4. Carl Weathers would get in secret early-morning workouts
After his fantastic performance in the Rocky series as Apollo Creed—another one of the 25 most physically dominating villains in film history—Weathers became the first choice of the producers to play Colonel George Dillon in Predator.
While working with actors as big and muscular as Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura, Weathers wanted to make sure his physique could stack up. As he said in the 2001 short documentary on the film, If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of ‘Predator’, Weathers said that he acted as if his built physique came naturally to him—in actuality, he would wake up sometimes as early as 3 a.m. so he could work out without anyone seeing him.
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