vice dropped on Monday and, going on that alone,...

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Movie Review

It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth...

"Sin City" Stars Talk A Big Game Of Female Empowerment, But Will The Movie Deliver?

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For isn’t out until this coming Thursday, August 21, but promotion has been going on for months. Maybe you’ve...



Josh Brolin Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Josh Brolin

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All