John Goodman shows off admirable 14-stone weight loss on the red carpet

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20 Jun 2023, 12:08

John Goodman before and after his 14-stone weight loss journey.

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Happy birthday to the American actor who is celebrating his 71st birthday today (Tuesday 20th June, 2023).

John Goodman looked slimmer than ever before at the 62nd Monte Carlo TV Festival yesterday.

The Roseanne actor walked the red carpet in a fitted black suit jacket with a yellow tie, after being appointed as the festival’s jury president by Laurent Puons, CEO of events company Monaco Mediax.

Reflecting on his decision, Puons said: “John Goodman is, quite frankly, a legend.

“My grandson loves him, my mother loves him and I love him.

“He’s crossed several generations with a phenomenal film career, and a phenomenal television career,” he added. “He’s done it all, played every role.”

Goodman began his weight loss journey back in 2007 when he quit drinking and hired Mackie Shilstone, a personal trainer who has worked with grand slam champion Serena Williams and former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

The actor has stayed consistent since then, exercising six times a week and walking between 10,000 and 12,000 steps a day.

Speaking to People in 2010, he revealed: “I’m breaking a sweat but I’m not going nuts.

“It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and figure out what you’re going to eat next.

“I wanted to live life better.”

In a different interview with Howard Stern in 2016, Goodman explained his “slow” yet sustainable approach to weight loss.

“I just wanted to change my lifestyle. It's an ongoing process for the rest of my life.

“You look in the mirror every day and go, ‘I gotta deal with this the rest of the day, I gotta deal with this schmuck’.”

Earlier this year, the 71-year-old celebrated the 25th anniversary of one of his most popular films, The Big Lebowski.

In the Coen Brothers’ cult classic starring Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski, Goodman played the role of Walter Sobchak, a Vietnam War veteran with an explosive temper.

Check out our list of iconic moments from the movie, including the dream sequence and Goodman’s aggressive rant about the rules of bowling.