Top Fittest Living Legends over 70 (Male) – Samir Becic


Hollywood’s most notable men have earned their stripes with amazing feats both on and behind the big-screen as true living legends. These distinguished Hollywood stars have tackled the art of acting, producing, screenwriting, narrating and much more- with the credentials to prove it. HFR is here to acknowledge these eminent legends and the hard work they put, both on and off camera. The difference between us and IMBD is- we’re doing it on a slightly different scale- a fitness scale.

We have been making these lists of the Top 10 Fittest for several years now and continue our legacy with this new list. The HFR institute first compiled a list of the most legendary 100 actors and did research on all of them. We narrowed down the list to 50, 25, and finally to the reigning 10. We not only used interviews and social media accounts to find information, but we also consulted on the list with founder Samir Becic, who has over 20 years experience as an industry-renowned health and fitness authority.

“We all know these living legends as men who truly changed the world. Now we can see them from a perspective of healthy lifestyle and fitness- likely a large reason of why they are still so active and energetic. We could all learn from the healthy lifestyles they lead. A special thank you to William Shatner, who is very supportive of what we do and who has twitter bantered with me (and usually wins with his wit) on more than one occasion.”- The HarperCollins author of the fitness book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic 

We have compiled a list of the fittest and fiercest leading legends in Hollywood- in alphabetical order. We have for you the Top Fittest Living Legends over 70 (Male):

Warren Beatty – 79

  • The iconic Bonnie and Clyde actor-producer has always been disciplined about exercise, and has been a lifelong health nut.
  • Beatty stays away from unhealthy habits by abstaining from alcohol and smoking
  • This Oscar-winning director- actor and producer turned down several football scholarships to study drama at Northwestern University instead.
  • Hollywood is grateful to Beatty for his sacrifice- because boy does he have a ton of noteworthy films under his belt
  • Beatty’s background in sports makes it no surprise he’s still in top-notch shape at 79.
  • Warren believes his vitality is due to his high sex drive. He has fought mortality for years by engaging in plenty of sex.
  • “Women are a problem, but if you haven’t already guessed, they are the kind of problem I enjoy wrestling with.” -Warren Beatty

Michael Caine – 83

  • Sir Michael Caine is a British actor and author who is distinguished for appearing in over 115 movies
  • The 83 year old Oscar-winner claims to have memory as sharp as a computer
  • Sir Caine supplements his diet with turmeric- which is well-known for its anti-aging and medicinal properties
  • The Italian Job star is delighted to still be working at 83- and owes it to his vital lifestlye
  • The slim actor maintains his youthful figure with regular exercise and a healthy diet
  • “I feel like 35. At 35 you’re old enough to know something and young enough to look forward to what you can do with the knowledge. So I stayed at 35!” -Michael Caine

Robert De Niro – 73

  • This legendary Italian-American actor-producer has tackled many macho movie roles
  • The intense training that came with these roles gave De Niro a solid ground for acquiring and maintaining his fitness
  • It’s no surprise this Raging Bull champ and Godfather actor was ablel to maintain his vitality- he still enjoys exercising- especially on set
  • Recently, De Niro has taken an interest in comedy. Fortunately for him, laughter is therapeutic for the soul
  • The 73 year old was spotted flexing his muscles and doing push ups on set of his recent comedy, Dirty Grandpa
  • “Movies are hard work. The public doesn’t see that. The critics don’t see it. But they’re a lot of work. A lot of work.” -Robert De Niro

Clint Eastwood – 86

  • This macho movie star remains healthy by living in the slow lane
  • “Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it,” exclaims Eastwood
  • This life-long non-smoker is renown for his knowledge in health and fitness
  • Eastwood’s son; Scott claims he taught him to be health-conscious
  • “Healthy body, healthy mind; that’s what he preached to me.” -Scott Eastwood about his father
  • Eastwood practices transcendental meditation- which is great for achieving spiritual consciousness and a general state of peace
  • The 86 year old hasn’t let age stop him from being a regular at the gym
  • This talented actor, filmmaker and singer is a weight lifting enthusiast, who enjoys the health benefits that come with strength training
  • “I never wanted to build huge muscles and bulk up like a competitive bodybuilder, but I realized very quickly that the best way to keep your muscles strong, hard, and fit was with weight training. And once I got into weight training, I never gave it up.” -Clint Eastwood

Harrison Ford – 74

  • This Star Wars action hero is slim as ever, even at 74
  • Hollywood’s leading man credits his willingness to work hard for his heroic physique
  • “I’m probably as fit, or possibly fitter, than I was 18 or 20 years ago,” -exclaims Ford
  • Harrison’s trainer, Jamie, claims he’s extremely strong and active
  • The Indiana Jones star enjoys finding new activities to try, like tennis or skiing
  • Ford’s lifelong healthy eating habits have become more refined with time
  • “My dad has always been very conscious about it [health], probably more so than usual,” -comments Harrison’s son; Ben Ford

Morgan Freeman – 79

  • This globally distinguished actor, producer director and narrator is aging with charm and grace
  • Freeman stated that the key to staying youthful is an active sex life
  • “If you’ve got enough of the opposite sex telling you you’re sexy, and proving it to you, you’re never old.”
  • The man with the most recognizable voice in Hollywood has admitted to using medical marijuana- for pain relief purposes. Note: Medical marijuana is legal in California, where Freeman lives
  • Morgan Freeman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2008, and is still battling the chronic disease today- with a healthy diet
  • Some of Freeman’s favorite hobbies include sailing and flying planes
  • Freeman enjoys the silence that comes with these mentally invigorating hobbies
  • “It was complete isolation[…] It was the best way for me to find quiet, how I found time to read.” -Morgan Freeman

Dustin Hoffman – 79

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  • In a 2009 interview, he claimed to exercise every morning- even on the tough days
  • The Tootsie star enjoys staying active with a fun game of tennis
  • Hoffman is also an avid jogger- which is great for cardiovascular health
  • As far strength training goes, Hoffman takes it easy with light weight training
  • The renown actor-director also stated that masturbation keeps him fit and young
  • As far as his diet goes, Hoffman has been a vegetarian for many years
  • Dustin is very particular when it comes to his health. According to him, “I know if I don’t work out while I’m still on the coffee high, I won’t. Then I brush my teeth, shower, go into my sauna.”

Anthony Hopkins – 79

  • In 2010, he embarked on a mission to successfully lose 80 pounds, and he did it the healthy way
  • He adopted a low sugar diet, commonly referred to as a “Low GI” diet
  • Although he loves bread, he gave it up, stating he knows it’s the reason most people put on weight
  • Said his wife motivated him to stick to a healthy regimen
  • Works out 6 days a week in the gym
  • Power walking
  • Eating 800 calories a day
  • No pasta, no seconds. A sandwich only occasionally
  • “My wife’s no dictator, but she said I must stick to a regimen. So I’m in the gym six days a week, I power walk, live on 800 calories a day. No pasta. No seconds. A sandwich occasionally. Now I’m a health nut. I can’t get back into my wardrobe. I gave it all away to some mission. I tried tailoring the pants but they look ridiculous.” -Anthony Hopkins

Ben Kingsley – 73

  • Sir Ben Kingsley is most renown for his role as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi
  • In preparation for his role as Gandhi, Kinglsey became a vegetarian, practiced yoga and meditation, and even spun cotton- just like Gandhi
  • Sir Kingsley lost a whopping 20 pounds in preparation for this role
  • This dedicated actor maintains a healthy lifestyle- well after this life-changing movie role
  • Kingsley enjoys Moroccan food- such as lamb tagine- which is rich in vegetables and protein and low in carbohydrates
  • “There is a lot of creative energy in me right now. In the work I’m now doing, I know that my soul – my soul – is fully articulate.” -Ben Kingsley

Ian McKellen – 77

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  • The well-acclaimed Shakespearean actor and Lord of the Rings star has a lively and light-hearted presence at 77.
  • This knighted English actor believes he’s pretty fit for “his age,” even after battling prostate caner
  • “Many, many men die from it, but it’s one of those cancers that is totally treatable.” -Ian McKellan on prostate cancer
  • Sir McKellan maintains his robust health with a weekly dose of Pilates, and strongly recommends it to people of his age group
  • “I recommend it to anyone of my age because the temptation is not to exercise as you get older. Well you should.” -Ian McKellan

Robert Redford – 80

  • This iconic actor, producer, director environmentalist, and philanthropist does it all with no plans on retiring.
  • Redford, a life-long passionate environmentalist, fought to rescue 1.5 million acres of Utah wilderness from destruction
  • Redford dislikes the city pollution and believes environmentalism is important- not only for clean air, but for humanity
  • An athlete and outdoorsy fellow at heart, his hobbies include skiing, both water and snow sports, horseback riding, tennis, football and baseball.
  • Passionate skier and hiker, Redford is fitter than most 30-year-olds, even at 80
  • Award winning Ordinary People director had polio as a child- which plays a role in his love of athleticism and appreciation of fitness
  • “For me, personally, skiing holds everything. I used to race cars, but skiing is a step beyond that. It removes the machinery and puts you one step closer to the elements. And it’s a complete physical expression of freedom.” -Robert Redford

William Shatner – 85

  • This exemplary film director, singer, spokesperson, comedian, philanthropist, actor, and not to mention- producer also makes time for a healthy lifestyle
  • An active and healthy regimen is key in keeping up with a busy day-to-day
  • Shatner enjoys swimming, horseback riding and running in place
  • This iconic movie star also utilizes meditation for his spiritual and mental health
  • The Star Trek star is exercising and eating consciously to save his life
  • After undergoing a scary heart complication, Shatner is as healthy and vital as ever
  • He’s lost a total of 30 pounds since his complication.
  • William has also cut fatty foods from his diet
  • Cutting fatty foods is a great way to reduce chances of heart complications
  • “It’s healthy to find something you’re passionate about, something active, and it doesn’t have to be Olympic in scope. Make yourself work for it.” -William Shatner

Patrick Stewart – 76

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  • Patrick Stewart is ab-solutely ripped!
  • Stewart’s rock hard abs makes 76 look amazing as ever
  • His secret? Pushups- which is a great core workout
  • This English actor is a food lover who enjoys cobb salad and fruit smoothies
  • As far as his coffee goes, Sir Patrick Stewart takes it clean- little milk and no sugar
  • Despite controversial claims that coffee may have negative health effects, studies show that coffee (without the added sugar and preservatives) can prevent several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and liver disease.
  • “If you have ambition to be a serious classical actor, you must be as fit as an athlete. For me, the breakthrough was going to live in California in ’87. I exercised. I drank less. It was one of the things about California that had a positive impact on me” -Patrick Stewart

Danny Trejo – 72

  • Hollywood’s favorite badass is still in shape, even at 72
  • The Machete and Predator star lives up to his tough-guy roles by regularly working out
  • Today, Trejo focuses on low impact weight training
  • This Hollywood villain believes it’s not all about weight- it’s about repetition
  • Repetition focused exercise is great for increasing endurance
  • Danny Trejo currently enjoys running, and has even participated in marathons
  • Before stepping on set, Trejo makes sure to go even harder at the gym in preparation
  • “I look at the script. If I see a part that says shirt-off, then I go to the gym.” –Danny Tejo on preparing for his movie roles

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