Monday, 4 March 2013

Hot or not? An uninspiring photo essay.

Obviously, everything to do with bodies in public is much worse for women, and I am sorry for that. But a couple of times in the last week, I have been brought up short by male bodies. Mainly, it was Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now. I mean, look at this weedy dude.

He's a super hard soldier in this movie! How does he even pick up a gun? He just looks like a normal fit human being. Cut forward 35 years and this is what a not particularly actiony actor looks like:

Sport is the other one. This is Finlay Calder, who captained the British Lions in 1989. He looks like a normal fit guy. But his head doesn't taper gently in from his shoulders, and his legs go in at the knees. He was a flanker.

So is England captain Chris Robshaw. But he is a professional sportsman, and he doesn't look normal by any means. He's 6'2" and weighs 17st 9lb. 

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Sir Colin Meads, the legendary All Black rugby player, was 6'3" and weighed 17 stone and won 55 caps for his country. He tells the story about speaking to a dietician some years after he had retired as a player. After she had given him advice about cutting out carbohydrates, meat and sugar, Meads told her that he used to have steak and eggs for breakfast, tea with eight spoonfuls of sugar and cold-cut meats and mashed potatoes, with a healthy dollop of butter, for lunch before test matches. She replied: "Colin, you don't know how good you could have been."

Which is funny. But he wouldn't get a game for London Irish now.