But his on-field accomplishments only explain part of what makes Jeter so iconic. Just as important is his ability to project an integrity and underlying decency that in today's world seems downright heroic. Think about how few superstars keep their auras intact: The myth of Roger Clemens as a stubborn workhorse was blown to bits the second Brian McNamee started talking about injecting steroids into Clemens's ass. Lebron James's image as the hero determined to win a championship for his hometown team was erased the second he scheduled an hour-long ESPN special to announce his decision to decamp for Miami. Nobody thinks of Brett Favre as a good ol' boy with the NFL record for career touchdown passes anymore...they think of him as a flaky perv who texts women pictures of his dick.
At least one studio made a conscious effort to keep its leading man squeaky clean. Before Cavill began his grueling five-month preproduction training for Steel , Warner Bros. requested a list of exactly what the training team might ask Cavill to use. Twight gladly complied, given that he believes radical body recomposition can be done naturally when it is guided by experienced trainers and driven by discipline and commitment. For Cavill, Twight recommended only Udo's Oil (a blend of essential fatty acids) and magnesium to aid sleep, the time when growth hormone occurs naturally.