Remember the cute little kid from Jerry Maguire? The one with the spiky blonde hair and glasses whose encyclopedic knowledge of morbid facts only made him even more adorable? I hope his performance brought you joy, because he has had to spend the past 15 years growing as well-muscled as he possibly can so that girls might in a million years be able to picture themselves boning down with him without feeling like they’re committing a crime.
According to The New York Daily News (headline: “Jonathan Lipnicki, former child star from ‘Jerry Maguire,’ debuts shockingly muscular body” [emphasis mine]), Lipnicki stays in shape by competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in which he is a blue belt. (And according to his Twitter, he’s almost to a purple belt.) And that’s only phase one of his plan! After wasting a whole bunch of years having a “normal teenage life” (lame), Lipnicki is once again returning to the entertainment business, with two films (Tag and For The Love Of Money) currently in post-production.
“I’m ready to come back and I’m ready to work,” he told the NYDN. “People are always going to have this image of me as five years old so it’s my job to work hard, go into the right rooms and blow them away.” But what does he think of Tom Cruise‘s recent activities?? Inquiring minds want to know.
(Via The New York Daily News)