Wednesday 18 July 2018

You won't believe what Christian Bale looks like now

Christian Bale
Christian Bale
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

He's not shy of a physical transformation and Christian Bale's latest look is one of his most striking.

The Dark Knight star has piled on the pounds to play former US Vice President Dick Cheney in Backseat.

Bale plays Cheney in a biographical drama film by The Big Short director Adam McKay, opposite Amy Adams as the politician’s wife Lynne Cheney.

He sported his new look at a press conference for another film, Hostiles, at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

With his fuller figure teamed with a shaved head and bleached eyebrows, he really does look unrecognisable.

In September, the actor credited his heavier appearance with “eating a lot of pies” while speaking about the film at a Variety Studio event at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Christian Bale Photo: Getty
Christian Bale Photo: Getty

The 43-year-old star has often gained and lost a lot of weight top help him get in character for various roles.

He sported a pretty impressive paunch in American Hustle while he gained pound upon pound of muscle to play Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy.

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

However, he has also starved himself to skin and bone for roles in The Fighter and The Machinist for which he dropped 55kg. 

He reportedly pulled out of the Ferrari biopic early last year after he had trouble gaining enough weight in time for filming.

Christian Bale in The Machinist
Christian Bale in The Machinist

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