On “Oz,” where he played Simon Adebisi, and on “Lost,” as Mr.Eko, he embodied fearsome characters — not always evil, but always using their imposing presence to get what they wanted.“My favorite movies growing up were ‘Ben-Hur’ and ‘Spartacus,’” he says. Snapping out of that physical work once the shoot wraps can be difficult.“Even though I wanted to eat junk, the body rejected it,” he recalls, laughing.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) " data-medium-file="https://usatthebiglead.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/jessicalba2.jpg?
We tried to put some of that influence of these cultures into the film by having him pray.”The film also gave him the chance to star in a Roman epic. He just stood out like Adonis.”His training regimen consisted not only of extensive workouts but a strict diet.
In “Pompeii,” a 3-D blockbuster about the events leading up to the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.
D., Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays a gladiator, and a pretty nice one — albeit about as nice as a warrior forced to fight for his life can be.“Although he’s ferocious in what he does, he kills because he has to.
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