Amid the third season premiere of his hit HBO series “The Righteous Gemstones,” the 70-year-old star showed off his dramatic weight loss on the black carpet of the 62nd Monte-Carlo TV festival on Sunday.
Goodman began his fitness journey in 2007 when he was at one of his heaviest weights — and has since lost over 200 pounds over the years.
Goodman, who previously weighed 392 pounds, was looking fit as he walked the carpet for the festival, where he was serving as jury president.
He flaunted his remarkable frame wearing a fitted suit jacket paired with beige trousers and a yellow tie.
“John Goodman is, quite frankly, a legend,” festival organizer Laurent Puons told Variety on the decision to appoint Goodman head of the jury. “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’s done it all, played every role,” Puons added. “If he wasn’t leading the jury, we’d give him our lifetime achievement award.”
The “Roseanne” star was introduced to a “Mediterranean-style eating plan,” which focuses on the importance of quality sourcing and filling your plate with nutrient-rich whole foods and grains, with an emphasis on fresh produce; lean protein, such as fish and chicken; and, of course, anti-oxidant-rich olive oil.
He also exercises six days a week, making sure to hit 10,000-12,000 steps per day, and uses an elliptical bicycle and treadmill.
The actor has long been open about his love for food and the ups and downs he’s experienced.
“It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and figure out what you’re going to eat next,” Goodman told People magazine in 2010. “I wanted to live life better.”
“In the old days, I would take three months out, lose 60 or 70 pounds, and then reward myself with a 6-pack of Bud or whatever and just go back to my old habits,” he continued. “Then this time I wanted to do it slowly, move, exercise. I’m getting to the age where I can’t afford to sit still anymore. And it gives me the energy to work, ‘cause work is very draining.”
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