How Brad Pitt Got Fight-Ready For ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’

How Brad Pitt Got Fight-Ready For ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’

Brad Pitt is no stranger to getting into fighting shape for a role. Nearly 20 years ago, he set the shirtless standard in Hollywood playing underground boxer Tyler Durden in Fight Club. Since then, his athletic physique has made several more noteworthy appearances, like when he played Greek warrior god Achilles in Troy or tank commander Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier in Fury. The feedback from Pitt’s trainers over the years has been consistent: It’s not all looks with Pitt; he also possesses impressive athletic prowess and trains consistently, even when not filming.

So when Pitt was cast as the ex-military stuntman Cliff Boot in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, the base physicality was already there. The script had a number of epic fights for Boot, including one with Bruce Lee—and it was decided early on that those sequences wouldn’t involve stunt doubles. That meant … Read the rest

Joel Kinnaman on His Love of Jiu-Jitsu and What It's Like When a Black Belt 'Folds You Up Like a Paper Clip'

Joel Kinnaman on His Love of Jiu-Jitsu and What It's Like When a Black Belt 'Folds You Up Like a Paper Clip'

Actor Joel Kinnaman knows his way around an action scene. From his work in movies and TV shows like Suicide Squad, RoboCop, the Swedish smash Easy Money, Hanna, and the Netflix series Altered Carbon, Kinnaman has learned to handle himself in a fight.

In fact, it was on the sci-fi Netflix series where Kinnaman discovered his new workout obsession: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Now, it has become a staple of his workout routine. As Kinnaman told us in his MJ5 rundown, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something he’s “literally addicted to. If I don’t train for like three or four days, my mind starts playing tricks on me.”

On Altered Carbon, Kinnaman played a mercenary soldier and needed to find a particular fighting style for the character: “We were trying all these different … Read the rest

James Bond: Here’s How Daniel Craig’s Training for ‘Bond 25’

James Bond: Here’s How Daniel Craig’s Training for ‘Bond 25’

Nothing can stop James Bond, not even an ankle injury. Actor Daniel Craig has been hard at work recovering from an injury he suffered while shooting Bond 25 in Jamaica a few weeks ago, and it already looks like he’s back to full strength.

The official James Bond account posted a photo of Craig in the gym working out, with his leg still in a walking boot. Craig previously needed ankle surgery after slipping on set while shooting the latest Bond film, although his injury reportedly won’t delay filming, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Craig’s physique looks to be as good as ever based on the photo: