Movie Muscle: The 38 Greatest Male Hollywood Physiques Of All Time

Steve Shaw
Written By: Steve Shaw
November 25th, 2013
Updated: December 28th, 2020
Categories: Articles Motivation
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Who has the best body in the history of Hollywood: Schwarzenegger, Stallone, The Rock, Bruce Lee? Take a look at these 38 amazing bodies and decide for yourself.

The following list contains some of the best male bodies ever to grace a movie screen. They appear in no particular order. Please let us know which us these is your favorite, and if we missed anyone that should be on this list.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Movies - Conan, Terminator, Predator, The Expendables, True Lies, Total Recall, Commando, Hercules In New York and many more...

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Movies - The Scorpion King, Walking Tall, Doom, The Game Plan, Tooth Fairy, Pain & Gain, Hercules and more...

Dwayne Johnson

Bruce Lee

Movies - Enter The Dragon, The Way Of The Dragon and more...

Bruce Lee

Sylvester Stallone

Movies - Rocky, Rambo, Rhinestone, Cliffhanger, Get Carter, Escape Plan and many more...

Rambo

Steve Reeves

Movies - Hercules, Hercules Unchained, Goliath And The Barbarians, The Slave and more...

Steve Reeves

Michael Clarke Duncan

Movies - Daredevil, The Green Mile, Bulworth, Planet Of The Apes, Scorpion King and many more...

Michael Clarke Duncan

Vin Diesel

Movies - Pitch Black, Saving Private Ryan, The Chronicles Of Riddick, Fast & Furious and more...

Vin Diesel

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Movies - Bloodsport, Cyborg, Universal Soldier, Timecop and many more...

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Reg Park

Movies - Hercules And The Captive Woman, Hercules In The Haunted World, Hercules The Avenger and more...

Reg Park

Lou Ferrigno

Movies - Hercules, Sinbad Of The Seven Seas, Cage, Hulk and more...

Lou Ferrigno

Chris Hemsworth

Movies - Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Star Trek, The Cabin In The Woods, Snow White And The Huntsman and more...

Chris Hemsworth

Carl Weathers

Movies - Rocky, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Rocky II, Semi-Tough, Action Jackson and more...

Carl Weathers

Jeep Swenson 

Movies - Batman And Robin, Bulletproof, The Bad Pack and more...

Jeep Swenson

Mr. T

Movies - Rocky III, Straight Line, Spy Hard and more...

Mister T

Mark Wahlberg

Movies - The Basketball Diaries, Boogie Nights, Planet Of The Apes, Invincible, Pain & Gain, Ted and many more...

Mark Wahlberg

Hugh Jackman

Movies - X-Men, Van Helsing, The Fountain, The Prestige, Real Steel, The Wolverine and many more...

Hugh Jackman

Jason Statham

Movies - Ghosts Of Mars, Crank, Death Race, The Transporter, Killer Elite and many more...

Jason Statham

Tom Hardy

Movies - The Reckoning, Sucker Punch, Inception, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises and more...

Tom Hardy

Bolo Yeung

Movies - Enter The Dragon, The Young Dragons, International Assassin and many more...

Bolo Yeung

Will Smith

Movies - Men In Black, Ali, Hitch, I Am Legend, Hancock and many more...

Will Smith

Dolph Lundgren

Movies - Rocky IV, Masters Of The Universe, The Punisher, The Expendables 2 and many more...

Dolph Lundgren

Hulk Hogan

Movies - Rocky III, Suburban Commando, Spy Hard, Santa With Muscles and more...

Hulk Hogan

Terry Crews

Movies - Starsky & Hutch, Idiocracy, Get Smart, The Expendables, and many more...

Terry Crews

Kali Muscle

Movies - The Mentalist, White T and more...

Kali Muscle

Brad Pitt

Movies - Troy, Fight Club, Moneyball, Meet Joe Black, Kalifornia and many more...

Brad Pitt

Scott Adkins

Movies - Pit Fighter, The Pink Panther, Undisputed 2, Zero Dark Thirty and more...

Scott Adkins

Michael Jai White

Movies - Universal Solider, Spawn, The Dark Knight and many more...

Michael Jai White

Daniel Craig

Movies - Skyfall, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Cowboys & Aliens and many more...

Daniel Craig

Marlon Brando

Movies - Julius Caesar, The Godfather, Last Tango In Paris, Superman and many more...

Marlon Brando

Ryan Gosling

Movies - Remember The Titans, The Notebook, Drive, The Place Behind The Pines and more...

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Reynolds

Movies - Green Lantern, The Proposal, The Amityville Horror and more...

Ryan Reynolds

Wesley Snipes

Movies - Blade, Murder At 1600, Undisputed and more...

Wesley Snipes

Matthew McConaughey

Movies - Dallas Buyers Club, Magic Mike, The Lincoln Lawyer, Tropic Thunder and many more...

Matthew McConaughey

Gerard Butler

Movies - 300, Olympus Has Fallen, Machine Gun Preacher, Gamer and many more...

Gerard Butler

Joe Manganiello

Movies - Spiderman, Spiderman 3, Magic Mike and more...

Joe Manganiello

Jason Momoa

Movies - Conan The Barbarian, Bullet To The Head and more...

Jason Momoa

Tony Jaa

Movies - Ong-bak, The Bodyguard and more...

Tony Jaa

Henry Cavill

Movies - Man Of Steel, Immortals, Blood Creek and more...

Henry Cavill

63 Comments
Ankit
Posted on: Fri, 07/15/2022 - 13:55

Burt Lancaster, Sir Sean Connery, Lee Marvin, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable...

David T Larson
Posted on: Sat, 05/07/2022 - 21:19

Burt Reynolds, Kirk Douglas, Ricardo Montalban

Adam
Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2021 - 17:00

How could you leave the late great Brad Harris out?!

Buddy Derr
Posted on: Mon, 03/15/2021 - 13:56

Get real Marlon Brando and Will Smith. Any of the Sword and Sandals strongmen should be there.

Roc
Posted on: Sun, 08/02/2020 - 11:18

Geez, William Smith of Laredo fame, Gordon Scott, Clint Walker, Mike Henry, Denny Miller, Mark Forest and Kirk Morris

Eraldo Copa
Posted on: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 04:38

Scott adkins program

richard
Posted on: Mon, 12/09/2019 - 20:42

William Smith,Clint Walker,Charles Bronson

Eclugar
Posted on: Wed, 05/01/2019 - 17:36

Robert Conrad, Clint Walker and of course the best Charles Bronson!

Eric Helin
Posted on: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:07

Jake Gyllenhaal?

Manos
Posted on: Sat, 03/10/2018 - 06:09

one might also mention
Buster Crabbe (1908–1983): Search for Beauty (1934), Flash Gordon (1936), Buck Rogers (1939)...
Guy Madison (1922–1996): Since You Went Away (1944), Till the End of Time (1946), Red Snow (1952)...
Christopher Reeve (1952–2004): Superman (1978), Deathtrap (1982), The Bostonians (1984)...
Sam J. Jones (1954): Ten (1979), Flash Gordon (1980), My Chauffeur (1986)...
Miles O'Keeffe (1954): Tarzan the Ape Man (1981), Ator l'invincibile (1982), S.A.S. à San Salvador (1983)...

Tony
Posted on: Sat, 02/18/2017 - 03:27

What about Charles Bronson ? Look at his early films

Jane Hardas
Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:38

Oh yeah, he was into bodybuilding and later switched to, I believe karate, claiming better movement. I remember pics of him when I was a kid. He was really built!!!

Zen
Posted on: Sun, 11/06/2016 - 17:06

Hmmm John Cena from marines

GSA
Posted on: Sun, 04/24/2016 - 15:49

Oh, you missed a few old time ones: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Clint Walker, Clint Eastwood, William Smith (60's/70's/80's Actor) and Mike Henry.

A
Posted on: Sun, 04/24/2016 - 05:44

C'mon !! Where is Babtista THE ANIMAL

Rao
Posted on: Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:41

TaRZAN-JOHN WEISSMULLER

pg
Posted on: Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:14

where is Chris Evans and Channing Tatum????? It doesn't make sense they are not on this when Ryan Reynold is!!!!

Trent
Posted on: Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:57

You missed the Bos! Brian Bosworth!

Raghabendra Pradhan
Posted on: Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:21

Chris Hemsworth gets my vote

Lalit
Posted on: Sat, 03/05/2016 - 23:40

Steve reeves and Tony Jaa

Paul Barresi
Posted on: Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:15

Steve Reeves hands down. Natural. All the steroid, testosterone cheaters don't count.

emma
Posted on: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:12

favorite
Micheal white

emma
Posted on: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:12

favorite
Micheal white

Leon,msa
Posted on: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:42

Where's Goldberg???

Arthur
Posted on: Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:06

How about Greg Plitt

wesley
Posted on: Mon, 11/23/2015 - 20:02

How about Chuck Norris?

Naresh Bohara
Posted on: Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:28

Hugh jackman

Tim
Posted on: Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:33

Is there a time criteria? Burt Lancaster was impressive given that he smoked cigarettes with no filters.

Hannah
Posted on: Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:31

Nice list =D glad Bruce Lee was on it,he is my idol.

julio
Posted on: Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:46

You guys include ryan gosling, & leave out chirs evans??? wtf>>> also should include christian bale>>>>

Tony
Posted on: Fri, 02/13/2015 - 21:32

I would add Gordon Scott who played Tarzan movies in 1950's.

Ray Cox
Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:25

Clint Walker - Cheyenne

Paul
Posted on: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 13:53

The two hunkiest hunks ever in movies;Clint Walker (Cheyanne) etc and Mike Henry ( Tarzan,Smokey & the Bandit).Woof & Woof!

Reuben Hart
Posted on: Wed, 06/25/2014 - 03:16

Gordon Scott, the Tarzan of 1955-160's should be listed as well as Clint Walker.

Borislav
Posted on: Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:37

Arnold makes all those guys look like bitches...

arnold
Posted on: Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:14

all except lou ferrigno..he was bigger than me

raj
Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:27

Add Chris Evans

wilson
Posted on: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:23

Michael Jay white is amazing in the list

HULCKO
Posted on: Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:44

What about stone cold steve austin??

HULCKO
Posted on: Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:43

Chris Adam?? He got a great body

NinoMusca
Posted on: Sun, 03/02/2014 - 21:36

Where is Franco Columbu on this list he tops more than half of these guys

Steven
Posted on: Sun, 02/02/2014 - 16:31

What about Patrick swyaze

TJ
Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:58

What happened to Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Fred
Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2013 - 20:31

You missed the man with best natural physique of all Clint walker

Ruffin
Posted on: Thu, 12/05/2013 - 02:37

Djimon Hounsou? Gladiator and four feathers

Brent
Posted on: Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:05

I definitely think LL Cool J was left off. His SWAT physique is epic.

kev
Posted on: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 21:38

How DARE they have a list like this and NOT include Jackie Chan.............Disgrace

Kum Dexa
Posted on: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 15:45

Are you joking that you really left out Chuck Norris?

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Steven
Posted on: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 20:14

Oh yes, we missed Chuck.

Kevin Dougherty
Posted on: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:41

MMMM surprised you all aint heard of a little bloke called Victor Mature