Colin Firth Got A Trainer When Tom Ford Called Him Fat

Colin Firth Got A Trainer When Tom Ford Called Him Fat
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Colin Firth is the leading man in Tom Ford's directorial debut "A Single Man," and he's looking fitter than ever after his director called him fat.

Firth gets a Sunday NYT profile, and inside he and Ford have this to say.

Asked about his trim physique, he attributed his newfound interest in the gym to the image-conscious exhortations of Tom Ford, who directed him in (and wrote the screenplay for) the forthcoming film "A Single Man."

"He told me I looked good, but I'd look better if I had a personal trainer," Mr. Firth explained.

Perhaps the conversation went a bit differently. "I told him he was fat," Mr. Ford recalled later.

Here are pictures of Firth now, on the left, and in 2007, on the right.

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