Sam Claflin Bulks Up for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' - Other Stars Who Bulked Up for Roles

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It seems as if Sam Claflin is putting naysayers to shame. When it was announced that the actor would play Finnick Odair in the upcoming installment of "The Hunger Games," many doubted he would physically be able to pull off the part, considering his rather thin physique. However, he was photographed on set September 13 showing off a hot, muscular body. The 26-year-old has obviously been taking his role seriously and spent some time bulking up. The handsome Brit joins a long line of Hollywood hunks who've bulked up for roles! Check out these actors who've done the same.

Jake Gyllenhaal

In 2010, Jake showed off chiseled abs and sexy warrior body in Disney flick, "The Price of Persia." However, getting his lust-worthy physique came at a price. According to his trainer, the actor ran in the morning wearing a 20-pound flak jacket followed by a sword fighting then ended the day with resistance training. He also ate three meals and three snacks a day. His trainer explained "He was 110 percent committed. And I think I trained him too well, because he was a lot fitter than me by the end of it. I have to give Jake a lot of the credit. Yes, I was his trainer, but for this part, he was very disciplined. I have a massive respect for him because at the end of the day, he is an actor and very committed to being the best."

Hugh Jackman

The 43-year-old has always had a fit and hot body, but he took it to the extreme when he bulked up for "Wolverine." At one point in early 2011, he was at 210-pounds and eating 6,000 calories a day. Considering how incredible he's looked, there's no doubt he put in a lot of work to get his body in top shape. For the first installment of the movie, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" back in 2009, he was at 190-pounds and was able to leg press a whopping 1,000-pounds and bench press 315-pounds. If he added on an additional 20-pounds since, imagine what he can do now.

Taylor Lautner

If you look at a picture of Taylor before his "Twilight" role and during, it's the epitome of a boy turning into a man. For the 2009 movie "New Moon," he put on 30-pounds in order to measure up to his character in the movie who goes through a growth spurt. When asked what it took to get his new bod, he said "a lot of hard work. Eating, working out - a lot of stuff." Considering the ear-splitting squeals from the girls in the theaters during shirtless scenes, we're pretty sure he accomplished what he set out to do.

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