Date: 16th April 2002
Hunky actor Tobey Maguire had a tough time bulking up for his title role in the upcoming Spider-Man (2002) movie - because he's a strict vegetarian.
Maguire, whose film opens in America on 3 May (2002), had to undergo a gruelling work-out schedule - and slight alteration to his diet - to get himself into superhero mode.
He explains, "I trained for five months, six days a week, using a combination of gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, weight training, and high-end cardio stuff like cycling and running. And to get his energy levels up for the tough task, Maguire had to do a lot of munching. He adds, I had to eat lots of tofu."