I recently came across a bodybuilding forum where a member posted a picture of a shirtless Brad Pitt which was taken from a scene of Fight Club and Troy. He then asked forum members if the actor had achieved the ripped look with steroids.
I’d say, no. How Brad Pitt’s body looked was only enhanced by how good-looking he already was. His body at that time looked healthy, fit, and ripped, could be steroids but I don’t think Brad Pitt took steroids when he trained in preparation for the filming of Fighting Club and Troy. It is possible that, prior to those films, Brad Pitt was not as healthy and fit as he looked onscreen. Steroids could have helped, but in my honest opinion, Brad Pitt didn’t take them.
For one, his lean muscular physique look can be achieved without introducing steroids in the picture. The ripped abs and the defined muscles he got in those films were possible given the right diet and enough workout. I also believe that he or his trainer had the decency to know better that joint and juice were not a good mix.
I mean, Brad Pitt did admit that during his marriage with Jennifer Aniston, he was a drifter. He might be doing good roles but he wasn’t doing good at all. If Brad Pitt took steroids to prepare for Fight Club and Troy, and if the rumors or the write-ups were true regarding his drug problem at that time, the versatile handsome actor might not have been with us because steroids and cocaine are a lethal mix.
During those films, I’d say Brad Pitt was more athletic than heavily built. Yes, there are athletes taking steroids, too, but Brad won’t really be needing steroids to get through his shooting days and sport an athletic body as he did in those two films.
However, I can bet that there were men in the Fight Club and Troy who were definitely doing steroids. Why? Because they are not Brad Pitt, and in that, they would definitely need a bigger bulkier body to get a better fighting chance landing even just a tiny bit of a role in Fight Club and to be enlisted in Troy’s army.
Brad Pitt’s body on those films was not cut by steroids. It was, yes, nicely defined, and women did go all the more crazy seeing Brad in semi-nude glory, but if he had taken steroids, the muscles would have been developed more pronounced, but again, if he were taking drugs, he could have easily gotten a stroke.
But it is just me. Of course, there are actors who do use steroids to bulk up so they can get the best possible muscular satisfaction. Even so, there are other more opinionated heads who would say that Brad Pitt does not need steroids to help him attain such a ripped, lean, and athletic physique. Good lighting, proper camera angles, and expert body make-up can also do the trick to perfectly gorgeous six-pack abs. The guys at Troy can definitely attest to that.