TIL For the first Superman movie, producers wanted Christopher Reeve to wear fake muscles under his suit but he refused. He instead went on an intense training program adding 30lbs of muscle to his thin 189lb frame. He got so big they had to reshoot earlier scenes as they didnt match later shots

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Trained with Dave Prowse, the man in the Darth Vader suit.


What’s even crazier is that he doesn’t look all that buff compared to the modern standard for muscle in Hollywood movies.


Didn’t realize he was 6’4″ either.


Reeve was the best Superman


Such a shame what happend to him after superman. He career was ruined by the god awful superman 4 and just as he was making a comeback he has a catastrophic injury leaving him paralysed and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.