He is not fat, he is mature; he isn’t big, he is reliable…and many other characteristics he was given beginning from youth. Being practically most of the time overweight, he reached his peak in 2011.
But, how were the things at first?
His acting debut occurred with the role in “Eddie Macon’s Run” in 1983. From that time John is considered to be active and demanded.
Among his starring roles are “Dirty Work”, “Alabama Moon” and “Argo” as well as many others. But still the moment often comes, when the one needs a change. Having a big experience luggage, he did not expect to find anything unique in the present movie industry.
What was it to impact him much?
As if one day John Goodman was offered to present a character in eye-capturing cinema “10 Cloverfield Lane”. The movie was going to be released in 2016, but the preparation stuff started long ago. It took him several months to drop the weight in order to be appropriate for this production.
While being extremely overweight, John dropped the impressive 100 pounds, which is equal to 43 kilos, having a special diet and, of course, some training. It is the best reason to be boast of – to feel good, to look good and attract not only other people from the screen, when the make-up is on, but also oneself, in the morning.
His own comment is: “I just got tired, sick and tired of looking at myself. You’re shaving in the mirror and don’t want to look at you. It gets dangerous.” This quote stands also for a motivation he is not jealous to share with fans.
It took him 3 month to lose up to 70 pounds (30 kilos), after which the actor stopped counting. The best diet for him is eating the small portions and not opening the mouth for food every five minutes.
But the motivation works while there is a need for it. As he says, there should be a reward after any hard work, so if the scales show a perfect result, John may relax a bit and let himself beer and some other old habits to come back.
For the strong courage also stood the project to take part in, because being suitable to someone’s requires is extremely pleasant. Also, it was exciting to view the fans’ and critics’ reaction on the changes to take place in his life.
In one of the interviews to the New York City Monday the actor mentioned that it was easy for him to let the over kilos go away and he didn’t need any “outside” help, but he isn’t sure the current state of things will be kept for a long time. “Just wait another 6 months and I’ll be back to normal”.
Is “being back to normal” means to continue following the bad part of his own, while eating everything, which attracts? So, we still believe he will go on dieting and finally will get accustomed to healthy way of life, considering it to be also interesting and moreover tasty.
What it may be compared to?
Some years ago the weight seemed to be the heaviest throughout the life – it was nearly 400 pounds (174 kilos). The beard John was wearing that time somehow hid the extra mass, but still it might have lead to some health concerns. Or maybe we just don’t know about them.
The films he is seen in from that period are “The Artist” and “Red state”. As well as he likes to present and promote the projects by his own, he was frequently seen on TV in the variety of programs.
When the “Trumbo” premiere occurred in London, he was called by the journalists “slimmer than ever” – that is the greatest reward for the all difficulties to overcome – public recognition.
Currently John Goodman stars in “Patriotic Day”, “Going Under”, “Ratchet and Clank” and many others. Maybe it is the influence of the new appearance to attract the movie makers?
To conclude, it may be added that all changes are always correlated with the life conditions and demands. It’s no matter what are you doing, you should suit the surroundings, as the surroundings to fit you – everything is united.
What is left – to wish him courage and strength to beat all the difficulties, which stand on his way to the goal.