The bodies of men have changed almost as much as film itself. From the kind of boxy build of the 1940s-1960’s, to the swole, super lean, ultra-low body fat percentages favoured by more modern films. This week is all about how the male body is portrayed, how it fits the character and what it says about who they are. You’ll also see it’s changed quite a lot in not a huge amount of time.
My favorite example is the cowboys on Yellowstone. Cowboy strong is a way of life not size. From the bulky Rip to the wiry Teeter their bodies all do pretty much the same job despite differences in size.