Brawn again: why Hollywood's muscle heroes are bigger than ever
If global politics had left you in any doubt, the commotion caused by Mark Wahlberg last week confirmed that we are truly in the age of the strongman. The publication of the actor’s daily routine – which includes two gym sessions, six meals and one hour cultivating his torso in a cryogenic recovery chamber – confirmed what many of us had suspected for some time: a man’s cultural worth these days can be accurately gauged by the circumference of his biceps.
Telltale evidence had already arrived last year, when the eighth film in the Fast and Furious series shattered the global box-office... read more
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