John Goodman’s ‘Trumbo’ Premiere Surprise: He’s 100lb Lighter

Thu, Oct 29th 2015

Trina Remedios

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Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, John Goodman—the cast lineup of Trumbo is star-studded all the way. But, you’d imagine the ladies would be the ones to steal the show; in comes Goodman with his dramatic weight loss, and at 100lb lighter, he’s basically stolen everyone’s thunder.

Spotted at the red carpet premiere in London, the actor cut a much slimmer figure in a pinstripe suit. At 63, John admits he has struggled with weighty issues for over a decade and was 400lb at his heaviest.

In an interview with People, he said, “I’d get off of Roseanne every spring. I’d lose 60 pounds every spring. Then I got too fond of the barleycorn. I’d gain it back and then some, every year. It’s going to be an ongoing process for the rest of my life.”

It took a while for Goodman to recognize the extent to which his weight and obsession with food had taken over his life. “I know it sounds sappy, but it was a waste. It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your a** and figure out what you’re going to eat next… I wanted to live life better.”

That’s when he made a conscious effort, three years ago, to change his lifestyle and eating habits. John’s three basic tips for anyone else who is struggling with their weight are:

  1. Stop drinking
  2. Cut out sugar
  3. Exercise six days a week

Perseverance pays. This has been proven time and again by inspiring weight-loss stories like that of Zach Galifianakis, Ed Sheeran Melissa McCarthy, and now, John Goodman.

Image Courtesy:; Source: People magazine

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Trina Remedios

With a Masters in English literature, Trina Remedios has spent her recent years extensively writing about health and fitness, with a keen interest in the beauty segment as well. While her high calorific lunches are positively deceiving, her inner hippie takes to the city roads and can run circles around most marathoners. Follow her for beauty hacks, natural fixes, fitness fads, celebrity trends, and wellness tips.

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