Double-precision six-pack

Arnold Schwarzenegger, interviewed by Entertainment Weekly (#1149, 4/8), on how action heroes have changed in the last quarter-century or so:

The ’80s were a unique era — the hero had to have muscles or he was not believable. But things change. Heroes still have muscles, but it’s all CGI. Look at the movie 300. I mean, that guy was ripped. I said to [300 producer] Mark Canton, “You have got to get ahold of this guy. I want to know what his training regimen is.” Canton said, “What are you talking about? [Those muscles] cost me a lot of money.”

For some reason, the phrase “stunt abs” just popped into my mind.


  1. McGehee »

    3 April 2011 · 2:08 pm

    You just know that won’t be the end of stunt body parts. As has often been asserted, pr0n drives everything.

  2. CGHill »

    3 April 2011 · 2:30 pm

    Once again, we are overtaken by events.

  3. Joan of Argghh! »

    3 April 2011 · 3:40 pm

    There’s so little call for Stunt Everyman.

  4. Nicole »

    3 April 2011 · 8:51 pm

    Stunt CGI abs are cool by me. I’ll never be in a position to test for veracity so I may as well be able to visualize. :)

  5. fillyjonk »

    4 April 2011 · 7:19 am

    Again, this is why we need Photoshop For Real Life. That’s the ONLY way I’d ever be a size 4.

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