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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