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Celebrity BMI!

OK, so we all know the BMI is bunk as a measure of fitness, but this website has about the best argument against the BMI that I’ve ever seen:
http://www.bmiscale.com/

Height, weight and BMI for a bunch of skinny celebrities. Who knew Tom Cruise was such a fatty? Brad Pitt too? And we all know what a fat fuck Arnold is!

Some of the numbers sound sketchy though… I have trouble believing Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise have ever been over 200 lbs, but it’s fun anyway:

OVERWEIGHT:
Barry Bonds: 6’2": 228 lbs: 29
David Boreanaz: 6’2": 218 lbs: 28
Tom Brady: 6’4": 225 lbs: 27
President Bush: 5’11": 191 lbs: 26
George Clooney: 5’11": 211 lbs: 29
Nic Cage: 6’1": 210 lbs: 28
Matt Damon: 5’11": 187 lbs: 26
Johnny Depp: 5’7": 190 lbs: 27
David Duchovny: 6’0": 212 lbs: 29
Vin Diesel: 6’2": 200 lbs: 26
Cheryl Ford: 6’3": 215 lbs:27
Harrison Ford: 6’1": 218 lbs: 29
Brendan Fraser: 6’3": 234 lbs: 29
Richard Gere: 5’11": 187 lbs: 26
Ethan Hawke: 5’9": 172 lbs: 25
Hugh Jackman: 6’2": 210 lbs: 27
Lebron James: 6’8": 240 lbs: 26
Dale Jarrett: 6’2": 200 lbs: 26
Bobby Labonte: 5’9": 170 lbs: 25
Nick Lachey: 5’10": 180 lbs: 26
Karl Malone: 6’9": 259 lbs: 28
Dr. Phil McGraw: 6’4": 240 lbs: 29
Mark McGuire (playing weight): 6’5": 250 lbs: 30
Donovan McNabb: 6’3": 240 lbs: 30
Yao Ming: 7’6": 310 lbs: 27
Brad Pitt: 6’0": 203 lbs: 28
Keanu Reeves: 6’1": 223 lbs: 29
Cal Ripken: 6’4": 210 lbs: 27
Andy Roddick: 6’2": 197 lbs: 25
Will Smith: 6’2": 210 lbs: 27
Sammy Sosa: 6’0": 220 lbs: 30
Denzel Washington: 6’0": 199 lbs: 27
Bruce Willis: 6’0": 200 lbs: 29
Billy Zane: 6’2": 210 lbs: 27

OBESE:
Tom Cruise: 5’7": 201 lbs: 31
Mel Gibson 5’9": 214 pounds: 32
Matt LeBlanc: 5’11": 218 lbs: 30
Steve McNair: 6’2": 235 lbs: 30
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson): 6’5": 275 lbs: 33
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 6’2": 257 lbs: 33
Sylvester Stallone: 5’9": 228 lbs: 34
Mike Tyson: 5’11 ?": fighting weight between 218-235: 30-32

First time I ever saw an article about the BMI it pointed out that Evander Holyfield, who was champion at the time, was obese according to the BMI. That right there should have told everyone it was pure bullshit.

It’s funny to see how many of these actors are bigger than Vin Diesel. Hell, Brendan Fraser aint doing so bad.

Theres no fuckin way tom cruise weighs 200. not even close. I would put him at 165 max, if that. For mission impossible 2, he looked to be about 145 - 150 and ripped.

Is it just me, or do some of those #'s seem a bit off? Tom Cruise MIGHT be 5’7" but he ain’t 200lbs.Plus he’s gay. I think they added a few inches and lbs to most of those cats.

[quote]The_Incubator wrote:
OK, so we all know the BMI is bunk as a measure of fitness, but this website has about the best argument against the BMI that I’ve ever seen:
http://www.bmiscale.com/

Height, weight and BMI for a bunch of skinny celebrities. Who knew Tom Cruise was such a fatty? Brad Pitt too? And we all know what a fat fuck Arnold is!

Some of the numbers sound sketchy though… I have trouble believing Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise have ever been over 200 lbs, but it’s fun anyway:

[/quote]

Cool. Yeah-it’s fun to take a look at. Tom Cruise could not be over 200 lbs-he’s 5’7 and not that big. Brad Pitt couldn’t have been under in Troy, in my opinion. Normally he probably sits a little under 200 lbs.

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:
Is it just me, or do some of those #'s seem a bit off? Tom Cruise MIGHT be 5’7" but he ain’t 200lbs.Plus he’s gay. I think they added a few inches and lbs to most of those cats.[/quote]

I think the heights are pretty on target. But a lot of those weights look WAY off for some of those people.

This isn’t even close. First off, Mcguire weighs 275, and second of all, if Bonds weighs 228 I’ll eat a bug. Vin Diesel has to weigh at least 230, there is no fucking way in hell he weighs 200. It sounds as if someone who didn’t know that much about weight tried to guess. This isn’t even slightly believeable.

I agree both height and weight on many of these are suspect – Johny Depp @ 190? I’m quite certain I have more lbm!