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Jonathan Lipnicki has grown up a lot since 1996's Jerry Maguire, when he won a spot in moviegoers' hearts by explaining to Tom Cruise that the human head weights eight pounds, and that bees and dogs can smell fear. The former child star turned 21 several weeks ago, and is now both producing and starring in films. The trailer for his new movie, Broken Roads, hit the Web earlier this week, and Lipnicki -- who produced, but doesn't actually appear in, it -- is promoting the film with a series of shirtless photos (see above) showing off his rockin' bod. Hey, it's got us interested!
Only 15 short years ago, Lipnicki broke onto the Hollywood scene thanks to his role as young Ray Boyd in Jerry Maguire. After that, he had recurring runs on The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Meego before returning to the big screen in Stuart Little. Lipnicki mastered the art of playing an adorable little kid in the Stuart Little films, The Little Vampire and Like Mike before largely disappearing from movies for almost a decade. According to FitPerez, Lipnicki has been spending that time competing in high-level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu matches -- thus the killer physique.
Lipnicki obviously isn't a little kid anymore, and he's ready for a big-screen comeback. He's already filmed roles in the as-yet-unreleased crime drama For the Love of Money (costarring fellow '90s child star Edward Furlong) and the 2012 indie Tag. And, with a body like that, we wouldn't be surprised if we see the little bespectacled kid from Jerry Maguire turn into a big-screen action hero someday.