"He's given up. So I just started eating -- everyone else was working out and I was ordering the extra Haagen-Dazs," Kilmer told The New York Daily News in July '08. "But I would not have been this thorough if I had known how hard it would be to lose the weight -- it's harder after 40. And you've got to suffer the private photos of you getting ready. You can't go running after the paparazzi, saying, 'But it's for a movie! It's for a movie!'"
Lithe and limber in the 1970s, Travolta got down and dirty on the dance floor in "Saturday Night Fever." Today, more than three decades and two children later, it's doubtful he'd be able to squeeze into that signature white suit.
"John Travolta's always struggled with his weight," Casablanca said. "I don't think he can take the pressures of maintaining the life of a romantic lead off camera."
But if Travolta hasn't prioritized his cardio in the past few months, he can't be blamed. His 16-year-old son, Jett, died in January after suffering a seizure.
"He's probably still learning to cope with his son's death," Golland said. "In times of tragedy, people usually turn to comfort food, not the gym."
Those guns Crowe sported for "Gladiator"? Gone.
Since the Aussie actor won an Oscar for his role in the 2000 epic, he's fathered two sons and morphed from macho man to marshmallow man. But he's also shifted from films that require him to run around shirtless to suit-friendly fare, such as "American Gangster."
"He's a big guy -- a rugby player, a manly man," said Thomas. "I think he's happier when he gets to live how he wants, he loves a good beer and pub food. Now that he's a father, he's not vying for the hunky leading roles. He'll trim down for roles when it's time, but when it's not, he indulges."
Not that there's anything wrong with that. In image obsessed Hollywood, it's refreshing to run across people not tethered to the treadmill or wedded to wheatgrass. But, if any of these men want to enjoy long, lucrative careers, they might follow the examples set by their more-fit-than-fat elders.
"Look at Sean Connery, Warren Beatty, Michael Douglas -- they all still have excellent figures," Casablanca said. "You can maintain a nice figure into your autumn years. These guys can't blame it on age alone. They can get back in the game [Ed. and the gym] if they really want it."