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Matt Damon’s Regimen to Get Ripped For The Bourne Identity Was Brutal But It’s Not Even Close to What Tom Cruise Went Through For The Edge of Tomorrow

Matt Damon and Tom Cruise are two Hollywood actors who have undergone remarkable physical transformations for their roles.

Matt Damon's Regimen to Get Ripped For The Bourne Identity Was Brutal But It's Not Even Close to What Tom Cruise Went Through For The Edge of Tomorrow


  • Matt Damon underwent an intense regimen of martial arts, boxing, and weapons training for his role as Jason Bourne.
  • Tom Cruise and his co-star Emily Blunt donned massive 85-pound suits for their film The Edge of Tomorrow.
  • Despite fans expressing interest in a sequel, the project remains uncertain due to financial concerns.

In the highly competitive world of Hollywood, actors frequently push their physical limits to prepare for demanding roles. Matt Damon’s remarkable transformation for The Bourne Identity is a testament to his unwavering dedication. However, when it comes to rigorous training, it’s hard to overlook the incredible feats Tom Cruise undertook for The Edge of Tomorrow.

Matt Damon
Matt Damon

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Both actors committed to arduous preparations for their respective films, showcasing the extraordinary effort demanded in their industry.

Matt Damon Vs Tom Cruise: Epic Transformations In Hollywood

Matt Damon's training regimen (for Jason Bourne movie)
Matt Damon’s training regimen (for the Jason Bourne movie)

Hollywood’s giants, Matt Damon and Tom Cruise have consistently amazed audiences with their jaw-dropping physical transformations for iconic film roles. In The Bourne Identity, Damon’s unwavering dedication to honing his physique was evident.

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The film’s director, Doug Liman, insisted on Damon’s rigorous physical conditioning for the role of Bourne, who embodied great physical fitness and skill.

The 53-year-old embarked on an intense regimen, including martial arts, boxing, and weapons training, driven by the realization that action speaks louder than words. In the interview with ABC News, Damon shared,

“We decided on this pretty serious regimen of martial arts and boxing and weapons training and all this stuff, and we kind of talking about it, theorizing kind of you know, six months out or something.”

Meanwhile, Cruise’s preparation for The Edge of Tomorrow reached unparalleled levels of intensity. Cruise and co-star Emily Blunt were tasked with donning massive 85-pound suits for the film, a challenge that pushed them both to their limits.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise in the Edge of Tomorrow

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Blunt confessed that the first time she tried on her suit, she was brought to tears. In the interview with the Smartless podcast, the 40-year-old disclosed,

“We had to wear these enormous suits, which I think would’ve been great if we had CGI’d them, but we wanted to do it in a tactile way. When you hear the word tactile, you think that sounds nice and cozy. There was nothing cozy about these suits. It was like 85 pounds. It was so heavy.”

However, Cruise’s unrelenting commitment to the project was unwavering, with director Liman swearing to the actor’s unparalleled work ethic. He stated in the interview with USA Today,

“I’ve never seen anyone work as hard physically preparing for a role as Tom Cruise.”

These extraordinary transformations underscore Hollywood’s ceaseless pursuit of excellence, proof of the ever-evolving challenges that persist in the world of cinema.

However, while the first installment of The Edge of Tomorrow earned a lot of positive critical reception, Blunt has also previously revealed challenges for a potential sequel.

Emily Blunt Disclosed Obstacles In A Sequel Possibility For Edge Of Tomorrow

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

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Fans have longed for a sequel to the action-packed sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow, but the actress in the movie has shed light on the obstacles in the way of this anticipated follow-up.

In 2014, Cruise and Blunt joined forces with director Liman for the time-loop action film. Which may not have been a box-office sensation but garnered substantial critical acclaim.

Despite an official announcement for Edge of Tomorrow 2 in the spring of 2016, the project remains in the shadows, primarily due to financial concerns.


During a previous interview promoting A Quiet Place: Part II, on Howard Stern Blunt discussed the challenges of aligning schedules and the evolving film industry, leaving fans both eager for more and uncertain about the sequel’s fate. She stated,

“We wanted to. Honestly, I think the movie’s too expensive. Yeah, I don’t know how we’re going to do it. I think that it’s hard to align everyone’s schedules. I would love it. Doug Liman would love it.”

Further, the artist added,

“Tom would love it. We’d all love to do it, but I think until we figure out what’s going on with the industry – honestly, I think we need to figure out what the next road map for the kinds of films that people want to make.”

As enthusiasts eagerly await updates, Edge of Tomorrow 2 remains uncertain in the ever-changing cinematic landscape.

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