The return of the strongman to Hollywood

In the 1980s, actors who embodied the image of the strongman included (top row from left) Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today, they include (bottom row from right) Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel.
In the 1980s, actors who embodied the image of the strongman included (top row from left) Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today, they include (bottom row from right) Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel.PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS

NEW YORK • Brawn again: Hollywood's heroes.

The recent commotion caused by actor Mark Wahlberg confirms the age of the strongman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2018, with the headline 'The return of the strongman to Hollywood'. Print Edition | Subscribe