Steve Reeves was born in 1926 and he is best known as a bodybuilder and actor. At his peak, Steve had an incredibly symmetrical physique as he stood at 6’1″, weighed 216 pounds with 18½” arms, 52″ chest, and a 29″ waist.
Steve started training at the age of 16 in Oakland, California and much of his training was influenced by John Grimek, Steve’s role model. After two years of active bodybuilding, Steve Reeves reached 203 pounds in bodyweight and continued training even after being inducted into the Army. His service at the front lines in the Philippines lasted for about a year and then he managed to win “Mr. Pacific Coast” title that same year, in 1946. This title was followed by many others, such as “Mr. Western America” and “Mr. America” in 1947, “Mr. World” in 1948 and finally “Mr. Universe” in 1950.
His acting career was impressive as well, despite the fact that the core of his film career lasted only for about five years. During this period he was involved in more than fifteen big productions, like “Hercules”, “Goliath and the Barbarians”, “Sandokan the Great” and others.
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