Double EMMY Award winner William H Macy was so determined to get into shape for his new movie The Cooler he almost ripped his arm off.

The FARGO star hit the gym in a desperate attempt to buff up for love scenes with Maria Bello in the gambling movie - and ended up in agony.

He says, "I fooled myself into thinking I could firm up before the big scenes, so I tried to squeeze six months of exercise into six days.

"My rotator cuff is still not back to normal."

26/09/2003 09:06