You can’t say that Christian Bale gives any less than 100% when it comes to physical commitment to the roles he plays.
He has undergone some major body transformations for roles in the past, such as in 2004, when he dropped from 180lbs to about 120lbs to portray an anorexic, insomniac factory worker in The Machinist. To play Batman in 2008's The Dark Knight, he bulked up to about 220lbs.
Having won an Oscar in 2010 for his role in The Fighter, the actor is generating Oscar buzz for his next role in Hostiles after it showed at the Telluride Film Festival.
The actor turned heads with his figure at the festival, which reflects his preparation for a new role as former VP Dick Cheney in a film titled Backseat.
You chaps want a recent picture? Well, Im sure you've seen it on the news recently, but this is what dedication to a role looks like. Once again, another big weight transformation for the books. Thank you Adam McKay for giving me such a task, and for trusting me during this process of becoming Dick Cheney.
The movie will see him reunited with Adam McKay and Steve Carell, who he was directed by and co-starred opposite in The Big Short. Backseat will no doubt be a big awards contender too.